Ramadan 1, 1432 will be Monday, August 1, 2011. There were multiple authentic sighting reports on Sunday, July 31, 2011 (Shaban 29, 1432). As such, Shaban will end with 29 days and Ramadan begins at Maghrib on Sunday, July 31, 2011. The 1st of Ramadan 1432 will be on Monday, August 1, 2011.
Monday, August 1, 2011:
10:30am – The Chicago Hilal Committee based their decision off of the sighting reports from Trinidad. Trinidad is part of North America, which is within the matla (moon sighting area) as defined by the committee. Click here to see the criteria used by the committee.
The Sunnah Itikaf, which takes place during the last 10 days of Ramadan, will begin at Maghrib on Saturday, August 20, 2011.
The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Monday August 29, 2011 (Ramadan 29, 1432) to determine the start of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr). Eid-ul-Fitr will be on either Tuesday, August 30, 2011 or Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
Sunday, July 31, 2011:
Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan starts tonight, July 31st. The first day of Ramadan will be tomorrow, Monday, August 1st.
8:37pm – Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan will start tomorrow, Monday, August, 1st.
8:10pm – We have received multiple sighting reports. The committee is in the process of authenticating these reports. We will update as we get more information.
7:15pm – The Chicago Hilal committee will meet on Sunday, July 31, 2011 (Shaban 29, 1432) to determine the start of Ramadan. The 1st of Ramadan will be on either Monday, August 1st or Tuesday, August 2nd. The 1st update is expected to be around 7:30 PM CDT.