Shawwal 1437

10:30PM
There were no authentic sightings. Ramadan will complete it’s cycle of 30 days. Shawwal and Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday, July 6th.

9:35PM:
We are awaiting the sunset on the West Coast. InshAllah we will be making a decision by 10:30PM.

9:30PM:
Our contacts in Panama and Chile have reported the moon has NOT been sighted.

8:45PM:
McHenry County, IL is also experiencing cloudy weather. The moon was NOT sighted there.

8:20PM:
Dallas, TX is experiencing cloudy weather. The moon was NOT sighted.

7:50PM:
Fort Myers, FL has reported the moon was NOT sighted.

7:45PM:
Pennsylvania has reported overcast skies and rain. The moon has NOT been sighted.

7:30PM:
Our contacts in Orlando, FL have reported the moon has NOT been sighted.

7/04/2016 – 7:15PM:

The Hilal Committee meeting is in session. We will continue to reach out to our contacts as the sun sets around the country

7/02/2016:

The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Monday, July 04, 2016 (Ramadan 29, 1437) to determine the start of Shawwal 1437 (Eid-ul-Fitr).

If the moon is sighted on Monday night within North America or Chile in South America , the 1st of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr) will be Tuesday, July 5, 2016. If the moon is not sighted on Monday night, Ramadan will complete its course of 30 days and Shawwal will begin on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

The first updates are expected to occur around 7:30 PM CDT. Updates will be made periodically after that as representatives through out North America and Chile are contacted. If the moon is not seen in the Caribbean, East Coast or the Midwest, the committee will wait to hear from the West Coast (whose sunset is around 10:30 PM CDT) before making a final decision.

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