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Statement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr 1442

Statement regarding Eid-ul-Adha 1441

Statement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr 1441

Statement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr 1440

United Stance of Greater Chicagoland Ulema Regarding Moonsighting

Click HERE for PDF version 06/15/2015 .الحمد لله و كفى، و سلام على عباده الذين اصطفى، أمّا بعد، فالسلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته This announcement is on behalf of the Chicago Hilāl Committee regarding the sunnah method of keeping the sacred Islāmic calendar and the establishment of its dates and months. Al-ḥamdu lillāh, since […]

Islamic Foundation Villa Park

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park, Illinois will be following the Chicago Hilal Committee to determine the beginning and end of Ramadan as well as Eid-ul-Adha beginning with the announcement of Ramadan on Monday, July 8, 2013. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala enable us all to keep […]

An Open Letter

Alhamdulillah, by the blessing of Allah سبحانه و تعالى we have come to the final days and nights of Ramadan. The precious nature of these days and nights are unimaginable. It is without any doubt that if we truly understood the value of these waning moments of Ramadan that we would immerse ourselves in worship. We here at Chicago Hilal would like to wish you all a blessed end to Ramadan and request your du’as.

Sha’ban – Merits, Do’s, and Dont’s

Sha’ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha’ban.

The Month of Rabi al-Awwal

Rabi’ul-Awwal is the most significant month in the Islamic history, as we were blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

Superstition and the Month of Safar

Prior to the advent of Islam the Arabs were steeped in superstitious beliefs, beliefs that regulated their social, economic and political activity. Superstition created a mysterious value system that gave rise to fear, suspicion and enmity.