Thursday night 05/17/2007 & Friday 05/18/2007 is Juma’ada al-Awwal 1, 1428 –┬áThe Chicago Hilal Team would like to welcome the month of Juma’ada-al-Awwal, 1428. Based on deliberations that confirmed moon sighting, Rabi-al-Thani ended with 29 days and Juma’ada al-Awwal began on Thursday, the 17th of May at Maghrib (sunset). The Chicago Hilal chairman, Maulana Abdullah Saleem, along with a group of others sighted the moon in Elgin, IL. The committee also authenticated reports from Glendale Heights, IL and Ithaca, NY.