Monday night 03/19/2007 & Tuesday 03/20/2007 is Rabi-al-Awwal 1, 1428 –┬áThe Chicago Hilal Team would like to welcome the month of Rabi-al-Awwal, 1428. Based on deliberations that confirmed moon sighting, Safar ended with 29 days and Rabi-al-Awwal began on Monday, the 19th of March at Maghrib (sunset). Authentic moon sighting reports were received from Elgin, IL, Arizona, Houston, TX and California.