Thursday night 02/26/2009 & Friday 02/27/2009 is Rabi-al-Awwal 1, 1430 – The Chicago Hilal Team would like to welcome the month of Rabi-al-Awwal, 1430. There were no valid reports of moon sighting anywhere in the United States. Consequently, Safar will complete its full cycle of 30 days, and Rabi-al-Awwal will begin at Maghrib on Thursday, February 26, 2009. The 1st of Rabi-al-Awwal is Friday, February 27, 2009.