Rabi al-Awwal 1, 1440 will be Friday, November 9, 2018. There were no moon sighting reports on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (Safar 29, 1440). As such, Safar will complete its cycle of 30 days and Rabi al-Awwal begins at Maghrib on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The 1st of Rabi al-Awwal will be Friday, November 9, 2018.

The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet next month on Friday, December 7th (Rabi al-Awwal 29, 1440) to determine the start of Rabi al-Thaani, 1440, insha’Allah.