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Ramadan 1429

09/01/2008: The Chicago Hilal Committee did not receive any authentic moon sighting report from anywhere in the United States on Sunday, August 31,...

09/01/2008:

The Chicago Hilal Committee did not receive any authentic moon sighting report from anywhere in the United States on Sunday, August 31, 2008 (Shaban 29, 1429). As such, the committee concluded at 10:10pm CDT that Shaban would finish its cycle of 30 days and Ramadan would begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

InshAllah, the Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Islamic Center of Chicago to determine the end of Ramadan and the date of Eid-ul-Fitr (Shawwal 1, 1429). According to astronomical data, the moon is expected to be sighted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 and Eid-ul-Fitr is expected to be Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

Here are some dates to keep in mind:

1st Night of Ramadan = Monday, September 1, 2008
Ramadan 1, 1429 = Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Itikaf Begins = Sunday, September 21, 2008
Ramadan 29, 1429 = September 30, 2008
Shawwal 1, 1429 (Eid-ul-Fitr) = Wednesday, October 1, 2008 or Thursday, October 2, 2008

08/31/2008:

10:10pm:

The Chicago Hilal Committee did not receive any authentic moon sighting report from anywhere in the United States. As such, Shaban will finish its cycle of 30 days and Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

The Chicago Hilal Committee wishes everyone a blessed Ramadan!

10:05pm

The Chicago Hilal Committee’s meeting is in session. We have contacted our representatives through out North America. There has been no authentic sighting report from anywhere in the United States at this time.

We have contacted our representatives in the following areas and recieved the following information:

City, State Time of Report Report
Louisville, KY 7:45pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
West Chicago, IL 8:00pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
New York, NY 8:00pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
Chicago, IL (Sears Tower) 8:15pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
Birmingham, AL 8:18pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
Orlando, FL 8:25pm CDT Cloudy, No Sighting
Teaneck, NJ 8:15pm CDT Cloudy, No Sighting
Batavia, IL 8:35pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
Dallas, TX 9:45pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
Phoenix, AZ 9:45pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
Los Angeles, CA 9:45pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
San Francisco, CA 9:50pm CDT Clear Skies, No Sighting
San Diego, CA 10:05pm CDT Cloudy, No Sighting

08/25/2008:

The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Sunday, August 31, 2008 (Shaban 29, 1429) at the Islamic Center of Chicago after Maghrib (7:29pm CDT). Insha’Allah, updates are expected to be made every 10-15 minutes beginning at 8:00pm. The 1st of Ramadan will either be Monday, September 1st or Tuesday, September 2nd.

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