Ramadan Mubarak! The Chicago Hilal Team would like to welcome the month of Ramadan, 1430. The moon was sighted in several places in North America on Friday, August 21, 2009 (Shaban 29, 1430) including Florida, Texas and Kentucky amongst other places. Consequently, Shaban finishes with 29 days and Ramadan begins on the night of Friday, August 21, 2009. The 1st of Ramadan is Saturday, August 22, 2009.

Itikaf will begin on the evening of Thursday, September 10, 2009.

The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Saturday, September 19, 2009 (Ramadan 29, 1430) to determine the end of Ramadan/beginning of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr). Eid-ul-Fitr will be on either Sunday, September 20th or Monday, September 21st.

We wish everyone a blessed month of Ramadan. Please remember us in your prayers.