Shawwal 1st, 1438 is Sunday, June 25th.



Eid Mubarak! The Hilal Committee has received and verified the moon being sighted from our contacts in Chile.

Therefore Ramadan will complete with 29 days and the 1st of Shawwal will be Sunday June 25th.


The committee meeting is in session. We are verifying a few reports that have already come in.


The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 (Ramadan 29, 1438) to determine the start of Shawwal 1438 (Eid-ul-Fitr).

If the moon is sighted on Saturday night within North America or Chile in South America, the 1st of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr) will be Sunday, June 25, 2017. If the moon is not sighted on Saturday night, Ramadan will complete its course of 30 days and Shawwal will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017.

The first updates are expected to occur around 7:30 PM CDT. Updates will be made periodically after that as representatives through out North America and Chile are contacted. If the moon is not seen in the Caribbean, East Coast or the Midwest, the committee will wait to hear from the West Coast (whose sunset is around 10:30 PM CDT) before making a final decision.