Eid Ul Fitr 1440 will be Wednesday June 5th, 2019
The Committee has concluded Tuesday June 4th will be the 30th of Ramadan. No credible reports were received throughout the US, Caribbean, and Chile.
**The reports coming in from Maryland and Miami were reviewed by the committee scholars and ultimately rejected after further investigation
No reports from Los Angeles. Checking with our contacts in San Fransciso
No credible reports thus far. We are now waiting for any reports to come out of the west coast…
We have reached out to our contacts in the following locations where the sun has set – there are NO reports of the moon being sighted in any of these localities:
- New Jersey
- Washington DC
We will continue to reach out to our contacts in the midwest, and west coast as the sun sets in these regions and will provide updates as they come in…
The committee is in session
The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet on Monday, June 03, 2019 (Ramadan 29, 1440) to determine the start of Shawwal 1440 (Eid-ul-Fitr).
If the moon is sighted on Monday night within North America or Chile in South America , the 1st of Shawwal (Eid-ul-Fitr) will be Tuesday, June 4th, 2019. If the moon is not sighted on Monday night, Ramadan will complete its course of 30 days and Shawwal will begin on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019.
The first updates are expected to occur around 7:30 PM CDT and will continue periodically thereafter 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.