10:30pm CDT

Shawwal 1st will be Thursday, May 13th. The moon was NOT sighted anywhere by any of our contacts. Therefore, Ramadan will complete its cycle of 30 days and Shawwal 1st will be Thursday, May 13th. An early Eid Mubarak to everyone! May Allah ﷻ accept all of our ibadah, inshāAllah.

9:00pm CDT

No positive sighting reports from the Midwest. The committee will wait until sunset on the west coast and make a final determination at approximately 10:30pm CDT

7:30pm CDT

Meeting is in session. We are currently reaching out to our contacts in the east coast. No positive sightings have been reported. Next update will occur after sunset in the midwest around 8:30pm CDT


The Chicago Hilal Committee will meet this evening at 7pm CDT (Ramadan 29th) to determine the start of Shawwal. We will provide periodic updates throughout the night as we check in with our representatives throughout the US

Please note, a final determination may not be made until the sun sets on the west coast (approximately 10pm CDT).