The Central Hilal Committee of North America has unanimously decided that the Hilal for the month of Shawwal, 1435 was sighted in Iquique, Chile by a Jamaat of local Ulema Ikram, on the evening of Sunday, July 27, 2014. Based on the Shahadah, the 1st of Shawwal 1435 (Eid-ul-Fitr) will be Monday, July 28, 2014, inshaa'Allah.
CENTRAL HILAL COMMITTEE (CHC)
2nd Moon Sighting Conference of CHC, North America
Venue: Masjid Muhammadi, Long Island, NY
Date: Saturday, 20 Jumaadal Oolaa 1435 / March 22, 2014
Central Hilal Committee Conference Resolution: Click Here
The Sighting of the Hilal is one of the important issues that the Muslim Ummah faces every year. The differences and ensuing rifts that appear on this issue, among the Muslims in the entire country, are in fact truly painful for all the caring and sensitive members of the Muslim community.
To think this problem over, and to find a solution, the heads of the Hilal Committees of different states gathered for a "National Hilal Sighting Conference" under the auspices of Shariah Approved Solutions to Hilal Sighting and Allied Issues. This conference was held on Saturday, 3rd Rajab, 1430 AH, corresponding to June 27th, 2009 at The Conference Hall, Bangladesh Plaza, Jackson Heights, New York.