The Hilal for the month of Dhul Qa'dah was not sighted anywhere in North America on the evening of Monday, August 25, 2014. Therefore, we will complete 30 days of Shawwal and the 1st of Dhul Qa'dah 1435 will be Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Insha'Allah.
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.