The Info List - Sha'aban

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Sha'ban (Arabic: شعبان‎, translit. sha‘bān) is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. This is the month of "separation", so called because the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water. The fifteenth night of this month is known as the "Night of Records" (Laylat al-Bara'at).[1] However, observance of this day is disputed.[2] Sha'ban is the last lunar month before Ramadan, and so Muslims determine in it when the first day of Ramadan
fasting will be.[3]


1 Timing 2 Islamic events 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Timing[edit] The Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar
is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Sha'ban migrates throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Sha'ban, based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia, are:[4]

AH First day (CE / AD) Last day (CE / AD)

1437 08 May 2016 05 June 2016

1438 28 April 2017[3] 26 May 2017

1439 17 April 2018 15 May 2018

1440 06 April 2019 05 May 2019

1441 25 March 2020 23 April 2020

1442 14 March 2021 12 April 2021

Sha'ban dates between 2016 and 2021

Islamic events[edit]

01 Sha'ban, birth of Zaynab bint Ali 03 Sha'ban, birth of Husayn ibn Ali 04 Sha'ban, birth of Abbas ibn Ali 05 Sha'ban, birth of Ali ibn Husayn 05 Sha'ban, death of Fizza, the hand-maiden (Qaneez) of Fatimah 07 Sha'ban, birth of Qasim ibn Hasan 11 Sha'ban, birth of Ali al-Akbar ibn Husayn 11 Sha'ban 1293 AH, Abdulhamid II
Abdulhamid II
became sultan/caliph of the Ottoman Empire 15 Sha'ban, holiday known as Laylat al-Bara'at
Laylat al-Bara'at
or Nisfu Sha'ban; birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi 22 Sha'ban 1314 AH, death of Muhammad Usman Damani 23 Sha'ban 492 AH, Jerusalem
was conquered in the First Crusade 27 Sha'ban 1313 AH, Birth of Sayyad Laal Shah Hamdani

See also[edit]

Islamic calendar Mid-Sha'ban


^ G.E. von Grunebaum, Muhammadan Festivals (London: Curzon Press, 1976), pp. 53-54. ^ "Bid'ah of Sha'baan - islamqa.info". islamqa.info.  ^ a b " Ramadan
fasting to start May 27 or May 28". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.  ^ Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia

External links[edit]

Islamic-Western Calendar Converter (Based on the Arithmetical or Tabular Calendar)

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Months of the Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar

Muharram Safar Rabi' I Rabi' II Jumada I Jumada II Rajab Sha`ban Ramadan Shawwal Dhu al-Q