Sha'aban

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Sha'aban (Arabic: شعبان) 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. On the fifteenth night of this month falls the Shab-i-Barat: ‘The Night of Records’; some people think that on this night the prophet Muhammad told his followers that Allah records all the deeds that the humans have to perform for the next year.

Islamic Calendar

  1. Muharram
  2. Safar
  3. Rabi' al-awwal
  4. Rabi' al-thani
  5. Jumada al-awwal
  6. Jumada al-thani
  7. Rajab
  8. Sha'aban
  9. Ramadan
  10. Shawwal
  11. Dhu al-Qi'dah
  12. Dhu al-Hijjah

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The 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'aban migrates throughout the seasons. The start and end dates for Sha'aban are as follows (based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia[1]):

CE / AD AH First day Last day
2005 1426   6 September   4 October
2006 1427 26 August 23 September
2007 1428 15 August 13 September
2008 1429   3 August 1 September
2009 1430 23 July 21 August
2010 1431 14 July 11 August
2011 1432   1 July 1 August
2012 1433 21 June 20 July
2013 1434 11 June   9 July
2014 1435 31 May 28 June
2015 1436 20 May 18 June
Sha'aban dates between 2005 and 2015

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