Uplift/breakage, as before Islam, Arabs believed
that any marriage held in Shawwal would always turn
out to be unsuccessful. Taken from the word "shala"
which means "when the female camel gets pregnant".
When this name was given, the female camels used to
get pregnant during this time of the year.
The first day of
Shawwal is Eid-Ul-Fitr, the day of festival and when
all sins are forgiven as a reward for fasting and
prayers in the month of Ramadan.
Its Sunnah (
Tradition of Holy Prophet
) to fast for six days in Shawwal, as narrated in
the following Hadeeth by Abu Ayyub Ansaru (R.A) that
the Holy Prophet
has said, "If one throughout his life keeps the
fasts of Ramadan and keeps six consecutive fasts in
Shawwal it will be as though he has kept a whole
life time of fasts, and if one fast for six
consecutive days in Shawwal it will be as though he
has fasted all year round."
Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A) was born in Shawwal, 4 years
after Prophethood and 9 years before Hijrah.
2. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A.) was married to
in Shawwal, 10 years after Prophethood which is 3
years before Hijrah.
3. The fight between Banu Qaynaqaa took place
between the battle of Badr and Uhud, Shawwal 2 A.H.
4. The battle of Uhud also took place in Shawwaal,
three years after Hijrah.
5. Hadhrat Hussain (R.A) Holy Prophet's
grandson (son of Hadhrat Fatima R.A.) was born in
the month of Shawwaal 4 years after Hijrah.
6. The Holy Prophet
married Hadhrat Umme Salamah (R.A.) in Shawwal in
the 4 year after Hijrah.
7. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah's (R.A) mother passed
away in year 5 A.H.
8. The Holy Prophet's
uncle Abu Talib departed from this world in the
middle of Shawwal in the year 5 A.H.
9. Imam Bukhari (R.A.) was born on a Friday of
Shawwaal in the year 194 A.H.