About the Month of Sha'ban -"Sha'ban" is the 8th month in the Islamic Calendar. The meaning of Sha'ban is "consecutively escalating (Undisturbed increase).

Upon the Arrival of the Sha'ban moon: - Beginning of innumerous blessings are showered upon us.  Just as the initiation of rainfall begins with "pitter patter" such blessings reach us in the same accord and fashion.

Beginning of Sha'ban:-    Blessings are initiated which progressively escalate so that by mid-Sha'ban the blessings have reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reached a considerable amount and finally such blessings reach their peak by the end of Ramadan.

Example supporting the above stated:-    Just as a farmer prepares for a fruitful harvest by cultivatingso that the soil may readily retain water, in contrast our souls are geared by the presence of such blessings in Sha'ban effectively preparing us for a fruitful and completely advantageous Ramadan.
Our Holy Rasulullah d has said, "Sha'ban is my month and Ramadan the month of Allah Ta'aalaa." (Daylami)

Events of Sha'ban:-

1) "Laila-tul Baraa'at (Night of forgiveness) the fifteenth night of Sha'ban.
2) "Qibla", the direction to be adopted within salah, was reverted back to the "Ka'aba" in Makka (after being converted to Baitul Muqaddas in Jerusalem for a short period of time).  This took place two years after Hijraah on the 15th of Sha'ban.
3) Fasting in the blessed month of Ramadan was made compulsory two years A.H. on the 25th of Sha'ban
4) Three years A.H. Hadhrat Hafsa was joined in matrimony with the Rasulullah d.
5) In this very month forty two years later Hadhrat Hafsarah took leave from this world.
6) The birth of the Rasulullah's d grandson Hadhrat Hussain f took place, four years on the fifth of Sha'ban
7) The battle of Banu Mustaliq took place in Sha'ban
8) During the above mentioned battle, the "Aayah of Tayammum" (Purifying with sand before salah) was revealed, five years A.H.
9) The daughter of the beloved Rasulullah d Umme Kulthum rah took leave from this world, nine years A.H.

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