Why was the month of Shaban given this name?

2024-02-18 2024-02-18T17:08:29Z
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Weather of Arabia - The month of Shaban is considered one of the lunar months that were named in the days of pre-Islamic times, where the Arabs used to give the names of the months based on some of the events or circumstances that occurred in them. The month of Sha’ban is concerned with branching and dispersal, as mentioned by the linguist Abu Abbas Ahmad bin Yahya Tha’lab, where he said: “Shaban was called Sha’ban because it branched out,” meaning that it appeared between the months of Rajab and Ramadan.

The Prophet - may God bless him and grant him peace - used to fast a lot in the month of Shaban, due to the importance of this month and its special status. The month of Shaban is considered the month of the divine blessing that God grants to the nation of Muhammad - may God bless him and grant him peace - and it is a month that people ignore between Rajab and Ramadan. In this month, deeds rise to the Lord of the Worlds; Where the mercy of God Almighty is evident to His servants, and they are granted from the treasures of His bounties and gifts through the generosity of His presence.

Why was the month of Shaban given this name?

There are several reasons for calling the month of Shaban by this name. Some narratives indicate that it was given this name because it is the month that separates the month of Rajab from the month of Ramadan. There are other narratives that say that it was given this name because the Arab tribes dispersed there to go to the kings to visit them and seek gifts from them.

One of the reasons that led to the month of Shaban being given this name is that the tribes used to disperse in search of water and pasture, and also because the Arabs used to disperse in it to carry out invasions and raids, after they refrained from fighting in the month of Rajab. Because it is one of the most sacred months. It is also believed that the month was named Shaban because the branches branched at this time.

In his book “Fath al-Bari,” Imam Ibn Hajar mentioned: “Shaban was named because of their frequent search for water or raids after the sacred month of Rajab.”

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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