Consecutively escalating. (Undisturbed increase).
Derived from the word "shu'ba", which means branch.
The Arabs used to branch out during this month to
look for water.
With the Arrival
of the Shaban moon numerous 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.
With the Beginning
of Shaban blessings are initiated which
progressively escalate so that by mid-Shaban 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.
For example just
as a farmer prepares for a fruitful harvest by
harrowing his acreage so that the soil may readily
retain water, in contrast our souls are geared by
the presence of such blessings in Shaban effectively
preparing us for a fruitful and completely
Our Holy Prophet
has said, "Shaban is my month and Ramadan the month
of Allah Ta'aalaa." (Daylami)
Baraa'at (Night of forgiveness) the fifteenth night
2. "Qibla", the direction to be adopted within
salaah, was reverted back to the "Ka'aba" in Makkah
(after being coverted to Baitul Muqaddas in
Jerusalem for a short period of time). This took
place two years after Hijraah on the 15th of Shaban.
3. Fasting in the blessed month of Ramadan was made
compulsory in the year 2 A.H. on the 25th of Shaban.
4. Three years A.H. Hadhrat Hafsa (R.A) was joined
in matrimony with the Prophet .
5. In this very month forty two years later Hadhrat
Hafsa (R.A) took leave from this world.
6. The birth of the Prophet's
grandson Hadhrat Hussain (R.A.) took place, four
years on the fifth of Shaban.
7. The battle of Banu Mustaliq took place in Shaban.
8. During the above mentioned battle, the "Aayah of
Tayammum" (Purifying with sand before salaah) was
revealed, in the year 5 A.H.
9. The daughter of the beloved Prophet
Umme Kulthum (R.A.) took leave from this world, in
the 9 A.H.