Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “AshHural-Hajj” (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the 10th of Zulhijjah is held to be the period of Hajj because some acts of Hajj can be performed any time during this period. For example, an ‘Umrah performed before Shawwal cannot be treated as the ‘Umrah of Tamattu: while the ‘Umrah performed in Shawwal can be affiliated to the Hajj. For these reasons these three months have been named as the ‘months of Hajj’ and the month of Shawwal has the distinction of being the first of these.

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Events for the Month of Shawwal

1st – Eid ul Fitr

6th – Battle of Hunain

8th – Destruction of Jannatul Baqee

9th – Battle of Ahzab/Khandaq

23rd – Battle of Uhud

25th – Death anniversary of Imam Ja’fer As-Sadiq (pbuh)

30th – Death of Ibrahim (pbuh) son of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


Let us learn about Ash-hural Hajj

A children’s manua with an overview of Hajj


The five A’yaad

An overview of each of the Eid including the day of Friday