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The tenth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Arabic šawwāl, from šāla, to rise; see śwl in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) the tenth month of the Muslim year
[from Arabic]



the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
[1760–70; < Arabic shawwāl]
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Noun1.Shawwal - the tenth month of the Islamic calendar
Islamic calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Moslem calendar, Muhammadan calendar, Muslim calendar - the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years
Islamic calendar month - any lunar month in the Muslim calendar
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PESHAWAR -- Deputy Commissioner, Mansehra has imposed ban on excavation of minor minerals from the River Siran near Malikpur Khaki, Ichar Nallah near Gandian and Kotkey, River Kunhar near Hassa and Shawal Balakot, Ichriyan, Shinkiari, River Kunhar at several sites in Naran, In Malkandi, Paras in reserve forest and Ichriyan near Sardar Pull.
Jeddah, Ramadan 29, 1438, June 24, 2017, SPA -- Upon testimonies of a number of adult witnesses who confirmed to have seen the new moon of Shawal after sunset this evening, the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced, following an extraordinary session to consider whether there are reports on sighting the new moon of Shawal, that tomorrow Sunday is blessed Eid Al-Fitr 1438H, the Royal Court said in a statement.
The Aitkaf will conclude with the sighting of Shawal moon.
COAS while lauding the successful completion of Shawal operation paid rich tribute to the sacrifices of the troops of Army, Frontier Corps and Rangers who are valiantly fighting war against terrorism to make Pakistan a safer place, it said.
The statement by ISPR further said that army has cleared 640 Square Kilometers of Shawal area in North Waziristan Agency and restored writ of the Government in all areas especially in remote pockets of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA).
Hundreds of troops, backed by fighter jets, have been chasing the remaining militants in Shawal Valley where they are hiding.
Summary: Air strikes on hideouts in Shawal Valley continue, military says
beaucoup moins que] Il a cible un camp de terroristes dans la vallee de Shawal et tue trois terroristes [beaucoup plus grand que], a declare le porte-parole de l'armee pakistanaise, le general Asim Bajwa, sur son compte Twitter officiel.
The firefight occurred in the Shawal valley of North Waziristan where the military has been battling Taliban and other insurgents since June last year.
Riyadh, July14 (BNA): The Saudi Higher Court today urged all Muslims in the to monitor the birth of the new moon of Shawal 1436 Hijri tomorrow (Thursday) at sunset, corresponding to the 29th of Ramadan for the year 1436 Hijri.
The heavily forested ravines of the Shawal Valley are pockmarked with Taliban hideouts and the valley itself is a key smuggling route into neighbouring Afghanistan.
The airstrikes were carried out in the far-flung Shawal valley that sits on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.