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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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According to media wing of Pakistan military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), PAF jets targeted militant hideouts in Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan killing at least 22 suspected militants.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence was informed that security forces have taken control of the Shawal mountains.
The committee was briefed that security forces have taken control of Shawal mountains while ground troops and PAF jets will keep targeting terrorist hideouts till clearance of entire area.
Last month the army launched what the military described as last phase of the operation to wipe out militant hideouts in the Shawal valley of North Waziristan.
The strikes targeted militant hideouts in Shawal area of the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, where the army has been waging an offensive against the Taliban since June last year.
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.
Asim Bajwa says security forces, backed by fighter jets, have cleared areas of Shawal Valley in the first phase and a plan is being chalked out to clear the whole area in the second phase.
The army is meeting fierce resistance as it moves further into the lower-lying areas of the Shawal Valley, the Taliban's last stronghold, military officials said.
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.