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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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He said ground targets have been achieved in Rajgal and Shawwal due to the planned, integrated and effective operation against the terrorists.
Riyadh, Shawwal 29, 1438, July 23, 2017, SPA -- The Ministry of Finance, acting through the Debt Management Office, announces that it had, on 26 Shawwal 1438H (corresponding to 20 July 2017), established an unlimited SAR denominated Sukuk Program to issue and offer, at its discretion, Sukuk in multiple issuances to investors, pursuant to the Royal Decree approving the budget.
Muslims across Saudi Arabia are encouraged to sight the Shawwal crescent moon by the naked eye or binoculars on Saturday and report any sighting to the nearest court and register their testimony.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Thursday forecast that there is good chance of new moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH on the evening of June 25, on 29th of Ramzan, 1438 AH.
Themoon-sighting committee in the UAE is to meet on Mondayto confirm the start of the month of Shawwal, which will mark the end of Ramadan and start of Eid AlFitr.
At a ceremony to spot the Shawwal crescent in the presence of scholars, astronomy experts and officials, Hilayel on Monday said that according to astronomical calculations and Sharia guidelines, Wednesday marks the first day of Shawwal, which makes it the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Summary: Banks closed from first of Shawwal 147 AH until the third of Shawwal
The authority met this evening to sight Shawwal crescent of the Islamic year 1436, Vice-President of the Court of Cassation and President of the constitutional court Judge Yousef Al-Mutawa said in a press statement, adding that the authority confirmed Friday is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr after sighting Shawwal crescent.
Manama, July 14 (BNA): The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs said the competent Moon-sighting Panel will meet in the Council's auditorium in the evening of Thursday to sight or receive reports from witnesses sighting the new moon of the month of Shawwal.
The full moon of both Islamic months Ramadan and Shawwal were "super" as well.
The UAE Ministry of Labour declared the first and second days of Shawwal as holidays for all private sector employees
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for all private sector employees will begin on the first and second days of Shawwal, with work resuming on the third day of Shawwal.