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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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The announcement of sighting of Hilal of Shawwal ul Mukarram was announced on the basis of tangible witnesses received from across the country by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.