Shawwal is the tenth month in the Islamic calendar. The meanings of this word are related to uplift or breakage. Many Arabs believed that if marriages are performed in this month then these would not be successful. These thoughts prevailed before the prophecy and eliminated with the teachings of Islam. At the time of the name given to this month of Shawwal, the female camels were having a routine pregnancy. This name has meanings related to the start of pregnancy of female camels.
The month of Shawwal is following a month with prayers and fasting and the starting of this month is with Eid as a reward for hard working in the previous month. The start of this month of Shawwal is celebrated in the Muslim community as a festival in which sins are eliminated due to hard working and good actions in the previous month. Fasting for 6 days in the month of Shawwal is filled with blessings and rewards for humanity. Shawwal is the month of birth of Hazrat Ayesha (R. A.).
Marriage of Hazrat Ayesha (R. A.) with the holy Prophet (P. B. U. H.) took place in this month of Shawwal. This month is also associated with the fight involving Banu Qaynaqaa. Uhud battle started in the month of Shawwal. Birth of Hazrat Hussain (R. A.) also took place in the month of Shawwal. This month is also associated with the marriage of Hazrat Umme Salma (R. A.) with the holy Prophet (P. B. U. H.). Death of mother of Hazrat Ayesha (R. A.) took place in the month of Shawwal.
This month is also associated with the death of Abu Talib. Shawwal is also associated with the birth of Imam Bukhari (R. A.). These are some important events which took place in the month of Shawwal. This month is following a month of struggle therefore it is starting with rewards and festivals all over the world.