Lunar Hijri Months
Shaʿbān or Shaʿbān al-Muʿaẓẓam is the 8th month of Hijri Calendar. It is considered one of the most honored and respected months of the year, because it is attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (s). Some of the happiest anniversaries of Shi'a are also in this month, such as the birthdays of Imam al-Husayn (a), Imam al-Sajjad (a), Imam al-Mahdi (a), and Abu l-Fadl al-'Abbas (a).
- Birth of Imam al-Husayn (a) (Sha'ban 3, 4 AH)
- Birth of 'Abbas b. 'Ali (a) (Sha'ban 4, 26 AH)
- Birth of Imam al-Sajjad (a) (Sha'ban 5, 38 AH)
- Birth of Imam al-Mahdi (a) (Sha'ban 15, 255 AH)
- The 1991 Uprising in Iraq began against the government of Saddam Hussein. (Sha'ban 14, 1411 AH)