Sha-Aban is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar and it is the month which comes after Rajab. Sha-Aban 2023 starts from 22 February to 11 March 2024. Sha-Aban is the last lunar month before Ramadan. It is the month of "separation", so called because the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water.
The fifteenth night of this month is known as the Laylat al-Bara'at. However, observance of this day is disputed
Aisha (R), narrated that "(she) did not see Rasul fasting in any month more than in the month of Sha-aban," except Ramadan
The Islamic calendar is lunar and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. The Islamic calendar year has 354 or 355 days in a year, which is 11 to 12 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar based on the earth's revolution around the sun.