The 1st of Sha’ban marks the date of birth of Lady Zainab (S.A.), elder daughter of Hazrat Ali (A.S.) and Lady Fatimah (S.A.), and eldest granddaughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.). She is the sister of Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Husain (A.S.). Her younger sister is Lady Umm-e-Kulsoom (S.A.).
Most of us recognize the importance of this month as the one in which Imam Husain (A.S.) and Imam Mehdi (A.S.) were born. But that’s not all. The month of Sha’ban is associated with the births of other important personalities as well, all of whom were either martyred in Karbala or taken prisoner.