Plurals: أَشْهُرٌ ، شُهُور


شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لّلنّاسِ وَبَيّنَاتٍ مّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong) – Quran 2:185

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه ، قال : أوصاني خليلي بثلاث لا أدعهن حتى أموت : صوم ثلاثة أيام من كل شهر ، وصلاة الضحى ، ونوم على وتر On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, he said, “My beloved commended to me three things, that I should not leave them until I die: fasting three days in every month, the late morning prayer, and sleeping only after having prayed the witr prayer.” – Bukhari

الإبراهيمي يستبعد عقد مؤتمر جنيف الشهر المقبل “لعدم جاهزية” المعارضة السورية Brahimi rules out Geneva conference next month, because of the “lack of readiness” of the Syrian opposition – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

The primary meaning of شَهْر in classical Arabic is actually the new moon when it’s first visible. So you can say رَأَيْتُ الشَّهْر I saw the new moon (i.e. the crescent moon when it first becomes visible). From there it came to have the meaning of lunar month, and now just month.