Posted on March 17, 2008 by

Important Dates

Quite a few important dates have passed by but my laziness prevented me from blogging about them. Not anymore!

17th Safar: Martyrdom of Imam Ali Raza(A.S.)

17th of Safar marks the day when Ali Raza, son of Musa-e-Kazim, son of Jafar-e-Sadiq, son of Muhammad-e-Baqar, son of Ali Zain-ul-Abideen, son of Husain, son of Ali and Fatimah, son-in-law and daughter of Prophet Muhammad, respectively, was poisoned by the Abbassid ruler Mamoon-ur-Rashid(L). His shrine is in Mashhad, Iran and is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Shrine of Ali Raza, Mashhad, Iran

Zarih(Grave enclave) of Ali Raza

20th Safar: Chehlum of Imam Husain(A.S.)

20th Safar marks the 40th day (Chehlum) after martyrdom of Husain, grandson of Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.W.)

Shrine of Husain, Karbala, Iraq


Shrine of Husain, Karabala, IraqÂ

28th Safar: Martyrdom Anniversary of Hasan and Prophet Muhammad

28th Safar marks the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. It is also the date of martyrdom of Hasan, poisoned by Jau’da binte Ash’As(L) on the instructions of Muawiya(L).

Shrine of Prophet Muhammad, Madinah


Graves of Hasan along with three other Imams

(The shrine was demolished by the sons of Saud(L) in the 1920s)

8th Rabi-ul-Awwal: Martyrdom of Hasan Askari, last day of mourning of Husain

8th of Rabi-ul-Awwal marks the last day of mourning of Husain’s martyrdom after 2 months and 8 days. It is also the date of martyrdom of Hasan-e-Askari, son of Ali-e-Naqi, father of Imam-e-Zamana(current Imam) and son of Muhammad-e-Taqi, son of Ali-e-Raza(see first date above).

Shrine of Ali Naqi and Hasan Askari in Samarrah, Iraq before 2006


Shrine after bombing in 2006. It was bombed again in 2007 causing the two minarets to collapse too.