Monday, September 5, 2011

Muharram Events (Islamic Calendar Events, Important Hijri Dates)

01 Muharram, the Islamic New Year is observed by Muslims.

01 Muharram, Shia Muslims begin the Commemoration of Muharram which marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala.

02 Muharram, Martyrdom of Umar ibn al-Khattab, the 2nd Sunni Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.

02 Muharram, Husayn ibn Ali enters Karbala and establishes camp. Yazid's forces are present.

07 Muharram, access to water was banned to Husayn ibn Ali by Yazid's orders.

10 Muharram, referred to as the Day of Ashurah was the day on which Husayn ibn Ali was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Shia Muslims spend the day in mourning, whilst the Sunni Muslims fast on this day commemorating the rescue of the people of Israel by Musa (Moses) from Pharaoh.[3]

12 Muharram 95 AH Ali ibn Husayn, 4th Twelver Imam, day of Shahid and also the 3rd day of Shuhadai kerbala observed.

15 Muharram 1297 AH: Demise of Muhammad Sirajuddin Naqshbandi.

25 Muharram 95 AH Ali ibn Husayn, 4th Shia Imamah, day of Shahid.

27 Muharram, Mesum was killed.

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