The month of Safar is well-known for bringing bad luck; and nothing can remove bad luck except almsgiving, supplication to Almighty Allah, and traditional supplications of seeking His protection against Satan and bad things.
Al-Muhaddith al-Fayd and other scholars have mentioned that if you desire to be saved from the misfortunes and bad luck of the month of Safar, you may repeat the following supplication ten times every day in this month:
As for Sayyid Ibn Tawus, he has mentioned a supplication that is said at the sight the new moon of Safar.
On the first of Safar, AH 37, the battle of Siffin broke out. According to some narrations, on this day in AH 61, the head of Imam al-Husayn, the chief of martyrs, entered the city of Damascus, the capital of the Umayyad rulers, on spearheads after it had been carried to it from al-Kufah, Iraq. Therefore, the Umayyads considered that day as feast day. A poet says,
In fact, on this day, the grievances of Imam al-Husayn’s adherents should be aroused.
According to some narrations, on the first, or the third, of Safar, Zayd ibn Ali ibn al-Husayn was martyred.