General Amaal for each month The general rites to be advisably done in the beginning of each month are as follows: […]
void | Supposedly named thus because pre-Islamic Arab houses were empty this time of year while their occupants gathered food. Another account relates that they used to loot the houses of their enemies after defeating them in battle, leaving nothing behind.
According to the narration of al-Tabirsi and Ibn al-Athir, Imam Alī ibn Mūsā ar-Riḍā (عليه السلام) was martyred on the last day of Ṣafar, AH 203, because of poison that was mixed with grapes and offered to him. He was 55 years old when he departed life. His tomb was at the house of Hamid […]
On the twenty-eight of Safar, 11 AH, Holy Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets, departed life. As is unanimously agreed, it was Monday. The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) was 63 years old when he departed life. At the age of forty, he was commissioned, by Almighty Allah, to convey the […]
ARBAEEN – 40TH DAY In the word of the two Shaykhs, on the twenties of Ṣafar, the harem of Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام) arrived in al-Madinah returning from Syria. On this day too, Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah al-Ansari, the first to visit the tomb of Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام), arrived there. It is recommended to visit […]
According to the opinions of al-Shahid and al-Kaf’ami, Imam al-Hasan al-Mujtaba (عليه السلام) was martyred on the seventh of Ṣafar, AH 50. As for the two Shaykhs, Imam al-Hasan (عليه السلام) was martyred on the twenty-eighth of Ṣafar. On the seventh of Ṣafar, AH 128, Imam Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kadhim (عليه السلام) was born at […]
Sayyid Ibn Tawus writes down on the authority of the books of some Imamiyyah scholars that it is recommended, on the third of Ṣafar, to offer a two unit prayer at the first of which Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Fath (No. 48) should be recited and at the second, Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Tawḥīd should […]
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 […]