The second month of the Islamic year sees the wafat of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and Imam Ali Ar-Ridha (pbuh). It is a month in which the battle of Siffeen was fought by Imam Ali (pbuh). The ‘Arba’een of Imam Husayn (pbuh) falls in this month.

Imam Hasan Al-Askari (pbuh) has said: 5 things identify a mu’min:
i) One who prays 51 rakat of salaa in a day.
ii) One who recites Ziyara ‘Arba’een
iii) One who wears a ring on the right hand
iv) One who uses a ‘turbat’ for sajda
v) One who recites Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem loudly in salaa.

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Events of the Month of Safar

2nd – Battle of Siffin

7th – Martyrdom of Imam Hasan (pbuh)

10th – Battle of Naharwan won by Imam Ali (pbuh)

12th – Death of Salman Farsi

20th – ‘Arba’een of Imam Husayn (pbuh)

28th – Wafat of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


The Months of Muharram and Safar

Dates and events leading up to and following the day of ‘Ashura


Let us Learn About the Months of Muharram and Safar

A children’s manual


Ya Husayn-Marthiya and Nawha

A compilation of eulogies


‘Amal for the day of ‘Ashura

Recommended recitations for the day of ‘Ashura


Imam Hasan (pbuh) Timeline

Lifetime of Imam Hasan (pbuh)


Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Timeline

Lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


Let us learn about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Notes and events from his life


All About my Prophet

Worksheets and stories on the life of the prophet



Explaining the significance of Arba’een