Shia days of remembrance

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Following page lists various days of celebration/mourning/remembrance of Shi'a Muslims.

Twelvers[edit]

The following is a list of days of celebration/mourning/remembrance as observed by Twelver Shia Muslims:

List of celebration/mourning/remembrance as observed by Twelver Shi'a Muslims
Date Type Event Remark/Notes
Muharram
1 M Mourning of Muharram starts continues for 2 months and 8 days until the 8th of Rabi-al-awwal
2 M Arrival of Husayn ibn Ali in Karbalā, 61 AH
3 M Water supply to the camp of Husayn ibn Ali was stopped
7 M Stored water in the tents of the camp of Husayn ibn Ali runs out
9 M Eve of Ashura Called "Tāsūʿā" in Arabic
10 M Day of Ashura Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali & his companions in 61 AH
M Night of ʿĀshūrāʾ Called "Shaam-e-Ghariba" in Persian and Urdu
12 M Burial of the martyrs of Karbala by Bani Asad Aided by Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin according to mystic belief
17 R Abraha attacked the Kaʿbah in the Year of the Elephant
18 R Changing of the Qibla From Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Kaʿbah, 2 AH
20 M 10th day after ʿĀshūrāʾ
25 M Martyrdom of Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, 95 AH
30 M 20th day after ʿĀshūrāʾ
Safar
1 R Battle of Siffin, 37 AH
M Prisoners of Karbalā reach Yazid's palace in Syria
7 R Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim, 128 AH Due to the mourning of Karbala it is not celebrated
10 M Martyrdom of Ruqayyah bint Husayn, youngest daughter of Husayn ibn Ali and a prisoner of Karbalā 13 Safar is most authentic
M 30th day after ʿĀshūrāʾ
R Victory to Ali in the Battle of Nahrawan
12 R Birth of Salman the Persian
17 M Martyrdom of Ali ar-Ridha, 203 AH According to some scholars 29 Safar or 23rd Dhu al-Qi'dah
20 M Ar'baeen / Chehlum 40th day after ʿĀshūrāʾ
28 M Martyrdom of Muhammad, 11 AH
M Martyrdom of Hasan ibn Ali, 50 AH
Rabi' al-Awwal
1 R Hijrah The migration of Muhammad
4 M Martyrdom of Fatimah bint Musa
8 M Martyrdom of Hasan al-Askari, 260 AH
9 C Eid-e-Zahra
14 C Death of Yazid
15 R First mosque (Quba Mosque) was established, 1 AH
17 C Birth of Muhammad, 53 BH
C Birth of Ja'far al-Sadiq, 83 AH 6th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
18 C Birth of Umm Kulthum bint Ali
Rabi' al-Thani
8 C Birth of Hasan al-Askari, 232 AH 11th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
Jumada al-Awwal
10 R Battle of the Camel
13 M Martyrdom of Fatimah bint Muhammad, 11 AH According to some scholars on the 3rd of Jamadi al-Thani
15 C Birth of Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, 37 AH Popular opinion is 5th of Shaʿbān
Jumada al-Thani
3 M Martyrdom of Fatimah bint Muhammad, 11 AH According to some scholars on the 13th of Jumada al-Awwal
13 M Death of Umm ul-Banin (mother of Abbas ibn Ali)
20 C Birth of Fatimah bint Muhammad, 8 BH
26 M Martyrdom of Ali al-Hadi According to some scholars on 3rd of Rajab
Rajab
1 C Birth of Muhammad al-Baqir, 57 AH 5th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
7 C Birth of Abbas ibn Ali, 36 AH Popular opinion is 4th of Shaʿbān
10 C Birth of Muhammad al-Taqi, 195 AH 9th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
13 C Birth of Ali ibn Abi Talib, 23 BH 1st Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
15 M Martyrdom of Ja'far al-Sadiq
18 R Death of Abraham According to one narration
20 C Birth of Sukaynah bint Husayn Teenage daughter of Husayn ibn Ali who was present at the Battle of Karbala
22 C Koo'nda (table cloth dinner) Cultural Indo-Pak and Iranian day of feasting based on one narration of Ja'far al-Sadiq
24 C Birth of Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn
25 M Martyrdom of Musa al-Kadhim
26 M Martyrdom of Abu Talib
27 C Miʻrāj & day of Mabʻath
28 M Believed to be the day that Husayn ibn ‘Alī started his journey to Karbalā from Madinah in 60 AH
Shaʿbān
1 C Birth of Zaynab bint Ali, 6 A.H.
3 C Birth of Husayn ibn Ali, 4 A.H. 3rd Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
4 C Birth of Abbas ibn Ali
5 C Birth of Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin 4th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
11 C Birth of Ali al-Akbar ibn Husayn
14 C Birth of Qasim ibn Hasan
14 R Laylat al Bara'at
15 C Birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi 12th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
17 C Birth of Ruqayyah bint Husayn Infant daughter of Husayn ibn Ali who was present at the Battle of Karbala
Ramadhan
4 R Descending of the Torah (according to one narration) The Torah (Tawrat) was bestowed on Moses (Musa)
10 M Death of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid First wife of Muhammad
12 R Descending of the Gospel (according to one narration) The Gospel (Injil) was bestowed on Jesus (Isa)
14 M Martyrdom of Mukhtar ibn Abi Ubayd Al-Thaqafi
15 C Birth of Hasan ibn Ali 2nd Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
17 R Battle of Badr
18 R Descending of the Psalms (according to one narration) The Psalms (Zabur) were bestowed on David (Dawood)
19 M Laylat al-Qadr & "Day of Striking" Ali ibn Abi Talib was struck on the head by a sword and fatally wounded, 40 AH
20 R Victorious Conquest of Mecca
21 M Laylat al-Qadr & Martyrdom of Ali, 40 AH Ali ibn Abi Talib dies due to injuries sustained by the sword
23 R Laylat al-Qadr
xx R Last Friday of Ramadhan
Shawwal
1 C Eid ul-Fitr
2 R Battle of the Trench
8 M Day of Sorrow destruction of Janat-ul-Baqi by Ibn Saud
9 R Marriage of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid to Muhammad
10 R Major Occultation of Muhammad al-Mahdi begins
15 R Martyrdom of Hamzah in the Battle of Uhud, 3 AH According to Mafatih Al-Jinan & Allama Syed Zeeshan Haider Jawadi
29 R Birth of Abu Talib
Dhu al-Qi'dah
1 R Birth of Fatimah bint Musa
6 R Treaty of Hudaybiyyah was executed, 6 AH
11 C Birth of Ali ar-Ridha, 148 AH 8th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims
25 R "Dahwul Ardh" "Spreading of the Earth", also believed to be the day that the Ka'bah was established, and that Ibrahim and Isa were born according to some narrations
29 M Martyrdom of Muhammad al-Taqī, 220 AH
Dhu al-Hijjah
1 R Marriage of Fatimah bint Muhammad to Ali, 2 BH
3 R Renunciation of Adam accepted
7 M Martyrdom of Muhammad al-Baqir, 114 AH
8 M Husayn ibn Ali leaves Makkah for Karbala, 60 AH
9 R Day of Arafah It is also a day of supererogatory fasting.
M Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqeel & Hani ibn Urwa in Kufa, 60 AH
10 C Eid al-Adha
15 C Birth of Ali al-Hadi, 212 AH 10th Imam of Twelver Shia Muslims. According to some scholars on 2nd Rajab or 5th Rajab
16 M Martyrdom of Zaynab bint Ali
18 C Eid al-Ghadeer
19 R Fatimah went to Ali's house after their marriage
23 R Martyrdom of the children of Muslim ibn Aqeel, 60 AH Buried in Musayyib, Iraq
24 C Eid al-Mubahila
27 R Martyrdom of Maytham al-Tammar, 60 AH
Type symbols: C = Celebration, M = Mourning, R = Remembrance;

Source: Jaffery Welfare Trust: 2009 Islamic calendar & various other calendars and almanacs.

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