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Chronology of the Life of Imam Husayn(A.S.)

Day Month Year Event

3 Sha'ban 4/625 Birth of Imam Husayn in Madinah (A.S.)

28 Safar 11/632 His grandfather,Holy Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.), dies

21 Ramadan 40/660 His father, Imam Ali(A.S.), martyred

28 Safar 50/670 His elder brother,Imam Hasan(A.S.) poisoned to death

27 Rajab 60/680 Yazid demands allegiance of Imam Husayn(A.S.)

28 Rajab 60/680 Imam Husayn(A.S.) leaves Madinah at night

3 Sha'ban 60/680 The Imam arrives at Makkah

10 Ramadan 60/680 People of Kufah, Iraq, invite the Imam

15 Ramadan 60/680 Muslim ibn Aqeel goes to Kufah as Imam's messenger

5 Shawwal 60/680 Muslim arrives in Kufah

9 DhulHijjah 60/680 Muslim betrayed and killed

8 DhulHijjah 60/680 Imam leaves from Makkah to Kufah

2 Muharram 61/680 Imam arrives in Karbala', Iraq

3 Muharram 61/680 ''Umar Ibn Sa'd arrives to army of 30,000

7 Muharram 61/680 Imam's camp blocked from access to water

9 Muharram 61/680 The first attack on Imam Husayn's camp

10 Muharram 61/680 Massacre of Imam Husayn and his followers

11 Muharram 61/680 Captivity of Imam's family

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