CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF IMAM HUSAYN

CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF IMAM HUSAYN

Day Month Year Event
3 Sha’ban 4/625 Birth of Imam Husayn
27 Safar 11/632 His grandfather, Prophet Muhammad,
dies
21 Ramadan 40/660 His father, ‘Ali,
killed
7 Safar 50/670 His brother, Hasan poisoned to death
27 Rajab 60/680 Yazid demands allegiance of Husayn
28 Rajab 60/680 The Imam leaves Medinah at night
3 Sha’ban 60/680 The Imam arrives at Mecca
10 Ramadan 60/680 People of Kufah, Iraq, invite the Imam
15 Ramadan 60/680 Muslim goes to Kufah as Imam’s
messenger
5 Shawwal 60/680 Muslim arrives in Kufah
8 DhulHijjah 60/680 Muslim betrayed and killed
8 DhulHijjah 60/680 Imam leaves from Mecca 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