Chronology of Imam Husayn’s Shrine at Karbala


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Chronology of Imam Husayn’s Shrine at Karbala

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lst October, 680

Imam Husayn [a] was buried at this sacred spot.

65

18th August, 684

Mukhtar ibn Abu Obaidah Thaqafi built an enclosure around the grave, in the form of a mosque and erected a dome over the grave. There were two entrances to this building.

132

12th August, 749

A roof was built over a part of this mosque and two entrances were added during the reign of as- Saffah .

140

31st March, 763

The roof was demolished during the reign of al- Mansur .

158

11th November, 774

During the reign of Mahdi the roof was reconstructed.

171

22nd June, 787

During the reign of Al-Rashid the dome and the roof were demolished and the plum tree which stood near the grave was cut down.

193

25th October, 808

During the reign of Amin the building was reconstructed.

236

15th July, 850

Mutawakkil demolished the buildings and ordered that the land should be ploughed.

247

17th March, 861

Muntasir built a roof over the grave and set up an iron pillar near it, to serve as a landmark for the pilgrims.

273

8th June, 886

The roof was demolished again.

280

23rd March, 893

The Alid representative built a dome in the centre, with two roofs, on either side and an enclosure with two entrances.

307

19th August, 977

Adzd ibn Boweih rebuilt the dome, the surrounding galleries and constructed a screen of teak wood around the sepulchre . He also constructed houses all round the shrine and erected the boundary wall of the city. At the same time Imran ibn Shahin built a mosque adjacent to the tomb.

407

10th June, 1016

The buildings were damaged by fire and the Vizier, Al- Hasan ibn al Fadi rebuilt them.

620

4th February, 1223

Nasir le-din- Illah reconstructed the screens of the sepulchre .

757

18th Sept. 1365

Sultan Owais ibn Hasan Jalairi remodelled the dome and raised the walls of the enclosure.

780

24th Feb. 1384

Ahmad ibn Owais erected two minarets covered with gold and extended the courtyard.

920

26th Feb. 1514

When Shah Ismail Safawi visited the holy shrine he built a sacrophagus of the inlaid work over the grave.

1032

5th Nov. 1622

Shah Abbas Safavi constructed the screens ( darih ) of brass and bronze and decorated the dome with Kashi tiles.

1048

15th May 1638

Sultan Murad IV, when he visited the holy shrine, whitewashed the dome.

1155

8th March 1742

Nadir Shah visited the holy shrine and decorated the building and offered valuable presents to the treasury of the shrine.

1211

7th July 1796

Shah Muhammad Qachar covered the dome of the shrine with gold.

1216

14th May, 1801

Wahhabis attacked Kerbala , spoiled the screens and portico and looted the shrine.

1232

21st Nov., 1817

Fateh Ali Shah Qachar repaired the screens and plated them with silver. He also plated the centre of the main portico with gold and repaired the damage done by the Wahhabi robbers.

1283

16th May, 1866

Nasiruddin Shah Qachar extended the courtyard of the shrine.

1358

21st February, 1939

Dr. Syedna Taher Saifud -din, 51st Dai-el- Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community offered a set of screens of solid silver which are fixed in the shrine.

1360

29th January, 1941

Dr. Syedna Taher Saifud -din, 5lst Dai-el- Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community rebuilt the western minaret.

1367

20th Dec., 1948

Syed Abdul Rasul Khalsi , Administrator of Karbala acquired the houses in the neighbourhood of the courtyard according to the price fixed by the government, to build a road around the holy mausoleum and to extend the courtyard.

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18 thoughts on “Chronology of Imam Husayn’s Shrine at Karbala”

  1. Hazrath Imam Hussain(A S)
    Hero of mankind,Even Mahatma Gandhi followed your footstep and took 72 people for dandi March(salt satyagraha)

    Muje Karbala mein Bula lo Hussain,
    My wish is to die in Karbala near Imam hussain Shrine-Ameen

    Ilte-mase Dua
    Shourath and family

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  2. Hazrat Imam Hussain is a Great Personality for who gave us a message that we should not bow in the favor of shar even we have to pay a big cost for it. His life is a big lesson for us. We shoul respect this personality and those who favored him in his task.

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  3. AS-SALAM-O ALAIKA YA ABA-ABDULLAH
    AS-SALAM-O ALAIKA YABNA-RASOOL-ALLAH
    AS-SALAM-O ALAIKA WA ALA-JADDE-KA WA ABEEK
    AS-SALAM-O ALAIKA WA-ALA-UMME-KA WA AKHEEK
    AS SALAM-O ALAIKUM WA RAHMATULLAHE WA BARAKATOHU
    ALLAH HUMMA SWALLEALLA MOHAMMADIW-WA-AALEY MOHAMMAD

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  4. Sayyed ne Karbala mein vaade nibha diye hain,
    Deen-e-Mohammadi ke gulshan khila diye hain
    Boley Hussain Maula teri raza ki khaatir,
    Ek ek karke maine heeray luta diye hain.
    Dua Ma yaad

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  5. My tributes are for The Great Imam of the mankind.Who is a representative of Allah almighty and fought the representative (Yazid-shujra e malounah)of Shaitan maloun.And woe be tied upon those who killed the grand son of our prophet.I do believe it’s enough for the great imam that he is grand son of Hazrat Muhammad and son of Hazrtat Ali and Hazrat Fatima (shujra tuyiba).Alla lantullah aluluzalemeen!!!

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