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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 Karbāla’, 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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