Category: This Day in History

Friday, 27th March, 2015

Friday, 27th March, 2015

​1050 lunar years ago, on this day in 386 AD, the Shafe’i Sufi scholar, Mohammad ibn Ali, known popularly as Abu Talib al-Makki, passed away in Baghdad.  He was hadith expert and jurist as well, and author of “Quwwat al-Qulub” (The Nourishment of Hearts), a book used by the Iranian Shafe’i scholar, Abu Hamed Ghazali, as a source [&hellip

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015

1206 lunar years ago, on this day in 230 AH, the renowned Iraqi hadith scholar and historian, Mohammad Ibn Sa’d Ibn Mani al-Baghdadi, passed away. He was a student of the celebrated historian, Mohammad bin Omar al-Waqedi.  Ibn Sa’d is famous for his voluminous book “at-Tabaqaat al-Kubra”, which is a biography of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), the early Muslims, [&hellip

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015

1425 lunar years ago, on this day in 11 AH, the venerable daughter of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), Hazrat Fatema Zahra (SA) was tragically martyred, leaving behind in a state of mourning her bereaved husband, Imam Ali, and four little children – sons, Imam Hasan and Imam Husain; and daughters, Hazrat Zainab and Hazrat Omm Kolsoum (peace [&hellip

Monday, 23rd March, 2015

Monday, 23rd March, 2015

​1243 lunar years ago, on this day in 193 AH, Haroun ar-Rashid, the 5thcaliph of the usurper Abbasid Dynasty, died in Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, and was buried in Tous, in what is now the city of Mashhad, after a tyrannical rule of 23 years, during which he cruelly martyred over 60 descendents of Prophet Mohammad [&hellip

Saturday, 21st March, 2015

Saturday, 21st March, 2015

Today, the 1st of Farvardin, on completion of Planet Earth’s another annual orbit around the sun at 02:15:11 hours Tehran Time (22:45:11 GMT), Iranians throughout the country ushered in the year 1394 solar hijri, which like its lunar counterpart (1436), is dated and calculated as per the auspicious migration of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) from Mecca – [&hellip

Friday, 20th March, 2015

Friday, 20th March, 2015

1131 lunar years ago, on this day in 305 AH, the great scholar, Abu Ja’far Mohammad ibn Uthman al-Amri, passed away in Baghdad, after serving for 40 years as Nuwwab (Deputy) of the Lord of the Age, Imam Mahdi (AS), the 12th and Last Infallible Heir of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), during the 69-year period of “Ghaybat as-Soghra” (Minor [&hellip

Thursday,19th March, 2015

Thursday,19th March, 2015

​1780 solar years ago, on this day in 235 AD, Roman Emperor Alexander Severus, who suffered a series of disastrous defeats in the Levant and Armenia at the hands of the rising power of the Sassanid Dynasty of Iran, was assassinated, along with his mother Julia Mamaea, by legionaries near modern Mainz in Europe. 1153 lunar [&hellip

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015

​986 lunar years ago, on this day in 450 AH, Abu’l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ali an-Najashi, passed away in Matirabad near the city of Samarra in Iraq at the age of 78.  He is considered the earliest and among the most authentic Shi’ite Muslim scholars of “Ilm ar-Rijaal”, which literally means “Knowledge of Men”, and refers to a discipline of [&hellip

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015

1825 solar years ago, on this day in 180 AD, Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, died after a reign of 19 years that saw his generals emerge as victors of the 5-year long war (161-65) against the Parthian Empire of Iran in Armenia and Mesopotamia, following initial Iranian victories in Syria and Anatolia. The Roman success, however, [&hellip

Monday, 16th March, 2015

Monday, 16th March, 2015

2612 solar years ago, on this day in 597 BC, the Babylonian tyrant, Nebuchadnezzar II (Bokht an-Nasar) after capturing the holy city of Bayt al-Moqaddas, replaced the Israelite king, Jeconiah (Yaqunia) with his own uncle Zedekiah (Sadqiya), bringing under direct rule of Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) the kingdom of Judah (Palestine), which until then was a [&hellip