Category: This Day in History

Thursday, 9th April, 2015

Thursday, 9th April, 2015

​1825 solar years ago, on this day in 193 AD, Lucius Septimius Severus seized power of the Roman Empire on the death of Emperor Pertinax, after deposing and killing the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus, during the “Year of the Five Emperors”.  Of Syrian-Punic origin, he then fought his rival claimants, the generals, Pescennius Niger and Clodius [&hellip

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015

​1798 solar years ago, on this day in 217 AD, Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated after a 6-year reign by his guards while urinating at a roadside in Edessa in northern Mesopotamia, a year after he tricked the Iranians into believing that he was sincere in his peace and marriage proposal to the daughter of Parthian [&hellip

Friday, 3rd April, 2015

Friday, 3rd April, 2015

​1367 lunar years ago, on this day in 69 AH, the pious lady, Hazrat Omm al-Baneen (SA), the mother of the valiant standard-bearer of Karbala, Hazrat Abbas (AS), passed away in Medina, and was laid to rest in the Baqie Cemetery, next to Safiyyah and Atikah, the paternal aunts of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).  Her real name [&hellip

Thursday, 2nd April, 2015

Thursday, 2nd April, 2015

​1273 solar years ago, on this day in 742 AD, the king of the Franks, Charlemagne, was born in either Aachen in modern-day Germany or Liege (Herstal) in present-day Belgium.  He was the son of Pepin the Short and following the death of his father in 768, he was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman [&hellip

Wednesday, 1st April, 2015

Wednesday, 1st April, 2015

​1488 solar years ago, on this day in 527 AD, Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne. On the death of Justin I in August the same year, Justinian became the sole ruler and embarked on a policy of expansionism as he strove to become the emperor [&hellip

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015

1388 solar years ago, on this day in 627 AD, Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) and the fledgling Muslim community of Medina triumphed in the Battle of Trench (Khandaq) over a joint Arab-Israeli force of 10,000 after withstanding a 27-day siege led by the archenemy of Islam, Abu Sufyan.  Also known as the Battle of Confederates (Ahzaab), the [&hellip

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