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Martyrdom of Lady Zainab

Martyrdom of Lady Zainab is marked on 24th of Safar.This year, it falls on Wed Oct 23 2019 . [1]

Lady Zainab was the illustrious daughter of Imam Ali and Lady Fatima, who universalized the message of Husain's revolution and laid the foundation of Mourning for Imam Husain (AS). She was martyred on 24th of Safar, but the date is disputed, and according to some sources its 15th of Rajab.

She was taken captive along with other women of Prophet's Household shortly after the massacre of Karbala.Along with Imam Zainul Abideen, she gave eloquent sermons in the support of the cause of the martyrs of Karbala,on her way to Kufa and Damascus. In Damascus, she confronted Yazid, and from that moment onwards, in evoking the farflung conquest of Husain, metaphorically turned the Ummayyad Court into a Karbala.


[1] Actual date may depend on the local sighting of moon. This is an estimate.