1st Safar 2021 date in Saudi Arabia is 8 September. Whereas the first date of the Safar month calendar in Pakistan and South Asian countries is 9 September. Important events associated with this month are mention below. This calendar is automatically updated as per moon sighting and will change accordingly.
Islamic month consists of 29 or 30 days. The last month was of 30 days, so it is expected that there will be 29 days in this month. However, the final decision depends on Ruet e Hilal or moon sighting.
When is Safar 2021 Start Date In Pakistan?
The 1st Safar 2021 date in Pakistan will be on September 9. However, the starting date of the Safar month calendar depends on the decision of moon sighting or Ruet e Hilal Committee. On our website, you can view the complete Safar month calendar 2021.
History and Meaning of Safar Name
In the old era, Arabs understand the significance of sacred months including Dhul Qadah, Dhul Hijjah, and Muharram. They refrain from battle and war during this time. However, at the start of the month of Safar, they began to leave their homes empty and try their best to participate in war and do raids as they can collect the much war booty that is possible for them. Safar’s month got its name from this tradition of ‘emptying of the houses’ because one of the literal meanings of Safar is “Empty”.
On the other hand, the word Safar is also related to “whistling of the wind”. However, it refers to the year’s windiest time. It is noted that many of the Islamic months have been assigned a name as per the weather conditions. However, the Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar is lunar and faces a gap of around 10 to 12 days each year. It means that seasons do not apply to them anymore.
Important Events Related To Safar Month Calendar 2021
The month of Safar is related to several historic events. However, information about some important events from Safar month calendar is provided below:
1st Safar: Prisoners of Battle of Karbala came to Yazid’s Palace that was located in Syria.
13th Safar: Martyrdom of Bibi Sukayna Bint Hussain (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Her) also known as Bibi Sakina, youngest daughter of Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him).
16th Safar: Christian Spain defeated Almohads during the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa.
17th Safar: According to one tradition, Hazrat Imam Ali al Ridha was martyred on that day.
20th Safar: Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (RA) also known as Arbaeen, the 40th day after Ashura (Muharram 10).
27th Safar: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) did a migration from Mecca to Medina.
28th Safar: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) fell ill.
28th Safar: Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him), who was the Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the elder son of Hazrat Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him).