Start of the new Islamic year of 1430 Hijri. Please check with your local mosque/imambargah for the equivalent date of December 2008.
Some important events of this first month are as follows:
1st – Start of the new Islamic year 1430 A.H.
2nd – Arrival of Imam Hussain(a.s.) in Karbala – (61 A.H.)
7th – Water finished in the camp of Imam Hussain(a.s.) and tents moved away from the Euphrates river – (61 A.H.)
10th – Day of Ashura – Martyrdom of Imam Hussain(a.s.) and his companions – (61 A.H.)
12th – Soyem of the martyrs of Karbala (61 A.H.)
13th – Change of direction of Qibla from Baitul Maqdas to Kaaba – (2 A.H.)
17th – Attack of Abraha’s army on Khana-e-Kaaba (1 Aamul Feel)
25th – Martyrdom of Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(a.s.) – (95 A.H.)