Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq in Iran in 2025

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq in Iran in 2025
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Imam Sadeq, the sixth Shia Imam, died on 25th Shawwal, 148 AH after being poisoned by Al-Mansur

When is Martyrdom Of Imam Sadeq?

Martyrdom Of Imam Sadeq is a national holiday in the Islamic Republic of Iran observed on 25 Shawwal. AS this date moves forward in the western calendar, please see our table for the dates.

This holiday commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (SA) who died in 765 after being poisoned by Al-Mansur.

History of Martyrdom Of Imam Sadeq

Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq also known as Jaʿfar al-Sadiq or simply Al-Sadiq ("The Truthful"), was the sixth Shia Imam and a major figure in Shia Islam.

Al-Sadiq was born in either 700 or 702 CE. He inherited the position of an imam from his father, Muhammad al-Baqir, in his mid-thirties.

He was a descendant of Ali his father's side, and of Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr on the side of his mother, Umm Farwah bint al-Qasim.

As an imam, Al-Sadiq stayed out of the political conflicts that embroiled the region, and recognised by all Shia sects as an Imam, and is revered in traditional Sunnism as a transmitter of Hadith, a prominent jurist, and mystic.

He was the victim of harassment by the Abbasid caliphs, and was, according to most Shia Muslims, poisoned at the orders of the Caliph al-Mansur on Shawwal 25, 148 AH. (765 CE)

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