It is highly recommended to recite this du'a 10 times daily in the month of Safar. Click on the image to view.
Events in the month of Safar
The First Day of Safar
On the first of Safar, AH 37, the battle of Siffin broke out. According to some narrations, on this day in AH 61, the head of Imam al-Husayn, the chief of martyrs, entered the city of Damascus, the capital of the Umayyad rulers, on spearheads after it had been carried to it from al-Kufah, Iraq. Therefore, the Umayyads betook that day as feast day.
In fact, on this day, the grievances of Imam al-Husayn’s adherents should be aroused.
According to some narrations, on the first, or the third, of Safar, Zayd ibn `Ali ibn al-Husayn was martyred.
The Third Day of Safar
Sayyid Ibn Tawus writes down on the authority of the books of some Imamiyyah scholars that it is recommended, on the third of Safar, to offer a two unit prayer at the first of which Surah al-Fatiha and Surah al-Fath (No. 48) should be recited and at the second, Surah al-Fatiha and Surah al-Tawhid should be recited. After completion, invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, implore for forgiveness repeated one hundred times each. After all that, one may pray for granting his needs.
The Seventh Day of Safar
According to the opinions of al-Shahid and al-Kaf`ami, Imam al-Hasan al-Mujtaba (`a) was martyred on the seventh of Safar, AH 50. As for the two Shaykhs, Imam al-Hasan (`a) was martyred on the twenty-eighth of Safar.