61 AH

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Centuries: 1st century BH1st century2nd century
Years: 58 59 606162 63 64

Year 61 AH[1] started on Monday, October 1, 680 CE, and ended on Thursday, September 19, 681 CE[2].

This year is one of the most important years in Lunar Hijri calendar. In this year the tragedy of Karbala took place during which Imam al-Husayn (a), the third Imam of Twelver Shia and his companions were martyred in a battle with the army of Yazid b. Mu'awiya led by 'Umar b. Sa'd.




  1. Latin: Anno Hegirae, "in the year of the Hijra (Lunar Hijri calendar)
  2. WikiShia:Manual of Style/Dates