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Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah 2023, 2024 and 2025 in Iran

Every 3 Jumada Al-thani in Iran is a public holiday called Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah. It is set on the martyrdom anniversary day of Fatemah, daughter of Muhammad, according to the Islamic Calendar. The date varies from year to year on the Western Calendar.

202317 DecSunMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
20245 DecThuMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
202524 NovMonMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
202614 NovSatMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The holiday is actually observed for the first three days of the month, with the actual holiday date being on the third day. The main events are mourning ceremonies that are held all over Iran and in other countries where there are significant Shia Muslim populations.

Fatemah was not only a daughter of Muhammad but also the wife of Imam Ali, whom Shiites regard as the first true Imam. Then, Fatemah also became the mother of the second and third Imams. Thus, she played multiple important roles in early Muslim history and is looked up to as an example of virtue and of all that women in Islam should strive to become.

Additional facts about Fatemah to be aware of include: she married Muhammad’s cousin, who was the first Islamic convert; she was the daughter of Muhammad’s first wife, Khadijah; and she provided the only line of descent from Muhammad, which became the Fatimid Dynasty.

Shiites believe that Fatemah was killed just a few months after Muhammad died by Umar, who then usurped the position of Caliph. Every year, Iranians and other Shiites go on processions and perform mourning ceremonies to remember Fatemah.

Previous Years

20227 JanFriMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
27 DecTueMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
202117 JanSunMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
202029 JanWedMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
20198 FebFriMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
201819 FebMonMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
20172 MarThuMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah