The Office of his Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Husseini al-Shirazi announced the Monday, September 30, 2019 is the first day of the month of Safar 1441.
As soon as the tragedy of al-Taf ended, and Imam al-Hussain and his holy family and companions (peace be upon all of them) were martyred, until other chapters of this tragic event began, as the journey of the captives of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) from Karbala to Kufa, and then to the Levant, preceded by the heads of the martyrs on spears. And the journey of captivity was an integral part of that painful event.
And on such day, the first of Safar 61 AH, was the day of the entry of the captives of the holy Household of Mohammad (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) to the Levant.
The month of Safar has several sorrowful occasions such as the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, the martyrdom of Imam al-Hassan, peace be upon him, and the martyrdom of Lady Ruqayya, peace be upon her.