means "whistling of the wind". When this name was
assigned to this month, it was probably a windy time
of the year. As mentioned earlier, most of the
months were named according to weather conditions at
the time. However, since they are based on the moon,
the months shift about 11 days every year. So, the
seasons do not necessarily correspond to the name of
the month anymore.
This time of the
year was considered to be cursed as many
catastrophes and calamities took place. However
this belief has been proven to be false and totally
without foundation (absurd).
This can also be
confirmed by the following hadeeth.
Hadhrat Jaabir (R.A.) has said that, "I have heard
saying, the descending of illness and evil
superstition befalling in the month of Safar is
1. The Battle of
Abwaa took place on 12th of Safar in the year 2 A.H.
2. The Battle of Khaibar took place in the year 7
3. Hadhrat Ali (R A ) married Prophet
daughter Hadhrat Fatima (R.A.) in the latter days of
Safar 2 A.H.
4. Khubaib Ibn Adey (R.A.) was martyred in Safar
in the year 4 A.H. in Makkah.
5. Zaid Ibn Dathina (RA) was martyred in this
month in the year 4 A.H. in Makkah.