THE LAST DAY OF SAFAR
According to the narration of al-Yabirsi and Ibn al-Athir, Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida(a.s.) was martyred on the last day of Safar, AH 203, because of poison that was mixed with grapes and offered to him. He was fifty-five years old when he departed life. His tomb was at the house of Hamid ibn Qahtabah in the village of Sanabad in the city of Yus. In the same house, Harun, the ‘Abbasid ruler, was buried, too.