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'''Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di''' (Arabic: الحجاج بن زید السعدی) was among companions of [[Hussain ibn Ali|Imam Hussain]] who was martyred in [[Karbala]].
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'''Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di''' (Arabic: الحجاج بن زید السعدی) was among the companions of [[Hussain ibn Ali|Imam Hussain]] who was martyred in [[Karbala]].
  
==Lineage==
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==Father==
His father was a great speaker of his time who fought alongside [[ʿAli ibn Abi Talib|Imam Ali]]  in the [https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-the-quran/siffin-battle-of-EQSIM_00388 the Battle of Siffin]. After the [[martyrdom]] of Imam Ali, [[Mu'awiya|Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan]] appointed him as the chief of policemen, but he declined his offer.
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His father was a well known speaker who fought alongside [[ʿAli ibn Abi Talib|Imam Ali]]  in the the Battle of Siffin. After the [[martyrdom]] of Imam Ali, [[Mu'awiya|Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan]] appointed him as the chief of the Shurta, but he declined the offer.
  
 
==Battle of Karbala==
 
==Battle of Karbala==
Before departing to [[Kufa]], Imam Hussain wrote a letter to the chiefs of [[Basra]] and called them to himself. Mas'ud b. 'Amr al-Azdi (one of the fifth persons Imam wrote letter to) wrote a letter in which he mentioned his and his tribe's support for Imam. He gave his letter to Hajjaj b. Zayd to deliver it to Imam. Hajjaj delivered the letter to Imam and stayed with him and was martyred in the first attack of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd.
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Before departing to [[Kufa]], Imam Hussain wrote [[Sulayman b. Razin|a letter to the five chiefs of Basra]], inviting them to come to his aid. One of the chiefs, Mas'ud b. 'Amr al-Azdi, responded with a letter in which he mentioned his tribe's support for the Imam. He gave his letter to Hajjaj b. Zayd to deliver to the Imam. Hajjaj delivered the letter to Imam and stayed with him. He was martyred in the first attack of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd.
  
His name is mentioned in the [[Ziyara al-Shuhada]], "Peace be upon al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di."
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Hajjaj's name is mentioned in [[Ziyara al-Shuhada]], when it states,<blockquote>Peace be upon al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di.</blockquote>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
* [http://en.wikishia.net/view/Al-Hajjaj_b._Zayd_al-Sa%27di WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt]
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*[http://en.wikishia.net/view/Al-Hajjaj_b._Zayd_al-Sa%27di WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt]
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[[Category:Imam Hussain’s Companions]]
 
[[Category:Imam Hussain’s Companions]]
 
[[Category: Martyrs of Karbala]]
 
[[Category: Martyrs of Karbala]]

Latest revision as of 20:29, 25 December 2019

Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di
Full NameAl-Hajjaj b. Zayd (Badr) al-Tamimi al-Sa'idi
Companion ofImam al-Hussain
Place(s) of ResidenceBasra
Death/MartyrdomDay of Ashura
Cause of
Death/Martyrdom
Martyred in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceHoly Shrine of Imam al-Hussain

Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di (Arabic: الحجاج بن زید السعدی) was among the companions of Imam Hussain who was martyred in Karbala.

Father[edit | edit source]

His father was a well known speaker who fought alongside Imam Ali in the the Battle of Siffin. After the martyrdom of Imam Ali, Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan appointed him as the chief of the Shurta, but he declined the offer.

Battle of Karbala[edit | edit source]

Before departing to Kufa, Imam Hussain wrote a letter to the five chiefs of Basra, inviting them to come to his aid. One of the chiefs, Mas'ud b. 'Amr al-Azdi, responded with a letter in which he mentioned his tribe's support for the Imam. He gave his letter to Hajjaj b. Zayd to deliver to the Imam. Hajjaj delivered the letter to Imam and stayed with him. He was martyred in the first attack of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd.

Hajjaj's name is mentioned in Ziyara al-Shuhada, when it states,

Peace be upon al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di.

References[edit | edit source]