Jabala b. Ali al-Shaybani

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Jabala b. Ali al-Shaybani
Full NameJabala b. 'Ali al-Shaybani
Companion ofImam Ali (a), Imam al-Hussain (a)
Religious AffiliationShi'a
LineageBanu Shayban tribe
Place(s) of ResidenceKufa
Death/Martyrdom61/680
Cause of
Death/Martyrdom
Martyred in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceThe Holy Shrine of Imam al-Hussain(a)
ActivitiesAttending the Battle of Siffin and uprising of Muslim b. 'Aqil

Jabala b. ʿAli al-Shaybani (Arabic: جَبَلَة بن عَلی الشَیبانی) was martyred at the Battle of Karbala. He accompanied Imam Ali in the Battle of Siffin and also participated in the uprising of Muslim b. 'Aqil in Kufa.

Before the Event of Karbala

Jabala b. 'Ali was from Banu Shayban tribe (a branch of Bakr b. Wa'il). He was famous for his bravery. According to some sources, he was in Imam 'Ali's army in the Battle of Siffin. He also accompanied Muslim b. 'Aqil in his uprising in Kufa. However, before Muslim b. 'Aqil's martyrdom, Jabala went to his own tribe and hid there.

In the Event of Karbala

When Imam Hussain reached Karbala, he joined the Imam's army. He was then martyred in the first attack on the Day of Ashura.

He is mentioned in the Ziyarat al-Shuhada: "peace be upon Jabala b. 'Ali al-Shaybani" (السَّلَامُ عَلَی جَبَلَةَ بْنِ عَلِی الشَّیبَانِی).

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