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'''Murra b. Munqidh al-'Abdi''' (Arabic: مُرّة بن مُنقذ العَبدی) was in the army of [[Omar Ibn Sa’d|'Umar b. Sa'd]] in the Battle of [[Karbala]]. In historical sources, he is mentioned as the murderer of [[Ali al-Akbar ibn al-Hussain|'Ali al-Akbar]]. He was hit by his right arm when he was surrounded by [[al-Mukhtar]]'s soldiers, leading to his paralysis until his death. He could escape the surround and joined Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr in Basra.
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'''Murra b. Munqidh al-Abdi''' (Arabic: مُرّة بن مُنقذ العَبدی) was in the army of [[Omar Ibn Sa’d|'Umar b. Sa'd]] in the Battle of [[Karbala]]. In historical sources, he is mentioned as the murderer of [[Ali al-Akbar ibn al-Hussain|Ali al-Akbar]]. He was hit by his right arm when he was surrounded by [[al-Mukhtar]]'s soldiers, leading to his paralysis until his death. He could escape the surround and joined Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr in Basra.
  
 
==Name and Lineage==
 
==Name and Lineage==
Murra was from the 'Abd al-Qays tribe. He is variously mentioned as Murra b. Munqidh b. Shuja' al-'Abdi, Murra b. Munqidh b. Nu'man al-'Abdi, and Murra b. Munqidh b. 'Abd al-Qays.
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Murra was from the Abd al-Qays tribe. He is variously mentioned as Murra b. Munqidh b. Shuja' al-Abdi, Murra b. Munqidh b. Nu'man al-Abdi, and Murra b. Munqidh b. Abd al-Qays.
  
His father, Munqidh b. Nu'man, was the flag-holder of the 'Abd al-Qays tribe in the army of [[Ali ibn Abi Talib|Imam 'Ali]] in the Battle of Jamal. He held the flag of the tribe when a number of the tribe's flag-holders such as [[Qasim b. Muslim]], Zayd b. Sawhan, and Sayhan b. Sawhan were martyred. He gave the flag to his son, Murra b. Munqidh who held the flag until the end of the battle.
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His father, Munqidh b. Nu'man, was the flag-holder of the Abd al-Qays tribe in the army of [[Ali ibn Abi Talib|Imam Ali]] in the Battle of Jamal. He held the flag of the tribe when a number of the tribe's flag-holders such as [[Qasim b. Muslim]], Zayd b. Sawhan, and Sayhan b. Sawhan were martyred. He gave the flag to his son, Murra b. Munqidh who held the flag until the end of the battle.
  
 
==In the Battle of Ashura==
 
==In the Battle of Ashura==
Murra b. Munqidh was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of [[Ashura]]. He speared 'Ali al-Akbar, making him fall on the ground. In historical sources, he is mentioned as the murderer of 'Ali al-Akbar. When 'Ali al-Akbar recited a paean to the effect that "we deserve the [[Prophet Muhammad]] more than [[Shimr b. Dhi l-Jawshan]], 'Umar b. Sa'd, and [[Obayd-Allah Ibn Ziad|'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad]]", Murra b. Munqidh al-'Abdi said: "I will be blamed with the biggest sin of Arabs if… I do not make his father mourn for him."
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Murra b. Munqidh was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of [[Ashura]]. He speared Ali al-Akbar, making him fall on the ground. In historical sources, he is mentioned as the murderer of Ali al-Akbar. When Ali al-Akbar recited a paean to the effect that "we deserve the [[Prophet Muhammad]] more than [[Shimr b. Dhi l-Jawshan]], 'Umar b. Sa'd, and [[Obayd-Allah Ibn Ziad|'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad]]", Murra b. Munqidh al-Abdi said: "I will be blamed with the biggest sin of Arabs if… I do not make his father mourn for him."
  
He is cursed in [[Ziyarah al-Nahiya al-Muqaddasa]] as the murderer of 'Ali al-Akbar.
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He is cursed in [[Ziyarah al-Nahiya al-Muqaddasa]] as the murderer of Ali al-Akbar.
  
 
==After the Ashura==
 
==After the Ashura==
When al-Mukhtar was hunting down the murderers of Imam al-Hussain, he commissioned 'Abd Allah b. Kamil and a group of others to arrest Murra b. Munqidh. Ibn Kamil surrounded Murra's house. Murra fought Ibn Kamil's people while riding his horse. He speared and injured 'Abd Allah al-Shibami, a soldier of Ibn Kamil. Ibn Kamil hit Murra's right arm with his sword; his arm broke but it was not amputated. Murra could escape the surround. He went to Basra and joined Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr. His arm was paralyzed until his death.
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When al-Mukhtar was hunting down the murderers of Imam al-Hussain, he commissioned Abd Allah b. Kamil and a group of others to arrest Murra b. Munqidh. Ibn Kamil surrounded Murra's house. Murra fought Ibn Kamil's people while riding his horse. He speared and injured Abd Allah al-Shibami, a soldier of Ibn Kamil. Ibn Kamil hit Murra's right arm with his sword; his arm broke but it was not amputated. Murra could escape the surround. He went to Basra and joined Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr. His arm was paralyzed until his death.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
* [http://en.wikishia.net/view/Murra_b._Munqidh_al-%27Abdi WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt]
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*[http://en.wikishia.net/view/Murra_b._Munqidh_al-%27Abdi WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt]
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Latest revision as of 15:34, 1 August 2020

Murra b. Munqidh al-'Abdi
Known forMurderer of Ali Akbar

Murra b. Munqidh al-Abdi (Arabic: مُرّة بن مُنقذ العَبدی) was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of Karbala. In historical sources, he is mentioned as the murderer of Ali al-Akbar. He was hit by his right arm when he was surrounded by al-Mukhtar's soldiers, leading to his paralysis until his death. He could escape the surround and joined Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr in Basra.

Name and Lineage[edit | edit source]

Murra was from the Abd al-Qays tribe. He is variously mentioned as Murra b. Munqidh b. Shuja' al-Abdi, Murra b. Munqidh b. Nu'man al-Abdi, and Murra b. Munqidh b. Abd al-Qays.

His father, Munqidh b. Nu'man, was the flag-holder of the Abd al-Qays tribe in the army of Imam Ali in the Battle of Jamal. He held the flag of the tribe when a number of the tribe's flag-holders such as Qasim b. Muslim, Zayd b. Sawhan, and Sayhan b. Sawhan were martyred. He gave the flag to his son, Murra b. Munqidh who held the flag until the end of the battle.

In the Battle of Ashura[edit | edit source]

Murra b. Munqidh was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of Ashura. He speared Ali al-Akbar, making him fall on the ground. In historical sources, he is mentioned as the murderer of Ali al-Akbar. When Ali al-Akbar recited a paean to the effect that "we deserve the Prophet Muhammad more than Shimr b. Dhi l-Jawshan, 'Umar b. Sa'd, and 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad", Murra b. Munqidh al-Abdi said: "I will be blamed with the biggest sin of Arabs if… I do not make his father mourn for him."

He is cursed in Ziyarah al-Nahiya al-Muqaddasa as the murderer of Ali al-Akbar.

After the Ashura[edit | edit source]

When al-Mukhtar was hunting down the murderers of Imam al-Hussain, he commissioned Abd Allah b. Kamil and a group of others to arrest Murra b. Munqidh. Ibn Kamil surrounded Murra's house. Murra fought Ibn Kamil's people while riding his horse. He speared and injured Abd Allah al-Shibami, a soldier of Ibn Kamil. Ibn Kamil hit Murra's right arm with his sword; his arm broke but it was not amputated. Murra could escape the surround. He went to Basra and joined Mus'ab b. al-Zubayr. His arm was paralyzed until his death.

References[edit | edit source]