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Companion of Imam (a)
Suwayd b. 'Amr al-Khath'ami
Full NameSuwayd b. 'Amr b. Abi Muta' al-Khath'ami
Companion ofImam al-Hussain (a)
LineageKhath'am tribe
Cause of
Martyred in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceKarbala

Suwayd b. ʿAmr b. Abi Mutaʿ al-Khathʿami (Arabic: سُوَیْد بْن عَمْرو بْن أبی مُطاع الخَثْعَمی) was martyred shortly after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain. Hence, he is known as the last martyr of Karbala.

Lineage and Character[edit | edit source]

Suwayd b. Amr b. Abi Muta' al-Khath'ami was a nobleman from the Khath'am tribe. He was known as a pious man and a skillful and brave warrior.[1]

Battle of Karbala[edit | edit source]

Suwayd was the last person from Imam Hussain's army who went to the battlefield[2]. He fought bravely against Yazid's army until he was severely injured and fell down among other martyrs. Everyone thought that he was killed. After a while, however, Suwayd heard people saying that Imam Hussain was killed. He stood on his feet with a great deal of effort and since his sword was taken away, he fought with a dagger until he was martyred. It is said that Urwa b. Battan al-Tha'labi and Zayd b. Riqad al-Janbi killed him.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 169.
  2. Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk, vol. 5, p. 446.
  3. Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk, vol. 5, p. 442; Balādhurī, Ansāb al-ashrāf, vol. 3, p. 204; Ibn Athīr, al-Kāmil fī l-tārīkh, vol. 4, p. 79.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Balādhurī, Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-. Ansāb al-ashrāf. Edited by Muḥammad Bāqir Maḥmūdī. Beirut: Dār al-Taʿāruf li-l-Maṭbūʿāt, 1977.
  • Ibn Athīr, ʿAlī b. Muḥammad. Al-Kāmil fī l-tārīkh. Beirut: Dār al-Ṣādir, 1385 AH.
  • Samāwī, Muḥammad al-. Ibṣār al-ʿayn fī anṣār al-Hussain. Qom: Zamzam-i Hidāyat, 1384 Sh.
  • Ṭabarī, Muḥammad b. Jarīr al-. Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk. Beirut: Muʾassisat al-Aʿlamī, 1403 AH.

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