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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

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

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]


  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.


  • 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.