Abd Allah ibn al-Hasan

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Abd Allah ibn al-Hasan
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Native nameعبدالله بن الحسن
Full NameAbd Allah ibn al-Ḥasan
Death/MartyrdomMuharram 10, 61/October 13, 680
Burial PlaceShrine of Imam al-Hussain, Karbala

Abd Allah ibn al-Hasan is son of Imam al-Hasan who accompanied Imam Hussain in his journey from Mecca to Kufa. He was finally martyred on the day of Ashura having still, as some sources mention, not reached puberty..

Birth and lineage[edit | edit source]

Historical sources have not given any information on Abd Allah's life prior to the Battle of Karbala. The only information being mentioned in some sources is that Abd Allah had not yet reached puberty when he was martyred.

Some believe his mother was the daughter of Salil b. Abd Allah, brother of Jarir b. Abd Allah al-Bajali, while others have simply reported that his mother was a slave without naming her.

Martyrdom[edit | edit source]

In al-Irshad, Shaykh al-Mufid narrates Abd Allah's martyrdom: "Then, Abd Allah b. al-Hasan, who had still not reached puberty, left his tent and went to his uncle. Lady Zaynab went after him to took him back, and Imam al-Hussain also told her to stop him, but Abd Allah strongly objected and said: "By God, I shall not separate from my uncle". So he went to the battlefield after Qasim, saying, “If you do not know me I am the son of Haydar, I am a Male Lion of the thicket, and am a wild wind upon the enemies”.

Abjar b. Ka'b set to attack Imam Hussain with a sword. Abd Allah addressed him, "Woe to you oh impure offspring, do you want to kill my uncle".

Abjar attacked with his sword and Abd Allah brought his hand forward [and the sword hits his hand], and his hand hanged from his skin.[1]

At this point Imam al-Hussain hugged him and said, "Oh son of my brother, have patience and see this event as a good bode for yourself, for God shall unite you with your righteous fathers."[2]

Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 111; Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk, vol. 5, p. 450-451.
  2. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 111; Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk, vol. 5, p. 450-451.