Amr b. Khalid al-Saydawi
|Amr b. Khalid al-Saydawi|
|Native name||عَمرو بن خالِد الاَسَدی الصَیداوی|
|Full Name||Amr b. Khalid al-Asadi al-Saydawi|
|Companion of||Imam al-Hussain|
|Place(s) of Residence||Kufa|
|Cause ofDeath/Martyrdom||Battle of Karbala|
|Burial Place||The Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain|
|Activities||Attending the uprising of Muslim b. Aqil|
Amr b. Khalid al-Asadi Saydawi was among noble people of Kufa who joined the caravan of Imam Hussain after martyrdom of Muslim b. Aqil. He was eventually martyred at the Battle of Karbala.
Life[edit | edit source]
Abu Khalid Amr b. Khalid b. Hakim b. Hizam al-Asadi al-Saydawi was among the noble people of Kufa and a devotee of Ahl al-Bayt .
In the Battle of Karbala[edit | edit source]
Amr was among Kufan Shi'a who gave allegiance to Muslim b. Aqil. After Muslim was martyred, he fled from Kufa.
Escaping the army of Ibn Ziad, Amr fled from Kufa accompanied by his servant Sa'd, Mujammi' b. Abd Allah al-A'idhi and Nafi' b. Hilal and with the guidance of Tirimmah joined the caravan of Imam Hussain in Udhayb al-Hijanat. Hurr wanted to capture or return them, but Imam prevented him from that. 
Martyrdom[edit | edit source]
On the Day of Ashura, Amr and his servant with some others first attacked the army of Umar b. Sa'd, then the army of Umar b. Sa'd besieged them. Abbas b. Ali attacked the army of Umar b. Sa'd and rescued them. They attacked once again and fought until they were all martyred in one place. He is buried in the mass grave of the martyrs of Karbala in the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain.
Source[edit | edit source]
WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt
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