Habbab b. Amir

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Habbab b. Amir
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Native nameحبیب بن امیر
Full NameHabbab b. Amir (Harith) b. Kaʿb b. Taym al-Lat b.Thaʿlaba al-Taymi
Companion ofImam al-Hussain
Cause of
Battle of Karbala

Habbab b. Amir was a devoted Shi'a who pledged allegiance to Muslim b. Aqil. After the martyrdom of Muslim, he fled secretly Kufa to join Imam Hussain's camp in Karbala. He was eventually martyred at the Battle of Karbala.

Martyrdom[edit | edit source]

When Habbab b. Amir learned about the martyrdom of Muslim b. Aqil, he hid and waited for an opportunity to join Imam. After he was informed about moving Imam Hussain toward Kufa, left Kufa secretly and joined the caravan of Imam. He was martyred on the day of Ashura.

Some sources reported his martyrdom in the first attack of the army of Umar b. Sa'd.[1]

Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ḥusaynī Shīrāzī, Dhakhīrat al-dārayn, p. 473; Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 195.