Malik b. Abd Allah al-Hamdani

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Malik b. Abd Allah al-Hamdani
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Native nameمالک بن عبدالله بن سریع الهَمْدانی
Full NameMalik b. 'Abd Allah b. Suray' b. Jabir al-Hamdani al-Jabiri
Companion ofImam al-Hussain
LineageHamdan tribe
Cause of
Martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceKarbala, Iraq

Malik b. Abd Allah al-Hamdani joined Imam Hussain in the Battle of Karbala and was one of the Martyrs of Karbala.

Lineage[edit | edit source]

Malik b. Abd Allah b. Suray b. Jabir al-Hamdani al-Jabiri was from the Banu Jabir tribe. Banu Jabir was a branch of the Hamdan tribe. People of Hamdan were originally from Yemen and lived in Kufa.[1]

Battle of Karbala[edit | edit source]

Malik b. Abd Allah b. Suray and Sayf b. al-Harith al-Hamdani, who were maternal half-brothers as well as paternal cousins through their fathers, went to Karbala together with their servant, Shabib, and joined the companions of Imam Hussain. On the Day of Ashura when they saw the Imam against the enemy's army, they went to him with crying eyes.

The Imam told them: " O nephews! Why are you crying? I swear to God that you will soon be delighted!"

They said: "May God sacrifice us for you! We swear to God that we are not crying for us; we are crying because we see you sieged and we cannot support you."

The Imam replied: "May God give you the best reward He gives the pious men for your companionship and help!"

After the martyrdom of Hanzala b. As'ad al-Shibami, Sayf and Malik told the Imam: "Peace be upon you, O the son of the God's messenger!" and then they attacked the enemy's army.

The Imam (a) said: "God's peace, mercy and blessings be upon you!"

They fought while supporting each other until they were both martyred.[2]

Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samʿānī, al-Ansāb, p. 419.
  2. Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 132-133; Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk, vol. 5, p. 443-444.