Martyrs of Karbala

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Martyrs of Karbala are those who were martyred on Muharram 10th (Ashura), 61/680, in the Battle of Karbala by Omar b. Sa'd's army. The exact number of the Martyrs of Karbala is disputed. According to al-Shaykh al-Mufid in his al-Irshad, the number of the heads of these martyrs amounts to 72.

The 18 Martyrs from the Banu Hashim[edit | edit source]

Burial place of most of the martyrs of the Battle of Karbala, near the holy grave of Imam al-Hussain in his shrine, Karbala

Sons of Imam Ali[edit | edit source]

1. Imam Hussain bin Ali 5. Ja’far bin Ali
2. Al-Abbas bin Ali 6. Abdullah bin Ali
3. Uthman bin Ali 7. Abu Bakr b. bin Ali
4. Umar bin Ali

Sons of Imam al-Hasan[edit | edit source]

7. Al-Qasim bin al-Hasan
8. Abdullah bin al-Hasan
9 Abu Bakr bin al-Hasan


Sons of Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]

10. Ali al-Akbar bin al-Hussain
11. Ali al-Asghar bin al-Hussain


Sons of Abdullah bin Ja’far[edit | edit source]

12. Awn bin Abdullah bin Ja’far
13. Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Ja’far


Sons of Aqil bin Abdul Muttalib[edit | edit source]

14. Abdurrahman bin Aqil
15. Ja’far bin Aqil
16. Abdullah bin Aqil


Sons of Muslim bin Aqil[edit | edit source]

17. Abu Abdullah bin Muslim
18. Abdullah bin Muslim


The 18 Martyrs who left Yazid’s army and fought with Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]


1. Bakr bin Taim 10. Hallas bin Amr al-Absi
2. Jabir bin al-Hajjaj 11. Zohair bin Salim bin Amr al-Azdi
3. Juwayn b. Malik 12. Dharghama bin Malik
4. Al-Harith bin Amr al-Kindi 13. Abdurrahman bin Mas’ud at-Taimi
5. Al-Hurr bin Yazid al-Riyahi 14. Amr b. Dubay'a
6. Al-Hurr’s Brother 15. Qasim bin Habib al-Azdi
7. Al-Hurr’s son 16. Mas’ud bin al-Hajjaj at-Taimi
8. Al-Hurr’s retainer 17. An-No’man bin Amr ar-Rasibi
9.Abu l-Hutuf b. al-Harth al-Ansari 18. Sa'd b. al-Harth al-Ansari


The 11 Companions of the Prophet who were Martyred at Karbala[edit | edit source]


1. Anas bin al-Harith al-Asadi 7. Shu’aib bin Abdullah
2. Junada bin Ka’b 8. Abdurrahman bin Abdur Rabb al-Ansari
3. Habib bin Mudhahir al-Asadi 9. Uqba bin as-Salt (as-Samit)
4. Muslim bin Owsaja 10. Ammar bin Abi Salama
5. Muslim b. Kathir al-Azdi 11. Dhahir bin Amr as-Salami
6. Na’eem bin Ajlan al-Ansari


The 23 Companions of Imam Ali who fought with Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]


1. Abu Thumama Amr bin Abdullah as-Sa’idi 9. Hanzala b. As'ad al-Shibami 17. Kinana bin Atiq at-Taghlubi
2. Jundab bin Hujair al-Kindi 10. Salim 18. Majm’a bin Abdullah al-Mathheji
3. Umayya bin Sa’d at-Ta’iy 11. Sa’d bin al-Harith 19. Muqsit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi
4. Burayr bin Khudayr al-Hamadani 12. Sawwaar bin Abi Himyarr al-Fahmi 20. Nasr bin Abi Nizar
5. Jabala bin Ali ash-Shaibani 13. Shawdhab Mawla of Shakir 21. Nafi’ bin Hilal al-Bajali
6. John the slave of Abu Dharr 14. Amr bin Jundab 22. Yazid b. Maghfil al-Ju'fi
7. Al-Harith bin Nabhan 15. Qasit bin Zohair at-Taghlubi 23. Al-Hajjaj b. Masruq al-Ju'fi
8. Habashi bin Qais an-Nahmi 16. Kurdus bin Zohair at-Taghlbi


The 45 valiant soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]


1.Abu Aamir Ziyad bin Umair al-Hamadani 16. Sayf b. al-Harith al-Hamdani 31. Ubeidullah bin Yazid bin Sabeet al-Qaisi
2. Souhan bin Omayya al-Abdi 17. Saif bin Malik al-Abdi 32. Ammar bin Hassan at-Ta’iy
3. Bashir b. Amr al-Kindi 18. Suwayd b. Amr_al-Khath'ami 33. Amr b. Junada al-Ansari
4. Hubab bin al-Harith at-Taghlubi 19. Shabib bin Abdullah 34. Amr b. Khalid al-Saydawi
5. Al-Hajjaj bin Ziyad at-Tamimi 20. Aabis bin Abi Shu’aib ash-Shakiri 35. Amr bin Qaraza al-Ansari
6. Handhala bin Umar 21. Amir bin Muslim al-Abdi 36. Qarib bin Abdullah
7. Rafi’ bin Abdullah 22. Aayiz bin Mujmmi’ 37. Qasit bin Zohair at-Taghlubi
8. Zohair bin Bishr 23. Abbad bin Muhajir 38. Qu’nab bin Amr an-Nimyari
9. Zuhayr bin Qayn al-Bajali 24. Abd al-Rahman b. Abd Allah al-Arhabi 39. Malik bin Abdullah Sariyi
10. Salim bin Amr 25. Abdurrahman bin Urwa al-Ghifari 40. Mujjami’ bin Ziyad
11. Sa’d 26. Abdullah bin Urwa al-Ghifari 41. Mani’ bin Ziyad
12. Sa’id bin Abdullah al-Handafi 27. Abdullah bin Umair 42. Muhajir bin Sahm
13. Salman bin Mudharib bin Qais al-Bajali 28. Abd Allah bin Umair al-Kalbi 43. Yazid b. Thubayt al-Abdi al-Basri
14. Salim [Sulayman] 29. Abdullah bin Yazid bin Thubayt 44. Yazid bin Ziyad al-Muhajir.
15. Sa'd b. Hanzala al-Tamimi 30. Amr b. Abd Allah al-Jundu'i - Wikihussain 45. Yazid b. al-Hussain al-Hamdani

The Forerunners of Martyrdom[edit | edit source]

Beside those martyred at the battlefield, there were some followers of Imam Hussain captured and killed by Ibn Ziad’s troops before the battle of Karbala. To know more about them, please refer to this entry: The Forerunners of Martyrdom.

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