Muhammad b. Abd Allah b. Ja'far

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Muhammad b. Abd Allah b. Ja'far
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Native nameمحمد بن عبدالله بن جعفر
Full NameMuhammad b. Abd Allah b. Ja'far b. Abi Talib b. Abd al-Muttalib
Companion ofImam al-Hussain
LineageBanu Hashim
Wellknown RelativesImam Ali(Grandfather), Fatima(Grandmather), Zaynab(Mother)
Place of BirthMedina
Place(s) of ResidenceMedina
Cause of
Martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceHoly Shrine of Imam Hussain,Karbala, Iraq
ActivitiesParticipating in the Battle of Karbala

Muḥammad b. Abd Allah b. Jaʿfar was Zaynab's son. Together with his brother Awn, Muhammad accompanied Imam Hussain and they were martyrs of Karbala.

Biography[edit | edit source]

His father was Abd Allah b. Ja'far b. Abi Talib a Companion of the Prophet. His ancestor was Ja'far al-Tayyar, whom the Prophet appointed as the head of the emigrants to Abyssinia. his mother was Zaynab,[1] the daughter of Imam Ali and Fatima .

Accompanying Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]

When Imam Hussain moved from Mecca to Medina, Abd Allah b. Ja'far wrote a letter to the Imam, trying to change the Imam's mind. He sent the letter through his sons Muhammad and Awn, but when Ja'far realized that the Imam is determined to go, he advised Muhammad and Awn to accompany the Imam.[2]

Martyrdom[edit | edit source]

On the Day of Ashura, Muhammad fought bravely and killed 10 warriors of enemy's army, but at the end was killed by Amir b. Nahshal al-Tamimi.[3]

Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ṭabarī, Kāmil-i Bahāʾī, p. 674.
  2. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 69.
  3. Ibn Shahrāshūb, Manāqib, vol. 4, p. 106.