Muqsit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi

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Muqsit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi
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Native nameمُقسِط بن زُهَیر بن حَرث التَغلِبی
Full NameMuqsiṭ b. Zuhayr b. Ḥarth al-Taghlibi
Companion ofImam al-Hussain
LineageTaghlib tribe
Death/Martyrdom61/680
Cause of
Death/Martyrdom
Martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala
ActivitiesParticipating in the Battle of Karbala

Muqsit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi was a companion of Imam Hussain who was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. He was also a companion of Imam Ali. According to some sources, he was martyred in the first attack of Umar b. Sa'd's army.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Muqsit accompanied Imam Ali in various battles including battles of Jamal, Siffin, and Nahrawan. [1]

He was also a member of Imam Hasan military forces in Kufa.[1]

In the Battle of Karbala[edit | edit source]

After Imam Hussain's caravan reached Karbala, he and his brothers, Kurdus and Qasit, joined the Imam's army overnight. He was martyred on the Day of Ashura.[2] According to historical sources, he was among those Martyrs of Karbala who were martyed in the first attack of Umar b. Sa'd's army.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 200.
  2. Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 200.