Qasit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi
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|Qasit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi|
|Native name||قاسِط بن زُهیر بن حرث التغلبی|
|Full Name||Qasit b. Zuhayr b. Harth al-Taghlibi|
|Companion of||Imam Ali, Imam al-Hussain|
|Cause ofDeath/Martyrdom||Martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala|
|Burial Place||The Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain, Karbala, Iraq|
|Activities||Participating in the Battle of Karbala|
Qasit b. Zuhay al-Taghlibi was among those companions of Imam Hussain who were martyred in the first attack of Umar b. Sa'd's army. He was also a companion of Imam Ali.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Qasit was a companion of Imam Ali who participated in various battles including Jamal, Siffin, and Nahrawan. He was also a member of Imam Hasan's military force in Kufa.
Martydom[edit | edit source]
According to historical sources, he was among those martyrs of Karbala who were martyred in the first raid. After Imam Hussain's caravan reached Karbala, he and his brothers, Kurdus and Muqsit joined the Imam's army overnight and were martyred on the Day of Ashura. 
He is mentioned in ziarat al-Shuhada: "peace be upon Qasit and Kurdus, the sons of Zuhayr al-Taghlibi".
Source[edit | edit source]
- WikiShia, An online encyclopedia of the school of Ahl al-Bayt
- Shaykh Abbas Qummi , Nafasul Mahmum; Relating to the heart rending tragedy of Karbala