Qasit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi

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Qasit b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi
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Native nameقاسِط بن زُهیر بن حرث التغلبی
Full NameQasit b. Zuhayr b. Harth al-Taghlibi
Companion ofImam Ali, Imam al-Hussain
Cause of
Martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceThe Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain, Karbala, Iraq
ActivitiesParticipating 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. [1]He was also a member of Imam Hasan's military force in Kufa.[1]

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. [2]

He is mentioned in ziarat al-Shuhada: "peace be upon Qasit and Kurdus, the sons of Zuhayr al-Taghlibi".[3]

Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 200.
  2. Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 200.
  3. Ibn Mashhadī, al-Mazār al-kabīr, p. 494; Shahīd al-Awwal, al-Mazar, p. 153; Majlisī, Biḥār al-anwār, vol. 98, p. 273.