Sa'd b. Hanzala al-Tamimi

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Sa'd b. Hanzala al-Tamimi
Martyrs of Karbala.jpg
Burial place of martyrs of Karbala in the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Hussain
Native nameسعد بن حنظله تمیمی
Companion ofImam Hussain
Death/MartyrdomMuharram 10, 61/October 13, 680
Cause of
Martyred in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceKarbala
ActivitiesIn the battle of Karbala, he killed and wounded many members of Ibn Sa'd army

Sa'd b. Hanzala al-Tamimi was among prominent of Imam Hussain's companion. He was martyred on the Day of Ashura in Battle of Karbala (in 61/680).

His Name[edit | edit source]

His name was mentioned with slight variations in historical sources. Ibn Shahrashub in Manaqib al Abi Talib and 'Allama al-Majlisi in Bihar al-anwar have mentioned his name among the martyrs of Karbala, but Muhammad Taqi Shushtari believed that his correct name was Hanzala b. As'ad al-Shibami which has been explicitly mentioned in 'Uyun akhbar al-Rida. It seems that the name of the son was mistaken with the name of the father and 'As'ad was distorted to Sa'd.

In Karbala[edit | edit source]

Sa'd was a great warrior and one of the prominent companions of Imam Hussain. On the Day of Ashura when the battle had become intense, he went to Imam and asked him for permission to go to the battlefield. After receiving permission and farewell to Imam, he went to the battlefield.

His Martyrdom[edit | edit source]

Based on historical sources, he went to the battlefield before the noon on the Day of Ashura. In Manaqib al Abi Talib", Ibn Shahrashub wrote:

"He went to the battlefield after Khalid b. 'Amr al-Azdi and before 'Umayr b. 'Abd Allah al-Madhhiji and after a brave fight, killed and wounded many soldiers and was martyred in the desert of Karbala in defense of the family of Imam Ali."

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