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Abu l-Hutuf b. al-Harth al-Ansari

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==Joining Imam al-Hussain and Martyrdom==
Abu l-Hutuf and his brother, Sa'd b. al-Harith (Harth) were part of [[Omar Ibn Sa’d|'Umar b. Sa'd]]'s army that was fighting Imam al-Hussain. On the Day of [[Ashura|'Ashura]] when all of the Imam's companions were martyred except [[Suwayd b. 'Amr al-Khath'ami|Suwayd b. 'Amr b. Abi Muta']] and Bashir b. 'Amr al-Hadrami, the Imam asked for help, and women and children in his camp began to cry. When Abu l-Hutuf and his brother, Sa'd, heard the Imam's call and the cry of women and children from [[Prophet Muhammad|the Prophet Muhammad]]'s household, they said,<blockquote>There is no verdict except by God and we do not obey the one who committed sins; this is Hussain, the son of the daughter of our Prophet Muhammad. How can we fight him while he has no soldiers, while we hope for his grandfather's intercession on the Day of Judgment? </blockquote>At this point, the drew their swords and switched sides to Imam al-Hussain's army. After killing three people and injuring a number of others, they were both martyred in one place.
al-Samawi relates a slightly different narrative In in his ''Ibsar al-'ayn'', stating that Abu l-Hutuf and his brother, Sa'd, were martyred after Imam al-Hussain's martyrdom.
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