Uthman b. Khalid al-Juhani

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Uthman b. Khalid al-Juhani
Murderer of Abd al-Rahman b. Aqil
Native name
عُثْمان بن خالد الجُهَنی
Full NameUthman b. Khalid b. Usayr al-Duhmani al-Juhani
LineageBanu Juhayna
Cause of DeathKilled by order of al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi
EraBanu Umayya
Known forStealing Abd al-Rahman b. Aqil's cloth

Uthman b. Khalid al-Juhani (Arabic:عُثْمان بن خالد الجُهَنی) (killed in 66/685) was a member of Omar b. Sa'd's army in the Battle of Karbala and killed Abd al-Rahman b. Aqil. After Mukhtar ordered the execution of those involved in the massacre of Karbala, Othman b. Khalid was killed by Abd Allah b. Kamil's soldiers.

Name and Lineage[edit | edit source]

His name was mentioned differently among historical sources as Othman b. Khalid b. Asid al-Juhani, Othman b. Khalid b. Ashim al-Juhani, Omar b. Khalid b. Asad al-Juhani, Othman b. Khalid b. Asir al-Juhani and 'Uthman b. Khalid al-Hamdani. Othman b. Khalid was from Bani Juhayna.

On the Day of Ashura[edit | edit source]

In the Battle of Karbala, Othman b. Khalid was fighting on the side of Omar b. Sa'd's army. Different sources have mentioned him as the murderer of Abd al-Rahman b. Aqil or among his murderers who helped Bushr b. Sut al-Qabidi to murder Abd al-Rahman and stole his clothes. Some sources have mentioned about his role in the martyrdom of Abd Allah Akbar b. Aqil as well. However, in Akhbar al-Tiwal, Abd Allah b. Urwa al-Khath'ami is introduced as the murderer of Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil.

In the Ziyarah al-Shuhada, Omar b. Khalid b. Asad al-Juhani is cursed as the murderer of Abd al-Rahman b. Aqil.

Fate[edit | edit source]

Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari has quoted from Musa b. Amir al-Aduwi from Bani Juhayna,

"In 66/685, Mukhtar sent Abd Allah b. Kamil to kill Uthman b. Khalid and Bushr b. Sut. Ibn Kamil besieged Bani Duhman mosque and threatened that if they do not submit the two to him, he will kill them all. Following his threat, an army went after Khalid and Bishr and found them in a place called Jubana where they wanted to escape toward the island and brought them to Ibn Kamil. Abd Allah beheaded them in a place called, the well of Ja'd and then by the order of Mukhtar, burned their bodies."

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