Yazid b. Thubayt al-Abdi al-Basri
|Yazid b. Thubayt al-Abdi al-Basri|
|Native name||یَزید بن ثُبَیط العَبدی البَصری|
|Full Name||Yazid b. Thubayt al-Abdi al-Basri|
|Companion of||Imam al-Hussain|
|Lineage||Abd al-Qays tribe|
|Place(s) of Residence||Basra|
|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|
Yazid b. Thubayt al-Abdi al-Basri was among Imam Hussain's companions who was martyred in the battle of Karbala. As Imam Hussain's letter reached Basra calling on people to help him, Yazid b. Thubayt decided to join Imam's caravan. In this journey two of his sons, Abd Allah and Ubayd Allah, accompanied him. Both of his sons were martyred in the first attack of Ibn Saʿd's army and he was martyred in one-to-one battle.
Lineage[edit | edit source]
According to historical sources, he had ten sons but only two of them participated in the battle of Karbala. He was from the Abd al-Qays tribe in Basra.
Biography[edit | edit source]
As Imam Hussain's letter reached Basra calling on people to help him, Yazid b. Thubayt decided to join Imam's caravan. He announced, in a meeting in Mariya bt. Munqidh's house where a number of Basra's Shi'as gathered, that he wanted to go to Mecca to help Imam Hussain. Two of his sons, Abd Allah and Ubayd Allah, as well as Amir b. Muslim al-Abdi and his servant, Salim, Sayf b. Malik al-Abdi and Adham b. Umayya al-Abdi joined him. They met Imam Hussain's caravan in Abtah near Mecca and set up their tent there.
when Imam Hussain heard about Yazid b. Thubayt's arrival, he went to Yazid's tent to meet him while Yazid had left his tent to meet the Imam. The Imam stayed in Yazid's tent and waited for him to return. When Yazid arrived in the Imam's tent, he was told that the Imam had left to meet him. When he returned to his tent and saw the Imam, he recited the verse, "In the Bounty of Allah and His Mercy let them rejoice". He then greeted the Imam and then told him about what had happened. Imam Hussain prayed for him and then they joined the Imam's caravan.
Martyrdom[edit | edit source]
Yazid and his two sons were martyred on the Day of Ashura. He and his sons are mentioned in Ziarat al-Shuhada: "Peace be upon Zayd b. Thubayt al-Qaysi; peace be upon Abd Allah and Ubayd Allah, the two sons of Yazid b. Thubayt al-Qaysi".