Yazid b. al-Hussain al-Hamdani

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Yazid b. al-Hussain al-Hamdani
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Native nameیزید بن الحُصَین الهَمْدانی
Full NameYazid b. al-Hussain al-Hamdani al-Mishraqi
Companion ofImam al-Hussain
Place(s) of ResidenceKufa
Cause of
Martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala
Burial PlaceKarbala, Iraq
ActivitiesParticipating in the Battle of Karbala

Yazid b. al-Hussain al-Hamdani was a companion of Imam Hussain who was martyred in the battle of Karbala. He was among Kufans who had pledged his allegiance to Muslim b. Aqil before his martyrdom.

Companion of Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]

After martyrdom.of Muslim b. Aqil by the order of ibn Ziad, he left Kufa overnight to join Imam Hussain's caravan.[1]

In the Battle of Karbala[edit | edit source]

Obayd-Allah Ibn Ziad ordered Omar Ibn Sa’d to block Hussain ibn Ali and his companions from accessing water in a letter. On the 7th of Muharram of the year 61 AH, Omar ibn Sa'd commissioned Amro ibn al-Hajjaj al-Zubaydi and 500 cavalry soldiers to guard the Alghameh river—a branch of the Euphrates—to prevent Imam Hussain's army from accessing the water. On the Day of Ashura when people in the caravan of Imam Hussain  were extremely thirsty, Yazid asked the Imam for a permission to talk to people of Kufa and Umar b. Sa'd. The Imam permitted him to do that. Yazid criticized the people of Kufa for blocking the water of the Euphrates, but they responded to him inappropriately. At this time, the Imam said about the army of Kufa that the Satan has taken over them, and the party of the Satan are losers. [2]

He went to the battlefield before the noon of Ashura and fought until he was martyred.

His name is mentioned in Ziarat al-Shuhada: "Peace be upon Yazid b. al-Hussain al-Hamdani al-Mashriqi, the reciter of the Qur'an who fell on the ground".

Source[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Muhaddithī, Farhang-i Āshūrā, quoting from Tanqīḥ al-maqāl, vol. 3, p. 325.
  2. Muhaddithī, Farhang-i Āshūrā, quoting from Mawsūʿat kalimāt al-Imām al-Ḥusayn, vol. 7, p. 425.