Zayd b. Ruqad al-Junnabi
|Zayd b. Ruqad al-Junnabi|
|Native name||(زَید بن رُقاد (ورقاء) الجُنَّبی (الجَنِبی|
|Full Name||Zayd b. Ruqad al-Junnabi|
|Well Known As||Contributing to martyrdom of Suwayd b. Amr b. Abi Muta' and Abd Allah b. Muslim|
|Cause ofDeath/Martyrdom||In the Uprising of al-Mukhtar, he was finally shot by Abd Allah b. Kamil and his people with arrows, and his half-alive corpse was burned.|
|Works||He was an archer in the army of Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of Karbala|
Zayd b. Ruqad (Qarqa') al-Junnabi (al-Janibi) (Arabic: (زَید بن رُقاد (ورقاء) الجُنَّبی (الجَنِبی)) served as an archer in Omar b. Sa'd's army in the Battle of Karbala. He participated in battles led to the martyrdom of Abbas b. Ali and Suwayd b. 'Amr b. Abi Muta'. According to some sources, he was also responsible for killing 'Abd Allah b. Muslim. In the Uprising of al-Mukhtar, he was finally shot by 'Abd Allah b. Kamil's soldiers with arrows, and then his half-alive corpse was burned.
Name and Genealogy[edit | edit source]
His name was mentioned with some variation in sources as Zayd b. Warqa' al-Hanafi, Zayd b. Warqa' al-Juhani, Zayd b. Ruqad al-Hini, Yazid b. Warqa', and Yazid b. Ruqad al-Juhani as well. Zayd b. Ruqad was from the Junnab tribe.
On the Day of Ashura[edit | edit source]
In the Battle of Karbala, Zayd b. Ruqad was a member of Omar b. Sa'd's army. He contributed to the martyrdom of Abbas b. Ali and Suwayd b. 'Amr b. Abi Muta' (the last martyr on the Day of Ashura). Based on some accounts, he killed 'Abd Allah b. Muslim as well.
Fate[edit | edit source]
In the course of uprising, al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi asked 'Abd Allah b. Kamil to kill Zayd b. Ruqad. When he was surrounded, ibn Kamil ordered his people not to hit him with swords and spears; he ordered them to shoot him with arrows and stone him, instead. He was burned while he was still almost alive.