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Imam al-Husayn b. 'Ali (AS)

Introduction

Al-Husayn b. ʿAli b. Abi Talib (a) (b. Sha'ban 3, 4/January 8, 626 – d. Muharram 10, 61/October 10, 680) also known as Abu 'Abd Allah and Sayyid al-Shuhada', was the third Imam of the Shi'a who was martyred in the Battle of Karbala after 10 years of Imamate. He was the second son of Imam 'Ali (a) and Lady Fatima (a), and the grandson of the Prophet (s).

Historical Facts

Teknonym

Abu 'Abd Allah

Born

Sha'ban 3, 4/January 8, 626

Birthplace

Medina

Imamate

From Safar 28, 50/March 27, 670(for 10 years)

Contemporary Rulers

Mu'awiya, Yazid

Martyrdom

Muharram 10, 61/October 10, 680

Cause of Martyrdom

At the Battle of Karbala

Burial Place

Karbala

Predecessor

Al-Hasan b. 'Ali (a)

Successor

'Ali b. al-Husayn (a)

Father

'Ali b. Abi Talib (a)

Mother

Fatima bt. Muhammad (a)

Brother(s)

Al-Hasan, 'Abbas, Muhammad

Sister(s)

Zaynab, Umm Kulthum

Spouse(s)

Rabab, Layla, Umm Ishaq, Shahrbanu

Son(s)

'Ali, 'Ali al-Akbar, 'Ali al-Asghar

Daughter(s)

Sukayna, Fatima, Zaynab

Lectures

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