Hurmala

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In Islamic History, Hurmala Ibn Kahil Al Asadi Alkoofi was the killer of Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn, the Imam Hussain's child, and the great-grandchild of Muhammad, on 10 October, 61 AH (680 CE).

When the Imam had lost all hope in the enemy in the Battle of Karbala, he came out riding on a horse and asked for water for his six-month-old child who was dying of thirst. Omar gave the order and Hurmala sent a three-headed arrow flying into the little child's neck.[1]

He was later captured and killed by the forces of Mukhtar al-Thaqafi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohammed Raza Dungersi (1995). A Brief Biography of Imam Husayn (a.s.). Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-9976-956-85-6. 
  2. ^ Religion and the World. TTQ, INC. March 1984. pp. 100–. ISBN 978-0-940368-34-7.