List of casualties in Husayn's army at the Battle of Karbala

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This article contains the list of casualties of Husayn ibn Ali's companions in the Battle of Karbala. The battle took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD) in Karbala, situated in present-day Iraq.[1][2] The battle was between between Caliph Yazid's army from Syria reinforced by troops from Kufa, and the caravan of families and friends of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is sometimes claimed that 72 men (including Husayn's 6 months old baby son) of Husayn's companions were killed by the forces of Yazid I.[3]

Army of Husayn ibn Ali[edit]

The following is a list of casualties of Husayn ibn Ali's companions in Battle of Karbala.[4]

Descendants of Banu Hashim[edit]

These people were descendents of Abu Talib and members of Banu Hashim who died in the Battle of Karbala.[5]

Descendants of Ali ibn Abi Talib[edit]

Sons of Ali ibn Abi Talib[edit]

The following were sons of Ali ibn Abi Talib:[citation needed]

  1. Husayn ibn Ali
  2. Abbas ibn Ali, a half-brother of Husayn ibn Ali
  3. Jafar ibn Ali, brother of Abbas ibn Ali from Ummul Baneen
  4. 'Abdullah ibn Ali, a half-brother of Husayn ibn Ali and full brother of Abbas ibn Ali.
  5. Uthman ibn Ali, brother of Abbas from Ummul Baneen
  6. Abdullah ibn Ali, son of Layla bint Mas’ud.
  7. Abi Bakr ibn Ali, son of Layla bint Mas’ud.
  8. Abdul Rahman ibn Ali
  9. Muhammad ibn Ali
Sons of Hassan ibn Ali[edit]

The following were sons of Hassan ibn Ali:[citation needed]

  1. Qasim ibn Hasan, the son of Hasan ibn Ali and grandson of Ali ibn Abu Talib
  2. Abi Bakr ibn Hasan, the son of Ramla.
  3. Abdullah ibn Hasan, the son of Umm Wald. A young boy, who ran out of the tent to save Husayn when he was being killed, and died before Husayn.[citation needed]
Sons of Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib[edit]

The following were sons of Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib:[citation needed]

  1. Ali al-Akbar ibn Husayn, a son of Husayn ibn Ali and Umm Layla
  2. Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn, the six-month-old baby boy of Husayn ibn Ali and Umm Rubab
Sons of Abbas ibn Ali[edit]

The following were sons of Abbas ibn Ali:[citation needed]

  1. al-Fadl, son of Abbas ibn Ali
  2. Qasim ibn al-Abbas[6]

Descendants of Ja'far ibn Abi Talib[edit]

The following were descendants of Ja'far ibn Abi Talib:[citation needed]

  1. Aun Abdullah ibn Ja'far, the son of Zaynab bint Ali
  2. Muhammad Abdullah ibn Ja'far, son of Zaynab bint Ali
  3. Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Jafar, a young son of Abdullah son of Ja'far; his mother was Khausa, daughter of Hafsa ibn Rabi'a

Sons of Aqeel ibn Abi Talib[edit]

The following were sons of Aqeel ibn Abi Talib:[citation needed]

  1. Ja'far ibn Aqeel
  2. Abd al-Rahman ibn Aqeel
  3. Muhammad ibn Abi Sa'eed ibn Aqeel

Army of Husayn ibn Ali (these are not Banu Hashim)[edit]

These are the companions of Husayn ibn Ali who died in the Battle of Karbala.[3][7]

  1. Muslim ibn Awsaja al-Asadi, companion of Muhammad in Karbala
  2. Habib ibn Madhahir, he was a loyal campanion of Ali[8]
  3. Burayr ibn Khuzayr al-Hamadani, a very old pious and devoted companion of Husayn's father Ali, one of the prominent noblemen of Kufa.[citation needed] He was the one who came to Husayn begging him humbly to permit him to get martyred for he wanted to die in the way of the Allah.[citation needed]
  4. Umayya ibn Sa'd al-Ta'i, a companion of Husayn's father Ali.
  5. Jundab ibn Hijr al-Khawlani, a companions of Husayn's father Ali.
  6. Hajjai Ibn Masrooq al Jaufi, he was companion of Husayn's father Ali and Moazzin of Husayn.
  7. Nafi' bin Hilal al-Jamali, he was a companion of Husayn's father Ali and a noble personality of Kufa, escaped from Kufa and joined Husayn in Karbala.[citation needed]
  8. Zuhayr ibn al-Qayn al-Bajali - The commander of the right flank. He was a noble chieftain of his tribe, a man of great influence in Kufa.[citation needed] In the beginning he was attached to Uthman, and once returning from Hajj; he met Husayn, and since then he became a staunch devotee.[citation needed] He is the one who bade good-bye to his wife Dalham daughter of Amr, liberating her with a divorce to go to her relatives and he joined Husayn and was killed.
  9. Wahab ibn Abdullah al-Kalbi (Wahab Kalbi)
  10. Hurr ibn Yazid al-Riyahi - One of the commanders of the Umayyad army who defected to Husayn's side along with six others (including his two sons).[citation needed] When he was killed, Husayn said "Hurr, as thy mother has named thee Hurr (a free man) thou art Hurr in this world and the hereafter.".
  11. Anas ibn al-Harith al-Kahili
  12. Bishr ibn Umar al-Hadhrami – a devotee of Muhammad.
  13. Bakr ibn Hai al-Taymi
  14. Jabib ibn Hajjaj al-Taymi - He was the follower of Muslim ibn Aqeel in Kufa. Whene Muslim was arrested he hid until Husayn arrived in Karbala and reported to Husayn and was killed in the battle.
  15. Jabalah ibn Ali al-Shaybani - served in Husayn's father Ali's companions, in the Battle of Siffin.
  16. Jinadat ibn Ka'b Ansari al-Khazraji - Along with his son killed in the battle of Karbala
  17. John bin Huwai - The liberated slave of Abu Dhar who after the death of Abu Dhar joined Husayn's brother Hasan, and thereafter remained with Husayn and came to Karbala with him.
  18. Jaun ibn Malikee Tameemi - tribe of Bani Tameem; he deserted Yazid's army and joined Husayn.[citation needed]
  19. Hars - The liberated slave of Hamza, the uncle of Mohammed.
  20. Habshi Ibn Qais e Nahmi - He was from the tribe of Hamdan. His grand father was one of the faithfuls of Muhammad.
  21. Hars Ibn Amraul Qais e Kandi
  22. Habib Ibn Amir e Taimi - He had already paid allegiance to Husayn at the hands of Muslim Ibn Aqeel was killed in Kufa, Habib left Kufa and joined Husayn on his way to Karbala and was killed.
  23. Hajjaji Ibn Badr as S'di - He was from Basra of the tribe of Bani Sa'd.
  24. Hallas Ibn Amro ar Rasibi - He was the son of Amru ar Rasibi who was one of the companions of Husayn's father Ali.
  25. Handhalah ibn As'ad al-Shabami - He was the one who carried the message of exhortation from Husayn to Umar ibn Sa'ad in Karbala.
  26. Rafe - The liberated slave of Muslim Azdi.
  27. Zavir Ibn Amro al Kandi
  28. Ziad Ibn Areeb al Saidi - He was son of Areeb one of the companions of Mohammed and also a traditionalist.
  29. Sa'd - the liberated slave of Amro Ibn Khalid
  30. Salim the liberated slave of Aamire Abdi - A devotee of Husayn's father Ali from Basra
  31. Sa'd and Abul Hatoof Ibn Harse Ansari - These twin brothers had come from Kufa employed in the forces the caliph to fight against Husayn. Later they deserted and joined Husayn's companions.[citation needed]
  32. Sa'd - the liberated slave of Husayn's father Ali
  33. Sayeed Ibn Abdullah Hanafi - A noble, brave and influential personality from Kufa.[citation needed] He was very helpful to Muslim Ibn Aqeel in Kufa, as he carried Muslim's letter from Kufa to Husayn and remained with him and was killed. When Husayn was offering prayers in Karbala, he stood in front of Husayn and was hit with arrows from Yazid's army on his breast, killing him.[citation needed]
  34. Salman Ibn Mazarih Ibn Qais al Ammari al Bijjili - He was a cousin of Zohair al Qain. He went to Mecca with Zohair and when on his return he decided to join Husayn.
  35. Sulaiman Ibn Razeen - A liberated slave of Husayn He carried Husayn's letter to the devotess of the Ahl al Bayt in Basra. Ibn Ziyad the governor of the oppressor of Basra caught him and the servant of Husayn accepted death willingly.[citation needed]
  36. Sawar Ibn Manyim e Nahmi - He travelled all the way from Iraq to join the forces of Husayn.
  37. Suwaid Ibn Amro Ibn Abil Mataa al Ammari al Khashmi - When he was fighting he was seriously wounded. He stayed on the ground, unconscious, the enemy thinking that he was dead. On regaining consciousness and hearing the rejoicing of the oppressor's forces that Husayn was killed, he got up and fought until he was also killed.
  38. Saif Ibn Hars al Jabiri and Malik - These two cousins from Kufa joined Husayn and were killed.
  39. Sayf ibn Malik al-Abdi al-Basri
  40. Shabeeb a liberated slave of Hars e Jabiri e Hamdani
  41. Shaueb e Shakiri
  42. Zarghamah Ibn Malik e Taghlabi - He was lion hearted brave gentleman who was faithful to Muslim ibn Aqeel in Kufa,[citation needed] and after Muslim's death he joined Husayn and was killed along with him.
  43. Aaiz Ibn Majma al Aazi - He was among one of the six who along with Hur ibne Yazid e Riyahi had joined the Imam.
  44. Aabis ibn Abi Shabeeb al-Shakiri - He helped Muslim ibn Aqeel in Kufa, and was killed at Karbala.
  45. Amir Ibn Muslim at Badi Basri -He with his liberated slave Salim, both the devotees of Husayn's father Ali in Basra, joined Husayn and were killed.
  46. Abdullah Ibn Bushr Khashami- He was from Anmari e Khashami tribe, he came out of Kufa with Ibne Sa'd but joined Husayn and was killed with him.
  47. Abdullah Ibn Omair Kalbi - He joined Husayn from Medina. His wife also accompanied him to serve the Holy Ladies. When Abdullah was killed his wife sitting at the dead body of her husband said "O Abdullah ! Thou hath entered Paradise, take me along with Thee." The good Lady had not finished her lamentations when a slave of Shimar ibn Zeljosham delivered a blow on her head with an axe and she was killed.[citation needed]
  48. Abdul Rahman and Abdullah sons of Orawah Ibn Harraq al Ghaffari - These two brothers were the noblemen of Kufa, their grandfather, Harraq was one of the companions of Husayn's father Ali. They joined Husayn and were killed.
  49. Abdullah Ibn Yaqtar e Himyari
  50. Abde Qais Basri e Abdi
  51. Abdullah Ibn Zaid e Abdi
  52. Obaidullah Ibn Zaide Abdi
  53. Yazid Ibn Sabeet al Abdi
  54. Abdul Ala Ibn Yazid al Kalbi al Aleemi
  55. Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Rab e Ansari Khazriji
  56. Abdul Rahman e Arhabi
  57. Abdul Rahman Ibn Masood at Taimi
  58. Omar Ibn Janade e Ansari
  59. Omer Ibn Zabiah Az Zabiyee - He came out of Kufa with Ibne Sad but later joined Husayn and was killed.[citation needed]
  60. Amro Ibn Khalid e Saidavi
  61. Amru Ibn Abdullah e Jundayi - He was from the tribe of Hamdan
  62. Amru Ibn Qarta al Ansari
  63. Amru Ibn Hab Abu Thamama al Sai'di
  64. Amru Ibn Hasan at Talee
  65. Qarib - He was the son of a liberated slave girl of Husayn. This lady after being freed by Husayn was married to a gentleman and brought her son Qarib, and presented him to Husayn, and he was brought up by Husayn.
  66. Qasim Ibn Habib al Azdi
  67. Qasith, Kardoos and Musqit - these were sons of Zohair al Taghlabi
  68. Qanab an Namri
  69. Qais Ibn Mushir as Saidavi
  70. Kannah at Taghlabi
  71. Majma ul Jahni - He was son of Ziad Ibn Omar Jahni one of the aged companions of Husayn.
  72. Muslim Ibn Katheer al Awaj all Azdi
  73. Masood Ibn Hajjaj Taimy and his son Abdur Rahman Ibn Masood
  74. Munjeh - The liberated slave of Husayn's bother Hasan.
  75. Mauq Ibn Thamamah Asadi Saidavi Abu Musa
  76. Nasr Ibn Naizar - He was a liberated slave of Husayn's father Ali. He was presented to Muhammad by the King of Persia and Muhammad presented him to Husayn's father Ali who freed him. He came to Karbala and was killed.
  77. Wazeh the Turk - The Turkish liberated slave of Harse Mashaji. He came to Karbala and presented himself to Husayn and was killed.
  78. Yazid Ibn Ziad Mohasir e Kandi Behdile Abush Shasa
  79. Yazid Ibn Maghful Jafi - A devotee of Husayn's father Ali
  80. Abdul Hatoof Ansari and his brother
  81. Sa'd (both Son's of Hur) - Both from Kufa who joined Husayn at Karbala
  82. Adham ibn Omayya al Abdi
  83. Aslam - The slave who was purchased and liberated by Husayn

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References[edit]

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