Shimr ibn Ziljushan (L.A) or Shimr (Arabic: شمر بن ذي الجوشن الضبابي الهوازني) was a son of Ziljushan from the tribe of Banu Kilab (Sunni belief differs), one of Arabia's Hawazinite Qaysid tribes. Umm ul-Banin, the mother of Abbas ibn Ali, was also from the Banu Kilab tribe. Shimr has a villainous reputation in Shia Islam. He was a Kharijite leader before paying allegiance to Yazid and joining Ibne Ziyad's Omayyad forces. He is known as the man who beheaded Islamic prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala.
Shia traditions relate that Shimr was eventually killed by Mukhtar al-Thaqafi's troops who wished to take revenge upon Husayn and his family's killers. His body was then torn to pieces by wild dogs.
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