Shimr ibn Ziljushan 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 gifted with the skill of archery, he was always accurate in his target, he never missed his target in his whole life. He is known as the man who killed 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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