- Published on Saturday, 09 November 2013 02:20
- Written by Abd al-Razzaq al-Muqarram
Hani Ibn Thabit al-Hadrami has said, “I was standing with nine other men when al-Husayn (‘a) was killed. It was then that I looked and saw one of the children from al-Husayn's family wearing a robe and a shirt, and in his ears there were two rings. He held a post from those buildings and stood startled looking right and left.
A man came running. Having come close to that child, the man leaned from his horse and killed that child with his horse. When he was shamed for thus killing a helpless child, he revealed his last name...”43
That child was Muhammad Ibn Abu Sa’id Ibn ‘Aqil Ibn Abu Talib.44 His mother, dazed and stunned, kept looking at him as the incident unfolded before her very eyes.45
43. al-Tabari, Tarikh, Vol. 6, p. 258. Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidaya, Vol. 8, p. 186.
44. Abul-Faraj al-Isfahani, Maqatil al-Talibiyyin, p. 37. al-Tabari, Tarikh, Vol. 6, p. 258. Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidaya, Vol. 8, p. 186. It is odd to read on p. 56 of Ibn Habib's book Al-Mahbar and on p. 46 of Mis’ab Ibn al-Zubayr's book Nasab Quraish, that Fatima daughter of ‘Ali Ibn Abu Talib (‘a) was the wife of Muhammad Ibn Abu Sa’id Ibn ‘Aqil. The author of Nasab Quraish adds saying that she had given birth to his daughter Humayda.
45. Al-Khasa’is al-Husayniyya, p. 129.
Adapted from: "Maqtal al-Husayn; Martyrdom Epic of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.)" by: "Abd al-Razzaq al-Muqarram"