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'Abd Allah b. 'Azra al-Khath'ami

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'Abd Allah b. 'Azra
Murderer of Ja'far b. 'Aqil
Full Name 'Abd Allah b. 'Azra al-Khath'ami
Lineage Khath'am tribe
Era Umayyad Dynasty
Known for An archer of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of Karbala
Activities Joining Mus'ab b. Zubayr

ʿAbd Allah b. ʿAzrah (ʿUrwa) al-Khathʿami (Arabic:عبدالله بن عَزره(عُروه) الخَثعَمی) was the murderer of Ja'far b. 'Aqil and among the archers of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of Karbala. In the uprising of Mukhtar, he escaped to Basra and joined Mus'ab b. Zubayr.

Name and Lineage

'Abd Allah b. 'Azrah was from Khath'am tribe and his name is also mentioned in sources as 'Abd Allah b. 'Urwa, 'Urwa b. 'Abd Allah, and 'Azra b. 'Abd Allah.

In the Battle of 'Ashura

In the Battle of Karbala, 'Abd Allah b. 'Azra was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd. It is narrated that he shot 12 arrows toward the army of Imam (a).

On the Day of 'Ashura, he shot an arrow towards Ja'far b. 'Aqil's heart and martyred him. In some sources, Bishr b. Sawt is mentioned as the murderer of Ja'far b. 'Aqil.

In Akhbar al-tiwal, Dinawari mentioned 'Abd Allah b. 'Azra as the murder of 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil which does not agree with other historical reports.

Destiny

When the Uprising of al-Mukhtar happened in 66/685, he escaped to Basra and joined Mus'ab b. Zubayr. His house was ruined by the order of al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi.

References

  • The material for this article is mainly taken from عبدالله بن عزره خثعمی in Farsi Wikishia.