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'Amr b. Subayh al-Saydawi

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'Amr b. Subayh
One of Horse-riders over Imam al-Husayn's (a) Body
Full Name 'Amr b. Subayh al-Saydawi (al-Sada'i)
Lineage Madhhij tribe
Death 66/685
Cause of Death was hit with spears at the command of al-Mukhtar until he died
Era Umayyad
Known for an archer in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of 'Ashura  • murderer of 'Abd Allah b. Muslim b. 'Aqil

ʿAmr b. Ṣubayḥ al-Ṣaydāwī (al-Ṣadāʾī) (Arabic: (عَمرو بن صُبَیح الصیداوی (الصدائی), killed in (66/685) was an archer in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of 'Ashura. He contributed to the martyrdom of 'Abd Allah b. Muslim b. 'Aqil. He ran over Imam al-Husayn's (a) body in the afternoon of 'Ashura at the command of 'Umar b. Sa'd.

Name

'Amr was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd in the Battle of Karbala. He is variously mentioned in sources as 'Amr b. Subayh al-Madhhiji, 'Amr b. Subayh al-Saydawi, and 'Amr b. Subayh al-Sada'i.

Battle of 'Ashura

According to sources, on the Day of 'Ashura, he threw an arrow with which he pinned 'Abd Allah b. Muslim b. 'Aqil's hand to his forehead. There is a disagreement about whether it was 'Amr who martyred 'Abd Allah or someone else. 'Amr was one of the 10 cavalries who ran over the corpse of Imam al-Husayn (a) in the afternoon of 'Ashura at the command of 'Umar b. Sa'd and broke the Imam's (a) back.

He is cursed in Ziyarah al-Shuhada' as the murderer of 'Abd Allah b. Muslim b. 'Aqil.

Death

In the Uprising of al-Mukhtar in 66/685, 'Amr was arrested overnight while he was asleep on the roof of his house, his sword being under his head. He was taken to al-Mukhtar. 'Amr hit his hand to 'Abd Allah b. Kamil's eye who was standing beside him. He was hit with spears at the command of al-Mukhtar until he died.

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