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'Umar b. al-Imam al-Hasan (a)

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Descendant of Imam
'Umar b. al-Imam al-Hasan (a)
Role Present at the Battle of Karbala
Father Imam al-Hasan (a)
Mother Umm Walad
Place(s) of Residence Medina

ʿUmar b. al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Abī Tīlib (Arabic:عمر بن‌ الحسن بن‌ علي بن ابي طالب) was the son of Imam al-Hasan (a) who attended the Battle of Karbala and he was among seized as captives.

Name and Lineage

Some reports have stated his name as 'Amr. Some also stated his name among the children of Imam al-Husayn (a). But it is famous that he was a child of Imam al-Hasan (a) and his mother was a umm walad (concubine).

The Battle of Karbala

Some historical reports have mentioned that 'Umar b. al-Hasan was martyred in the Battle of Karbala in his young ages. Some have cast doubt on his martyrdom in Karbala. However, most of historians believe he was among the captives of Karbala. In Maqatil al-Talibiyyin, it is said: "The family of Imam al-Husayn (a) were seized as captives, 'Umar, Zayd, and Hasan the children of Imam al-Hasan (a) were among them."

According to al-Tabari: "Yazid brought 'Umar b. al-Hasan and asked him to wrestle with his son, Khalid. 'Umar said not like this; give each of us a knife and we will fight each other. If he kills me, I will join my grandfather, Prophet Muhammad (s) and if I kill him, he will join his ancestors Mu'awiya and Abu Sufyan."

Reliable and well-known historians did not mention the name of 'Umar b. al-Hasan among the Martyrs of Karbala.

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