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Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di

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Companion of Imam (a)
Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di
Full Name Al-Hajjaj b. Zayd (Badr) al-Tamimi al-Sa'idi
Companion of Imam al-Husayn (a)
Place(s) of Residence Basra
Death/Martyrdom Day of Ashura
Cause of
Death/Martyrdom
Martyred in the Battle of Karbala
Burial Place Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a)

Al-Ḥajjāj b. Zayd (Badr) al-Tamīmī al-Saʿdī (Arabic: الحجاج بن زيد السعدي) was among the martyrs of Karbala.

His father was among great speakers of his time and was among the companions of Imam Ali (a) in the battle of Siffin. After the martyrdom of Imam Ali (a), Mu'awiya appointed him as the chief of policemen, but he did not accept it.

Al-Hajjaj was from Basra. After Imam al-Husayn (a) wrote a letter to the chiefs of Basra and called them to himself Mas'ud b. 'Amr al-Azdi (one of the fifth persons Imam (a) wrote letter to), wrote a letter in which he mentioned his and his tribe's support for Imam (a) and gave it to Hajjaj b. Zayd to deliver it to Imam (a). Hajjaj delivered the letter to Imam (a) and stayed with him and was martyred in the first attack of the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd.

His name is mentioned in the Ziyara al-Shuhada, "Peace be upon al-Hajjaj b. Zayd al-Sa'di."

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