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Imam al-Husayn b. 'Ali (a)

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Al-Husayn b. 'Ali
3rd Imam of the Shia
al-Shahid
Zarih Imam al-Husayn.jpg
Darih of Imam al-Husayn (a)
Teknonym Abu 'Abd Allah
Born Sha'ban 3, 4/January 8, 626
Birthplace Medina
Imamate From Safar 28, 50/March 27, 670(for 10 years)
Contemporary Rulers Mu'awiya, Yazid
Martyrdom Muharram 10, 61/October 10, 680
Cause of Martyrdom At the Battle of Karbala
Burial Place Karbala
32°36′59″N 44°1′56.29″E / 32.61639°N 44.0323028°E / 32.61639; 44.0323028
Predecessor Al-Hasan b. 'Ali (a)
Successor 'Ali b. al-Husayn (a)
Father 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a)
Mother Fatima bt. Muhammad (a)