Khuzaymiya (Arabic:الخزیمیه) or Ḥuzaymiya (Arabic:الحزیمیه) is one of the stations between Mecca and Kufa. In the Event of Karbala, after Hajiz station, Imam al-Husayn (a) stayed in Khuzaymiya for one day and night and then moved toward Zarud station. In this place, Lady Zaynab (a), sister of Imam al-Husayn (a), heard a caller who was giving the news about moving the caravan towards death.
Cause of Naming
Khuzaymiya was one of the stations for those who went to hajj on the way between Kufa and Mecca. Its name is attributed to Khuzayma b. Khazim. For one who goes from Mecca to Kufa, it would be after Zarud and before Hajiz. Its distance to al-Tha'labiyya is 32 miles and to Ajfar is 24 miles.
After Hajiz, Imam al-Husayn (a) stayed in Khuzaymiya for one day and night and then went to Zarud. In the morning, Lady Zaynab (s) told her brother, “O brother! Last night, I heard a caller saying,
‘O eye! Be filled with tears in trying
Who would cry on the martyrs after me
On people who are taken by destinies
To the promise to come’”
Then, Imam al-Husayn (a) said, “My sister! Whatever God destines will happen.”
- The material for writing this article has been mainly taken from خزیمیه in Farsi WikiShia.