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Kurdus b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi

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Companion of Imam (a)
Kurdus b. Zuhayr al-Taghlibi
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Burial place of Martyrs of Karbala
Full Name Kurdus b. Zuhayr b. Harth al-Taghlibi
Companion of Imam Ali (a)Imam al-Hasan (a)Imam al-Husayn (a)
Wellknown Relatives Qasit and Muqsit (brothers)
Death/Martyrdom Day of 'Ashura, 61/680
Cause of
Death/Martyrdom
Martyred in the Battle of Karbala
Burial Place The Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a)

Kurdūs b. Zuhayr b. Ḥārth al-Taghlibī (Arabic: کُرْدُوس بن زُهیر بن حرث التغلبی) was a companion of Imam 'Ali (a) who attended the battles of Jamal, Siffin, and Nahrawan. He was also a member of Imam al-Hasan's (a) military force in Kufa.[1]

Before Imam al-Husayn's (a) arrival in Karbala, he and his brothers, Qasit and Muqsit joined the Imam's (a) army. He was martyred on the Day of Ashura. It is said that he was one of the Martyrs of Karbala in the first attack of 'Umar b. Sa'd's army.[2]

Other names have also been mentioned for Kurdus b. Zuhayr, such as Kursh, Kurdush, as well as Kurdus b. 'Abd Allah b. Zuhayr.[3] In the Battle of Siffin, he is referred to as Kurdus, son of the chief of Taghlib tribe.[4]

He is mentioned in ziyarah al-Shuhada: "peace be upon Qasit and Kurdus, the sons of Zuhayr al-Taghlibi"[5] (in the book, al-Mazar, by al-Shahid al-Awwal,[6] and Bihar al-anwar[7] he is mentioned as Kursh).

Notes

  1. Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 200.
  2. Samāwī, Ibṣār al-ʿayn, p. 200.
  3. Ḥusaynī al-Ḥāʾirī, Dhakhīrat al-dārayn, p. 545.
  4. Naṣr b. Muzāḥīm al-Minqarī, Waqʿat Ṣiffīn, p. 478.
  5. Ibn Mashhadī, al-Mazār al-kabīr, p. 494.
  6. Shahīd al-Awwal, al-Mazār, p. 153.
  7. Majlisī, Biḥār al-anwār, vol. 98, p. 273.

References

  • Ḥusaynī al-Ḥāʾirī al-Shīrāzī, al-Sayyid ʿAbd al-Majīd al-. Dhakhīrat al-dārayn fī-mā yataʿallaq bi-maṣāʾib al-Ḥusayn ʿalayhih al-salām wa aṣḥābih. Qom: Nashr-i Zamzam-i Hidāyat, n.d.
  • Ibn Mashhadī, Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar. Al-Mazār al-kabīr. Edited by Jawad Qayyūmī Iṣfahānī. Qom: Jāmiʿa-yi Mudarrisīn Hawza ʿIlmīyya Qom, 1419 AH.
  • Majlisī, Muḥammad Bāqir al-. Biḥār al-anwār al-jāmiʿa li-durar akhbār al-aʾimma al-aṭhār. 2ned edition. Beirut: Dār Iḥyāʾ al-Turāth al-ʿArabī, 1403AH.
  • Naṣr b. Muzāḥīm al-Minqarī. Waqʿat Ṣiffīn. Edited by ʿAbd al-Salām Muḥammad Hārūn. 2ned edition. Cairo: al-Muʾassisat al-ʿArabīyyat al-Ḥadītha, 1382 AH.
  • Samāwī, Muḥammad b. Ṭāhir al-. Ibṣār al-ʿayn fī anṣār al-Husayn ʿalayhi al-salām. Qom: Intishārāt-i Dānishgāh-i Shahīd Mahallātī, 1419 AH.
  • Shahīd al-Awwal, Muḥammad b. Makkī al-. Al-Mazār. Edited by Muḥammad Bāqir Muwaḥḥid Abṭaḥī. Qom: Madrisa Imām Mahdī (a), 1410 AH.