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Two Sons of Muslim b. 'Aqil

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Coordinates: 32°47′07″N 44°18′46″E / 32.785271°N 44.312849°E / 32.785271; 44.312849

The shrine of two sons of Muslim b. 'Aqil

The two sons of Muslim b. ʿAqīl, Muhammad b. Muslim b. 'Aqil and Ibrahim b. Muslim b. 'Aqil, were captured from the caravan of Ahl al-Bayt (a), after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a) in the event of 'Ashura'. They were imprisoned in Kufa, by order of 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad. They managed to escape but were martyred.

Story

Muhammad b. Muslim b. 'Aqil and Ibrahim b. Muslim b. 'Aqil, two sons of Muslim b. 'Aqil, were captured from the caravan of Ahl al-Bayt (a), after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a) in the Event of Karbala. They were imprisoned in Kufa, by order of 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad. They were in prison for one year. But with the help of an old jailer, called Mashkur, who was an adherent of Ahl al-Bayt (a), they escaped from the prison at night.

They hid in a house of a woman whose husband was in the army of Ibn Ziyad. When her husband, al-Harith, realized that they were in his house, he took them to the bank of the Euphrates River and beheaded them remorselessly and threw their bodies to the river and took their heads to Ibn Ziyad to receive a reward.

Tomb and Shrine

There is a shrine in Musayyib, a city located 35 kilometers away from Karbala, which is attributed to Muhammad and Ibrahim sons of Muslim b. 'Aqil.

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  • The material for writing this article is mainly taken from طفلان مسلم in Farsi wikishia.