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Captives of Karbala (Arabic: أسراء کربلاء) are the members of Ahl al-Bayt (a) and the families of some of the martyrs of Karbala who were captured by Kufa army led by 'Umar b. Sa'd during the event of Karbala and after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a). They were taken to Kufa and then to Damascus. There are disagreements about the exact number of the captives; however Imam al-Sajjad (a) and Lady Zaynab are the most famous and eminent figures among them, who inform people about the tyranny of Yazid by their fiery sermons during the captivity.