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Hānī b. ʿUrwa b. Gharān al-Murādī (هاني بن عروة بن غران المرادي) (d. 60/680) is one of the greatest and a close companions of Imam 'Ali (a). He participated in the battle of Jamal and the battle of Siffin and was known as one of the key persons in Hujr b. 'Adi's uprising against Ziyad b. Abih. He opposed Mu'awiya when he was asking allegiance of the people of Kufa for Yazid's caliphate. His house was the center of political and military activities since 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad entered Kufa. He played a very significant role in Muslim b. 'Aqil's uprising. On Dhu l-Hijja 8, 60/680, after the martyrdom of Muslim and by the order of 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad his head was decapitated. Imam al-Husayn (a) was informed of his martyrdom, when he was on the way to Kufa. Imam al-Husayn (a) cried on his demise, recited the Istirja' verse and asked for Allah's mercy upon him several times. Hani was buried alongside the Dar al-'Imarah (municipality) of Kufa, where is now a very important and famous shrine for Shi'a.