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'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil (Arabic:عبدالرحمان بن عقیل بن ابي‌طالب) was a companion of Imam al-Husayn (a) and was martyred in Karbala on 'Ashura'. 'Abd al-Rahman was the son-in-law of Imam 'Ali (a) like Muslim b. 'Aqil and Ja'far b. 'Aqil. His wife was called Khadija. It has been reported that he was 35 when he was martyred.

'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil b. Abi Talib was a companion of Imam al-Husayn (a) and was martyred in Karbala on 'Ashura'. al-Tabari narrated that he was martyred by 'Uthman b. Asir al-Juhani. In another part of Tarikh al-umam wa l-muluk, Al-Tabari reported that 'Abd al-Rahman was attacked and martyred by 'Uthman b. Khalid b. Asir al-Juhani and Bishr b. Sawt al-Hamadani al-Qabidi.

al-Shaykh al-Mufid reported in al-Irshad that he was attacked and martyred by 'Uthman b. Khalid al-Hamdani.

Also, the author of Akhbar al-tiwal narrated that 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil was attacked and martyred by an arrow shot by 'Abd Allah b. 'Urwa al-Khath'ami.

According to Ibn Shahr Ashub in his book al-Manaqib, 'Abd al-Rahman entered the battlefield while he was reciting this rajaz (poem):

- My father is 'Aqil, so know my position.
- I am from Hashim and Banu Hashim are my brothers.

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