Zayd b. Sawhan
|Zayd b. Sawhan|
|Full Name||Zayd b. Sawhan b. Hijr|
|Companion of||Imam Ali (a)|
|Teknonym||Abu Salman and Abu 'Abd Allah|
|Wellknown Relatives||Sa'sa'a b. Sawhan (brother)|
|Place(s) of Residence||Kufa|
|Cause of Martyrdom||Battle of Jamal|
Zayd b. Ṣawḥān (martyred in 36/656) was among the martyrs of the Battle of Jamal. Zayd was among the standard-bearers of Imam Ali (a) who invited the people of Kufa to support Imam (a) in the battle. In this battle, he carried the flag of 'Abd al-Qays tribe and was martyred. Some sources mentioned his ascesis and so much worships.
Some sources considered him among the companions of the Prophet (s).
The Time of the Prophet (s) and Caliphs
In a speech, the Prophet (s) mentioned a person called Zayd a part of whose body would go to the paradise sooner than his body and later his body would be taken to the paradise. Sources considered this speech about Zayd whose hand was cut in the battle with Iran.
Zayd loved Salman Farsi so much, and thus was given the teknonym of Abu Salman.
In a speech, he advised 'Uthman, "you went too far and your people too went too far. Act moderately so that they act moderately too." However, he considered himself obedient to him.