Abd Allah b. al-Imam al-Hasan (a)
|Father||Imam al-Husayn (a)|
|Place(s) of Residence||Medina|
|Demise||Muharram 10, 61/October 10, 680|
|Place of Burial||Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a), Karbala|
ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Ḥasan (Arabic: عبدالله بن الحسن) is one of Imam al-Hasan (a)'s children, who was martyred in the event of Karbala, having still, as some believe, not reached puberty. Iranian Shi'as have a tradition to name the fifth night of Muharram after 'Abd Allah.
Birth and lineage
There is no information on when Abd Allah b. al-Hasan (a) was born, but it has been reported that he had not yet reached puberty when he was martyred.
Some believe his mother was the daughter of Salil b. Abd Allah, brother of Jarir b. Abd Allah al-Bajali, while others have solely reported that his mother was a slave without naming her.
Family tree of Ahl al-Bayt (a)
Al-Shaykh al-Mufid has narrated his martyrdom in his book, al-Irshad:
- "Then, Abd Allah b. al-Hasan, who had yet not reached puberty, left his tent and went to his uncle. Lady Zaynab went after him to take him back, and Imam al-Husayn (a) also told her to stop him, but Abd Allah strongly objected and said, "By God, I shall not separate from my uncle".
- Abjar b. Ka'b set to attack Imam al-Husayn (a) with a sword. Abd Allah addressed him, "Woe to you oh impure offspring, do you want to kill my uncle". Abjar attacked with his sword, and 'Abd Allah brought his hand forward [and the sword hits his hand], and his hand hanged from his skin.
At this point, Imam al-Husayn (a) hugged him and said, "Oh son of my brother, have patience and see this event as a good bode for yourself, for God shall unite you with your righteous fathers."'
- Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī, ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn. Maqātil al-ṭālibīyyīn. Edited by Sayyid Aḥmad Ṣaqar. Beirut: Dār al-Maʿrifa, [n.d].
- Mufīd, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-. Al-Irshād fī maʿrifat ḥujaj Allah ʿalā l-ʿibād. Qom: Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt, 1416 AH.
- Ṭabarī, Muḥammad b. Jarīr al-. Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk. Edited by Muḥammad Abū l-Faḍl Ibrāhīm. Beirut: Dār al-Turāth, 1387 AH.