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Uthman b. Khalid al-Juhani

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Uthman b. Khalid al-Juhani
Murderer of 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil
Full Name 'Uthman b. Khalid b. Usayr al-Duhmani al-Juhani
Lineage Banu Juhayna
Death 66/685
Cause of Death Killed by order of al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi
Era Banu Umayya
Known for Stealing 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil's cloth

In the Battle of Karbala, ʿUthmān b. Khālid b. Usayr al-Duhmānī al-Juhanī (Arabic:عُثْمان بن خالد بن اُسَیْر الدُهْمانی الجُهَنی) (killed in 66/685) was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd and killed 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil. He was killed in the Uprising of Mukhtar.


'Uthman b. Khalid was from Bani Juhayna and, in historical sources and other sources, is referred to as 'Uthman b. Khalid b. Asid al-Juhani, 'Uthman b. Khalid b. Ashim al-Juhani, 'Umar b. Khalid b. Asad al-Juhani, 'Uthman b. Khalid b. Asir al-Juhani and 'Uthman b. Khalid al-Hamdani.

In the Event of 'Ashura

In the Event of Karbala, 'Uthman b. Khalid was in the army of 'Umar b. Sa'd. Different sources have mentioned him as the murderer of 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil or among his murderers who helped Bushr b. Sut al-Qabidi murder 'Abd al-Rahman and stole his clothes. Some sources have mentioned his role in the martyrdom of 'Abd Allah Akbar b. 'Aqil as well. However, in Akhbar al-Tiwal, 'Abd Allah b. 'Urwa al-Khath'ami is introduced as the murderer of 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil.

In the Ziyarah al-Shuhada', 'Umar b. Khalid b. Asad al-Juhani is cursed as the murderer of 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Aqil.


Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari has quoted from Musa b. 'Amir al-'Aduwi from Bani Juhayna,

"In 66/685, Mukhtar sent 'Abd Allah b. Kamil to kill 'Uthman b. Khalid and Bushr b. Sut. Ibn Kamil besieged Bani Duhman mosque and threatened that if they do not submit the two to him, he will kill them all. Following his threat, an army went after Khalid and Bishr and found them in Jubana where they wanted to escape toward the island and brought them to Ibn Kamil. 'Abd Allah beheaded them in a place called, the well of Ja'd and then by order of Mukhtar, burned their bodies."