- This article is about one of the companions of Umar b. Sa'd who fought against Imam al-Husayn (a). For the companion of Imam Ali (a), see Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi.
|Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi al-Bajali|
|Place of Residence||Kufa|
|Known for||Blocking the access of Imam al-Husayn (a) to water|
ʿAbd Allāh b. Abī l-Ḥuṣayn al-Azdī al-Bajalī (Arabic: عبدالله بن أبي الحُصَین الأزدي البَجَلي) was a soldier in Umar b. Sa'd's army in the battle of Karbala. He was ordered by Amr b. al-Hajjaj to block access to water for Imam Husayn's (a) army. It is said that he was cursed by Imam al-Husayn (a).
Name and Lineage
'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn was a member of Bajila tribe. His name is stated as Abd Allah b. al-Husayn and 'Abd Allah b. al-Hisn al-Azdi in sources.
In the Battle of Karbala
'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn was a soldier in the army of Umar b. Sa'd in a group led by Amr b. al-Hajjaj who blocked Imam's access to the water of the Euphrates. On Muharram 7th, Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad sent a letter to 'Umar b. Sa'd and told him to block access to water for Imam Husayn's (a) army. Then, when Umar b. Sa'd received the letter, he ordered Amr b. al-Hajjaj to lead five hundred cavalries and block access to water of Euphrates. According to sources, 'Abd Allah b. Abi l-Husayn al-Azdi al-Bajali told Imam al-Husayn (a):
"Don't you look at the water, which is like the heart of the sky! By God, you will not drink a bit of it so that you will die thirsty."
Imam al-Husayn (a) said to him: "God! Bring his death in thirst and never forgive him."
- The material for this article is mainly taken from عبدالله بن ابی حصین ازدی بجلی in Farsi WikiShia.