Muhammad b. 'Abd Allah b. Ja'far

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Muhammad b. 'Abd Allah b. Ja'far
Mausoleum of martyrs of Karbala
Mausoleum of martyrs of Karbala
Full NameMuhammad b. 'Abd Allah b. Ja'far b. Abi Talib b. 'Abd al-Muttalib
Companion ofImam al-Husayn (a)
LineageBanu Hashim
Wellknown RelativesImam Ali (a), Lady Fatima (a), Lady Zaynab (a), Imam al-Hasan (a), Imam al-Husayn (a), 'Abd Allah b. Ja'far
Place of BirthMedina
Place(s) of ResidenceMedina
Cause of
Martyred in the Event of Ashura
Burial PlaceHoly Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a), Karbala

Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Jaʿfar (Arabic: محمد بن عبدالله بن جعفر), one of the martyrs of Karbala, according to some sources, was Lady Zaynab's son. Together with his brother 'Awn, Muhammad accompanied Imam al-Husayn (a) and was murdered on the Day of 'Ashura.

His Geneaology

His father was 'Abd Allah b. Ja'far b. Abi Talib b. 'Abd al-Muttalib, a Companion of the Prophet (s). His ancestor was Ja'far al-Tayyar, whom the Prophet (s) appointed as the head of the emigrants to Abyssinia. According to some sources, his mother was Lady Zaynab (a),[1] the daughter of Amir al-Mu'minin (a) and Lady Fatima (a), but some other sources mention Khawsa' bt. Khasfa (or Hafsa) b. Thaqif as his mother.[2]

Accompanying Imam al-Husayn (a)

When Imam al-Husayn (a) moved from Mecca to Medina, 'Abd Allah b. Ja'far wrote a letter to the Imam (a), trying to change the Imam's mind. He sent the letter through his sons Muhammad and 'Awn, but when Ja'far realized that the Imam (a) is determined to go, he advised Muhammad and 'Awn to accompany the Imam (a).[3]


On the Day of 'Ashura, Muhammad went towards the court of battle and said, "I complain to God about the oppression of the people who are going astray blindly, those who have changed the signs of the Qur'an and its clear statements, and have manifested infidelity and rebellion."[4]

It is reported that he fought bravely and killed ten warriors of the enemy's army, but at the end was killed by 'Amir b. Nahshal al-Tamimi.[5]


  1. Ṭabarī, Kāmil-i Bahāʾī, p. 674.
  2. Ṭabarī, Tārīkh al-umam wa l-mulūk, vol. 5, p. 469; Abū l-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī, Maqātil al-Ṭālibīyyīn, p. 95-96.
  3. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 69.
  4. Ibn Aʿtham, al-Futūḥ, vol. 5, p. 111.
  5. Ibn Shahrāshūb, Manāqib, vol. 4, p. 106.


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