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Companions of Imam Hussain (a.s)

The martyrs of Karbala, both from Bani Hashim & the ashaab, were symbols of love & sincerity, as never seen before or after Karbala.

They gave up everything they had, so that they could be with Imam till end Even when Imam told them that they are free to go,they didn’t leave him.

They were the faithful friends, helpers and companions of Imam Hussain (a.s). Some were old like Habeeb ibn Mazahir, others like Wahab e Kalbi were young. Some were noblemen like Zohair al Qayn, others like Jawn were slaves.

Some like Salim and Amir came from towns like Koofa and Basra; others had lived in the desert.
There were men like Ammar and Muslim ibn Ausaja, who had been with the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Nafi and Jundab, who were friends of Imam Ali (a.s).

Muslim ibne Ausaja, Habeeb ibne Mazahir and Burair Hamadani were learned ashaab-e-Rasool, who knew many traditions from the Prophet directly. Ashaab-e-Ameerul Momineen were Nafe ibne Hilal, Abdur Rahman ibne Rab Ansari, who were hafiz-e-Quraan, were among the shohada of Karbala.

On the night before Ashura Imam said, “If you are afraid of being ashamed or blamed, I assure you that the darkness of the night will sufficiently protect you from being recognised.”But those, who stayed with the Imam, assured him that life without him would not be worth living.

Muslim ibne Ausaja said: “By Allah, we will not leave you and even if I come to know that I shall be killed and then burnt in fire & brought to life again and eventually my ashes scattered in air and I die and become alive in this way 70 times, even then I shall not leave you.”

Zohair repeated the same wish, saying even if he was killed a thousand times, if it was a means of protecting the Imam and the young members of his family, he was ready.
On the day of Ashoor, all these had just one purpose before them – to help Imam in the defence of Islam.

Success for each one of them lay only in dying with Imam Hussain (a.s). Hur joined the camp of Imam Hussain (a.s) and included himself among the shohada, who receive Salams from not only momineen but also from the Imam himself.

They were all killed fighting bravely against the army of Umar ibne Saad, defending Islam on the day of Ashoor & the Imam wept for each of them

Imam himself said: “No one has friends & helpers like mine. Neither my grandfather nor my father had such faithful friends & helpers.”

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