Zayd Imaam Ali-e-Zainul Abideen (695 - 740)

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Nicknames: "Zayd ash-Shaheed", "Zaid ash-shaheed"
Place of Burial: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Death: Died in Al-Kufah, An-Najaf, Iraq
Cause of death: Martyred
Occupation: AMIR
Managed by: Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui
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About Zayd Imaam Ali-e-Zainul Abideen

Progenitor of Zaydi Shi'ism (Zaydi Imamate)

1st Shia Zaydi Imaam


  • Wilaadat (Birth): 75 AH (695 AD)
  • Wafaat (Death): 1st Safar 122 AH (9th January 740 AD)

Although he fought bravely, Zayd was killed in battle on the 2nd of Safar in 120 or 122 AH (740 AD) at the age of forty-two by Yusuf ibn 'Amr ath-Thaqafi (the Umayyad governor). His son, Yahya, took his body from the field and buried him away from the city near the river bank, causing the water to flow over it. However, the grave was discovered and, under Yusuf's orders, the body was exhumed, Zayd's head was cut off and sent to Hisham in Syria. In the month of Safar, 121 AH, Hisham had the sacred body of this descendant of the Prophet placed on the gallows entirely naked. For four years the sacred body remained on the gallows. Thereafter, when Walid Ibn Yazid ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan became caliph in 126 AH, he ordered that the skeleton be taken down from the gallows, burnt, and the ashes scattered to the wind.

There are two shrines for Zayd, One is in Kufa, Iraq, the other is in Karak, Jordan. The shrine in Jordan is believed to be the final resting place of the head of Zayd ibn ‘Ali ibn Al-Husayn

All schools of Islam Sunnis and Shias, regard Zayd Ibn Ali as a righteous martyr (Shaheed) against what was regarded as the corrupt leadership of an unjust Caliph. It is even reported that Mujtahid Imam Abu Hanifa, founder of the largest school of Sunni jurisprudence, gave financial support to Zayd's revolt and called on others to join Zayd's rebellion.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zayd_ibn_Ali

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Sayyidi Zayd bin Imaam Ali-e-Zainul Abideen's Timeline

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Medina, Saudi Arabia
740
January 9, 740
Age 45
Al-Kufah, An-Najaf, Iraq
January 9, 740
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