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Hujr ibn 'Adi
Hujr ibn 'Adi
al-Kindi (died 660 CE) was a companion of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.[citation needed][dubious – discuss] He was sentenced to death by the Umayyad Caliph
Umayyad Caliph
Muawiyah I for his unwavering support and praise for Ali, the fourth Rashidun Caliph of Islam
Islam
and the first Imam of the Shias,[2] [3] when he objected to the tradition of publicly cursing Ali
Ali
and continued to condemn Uthman for his corruption. He belonged to the tribe of Kindah.

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1 Hujr's titles 2 Character and life 3 Desecration of shrine 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Hujr's titles[edit] Hujr was given two title: al-Kindi and al-Adbar. The first title given to Hujr was al-Kindi. Al-Kindi in English means the person from Kindah, an Arabian tribe. The second title that was given to Hujr was al-Adbar.[4] Character and life[edit]

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Hujr ibn Uday was a pious companion of Muhammad[citation needed][dubious – discuss] and played a vital role in the correction of the ummah. During Muawiya's reign, when the custom of cursing Imam Ali
Ali
from the pulpits of mosques began, Hujr could not remain silent and he began to praise Imam Ali
Ali
and condemn Muawiya in Kufa. Serious altercations arose when Ziyad's governorship of Basra was extended to include Kufa. Ziyad would curse Imam Ali
Ali
during sermons and Hujr would refute him. On one occasion, Hujr warned Ziyad for being late for Jummah prayers. Ziyad then had him arrested along with 12 of his companions on the false claims of forming an opposition group to overthrow the Khalifa. He also gathered witnesses to testify against them. The accused were sent to death, unless they cursed Imam Ali
Ali
and showed their hatred to him. Ultimately, Hujr and his companions refused and they were thus killed.[citation needed] According to some narrations, his last wish was that his son should be executed before him lest death terrifies him (his son) and therefore accede to the condition of cursing Ali.[5] Desecration of shrine[edit]

Mosque Minaret

Hujr, his son Humaam ibn Hajar, and some other companions are buried in Adra, in the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. A mosque has been built around his grave and is a pilgrimage site for Muslims.[citation needed] According to Iranian reports On 2 May 2013, extremists (allegedly from the Wahhabi movement) attacked the mausoleum and exhumed his remains.[6] His body was taken to an unknown location by the rebels.[7] According to a report published in the NY Times, a widely distributed Facebook photo of the desecration of the pilgrimage site gives credit for the exhumation to a man named Abu Anas al-Wazir, or Abu al-Baraa, a leader of a military group called the Islam
Islam
Brigade of the Free Army.[1] See also[edit]

Destruction of early Islamic heritage sites in Saudi Arabia

References[edit]

^ a b ERDBRINK, THOMAS (6 May 2013). "Iran Warns Syrian Rebels After Report of Shrine Desecration". New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2013.  ^ "Hujr bin Adi al-Kindi:The Great Martyr". imamreza.net. Retrieved 5 May 2013.  ^ Tareekh e Dimshaq ^ Ibn Muḥammad (Ibn-ʻAbd-Rabbihī), Aḥmad. The Unique Necklace "al-ʻIqd Al-Farīd" Trans. Issa J. Boullata. Vol. 3. Reading, UK: Garnet Publishing Limited, 2007. Print. ISBN 1859642403 Pg. 289 ^ "Shrine of the great companion Hijr ibn Adi destroyed and body reportedly exhumed". aimislam.com. 2 May 2013.  ^ " Syria
Syria
militants exhume grave of Prophet's companion". Press TV. 2 May 2013. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.  ^ Press TV, May 3rd 2013

History of Tabari - Hujr ibn Adi External links[edit]

Mausoleum video before being desecrated

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Companions of Ali
Ali
ibn Abi Talib

Abd Allah ibn Abbas Abdullah ibn Hashim Abu al-Aswad al-Du'ali Abu al-Heysam ibn Tayyahan Abu Dhar al-Ghifari Adi ibn Hatim Ammar ibn Yasir Amr ibn al-Humq al-Khaza'i Asbagh ibn Nubatah Bilal ibn Rabah Habib ibn Madhahir Hamam ibn Shurayh Harith al-Hamdani Hashim ibn Utbah Hujr ibn 'Adi Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman Ja'far ibn Abi Talib Jabir ibn Abd Allah John bin Huwai Jundab ibn Abdullah Khuzaima ibn Thabit Kumayl ibn Ziyad Malik al-Ashtar Maytham al-Tammar Mikhnaf ibn Sulaym Miqdad ibn Aswad Muhammad
Muhammad
ibn Abu Bakr Qays ibn Sa'd Qambar Sa'sa'a bin Sohan Salman the Persian Sulaym ibn Qays Sulayman ibn Surad Umm Salama Uthman ibn Hunaif Uwais al-Qar

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