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What happened at the Battle of Karbala?

Last Updated: 9th February, 2020

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The Battle of Karbala was fought on 10 October 680 (10 Muharram in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar) between the army of the second Umayyad caliph Yazid I and a small army led by Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, at Karbala, Iraq. They proposed Husayn overthrow the Umayyads.

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Correspondingly, what was the reason for the battle of Karbala?

The chain of events that caused the tragedy of Karbala can be traced back to the martyrdom of Uthman ibn Afan who was killed by group of extremists. ‎Rachid Haroune (???? ?????)‎'s answer to Why was Uthman assassinated? Ali ibn abi Talib was selected to lead the islamic caliphate.

Also, how was Hussein killed in Karbala? He was killed and beheaded in the Battle of Karbala on 10 October 680 (10 Muharram 61 AH) by Yazid, along with most of his family and companions, including Husayn's six month old son, Ali al-Asghar, with the women and children taken as prisoners.

Also, who won the battle of Karbala?

There were two contenders for the title of caliph: al-Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of the prophet, and Yazid I, caliph of the Umayyad dynasty. The battle was decisively won by Yazid and the Sunnis, but the Shia have never forgotten or forgiven.

How many died in battle of Karbala?

It is claimed that 72 men (including Husayn's 6 months old baby son) of Husayn's companions were killed by the forces of Yazid I.

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