Battle of Karbala

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Battle of Karbala
Date10 October 680
Karbala, Iraq
Result Umayyad Caliphate victory
30,000 114
Casualties and losses
88 114

The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD)a in Karbala, in present-day Iraq.[1] A small group of supporters and relatives of Muhammad's grandson, Husayn ibn Ali fought against a larger army serving Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph.[2][3] The Umayyads won. Shias every year commemorate the battle of the Day of Ashura.

References[change | change source]

  1. Madelung, Wilferd. "Hosayn b. ali". Encyclopædia Iranica. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  2. Lohouf, Tradition No.177
  3. Lohouf, Tradition No.181