Al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAlī
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1. Historical Background

Abū al-Faḍl al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAlī (killed in the massacre at Karbalāʾ on 10 Muḥarram 61/10 October 680), known as ‘Qamar Banī Hāshim’ (‘Moon of the Banū Hāshim’), was a famous son of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, and half-brother of al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī.

His mother, Umm al-Banīn (see Abū Naṣr al-Bukhārī, 88, where she is given the name Fāṭima), the daughter of Ḥizām b. Khālid b. Rābīʿa from the Arab tribe of Banū Kilāb, was the mother of three more of ʿAlī…

Cite this page
Bahramian, Ali, Bulookbashi, Ali A. and Negahban, Farzin, “Al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAlī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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