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Ḥabīb b. Muẓāhir
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Ḥabīb b. Muẓāhir (d. 10 Muḥarram 61/10 October 680), a prominent Shiʿi figure in Kūfa during the first half of the 1st/7th century, a companion of Imams ʿAlī, al-Ḥasan, and al-Ḥusayn, and one of the martyrs of Karbalāʾ.

          Ḥabīb b. Muẓāhir was a member of the Banū Asad tribe. In sources, he is sometimes  given the nisba ‘al-Asadī’, although ‘al-Faqʿasī’ (indicating descent from Banū Faqʿas), is also used. His lineage is given as Ḥabīb b. Muẓahhar b. Riʾāb b. al-Ashtar of Banū Faqʿas (al-Kalbī, 170). There is disagreement in the primary sources o…

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Masʿud Habibi Mazaheri and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥabīb b. Muẓāhir”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_066128>
First published online: 2022

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