N2K Additional Questions

  1. What was the name of Imam Hussain (a.s) eldest sister in Karbala? Bibi Zainab (s.a)                
  2. What is the name of Hazrat Qassim’s mother? Umm Farwa / Ramlah (s.a)
  3. Who was ill and could not fight in Karbala? Imam Zain al Abideen / Imam Sajjad (a.s)
  4. What was the name of the baby of Imam Hussain (a.s) that was killed in Karbala? Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s)
  5. Who stated that ‘death to me is sweeter the honey’? Hazrat Qassim (a.s)
  6. What does the name Hurr mean? Free
  7. Who first stopped the access to water to Imam Hussain (a.s) family? Hazrat Hurr (a.s)
  8. What date did the water stop in Imam Hussain (a.s) camp? 7th Muharram
  9. What is the name of the third Imam? Imam Hussain (a.s)
  10. When did Hurr join the army of Imam Hussain (a.s)? The eve of Ashura
  11. What were the names of Bibi Zainab’s (s.a) children who fought in Karbala? Aun & Muhammad (a.s)
  12. Who was Imam Hussain (a.s) messenger to Kufa? Muslim ibn Aqeel (a.s)
  13. Which tribe did Imam Hussain (a.s) purchase the land of Karbala from? The tribe of Bani Asad
  14. How old was the youngest martyr of Karbala? Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) was 6 months old
  15. Who was known to be the first martyr of Karbala? Muslim ibn Owsaja
  16. Which member of Imam Hussain (a.s) family died in the dungeons of Yazid? Bibi Sakina/Sayeeda Ruqayyah (s.a)
  17. Who else accompanied Hurr ibn Yazid when he joined allegiance to Imam Hussain(a.s)? His son and their slave
  18. Which city did Bibi Sakina / Sayeeda Ruqayyah die in? Shaam / Damascus
  19. Which family member in Karbala resembled Prophet Muhammad SAW in appearance the most? Hazrat Ali Akbar (a.s)
  20. The title ‘Best of Worshippers’ is assigned to which family member present in Karbala? Imam Ali Zain al Abideen / Imam Sajjad (a.s)
  21. What was the relationship between Imam Hussain (a.s) and Hazrat Qassim (a.s)? Imam Hussain (a.s) is Hazrat Qassim (a.s) paternal uncle
  22. Which date did the family of Imam Hussain (a.s ) leave Karbala after Ashura? 11th Muharram
  23. What happened to the heads of Imam Hussain (a.s) family when Yazid’s army left Karbala? The heads were put on spears
  24. What was the name of the Imam Hussain (a.s) horse? Zuljana
  25. Which companion was honoured with holding the ‘Alam / flag? Hazrat Abbas (a.s)
  26. Which women gave the courageous speech at Yazid’s palace in Shaam? Bibi Zainab (s.a)
  27. Which child defended Imam Hussain (a.s) life in the final stages when a soldier intended to kill him? Abd-Allah ibn Hasan (a.s)
  28. Who killed Imam Hussain (a.s)? Shimr ibn Dhiljawshan
  29. On 9th Muharram why did Imam Hussain (a.s) ask for one more day before the battle? He wanted to pray, recite Quran and Dua
  30. What does Ashura mean? The 10th
  31. Who was older in Karbala, Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) or Bibi Sakina / Sayeeda Ruqayyah (s.a)? Bibi Sakina / Sayeeda Ruqayyah (s.a)
  32. What does Arbaeen mean? The 40th
  33. Which Holy lady established majlis? Bibi Zainab (s.a)
  34. In between which two holy cities do majority of people walk during Arbaeen? Najaf and Karbala
  35. In which city were Imam Zain al Abideen (a.s), the ladies and children imprisoned in after Ashura? Shaam / Damascus
  36. Who was stopping Zuljana from taking Imam Hussain (a.s) to the battlefield? Bibi Sakina / Sayeeda Ruqayyah (s.a) was holding Zuljana’s legs
  37. Was the 5th Imam in Karbala? Yes
  38. Why did Imam Zain al Abideen (a.s) not fight? He was too ill and needed to continue the Imamat
  39. What did the children of Karbala cry out when they were thristy? Al Atash
  40. How are Imam Hussain (a.s) and Bibi Zainab (s.a) related? Brother and sister
  41. What was the name of the only female martyr who was killed on Ashura? Haaniya
  42. What was the name of Bibi Zainab (a.s) husband? Abdullah ibn Jaffer-e-Tayyar (a.s)
  43. Where can you find Khak-e-Shafa? From inside the shrine of Imam Hussain (a.s)
  44. In which Hijri year did the battle of Karbala take place? 61 AH
  45. What was the name of the Christian man who joined Imam Hussain (a.s) army? Wahab
  46. Did Hazrat Abbas (a.s) have any hands when he fell of the horse in Karbala after collecting water? No
  47. Which modern day country is Karbala in? Iraq
  48. Which modern day country is Sham / Damascus in? Syria
  49. What was the name of the daughter of Imam Hussain (a.s) who stayed in Madina? Bibi Fatima Sugra (s.a)
  50. What was the name of Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) mother? Umm Rubab (s.a)
  51. Was Hazrat Abbas (a.s) body taken back to the camps? No
  52. What is the best known title / Kuniyat of Imam Hussain (a.s)? Aba Abdillah
  53. Did Imam Hussain (a.s) complete Hajj before traveling to Karbala? No
  54. What is another name used for Karbala in the past? Al-Ghadiriyya / Naynawa / ‘Aqar / al-Ha’ir / Nawawis
  55. How are Imam Ali (a.s) and Imam Hussain (a.s) related? Father and son
  56. Did Imam Hussain (a.s) give bayat / allegiance to Yazid? No
  57. Who are you supposed to remember when you drink water? Imam Hussain (a.s)
  58. What is the place called in between Imam Hussain (a.s) and Hazrat Abbas (a.s) Holy Haram? Baynal Haramain
  59. What does Khak-e-Shafa mean? Dust/earth of healing from Imam Hussain (a.s) grave
  60. What is the Ziyarat of condolence called? Ziyarat-e-Taziya
  61. When Sayeeda Zainab (s.a) was captured by the enemies, did she give bayat / allegiance to Yazid? No
  62. Which hero of Karbala was dying when Imam Hussain (a.s) said my back is broken? Hazrat Abbas / Abul Fadhl Al Abbas (a.s)
  63. What Ziyarat is recommended to recite on the day of Arbaeen? Ziyarat-e-Arbaeen
  64. Did Sayeeda Zainab (s.a) have chains put on her arms or was she allowed to walk freely after leaving Karbala? She had chains put on her arms
  65. Why did Imam Hussain (a.s) take Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) to the battlefield? To get Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) some water
  66. Who killed Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s)? Harmala
  67. What was the name of Imam Hussain (a.s) best friend who came from Kufa to join Imam’s army? Habib ibn Mazaher (a.s)
  68. Whose camps were set on fire on the night after Ashura/Shaam-e-Ghariban? Bibi Zainab (s.a) families tents
  69. Did Imam Zain al Abideen (a.s) and Sayeeda Zainab (s.a) live in a palace in Shaam/Damascus or a prison? Prison
  70. Who said ‘I saw nothing but beauty’ in the court of Kufa? Bibi Zainab (s.a)
  71. Which Dua is recommended to recite after Ziyarat-e-Ashura? Dua Safwan/Alqama
  72. Apart from his parents, who else did Hazrat Ali Akbar (a.s) ask permission from to go to the battlefield? Bibi Zainab (s.a)
  73. What Ziyarat is recommended to recite on the day of Ashura? Ziyarat-e-Ashura
  74. Which Imam says that he cries tears of blood for Imam Hussain (a.s) in Ziyarat-e-Nahiya? Imam Muhammad Mahdi (AJF)
  75. Which member of the Ahle Kisa / Panjtan was not buried with a kaffan/shroud? Imam Hussain (a.s)
  76. Which heroes are currently buried with Imam Hussain (a.s)? Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) & Hazrat Ali Akbar (a.s)
  77. What is the place called from which Bibi Zainab (s.a) witnessed Imam Hussain (a.s) getting killed? Till-e-Zainabiya
  78. What is it recommended to recite when you eat Tabarruk/Niyaz/Fathiya? Surah Al Fatiha
  79. Out of all the Holy people in the Ahle Kisa / Panjatan, who had the most loyal and best companions? Imam Hussain (a.s)
  80. Which hero of Karbala is called Bab Al Hawaij / Door of desires? Hazrat Abbas / Abul Fadhl Al Abbas (a.s)
  81. What is Hazrat Qassim (a.s) fathers name? Imam Hasan Mujtaba (a.s)
  82. What was the name of the eldest son of Imam Hussain (a.s)? Hazrat Ali Akbar (a.s)
  83. Who should we give condolence to first on the tragedy of Karbala? Imam Muhammad Mahdi (AJF)
  84. Who was called Qamr Bani Hashim / Moon of the Hashimites? Hazrat Abbas (a.s)
  85. What does Asalamualayka Aba Abdillah mean? Peace be upon you, O Aba Abdillah
  86. Who was the evil governor of Kufa during the tragedy of Karbala? Ubaydallah ibn Ziyad
  87. Who was Imam Hussain (a.s) messenger to Basra? Sulaiman ibn Razin
  88. Was Zuhair ibn Qayn part of Imam Hussain (a.s) or Yazid’s army? Imam Hussain (a.s) army
  89. Was Umar ibn Sa’ad part of Imam Hussain (a.s) or Yazid’s army? Yazid’s army
  90. What date did Imam Hussaim (a.s) and his family reach Karbala? 2nd Muharram
  91. How are Bibi Fatima (s.a) and Sayeeda Zainab (s.a) related? Mother and daughter
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