Darghama b. Malik
|Darghama b. Malik|
Burial place of the martyrs of Karbala
|Companion of||Imam al-Husayn (a)|
|Well Known As||al-Taghlibi|
|Lineage||Banu Taghlib Tribe|
|Martyrdom||Muharram 10, 61/October 13, 680|
|Cause of Martyrdom||Battle of Karbala|
Ḍarghāma b. Mālik al-Taghlibī (Arabic: ضَرْغامة بن مالِک التَغْلِبی) (d. 61/680) is one of the martyrs of Karbala who went to Karbala after the martyrdom of Muslim b. 'Aqil and joined the army of Imam al-Husayn (a). He was martyred on the day of 'Ashura.
He is known as "al-Taghlibi" because of his attribution to Banu Taghlib. Banu Taghlib was a tribe originating from Taghlib b. Wa'il b. Qasit. Al-Shaykh al-Tusi referred to him as a companion of Imam al-Husayn (a) without mentioning his attribution to the Banu Taghlib tribe.
The Event of Karbala
Darghama b. Malik was one of the Kufan Shi'as who pledged allegiance to Muslim b. 'Aqil. After Muslim's martyrdom, since the ways out of Kufa were blocked, he disguised as the enemy's clothes and left Kufa in their company. He then joined Imam al-Husayn (a) in Karbala.
On the day of 'Ashura, he injured and killed some enemies during the battle. He was martyred in the first battle on 'Ashura, and on another account, he was martyred after the Noon Prayer. It is said that he declaimed the following during the battle:
- Prepare for Malik Dargham
- The blow of a young man who defends dignified people
- He hopes for a full reward from God
- The Exalted, the Owner, and the Omniscient.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from ضرغامة بن مالک تغلبی in Farsi WikiShia.