His tomb in al-Kifl, Iraq
|Companion of||Imam 'Ali (a), Imam al-Hasan (a), Imam al-Husayn (a), and Imam al-Sajjad (a)|
|Cause ofDeath/Martyrdom||By 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad|
|Burial Place||Al-Kifl, Iraq|
Rushayd al-Hajarī (Arabic: رُشَيد الهَجَري), is one of the elite companions of Imam 'Ali (a) and Imam al-Hasan (a) who was a member of Shurtat al-Khamis. He was one of the closest people to Imam 'Ali (a) and received 'Ilm al-Balaya wa l-Manaya (the knowledge of calamities and (time of) deaths) from him.
His Companionship of Imams
Not much has been said about him in historical sources. He was a member of Shurtat al-Khamis and one of the closest and elite companions of Imam 'Ali (a). Al-Ya'qubi has counted him among the pupils of Imam 'Ali (a) and al-Shaykh al-Tusi listed him in the companions of Imam al-Hasan (a), Imam al-Husayn (a) and Imam al-Sajjad (a).
In Imams' Words
Imam 'Ali (a) named Him "Rushayd al-Balaya" (Rushayd of the calamities). Imam al-Kazim (a) said: "indeed Rushayd knew the [time of] calamities and events, and the [time of] lives and deaths."
Imam 'Ali (s) had foretold the way he would be martyred. 'Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad ordered to cut his hands, legs, and tongue and then hang him. It is said that he had a daughter –named Qinwa- who has narrated the story of his father martyrdom.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from رشید هجری in Farsi Wikishia.