Masjid al-Aqsab - مسجد الأقصاب

near Maqbara al-Dahdah
(walk from Sahat al-Tahrir towards Thawra) 

Maqam of Hujr b. 'Adi and his comapnions
in Masjid al-Aqsab

Hujr b. `Adî al-Kindi  (sahabi d. 51 H.)
and his companions

Hujr b. 'Adi was a brave and eminent sahabi, who fought with the Prophet (s) in the Qudsiyya battle. Later he joined 'Ali b. Abi Talib (r) and fought with him in the battles of al-Jamal and Siffin. He lived in Kufa, until Ziyad b. Abi Sufyan was made its governer. He and his companions opposed the Umawi rule, and were brought to Damascus, Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan ordered him to be kiiled, so he was killed together with his companions, at Mabraj `Adhrâ' (مبرج عذراء) north-east of Duma, east of Damascus. [ZaSh p. 94, RB p. 259]

In Ibn Athir's Tarikh there is evidence that their remains were brought to Damascus and buried there after the end of the Umawi period. [RB p. 259 f3]

the du'a at this maqam is mustajag, as reported with tawatur from 'ulama [RB]

 Names of his companions
[RB: ref to "al-Kamil" of Ibn Athir]

1- حجر بن عدي بن جبلة الكندي, المسمى بحجر الخير
2- قبيصة بن ضبيعة العباسي
3- محرز بن شهاب السعدي التميمي
4- كرام بن حيانة العتري
5- عدالة ين حسبان العتري



[1] ZaSh: Ziarat al-Sham
[2] RB : الروض البهية في فضائل دمشق للصيادي
with ref to: Biography of Hujr b. 'Adi: see "al-Kamil" of ibn Athir, al-Tabari, Tabaqat Ibn Sa'd, al-A'lam

1- bmk ziarat 2009-02-14