Definitions for "Hussein"
Keywords:  kerbala, yazid, sayn, muawiyah, shi'a
person - (who-SAYN) (626 - 680) son of Ali, whom the Shi'a believe should have succeeded him as Caliph. That position went instead to Muawiyah. When Muawiyah died in 680, Hussein attempted to claim the Caliphate, but the position went to Muawiyah's son Yazid. Hussein then set out with troops to lead an insurrection, but was killed in the battle of Kerbala on 10th Muharram 61 / October 680.
alt. Husayn, dynastic family name of the Hashemite rulers of the Hijaz (until 1920's)
Keywords:  iraqi, kuwait, gulf, invasion, iran
Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)
Keywords:  jordan, israel, peace, king, seeking
king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
a fresh lady offering Statistics, Economics and Theatre Arts
Keywords:  asia, gender, islam, writer, focusing
a writer and researcher, focusing on Islam, gender and South Asia