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#Hazrat_Abbas was the son of Hazrat #Ali Ibne Abi Talib. His mother's name was #Fatima , who was also known as " #Ummul_Banin ". Hazrat Abbas was born in #Medina on 7th Rajab 26 A.H. When the news of his birth reached #Hazrat_Ali he prostrated himself on the ground as a token of his humble thanks to #Allah . Imam #Hussain took the baby in his arms and recited the Azan and Eqamat (call for prayers) in his right and left ears respectively. Then the new-born baby opened his eyes to see the face of Imam Hussain, before looking at anyone else.
Hazrat Abbas was a towering and #handsome personality. His dauntless #courage , supreme #confidence and unflinching #loyalty earned him many titles. He was called "Qamar-e-Bani Hashim" (the moon of the Hashemites), because of his imposing appearance.
His remarkable horsemanship made him "Syed-ul-Forosan" (the chief of horseman). His ability to lead people resulted in his being called "Rais-ul-Shujan" (the leader of the valiant), and the manner in which he sacrificed his life earned him the title " #Afzal-ul-Shohada" (the choicest of the #martyrs ) and "Saqqa" (water carrier), because he sacrificed his life in an effort to procure #water for Imam Hussain's children in the tragic battle of #Karbala . He fully lived up to his name Abbas, which in Arabic stands for #Lion .
Hazrat Ali, who himself was known as the "Lion of God", brought up Hazrat #Abbas and ably guided him until he was fourteen years old. The next ten years of Hazrat Abbas's life were spent under the careful eye of Imam Hasan, and the last ten years with Imam Hussain. Thus it was no small wonder that Hazrat Abbas acquired near perfection in so many aspects of life. His gallantry, boldness and courageous outlook were inherited from Hazrat Ali. Imam Hasan taught him #patience and tolerance. His lion-hearted #loyalty and self-sacrificing nature were the results of his association with Imam Hussain.