OTHER SCRIPTS: حسين (Arabic)
Meaning & History
. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein
) was the son of Ali
and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad
. His older brother was named Hasan
. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, which continues to this day. In more recent times this was the name of a king of Jordan (1935-1999).
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hüseyn (Azerbaijani), Khasan (Bashkir), Husein (Bosnian), Khasan (Chechen), Khasan (Circassian), Khasan (Ingush), Khasan (Ossetian), Hossein (Persian), Khasan (Tatar), Hasan, Hüseyin (Turkish) |