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Husain

[hoo-sahyn, -seyn] /hʊˈsaɪn, -ˈseɪn/
noun
1.
Hussein (def 1).
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  • At each pause the hearers beat their breasts, and say Husain!

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • It is on this day, according to some accounts, that the head and body of Husain were reunited.

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  • A Ftiha in the name of Husain and of those who were martyred with him is then said.

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  • Some say he was a Husain Syed, others that he was a Pathn, and a martyr.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • He waited for Husain to mount his own horse and then started down the street.

British Dictionary definitions for Husain

Husain

/hʊˈseɪn; -ˈsaɪn/
noun
1.
?629–680 ad, Islamic caliph, the son of Ali and Fatima and the grandson of Mohammed
2.
same as Hussein
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