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Hilal ibn Ali [(رضي الله عنه)]

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Can any knowledgable brothers please post more details of biography of this son of Imam 

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if he was born in same yr as ibn hannafiyah , why do we hear almost nothing of him in time of wars of Imam Ali ? [or maybe there is mention ive never read it ]

 

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Hilal ibn Ali (Arabic: هِلَال ٱبْن عَلِيّ‎) known as Muhammad al-Awsat (Arabic: مُحَمَّد ٱلْأَوْسَط‎, lit. 'the middle Muhammad') was one of the sons of Ali. His grand mother was the eldest daughter of Muhammad, Zainab bint Muhammad and maternal uncle was Ali ibn Zainab. His mausoleum was established in Aran in Kashan in Isfahan province, Iran.

His mother Umamah bint Abu al-'As was the daughter of Zainab bint Muhammad and grand daughter of Muhammad and Khadija bint Khuwaylid. Hilal was born on 1 Ramadan, 14 AH (18 October 635 CE). Nothing is known about his life other than his role in the Battle of Karbala. He had a brother named Awn who lived in Syria or Taif, modern day Saudi Arabia. 

The governor of Khorasan, Qays ibn Murra, feared an uprising against his rule, and sent a strong army to fight followers of Hilal; Hilal was injured and many of his followers killed. (The following story in Wikipedia doesn’t has strong document)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilal_ibn_Ali

http://helal.ir/ (Official site of his shrine just in Farsi) 

in book of “Risalah Hilaliah” his story mentioned that when Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) martyred in Karbala he & his brother Awn were in Taif so they moved to Khorasan to gather an army for avenging Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) blood but governor of Khorasan defeated them that his brother Awn martyred but he injured & escaped to “ Aran Dasht “ near to Qom that after three years residence & spreading Shia Islam after dreaming Prophet Muhammad (pbu) in dream he died and buried there .

http://helal.ir/شرح-حال-حضرت-محمد-هلال-بن-علی-ع/

in a book about family of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) by Ibn Shahr Ashub a person with such attribute with title of “ Muhammad Awsat  محمد اوسط (middle Muhammad)“ mentioned but book of “ Risalah Hilaliah” doesn’t has strong document that he was son of Imam Ali (عليه السلام) or not  anyway he was an ImamZadeh (Sayed) 

https://www.islamquest.net/fa/archive/question/fa40506

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