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Hu·sain 1

or Hu·sayn  (ho͞o-sān′)
See Hussein1.

Hu·sain 2

or Hu·sayn  (ho͞o-sān′)
See Hussein2.

Hus·sein 1

or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn  (ho͞o-sān′) 626-680.
The grandson of Muhammad and son of Fatima and Ali, revered by Shiites as the third imam.

Hus·sein 2

or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn  (ho͞o-sān′) Full name King Hussein bin Talal. 1935-1999.
King of Jordan (1953-1999) who established a constitutional hereditary monarchy and espoused a moderate, generally pro-Western policy in the Middle East. He lost western Jordan to Israel in the Six-Day War (1967) but was later instrumental in negotiating the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace (1994).
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Noun1.Husayn - Iraqi leader who waged war against IranHusayn - Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)
2.Husayn - king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
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Specifically, OFAC designated four key al-Nusrah Front leaders Abdallah Muhammad Bin-Sulayman al-Muhaysini, Jamal Husayn Zayniyah, Abdul Jashari, and Ashraf Ahmad Fari al-Allak pursuant to Executive Order (E.
a company headed by US and Saudi Arabian-designated Hezbollah member and financier Adham Husayn Tabaja, the Treasury said in a statement.
Ashura is the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims remember Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who was martyred during the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.
Treasury Department Wednesday targeted what it described as a key Hezbollah support network by designating Hezbollah member Adham Tabaja, his company Al-Inmaa Group for Tourism Works, and its subsidiaries, as well as Lebanese businessman Hejeij and Hezbollah Islamic Jihad member Husayn Ali Faour, as parties providing support and services to Hezbollah.
10) Reports of attacks on Shi'a in Syria, the destruction of some Shi' a mosques and shrines or the tombs inside them, and claims that major Shi'a shrines such as those of Sayyida Zaynab and Sakina bint Husayn have been damaged are mobilizing Shi'a around the world to support the al-Assad regime.
He is also the father of Husayn Siraj, an important literary and cultural figure in this country, who died in 2007.
Baha'u'llah (means "Glory of God"), founder of Baha'i Faith, was born in Tehran (Iran) as Mirza Husayn Ali, and his birthday is one of the nine annual holy days when work is suspended.
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Husayn Ibrahim Salih al-Shahristani attended the ceremony.
Maher Husayn of 'Issawiya said the Israeli police went beyond their lawful responsibilities in arresting children and closing off entrance points to the neighborhood.
The zanjeer zani, a five-bladed implement, is used in the Ashura ceremony, which commemorates the death of Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed and a central figure in the Shia faith.
He treats both 'Uthman's murder and the martyrdom of Husayn as literary tragedies, while his analysis of Siffin emphasizes its ironic elements.
For a useful survey of scientific exegesis, see Muhammad Husayn al-Dhahabi, al-Tafsir wa'l-Mufassirun, 3 vols.