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Zu'l-Janah


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Possessor of wings. Refers to the horse used by Husayn ibn Ali in the battle at Karbala. According to popular Shii literature, the horse either belonged to Muhammad originally or was a descendant of Muhammad's horse. Shii literature on Karbala does not have a name for the horse. In popular culture, a horse symbolizing Zu'l-Janah is led through cities and venerated during Muharram processions.

Subjects: Islam.


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