Hurmala ibn Kahil al-Asadi (Arabic: حرملة ابن كاهل الأسدي, romanized: Ḥurmala ibn Kāhil al-Asadī) was an Umayyad archer in the Battle of Karbala. He is said to have been the killer of Abd Allah ibn Husayn and Abu Bakr ibn Hasan.
Hurmala ibn Kahil
حرملة ابن كاهل
Bilad al-Sham, Umayyad Caliphate
|Allegiance||Yazid I (r. 680–683)|
|Years of service||680|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Karbala (680)|
|Relations||Banu Asad (clan)|
When Imam Al-Husayn had lost all hope against the enemy at the Battle of Karbala, he came out riding on a horse and asked for water for his six months old child Ali al-Asghar who was dying of thirst. Hurmala sent a three-headed arrow flying into the little child's throat.