Ashura stations: The speech of Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her) is a proof of her exceptional eloquence.

Historians stated that Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her) had a long speech in the court of Yazeed, which was an extension of the Karbala upraising and in which she has said:

«O Yazeed, God and his Messenger had said the truth {Then it was the worst ramification for those who have done evil; for that they rejected the signs of Allah, and used to ridicule it.}

O Yazeed, did you think, since we are overpowered on that side of earth and under the fringes of the sky till we were treated the way the captives are treated, that God does not care for us while He cares for you?!! And that is due to your superiority, so you lifted your nose and looked upon your shoulder (sign of acting arrogance), cheerful and happy when you viewed this life as it belongs to you, and things are going your way, indeed your punishment just being delayed and put off and that is clear from the words of Allah the Exalted, the Almighty: {Let not the Unbelievers think that our respite to them is good for themselves: We grant them respite that they may grow in their iniquity: but they will have a shameful punishment.}

Is it fair, O son of the freedmen, that you dignify your ladies and slaves while the daughters of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) were brought to you, after you had exposed them, caused their voices to be husky due to their grief, you made them ride on weak camels, their enemies were yelling at them while taking them from one country to another, they were not cared for or sheltered. Everyone, near or far, was staring at them, they did not have any of their men to protect them.

And how is it possible for someone to ask us not to hate him while he is looking at us with hatred, antagonism, implacability, and resentment, do you say: «I wish that my grandparents from Badr had witnessed…» without feeling guilty or sorry while prodding the lips of Aba Abdillah in your parlor? Why wouldn’t you behave like this, when you have already poked the ulcers and cauterized the tumor by shedding the blood of the pedigree of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) and the earth's stars from the family of Abdu Al-Muttaleb, you will soon go back to Allah as they did, and then you would wish if you had been blinded or muted before you said: «They would have cheered and shouted happily».

O God, do punish them for our rights, and take our revenge from those who have wronged us. I swear to God, you only abraded your skin, and did not cut but your own flesh, you will surely, despite your will, be brought in front of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household), his family, and his supporters in Heaven, on the Day when Allah will reunite them after having been scattered, and that is the saying of Allah the Exalted, the Almighty: {Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead, but indeed they are alive, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord.}

Thus, the one who enabled you to rule the believers shall know, especially if the Judge is Allah, your opponent is Mohammad (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household), and your limbs are the witnesses against you, this is the worst ending for the wrong doers, he shall know who of both of you is in a weaker position with less supporters.

Even though, I swear to God O enemy of Allah and the son of His enemy, I do not have any respect for you even to reprimand you, but the fact is that the eyes are tearful, and the hearts are sorrow and all this does not make up for our loss, as Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) was killed, and the party of Satan is handing us over to the party of fools to be rewarded from the Money of Allah for rending the sanctities of Allah! As these hands are soaked with our blood, these mouths are fed from our flesh, and those blessed corpses are being eaten by the wild animals.

So, if you consider this a victory for you, you would indeed be gaining a chastisement at the time when you do not find but what your hands had already committed, you would cry for help from the son of Marjana and he would cry for your help as well, you and your followers will howl for each other at the weighing scale, where you would find that the best provision Mu'awiyah had provided you is your killing of Mohammad's (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) Pedigree.

Indeed, I have only feared Allah, and to him only is my compliant. So, plot your machination, strive all you want, and do your best, but, By Allah, you would never be able to eradicate the disgrace you earned for what you did to us. And Thank God for sealing the ending of the Masters of heavens with happiness and forgiveness so that He enjoined them to go to Heaven. I do ask Allah to elevate their ranks, and to enjoin them with many of His Merit, as He is the Powerful Protector».
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