The caravan of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) has arrived to Karbala with his family and companions in the second of Muharram of the year sixty-one after migration. On that moment Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) has expresed his deep knowledge of the place and time when he said: "Come down! Here is the end of our caravan. Here where our blood will be shed. Here, by God, our women will be disgraced. Here, by God, our men will be killed. Here, by God, our children will be slaughtered. Here, by God, our tombs will be visited, and this is the soil that my grandfather the Messenger of Allah (prayers of Allah be upon him and upon his holy Household) has promised me, and his word is never broken."
Then he went down from his horse, and ordered the tent to be pitched for his family and children, and then his clan and companions pitched their tents around his tent. then he gathered his children, brothers and all members of his family, looked at them and said: "O God, we are the strain of Your Prophet Mohammad, we were kicked out, diplaced and annoyed from the shrine of our grandfather, and Banu Umayyah have oppresed us. O God, take our right from them and give u victory over the oppressing people." Then he came to his companions and said: " Indeed people are the servants of this world and the religion is (like) saliva upon their tongues, they churn it around their tongues till they are living. And when they are faced with a test, the religious ones are only rare."
Then, he thanked and praised Allah and recitd the prayers upon Mohammad and his Holy Household and said: "As yet, it has befell on us what you may see, and the world has changed and repudiated, and its virtue has gone, and only remains from it what remains of water in an empty glass of water, and life is villainous like the pernicious pasture. Do you not see that the right is not being put into practice and distance is not being taken from the falsehood? (In this situation) the faithful is inclined to it (it suits him) that he meets Allah. I do not see (consider) death except prosperity and do not consider life along with oppressors and tyrants except affliction and anguish."