First of Safar: Captives from the family of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and his holy head arrived to the Levant.

The captives' convoy entered the city of Damascus in the first of the month of Safar 61 AH, and Yazeed had ordered to decorate the city. Once the martyrs' heads lead by the head of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) were brought to the palace of Yazeed, who had an iron stick with which he started prodding the mouth of Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), which has been kissed by his grandfather (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household), and he was reciting a few couplets which enshrine a diabolical confession, he said:

I wish my old chiefs at Badr could witness

Al-Khazraj's fearing of the impact of rush

They would have cheered and shouted happily,

Then they would have said, good job O Yazeed

I shall not be from the Khandaf if I do not avenge,

From the family of Ahmad for what he had done

Hashim had manipulated the Reign

So, neither news arrived nor revelations happened

Yazeed and those with him in his council gloated of the martyrdom of Aba Abdillah Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), he gave orders to bring a rostrum and a speaker to mention to the people the flaws of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and of his father Imam Ali (peace be upon him), so the speaker went up the podium and started by thanking Allah and praising Him, and he started to excessively slander Ali and Al-Hussayn (peace be upon them), and exaggerated in praising Mu'awiyah and Yazeed. So, Imam Zayn Al-'Abideen (peace be upon him) yelled at him saying: «Woe to you O speaker, did you buy the approval of the creature with the exasperation of the Creator! Do await your place in Hell then». Then He (peace be upon him) said: «O Yazeed, allow me to climb up these sticks to say few words that would please God and grant these people good reward and compensation…»

Yazeed denied him that, but the people kept arguing till he allowed him to speak, so he climbed the rostrum, thanked God and praised him then he delivered a speech that caused the eyes to cry and the hearts to be terrified, and that is what he said:

«O people, we were awarded six and distinguished by seven, we were awarded the knowledge, the tolerance, the indulgence, the eloquence, the courage, and the love in the hearts of the believers. And we are distinguished as one of us is the Chosen Prophet Mohammad (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household), the Siddiq (Imam Ali), the Tayyar (peace be upon him) (meaning Jaafar Al-Tayyar), the lion of Allah and the lion of His Messenger (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household), the Lady of all the women of the worlds Fatima Al-Batoul (peace be upon her), and from our family come the two grandsons of this nation and the two Masters of the youth in Heaven.

Who had met me he should know me, and for he who does not know me I shall inform him of who I am: O people, I am the son of Mecca and Mena, I am the son of Zamzam and Safa, I am the son of who carried the Zakat within his clothes, I am the son of the best person who ever wore clothes, I am the son of the best person who wore shoes or walked barefooted, I am the son of the best person who performed Tawaf and Saei (duties of Hajj) I am the son of the best person to perform Hajj and answer the call of Allah, I am the son of the person who rode on Buraq (special horse) in space, I am the son of the one who travelled at night from the Sacred Mosque to the Aqsa Mosque, Praised be who made him travel, I am the son of he who travelled with Gabriel till he reached Sudrat Al-Montaha (special tree in the seventh heaven), I am the son of who approached and came close, and was at a distance of the length of two bows or even nearer, I am the son of who had led the prayer for the angels of the skies, I am the son of the person whom Al-Jaleel (The Exalted) had revealed to him the revelation, I am the son of Mohammad Al-Mostafa.

I am the son of Ali Al-Mortada, I am the son of who fought the people till they admitted that there is no God but Allah (believed in God), I am the son of he who fought before the Messenger of Allah with two swords, stabbed with two spears, migrated two times, pledge allegiance in both times, prayed towards the two (peace be upon him) Qiblah, fought in Badr and Honayn, and did not ever disbelieve in God not even for a glance, I am the son of the best of believers, the heir of Prophets, the suppressor of infidels, the Chief of Muslims, the light of fighters (Mujahedeen), and the beauty of worshipers, the crown of the weepers (out of fear of Allah), the most patient of all, and the best one of the family of Yaseen, the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds, I am the son of who is assisted by Gabriel, and supported by Michael, I am the son of the defender of the Muslims’ sanctities, the killer of the promise breakers, the cheaters and the hypocrites, who strove against his eminent enemies, the best person ever to walk among all of Quraish people, the first believer to answer and respond to the call of Allah, the first of the first believers, the crusher of the aggressors, the demolisher of the polytheists, an arrow of the bows of Allah against the hypocrites, the speaker for the wisdom of the worshipers, the supporter for Allah's religion, the guardian for Allah's orders, the garden for Allah's wisdom, the vantage point for Allah's knowledge, pliable and generous, smiley, pure and the outgoing, pleasing and pleased by God, brave and courageous, patient who fasts during the days, polite who stays up late to pray, valiant and giving, the backs’ breaker, the parties divider, who has the bravest heart of all, who has the utmost self control of all, who does not speak too soon, with the strongest determination of all, the most powerful of all, a valiant lion, a torrential raining storm, who grinds his enemies in a close compact where swords and riding horses join together the way that a quern would grind the wheat, then he will toss them the way the wind would throw ashes in the air, the lion of Hijaz, the owner of miracles, the ram of Iraq, he is an Imam stated in the authentic text and by worthiness, from Mecca and Medina, from Bathaa and Tuham, from Khaifa and Aqaba, from Badr and Uhud, among the people of the Shajara (Tree treaty) and the migrants, among the Arab he is the leader and the lion of the battles, the heir of the poets, the father of the two grandsons Al-Hassan and Al-Hussayn, the presenter of wonders, the splitter of troops, the shooting star, the dominant light, the victorious lion of God, the desideratum of every seeker, and the predominant of every dominant, that is my grandfather, Ali Bin Abi Taleb.

I am the son of Fatima Az-Zahra, I am the son of the Lady of all women, I am the son of the pure Batoul, I am the son of the daughter of the Prophet, I am the son of Ali Al-Murtada, I am the son of Fatima Az-Zahra, I am the son of Khadija Al-Kubra, I am the son of the one who was unjustly murdered, I am the son of the one who is slaughtered from the back, I am the son of the one who was thirsty till he died, I am the son of the fallen in Karbala, I am the son of the one whose turban and clothes were plundered, I am the son of who was cried over by the angels of the skies, I am the son of who was wept for by the Jinn in the ground and the birds in the air, I am the son of whose head was given as a present on spears, I am the son of whose women were captivated and brought from Iraq to Sham, O people, indeed Allah the Almighty, and thank is to him, had tested us, Ahl Al-Bayt, with a good test by placing the banner of guidance, just and pious with us, and had placed the banner for deception and killing on others…»

Then people started to cry and weep loudly, which made Yazeed fear from sedition, so he ordered the mu'athin to call for prayer, and to interrupt his speech and silence him. When the mu'athin said «God is Great» Imam Ali As-Sajjad (peace be upon him) said: «You glorified the Great God who could not be measured or realized with the senses, and no one is greater than Allah». And when he said: «I testify that there is no God but Allah». The Imam (peace be upon him) said: «My hair, skin, flesh, blood, brain and bones all had testified that it is true».

When he said: «I testify that Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah» the Imam (peace be upon him) turned to Yazeed and said: «O Yazeed, is this Muhammad my grandfather or yours? If you claim he is your grandfather, then you would have lied, and if you say he is my grandfather, so why did you kill his progeny?»

As for Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her), historians stated that she had a long speech in the court of Yazeed, 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 Murjana 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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