After burying the body of his father, family and companions (peace be upon them all), Imam Zayn al-'Abideen (peace be upon him) asked the tribe of Bani Asad who attended the burial: Look if there is anyone left!"
They replied: "Yes, there is a hero remaining near the water, in the vicinity of al-'Alqami. Another body that is not yet buried, a body that is cut into pieces. When we left one side the other side fell!"
The Imam (peace be upon him) walked to the body of his uncle, Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and he saw him in a condition that had left the angels in the heavens' strata baffled and caused the huris to weep even as they were in the chambers of Paradise. He fell upon it kissing his sacred neck and saying, “May the world after you be obliterated, O moon of Banu Hashim, and peace from me to you, O martyr, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings.” He dug a grave for him and took him down in it by himself just as he had done to the corpse of his martyred father (peace be upon him). He said to Banu Asad, “There is someone with me to help me.”