The Sermons of Imam Hussain (A.S) before he (A.S) left Makkah towards Iraq on The Day of Tarwiyah


Imam Husayn (a.s.) left Makkah towards Iraq on the day of Tarwiyyah (eighth Zilhajj), before receiving the news of the martyrdom of Muslim bin Aqeel, who had in those very days revolted in Kufa. He was accompanied by his relatives, children and his Shi’ah.

It is stated in Matalibus Su-ool and others, that there were eighty two men in the caravan with Imam Husayn (a.s.).

It is written in Al Makhzoon fi Tasleeyatul Mahzoon, that Imam Husayn (a.s.) gathered his fellow travelers, who had resolved to go with him to Iraq, and gave each of them ten gold Dinars and a Camel for carrying their luggage. Then he left Makkah on Tuesday, the eight of Zilhajj, the day of Tarwiyah, accompanied by eighty two men among his Shi’ah, friends, retainers and his family.

Ibn Abbas relates that I saw Imam Husayn (a.s.) standing near the door of the Ka’bah with Jibra’eel’s hand in his, before he left for Iraq. Jibra’eel was calling out,

“Hasten to offer allegiance to (the Proof of) Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified.”

(Malhoof) Furthermore it is related that when Imam Husayn (a.s.) intended going towards Iraq, he stood up and delivered the following sermon:

«اَلْحَمْدُلِلّهِ ما شاءَ اللّهُ، وَ لا قُوَّةَ إِلاّ بِاللّهِ، وَ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلى رَسُولِهِ، خُطَّ الْمَوْتُ عَلى وُلْدِ آدَمَ مَخَطَّ الْقَلادَةِ عَلى جیدِ الْفَتاةِ، وَ ما أَوْلَهَنی إِلى أَسْلافی اِشْتِیاقُ یَعْقُوبَ إِلى یُوسُفَ، وَ خُیِّرَلِی مَصْرَعٌ اَنَا لاقیهِ. کَأَنِّی بِاَوْصالی تَقْطَعُها عَسْلانُ الْفَلَواتِ بَیْنَ النَّواویسِ وَ کَرْبَلاءَ فَیَمْلاََنَّ مِنِّی اَکْراشاً جَوْفاً وَ اَجْرِبَةً سَغْباً، لا مَحیصَ عَنْ یَوْم خُطَّ بِالْقَلَمِ، رِضَى اللّهِ رِضانا اَهْلَ الْبَیْتِ، نَصْبِرُ عَلى بَلائِهِ وَ یُوَفّینا اَجْرَ الصّابِرینَ. لَنْ تَشُذَّ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللّهِ(صلى الله علیه وآله) لَحْمَتُهُ، وَ هِىَ مَجْمُوعَةٌ لَهُ فى حَظیرَةِ الْقُدْسِ، تَقَرُّ بِهِمْ عَیْنُهُ وَ یُنْجَزُ بِهِمْ وَعْدُهُ. مَنْ کانَ باذِلا فینا مُهْجَتَهُ، وَ مُوَطِّناً عَلى لِقاءِ اللّهِ نَفْسَهُ فَلْیَرْحَلْ مَعَنا فَاِنَّنِی راحِلٌ مُصْبِحاً اِنْ شاءَ اللّهُ تَعالى»

“Praise be to Allah! By Allah’s will only! There is no power but with Allah! And Blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger! Verily death is bound with the sons of Adam as a necklace around the neck of a maiden. How I desire and long to meet my Ancestors similar to (Prophet) Ya’qoob (a.s.), who was desirous of meeting (Prophet) Yusuf (a.s.). Verily I proceed to­wards the place of my martyrdom, which has been selected for me. It is as if I see the wolves of the desert (of Bani Umayyah) separating each part of my body between Nawawees and Karbala, and filling their empty bellies and utricles. There is no escape from that which has been written down by the pen of destiny, and the pleasure of our Household (Ahlul Bayt) lies in the pleasure of Allah. Verily we will endure His trials and secure the reward due for the forbearing ones. The cord of the Prophet (S) and his child cannot be separated from him, but will all be united together with him near the Right (Allah). Thereby his (the Prophet’s) eyes will be cooled due to us and thus Allah will fulfill what He has promised through them. Then whoever desires to lay down his life for us and strive in the way of Allah, should come out with us, for I shall be leaving tomorrow morning, Allah willing.”

فصل (خرج الحسين (عليه السلام) من مكة متوجها إلى العراق)

فصل (في توجه الحسين (عليه السلام) من مكة إلى العراق)




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