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Issue #9 Muharram 1430

Hazrat Ali Asghar But, instead—the arrow kissed it before his


father.”
‘Oh Kufans! if Thus, Imam (AS) said to Zaynab (SA): “Take
you are not the child,” then he placed his hand under the
The Last kind towards child’s throat, and since it got filled with child’s
Moment and the me, then be blood, threw it towards the heaven and said:
kind towards
Infant this sucking
“Since Allah witnesses the tragedy befallen
upon me,
Imam (AS) came to the infant.’
camp and they brought It becomes easier for me—to bear and tolerate
near him his son (Abd Allah), and he placed him it.”
in his bosom. At this stage a man from Banu Hisham b. Muhammad al-Kalbi has narrated
Asad shot an arrow towards the infant which that: “Since, Imam (AS) saw that Kufan army is
resulted in his martyrdom, thus Imam (AS) took determined upon spilling his blood, he took
the infant’s blood in his hand. And when it got Quran, opened it, placed it upon his head and
full, he spilled the blood upon the ground and said: ‘Oh Kufans! There are Holy Qur’an and
said: “Oh Allah! if it has been destined that we my grandfather—Muhammad, the messenger of
should be deprived of rain water from the sky, Allah—between you and me. Then how can you
consider this innocent blood as a means for justify spilling of my blood as lawful?’ At this
being blessed with Your blessings, and take our moment Imam (AS) looked around and saw an
revenge from this group of tyrants.” Then he infant who was crying because of thirst, he took
placed the child beside other martyrs. him in his hand
In another tradition it has been mentioned that: and said that:
“Imam (AS) came in front of the camp and said ‘Oh Kufans! if
to Zaynab (SA): ‘Bring the infant near me so you are not kind
that I could say farewell to him.’ Then he took towards me, then
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him and brought near his face in order to kiss be kind towards
him, at this instant Hurmula b. Kahil Asadi shot this sucking
an arrow, which pierced through the infant’s infant.’ But in • Hazrat Ali Asghar
throat instantaneously making him sacrificed.”, responding to
and how beautifully a poet in the following Imam’s (AS) • Crossword
Arabic verse has portrayed this theme: genuine human
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request, a man
“The heart, torn apart from patience—was from the Kufan • Hidden message
from Allah, army killed the
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It would have exploded even it was hard like infant by an
stone. arrow. Having
witnessed this
He lowered his head down, to kiss his beloved horrible scene
child, Imam (AS) wept
and said: Imam (AS) by using the
‘Oh Allah! You be a sheath of his sword dug
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judge between us and a small grave behind the
them—who invited us camp and buried the
in order to support, but child in the same
condition. Also it has
instead pulled their
swords against us.’” been narrated that Imam
(AS) offered funeral
Some have narrated that prayer upon his dead
a heavenly voice was body and later an after
heard in the sky who weltering the infant in
said that: “Oh al- his own blood, buried
Husain! Hand over the him.
child to us, that there is
someone in the Paradise
for his nursing.” After
the child was martyred,

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ACROSS
4 Her earrings were snatched
6 Farwa/Reminded her son about the
talisman from his father
7 Imam Hussain's grandson who was in
Karbala
9 Allah/Another name for Imam Hussain's
youngest son
10 Imam Ali's brave warrior son
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1 Son of Imam Hasan
2 Ul-abedeen/Imam Hussain's son who did
not die in Karbala
3 Saved her brother from a burning tent
5 Asghar/Imam Hussain's youngest son's
name
8 Could not believe that infants are killed in
battle
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