Our praise be upon the running blood of martyrs, cut organs of bodies! Those heads on the spears! Those women taken out of the tents! Our praise be upon the proof of the God of the worlds, Hossein ibn Ali and his pure fathers! The supporters of God’s faith!
The Story of Karbala and Imam Hossein, Narrated by Four Infallible Imams
Imam Hassan Mojtaba
Before Imam Hassan’s martyrdom, Imam Hossein looked at his brother’s face and cried. Imam Hassan asked: “why are you crying?” he said: “I’m crying for the difficulties you underwent” Imam Hassan said: “my difficulty is the poison that kills me! But nothing is as sad as the day of your martyrdom.”
Imam Ali was sitting in the mosque and all his companions surrounded him. Then Imam Hossein entered the mosque. Imam Ali addressed him and said: “I swear God that you will be killed and then all the earth and the sky would cry for you”