who is imam hussain ? ( part 15 )
On 13 October 680 (Muharram 10, 61 AH), he and his small group of his followers and family members, who were between 72, fought with a large army under the command of Umar Ibn Sa’ad, son of Sa`d Ibn Abi Waqqas. Imam Hussain (PBUH) and all of his men were killed and beheaded. The bodies were left without burial and survivors from Imam Hussain’s family (women such as his sisters, his little daughters, his only left son Sajjad (PBUH) who was sick during the battle and he couldn’t take part in) were taken as prisoners. The forces of Yazid raised the head of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on a lance, they took it to Kufa to present it to Ibn Ziyad, the governor of Kufa, leaving behind the mutilated body of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his followers. In Kufa, Ibn Ziyad dispatched the head to Damascus to be presented to Yazid as a trophy.
Through the way of Kufa and then Sham, prisoners (women and children …) who was tied by chains, bare foot on thistles were under disrespect and harassment. When the little daughter of Imam Hussain (PBUH) was crying for the head of her father, soldiers whipped her. The brutal behavior of Yasid’s soldiers is recorded in historical books.
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