As loudly as he could, Shimr shouted: “Where are the sons of our sister?!

(On pages 261 and 265 of his book Jamharat Ansab al-’Arab, Ibn Hazm says, “Eleven are the sons of Kilab Ibn Rabi’ah Ibn ‘Amir Ibn Sa’sa’ah Ibn Mu’awiyah Ibn Bakr Ibn Hawazin Ibn Mansur Ibn ‘Ikrimah Ibn Hafsah Ibn Qays-Ghaylan. Among them are Ka’b and al-Dabab. Among Ka’b’s offspring are Banu al-Wahid from whom descended Umm al-Baneen daughter of Hazam Ibn Khalid Ibn Rabi’ah Ibn al-Wahid who was wife of ‘Ali Ibn Abu Talib (‘a) and who gave birth by him to Muhammad Asghar [Muhammad Junior], ‘Uthman, Ja’far, and al-’Abbas.”

On p. 270, the author discusses the offspring of al-Dibab saying, “Among them is Shimr son of Thul-Jawshan who killed al-Husayn. The real name of Thul-Jawshan is Jamil Ibn “al-A’war” ‘Amr Ibn Mu’awiyah, the latter is nicknamed “al-Dibab”. Among the latter”'s offspring is al-Samil Ibn Hatim, son of Shimr Ibn Thul-Jawshan. He came to be a man of authority in Andalusia where he left offspring.”

On p. 83, Vol. 2, of Al-’Iqd al-Farid, when reference to Mathhaj is made, the author says, “Al-Dibab belongs to Banu al-Harith Ibn Ka’b, whereas al-Dabab belongs to Banu ‘Amir Ibn Sa’sa’ah. Since al-Shimr belonged to Banu ‘Amir Ibn Sa’sa’ah, his kin is al-Dibab [rather than “al-Dabab”].”)

Where is al-’Abbas and his brothers?!” The latter ignored his calls, whereupon al-Husayn (‘a) said, “Answer his call though he may be a debauchee.” They asked Shimr what he wanted. Said he, “O sons of my sister! You are safe and secure!

Do not get yourselves killed with al-Husayn! Maintain your obedience to the commander of the faithful Yazid!” Al-’Abbas said, “The curse of Allah be on you and on your security! Do you grant us security while the son of the Messenger of Allah has no security at all?!

(Ibn al-Jawzi, the grandson, Tathkirat al-Khawass, p. 142. This statement is quoted by Abul-Faraj [al-Isfahani, auther of Al-Aghani] , his grandson, as stated in Al-Muntazam and also on p. 28 of I’lam al-Wara by al-Tabarsi.)

Do you order us to be obedient to the damned folks and the offspring of the damned?!” (Ibn Nama, p. 28.)

 Did that rogue think that he could win over a man with full awareness and zeal and thus bring him into the pits of humiliation?

Could the father of al-Fadl exchange the light with the dark or abandon the standard-bearer of the Prophetic call and enlist under the standard of Maysoon's son?! No way!

When al-’Abbas returned, Zuhayr Ibn al-Qayn stood up and said, “Shall I narrate one hadith for you which I learned very well?” When al-’Abbas answered him in the affirmative, Zuhayr said,

“When your father [the Commander of the Faithful, Imam ‘Ali Ibn Abu Talib, peace be upon him] wanted to get married, he asked his brother, ‘Aqil, who was fully knowledgeable of Arabs’ genealogies, to select a woman born to the most valiant from among the Arabs so that he would marry her and she would give birth to a brave son who would support al-Husayn at Karbala’.

Your father, hence, treasured you for a day such as this one; so, do not fall short of supporting your brother or protecting your sisters.”

Al-’Abbas said, “Do you really encourage me, O Zuhayr, on a day such as this?! By Allah! I shall show you something your eyes have never seen.” (Sayyid Kaďim al-Ha’iri, Asrar al-Shahada, p. 387.)

He, therefore, killed renowned heroes and turned standards upside down and fought as one who was not concerned at all about being killed or about paying any heed to the bravery of famous heroes. His only concern was to get water to his brother's children.


He plays al-Karrar as he charges,

He echoes his pristine words in his qualities

The hand of Allah is but his father,

And the Might of Allah is manifested in him.

So he is the hand of Allah and this is his arm

His stands suffice you for a proof.

His valour is like that of his

Lest I should exaggerate, I would have said:

Exalted is his might!

(From a poem by the authority Ayatullah Shaikh Muhammad Husayn al-Isfahani,

may Allah sanctify his soul.)




Ove knjige su samo jedno skromno djelo. To je prica o putovanju i velikom otkricu, ali ne onom kao u tehnickim ili prirodnim naukama, nego otkricu u polju religije i filozofije. Posto je svaki pronalazak zasnovan, prvenstveno na zdravoj pameti i jasnom razumijevanju - po cemu se ljudi i razlikuju od drugih stvorenja - ove knjige su posvecene svakoj zdravoj pameti. Pameti koja stavlja istinu na provjeru i razlikuje je od zla koje lezi u zabludi.Pameti koja procjenjuje sve sto je receno po mjerilu pravde i uvijek daje prednost logici. Pameti koja poredi rijeci i kazivanja i posjeduje sposobnost da razlikuje izmedju logicnog i onog sto nije bas logicno - da razlikuje izmedju jasnog i zbunjujuceg.



A call for good faith

O brothers, until when will this disagreement last? What are these enmities and hatred for? Allah, the One and Only, is the Lord of us all. Islam is our religion. The holy Qur'an is the Book of all of us. The Kaaba is our Qiblah. The master of the prophets and the last of the messengers Muhammad bin Abdullah is our Prophet. His sayings and doings are our Sunna. The daily five prayers, fasting Ramadan, zakat and hajj are our obligations.

The permissible things are the things that Allah and His Messenger have permitted and the impermissible things are the things that they have prohibited. The truth is what they have determined as the truth and the untruth is what they have rejected. The guardians of Allah and His Messenger are our guardians and the enemies of Allah and His Messenger are our enemies. The day of Resurrection will come no doubt and Allah will resurrect the dead from their graves

“ that He rewards those who do evil, according to their deeds, and He rewards those, who do good, with what is best” (Qur’an 53:31).