When ImÄm HuáčŁayne (pbuh) addressed Moslem ibn Aqil1âs children, âMoslemâs martyrdom is too much for your family! You had better go back to your houses.â Moslemâs children reacted, âAre we expected to tell the people, âWe have left our ImÄm (pbuh), our leader and elder alone among the enemies. We didnât defend him?! We swear by God; we will never do such a thing! May our lives and properties be sacrificed for you!ââ
He encountered the ImÄm (pbuh)âs convoy in the way. There, the ImÄm (pbuh) called him for help. [Yes], he was â Ubayd Allah ibn Hurr al- JuËfiâ. He reacted, âI know whoever aids you, will be prosperous and fortunate hereafter. Yet, donât insist on me, since my soul isnât ready to die!
ImÄm SadÄ«q (pbuh) stated, âWhen QÄÊŸim (mgehr) rises, [some] people who look to be his followers, will deviate from The Path [of Guardianship] âŠâ
1-Â Â Â Â Muslim ibn ÊżAqÄ«l b. AbÄ« áčŹÄlib, cousin of Imam al-HuáčŁayn (pbuh) and his representative in the KĆ«fah before Battle of Karbala and was from Al Abi Talib. Muslim was present in some conquest of Muslims as well as the Battle of Siffin. He went to KĆ«fah as a representative of Imam al-HuáčŁayn (pbuh) in order to provide the Imam with a status report of the city and to make sure that people of KĆ«fah are persistent on and truthful in their invitation of the Imam. In a report to the Imam, he wrote that Kufans were prepared for the Imam’s arrival.
However, after that ‘Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad was appointed as the governor of KĆ«fah and because people were afraid of him, they suddenly left Muslim alone. Thus, he was arrested and martyred on the day of ‘Arafa (Dhu l-Hijja 9), 60 (September 10, 680). The story of Muslim being left alone and his martyrdom in Kufa is the theme of a well-known lament recited by the Shi’as. The lament is recited on the day of ‘Arafa and sometimes on Muharram.
1-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mufid, IrshÄd, P. 231
2-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TÄrÄ«kh al- Umam wa Ël- MulĆ«k [The history of the nations and kings], Vol. 5, P. 407
3-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NuËmani, Al- Ghayba, P. 317