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Historical Sermon of Hadrat Abbas (A.S.) in Makkah

It was the holy month of Zil-Hajj, in the year 60th A.H. when scores of people enter the blessed holy city of Makkah to perform the pilgrimage. The grandson of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) along with his faithful companions were forced by Yazid’s agents to leave Makkah thereby leaving pilgrimage rituals incomplete. Hazrat Abbas (A.S.) witnessing the sad situation goes on the roof of the holy Ka’ba and addresses the following sermon:

'All praise is for the Almighty Allah Who honoured this house (Holy Ka’ba) because of his (Imam Husain’s) father and set it as the Qibla of the Muslims which till then was only a house.

O evil creatures and infidels, you close the way of this house for the pious and holy Imam!? You close the way upon one who is more worthy and nearer to this house than anyone else!

If it was not for the Will of the Almighty Allah, the Divine mystery and the Divine test, then surely, the house (of Allah) would have moved towards the Imam while the people touching the Hajr al-Aswad (the black stone).

The Hajr al-Aswad (the black stone) would have gone towards him for touching his blessed hands.
If my master’s (Imam Husain’s) will was not in conformity with the Will of Allah, I would have attacked you like an angry eagle attacking a sparrow in the air and would have sacrificed my life for my pious leader.

Do you threaten brave men who were not fearful of death even at childhood and considered it a sport? Never.

Ponder and see who is the one who drinks intoxicants (Yazid) and who is the owner of Kauser (drinking pond in heaven) [Imam Husain]?

Ponder and see in whose house drinking of alcohol and dancing by women in vogue (Yazid) and in whose house is witnessed revelation of the holy Qur’an? (Imam Husyan’s (A.S.)

Ponder and see in whose house is corruption and evil (Yazid) and in whose house is found cleanliness and verses of the Holy Qur’an! (Imam Husain)

You are heading towards the same wrong way the Quraish went.

They planned to kill the Prophet (S.A.W.) and you too plan to kill his grandson. As they couldn’t do anything to him (Imam Husain) during Amir-ul-Muminin’s era, you too cannot implement your scheme against Imam Husain (A.S.) till the time I am alive.

Know that you cannot succeed in your evil intention unless you kill me first! I hope you will not achieve your evil aim and may the wrath of Almighty Allah be on you, your forefathers and sons forever.”

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