Husain intercedes for Shimar
- :S.V. Mir Ahmed Ali
IT IS REPORTED that once, in Kufa, Shimar was convicted and imprisoned during the rule of Ali. Through the window of the prison, Shimar saw Husain passing by, and cried aloud:-
Husain went straight to his Father Ali and appealed for mercy for Shimar.
Thus Shimar was granted mercy and the same Shimar was the one who severed the head of Husain in Karbala and raised it on his lance, and tortured his family and children.
Adapted from the book: "Husain; The Saviour of Islam" by: "S.V. Mir Ahmed Ali"
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