This is a promise already made; so, do whatever you wish, for you will not be pleased after my demise with either this life or with the life hereafter! It is as though I can see your head mounted on a stick and the children of Kufa tossing it from one to another, using it as a toy.” ‘Umar, outraged, turned his face away from the Imam (‘a).27
27. Radiyy ad-Din al-Qazwini, Tazallum al-Zahra’, p. 110. ‘Abdullah Nur-Allah al-Bahrani, Maqtal al-’Awalim, p. 84. al-Khawarizmi, Maqtal al-Husayn, Vol. 2, p. 8.