2. When Marwan ibn Hakam suggested killing Imam al-Husayn (as) to the general governor of Medina, Walid ibn ‘Utbah ibn Abi Sufyan, he answered, “I swear to Allah, O Marwan! I would not desire to own the world and all its possessions as long as my conscience knows that I bear the responsibility of killing al-Husayn (as). Praise Allah! Should I kill al-Husayn (as) just because he has refused to swear the oath of allegiance to Yazid ibn Mu‘awiyah? I am certain that on the Day of Judgement, the bad works of the person that kills al-Husayn (as) will outweigh his good works.”29
3. Ibrahim Nakha‘i says, “If I were one of al-Husayn’s (as) killers and still managed to enter Paradise in one way or another, I would be ashamed and embarrassed to look upon the face of Allah’s Prophet (S).”30
27. After the death of the Holy Prophet (s), there came a generation called the tabi‘in. This generation did not personally meet or see the Holy Prophet (s), but they met his companions.
28. Al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (as), Kamil Sulayman, p. 173.
29. Ibid., p. 147.
30. Al-Isabah, vol. 1, p. 335.