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Imam al-Sadiq (as) cried for Imam al-Husayn (as)

Adapted from: "The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts" by: "‘Ali Asghar Ridwani"

On his chain of transmission, Abu al-Faraj Isfahani recounts that Isma‘il Tamimi said, “I was with Aba ‘Abd Allah Ja‘far ibn Muhammad when his servant asked for permission to allow the poet Sayyid Humayri to enter.

The Imam (as) gave him permission to enter. The Imam’s family went behind a curtain and Sayyid Humayri came in. When he entered, he greeted Imam al-Sadiq (as) and went to sit in a corner. Imam al-Sadiq (as) asked him to recite some poetry. Sayyid Humayri recited the following poem of lamentation for Imam al-HuuHsayn,

أمرِرْ على جدثِ الحسينِ فقلْ لأعظمِهِ الزکيّهْ

آأعظماً لازلتِ منْ وطفاءِ ساکبةً رويّةْ

وإذا مررتَ بقبرِهِ فأطلْ بهِ وقفَ المطيّةْ

وابك المطهّرَ للمطهّرِ والمطهّرةِ النقيّةْ

کبکاءِ معولةٍ أتتْ يوماً لواحدِها المنيّةْ

Humayri says, “I saw the tears of Ja‘far ibn Muhammad flowing on the sides of his cheeks, and loud voices of wailing were heard in the Imam’s house, to such an extent that Imam al-Sadiq (as) asked them to control themselves. Everyone obeyed and they became quiet...”4


4. Al-Aghani, vol. 7, p. 240.


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