Al-Husayn (‘a) walked to Aslam, his slave, and hugged him. He was breathing his last and was able to smile. He felt proud and died with a smile lighting his face.56
55. ’Abdullah Nur-Allah al-Bahrani, Maqtal al-’Awalim, p. 91. Ibsar al-’Ayan, p. 85. al-Khawarizmi, Maqtal al-Husayn, Vol. 2, p. 24. In the latter reference, the author says that the Turkish slave was one of the slaves of al-Husayn (‘a) who used to recite the Holy Qur’an and was familiar with Arabic. When he fell, al-Husayn (‘a) placed his own cheek on his, so the dying slave smiled.
56. Thakhirat al-Darayn, p. 366.