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The Will of Imam Husain (a.s.) Before leaving Medina, Imam Husain (a.s.) wrote his will in which he stated: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
“This is the will of Husain Ibn Ali (a.s.) to his brother Muhammad Ibn al-Hanafiyya. Husain testifies that there is no god except Allah, the One and Only God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) is His servant and Messenger who brought the truth from Him, that Paradise is right, and that hell is right, that the Hour is approaching; there is no doubt about it, and that Allah will resurrect those in the graves. I did not march out exultingly, nor recklessly, nor seeking to make corruption in the land, nor to oppress anyone. Rather, I marched out seeking to reform my grandfather’s nation. I desire to enjoin what is right and to forbid what is wrong and to follow the Sunnah of my grandfather and of my father Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.).So, whoever accepts me an acceptance of righteousness, Allah is the Master of what is right, and whoever refuses, I shall persevere till Allah judges between me and the people; surely He is the best of judges. This is my will to you, brother, and my success comes only from Allah; upon Him do I rely, and to Him is my return.” He folded it, sealed it, then handed it to his brother Muhammad.

Makkah: Imam Husain (a.s.) delivers a Sermon

Before departing, Imam Husain (a.s.) stood up to deliver a sermon. He said, “All praise is due to Allah. The Will of Allah be done. There is no might except in Allah. Allah has blessed His Messenger. Death is inscribed on Adam’s children like a necklace on a girl’s neck. My passion to be reunited with my ancestors is like that of Jacob for Joseph, and the demise I shall soon meet is better for me. I see my limbs being torn by speeding steeds in the desert between al-Nawawis and Karbala’