When Imam decided to march towards Syria he spoke these words:

My Allah, I seek Your protection from the hardships of journey, from the grief of returning and from the scene of devastation of property and men. O' Allah, You are the companion in journey and You are One who is left behind for (protection of the) family. None except You can join these two because one who is left behind cannot be a companion in journey nor one who is in company on a journey can at the same time be left behind.