Nahjul BalaghaSermons

Sermon 205

In the battle of Siffin Imam saw Imam al-Hasan proceeding rapidly to fight, then he said:

Hold back this young man on my behalf, lest he causes my ruin, because I am loath to send these two (meaning Hassan and Husain) towards death, lest the descending line of the Prophet (pbuh) is cut away by their death.

Sayyid ar-Radi says: Imam’s words "amliku `anni hadha'l- ghulam" (Hold back this young man on my behalf) represents the highest and the most eloquent form of expression.

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