السبت، 10 يناير 2009

From the 2nd - 8th Days of Muharram 60 Hijiri

The 2nd of Muharram 61 Hijiri:

          Hur's soldiers surrounded the Imam's camp. But no one knew what was going to happen until two days later on the 4th of Muharram that another contingent of 4000 men arrived from Kufa

The 3rd of Muharram 61 Hijiri - The Arrival of Hussain’ Murderer: Shimr

          The next day Shimr arrived with another 10,000 men to fight an army of about 40 people, among them were men of over 80 and children of 13 and 11 and even a 6 month old baby, the youngest son of the Imam who was only a month old when Imam left Madina in the Month of Rajab 5 months ago. Shimr ordered the Imam and his entourage to leave the River Bank and pitch their tents away from it. Imam's brother Abbas and others refused, but Imam told them to move the tents. The tents were moved about 200 yards away from the River Bank and the river was immediately occupied by the soldiers of Yazid newly arrived from Kufa.

The 7th of Muharram 61 Hijiri

           All water supplies were stopped for the Imam's party and soon the cry of thirst heard from the children in the camp.

The 8th of Muharram 61 Hijiri

              Whatever water they would have stored was finished within a day and by the 8th there was no water left in the camp. In the scorching heat of the desert even a few hours without water was impossible yet for three days these people were without water.

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