Folders \ The standard-bearer (AS)
It is impossible to count any describe any virtue of our master Abul-Fathel
Al-Abbas AS. We should bow front of him for his high standards and position.
It is fair enough to relay on the statues of our Imam al-Sadiq AS on his behalf.
Imam Ja'far as Sadiq (AS) said, “Our uncle Abbas b. Ali AS had sharp foresight
and firm faith. He fought alongside Husain AS and gave ample evidence of his
bravery and courage until he was martyred.”
Imam Ali, The chief of the vicegerents (AS) kissing his hands
Abbas AS is a unique phenomenon, which deserves All human to bow to him AS, and
being grateful for his attitudes, and special character.
the commander of the faithful used to look after him in special way , and was
narrating about his futuristic heroic actions.
Once, entered on Imam Ali AS and saw him seated his baby al-Abbas on his knees,
took out the baby’s hand of his shirt, kissed them, and wept. Watching this
situation, the mother was astonished; she said to him,” O commander of the
faithful, I noticed that you are kissing his hands warmly!” he said,” His hands
will be cut in Karbala”. She wept heavily. After that, the Imam told her ,” He
will be killed for the love of his brother al-Hussain” and this relieved her.
Abbas (AS) receiving the trust
the following was stated in a book titled with “Alnas Aljali fe mawled Al’Abas
When Zainab AS saw that her father gathered his sons, when he was dying, and
started to recommend them and recommend upon them, she came to her father. She
said ,” O father, I want you to choose for me one of my brother to entrust me
and stay with me” he AS said,” Daghter!, Here are your brothers. Choose whoever
you want, here is Al-Hassan, and here is Al-Hussain!”
She said,” Al-Hassan, and Al-Hussain are my Imams and masters, and I am serving
them faithfully. But I want I want one of my brothers who could serve me, incase
I might need to travel, so he could serve me and entrust me in this travel” he
AS said,” choose whoever you want!”
Zainab AS looked at her brothers, and she selected the Moon of the Clan, Abu
Alfadel Al-Abbas AS. Zainab AS said,” O father, I want this brother” and pointed
The commander of the faithful AS said,” Son, come closer!” when he became next
to him, he AS took the hand of Zainab AS and putted her on the hand of Al-Abbas,
and said,” Son, this is my trust, and I entrust you with it”
Al-Abbas AS while his tears falling on his face,” O father, I will make you
proud, I will do my best to protect her and looking after her”
Then commander of the faithful AS with tearful eyes, started to look at Abbas
and Zainab AS.
Sayed Almuqarram highlights
Sayed Almuqarram recognized this information from Ziyarat Abbas AS, ” And
Allah’s curse be on the group who violated your sanctities, and infringed the
sanctity of Islam by killing you.
Almuqarram stated,” the sanctity of Islam would not be harmed by killing a brave
man, or by killing a noble man, but the sanctities of Islam would be violated by
killing infallible human, or someone whose near that position, also Al-Abbas AS
was great in knowledge”
The water carrier seeking permission
When Imam Hussain AS was left with no one but his brother Abbas AS, he came to
Imam Hussain AS and said, “Do you permit me?” Imam wept bitterly and said,
“O dear brother! You are my standard-bearer, then if you go away my army will
Abbas replied, “My heart is getting narrow and I am satiated from life. And I
desire to avenge the blood of my brothers from these hypocrites”. Imam Hussain
“Then bring water for these children”.
The narrator stated,” then Al-Abbas AS went to people, lectured them, and warned
them of the anger of The Mighty SWT, but it did not prove fruitful. He shouted
loudly,”O umar b. Sa’d, this is Hussain the son of Fatima, the daughter of
Messenger of Allah. You Have killed his companions, and his householders. Those
are his women and kids, they are thirsty, so give them water, they are melting
His words touched the hearts of the army, that some of them cried, but Shimr
shouted loudly,” o son of abu Torab, if there was water All around earth, and it
was controlled by us, we would not give you a drop!”
Then he returned back to the Imam and informed him. He heard the children
wailing “O thirst”, he mounted his horse, and took the flag and water-skin, then
went towards the Euphrates.
Four thousand men, who were guarding the Euphrates, surrounded him from all
sides and shot arrows at him. He attacked them and killed many men until he had
ripped them, then he entered the river.
He centered the flag on earth, and went to water. When he felt the cold of water
while thirstiness was killing him slowly He tried to drink water, when suddenly
he remembered the thirst of Imam and his Household. He then threw away the water
and said,” By Allah, I will not drink water while my brother Hussain AS is
thirsty” then he recited,
“O my soul! My wish is that you live not after Hussain! Will you have a drink of
cold water, while there stands Hussain, thirsty, near the tents, And about to
drink the cup of death!? Such is not the way of my faith, Nor that of one who
abides in conviction and truth!”
He felled the water-skin on his shoulder, and came out the river, then a group
of enemies front of him. Ibn Sa’d shouted,” Do not let him proceed”. When he AS
saw that, he carried his sword and attacked them while reciting,
“I do not fear death even when it calls out to me, or until I do not fight the
tested fighters and fall upon the ground, my life is ransom upon the one who is
the life of Mustafa, verily I am Abbas the one who fetches water, while I do not
fear on the day of battle”.
They threw arrows from all the sides at him until his shield became like a
hedgehog because the shape which thousands of arrows made on his shield.
Zaid bin Alwarqa was ambushed behind a palm tree, and Hakim b. Altufail helped
him, and he hit him on his right hand and amputated it. He AS took the sword
with his left and recited,
“By Allah! Although you have severed my right hand, I shall keep defending my
Religion as also my positively Truthful Imam, who is the son of the Chaste and
He fought and fought, until he became weaker, and bleeding has exhausted him.
Hakim b. Altufail ambushed him then attacked him with sword and amputated his
left, then Al-Abbas AS recited,
“O self do not fear the infidels, may you receive the glad tidings of the Mercy
of the Omnipotent, along with the Prophet the Master of the empowered, they have
severed my left hand with injustice, O Lord burn them with the fire (of hell)”.
The sword has fallen as the hand, so he AS gripped the water-skin with his
teeth. He did not want anything at that moment but to bring water the camp. They
blocked his way, and gathered around him, then arrows started to hit him from
all directions like rain. His chest was hit by an arrow, another hit his right
eyes and disabled it, and the blood were curd on his left eye. Later, a man from
Bani Tamim (clan) came and hit him by iron mace on his head, then he fall on
earth, and cried loud,” Peace be upon you Abu Abdullah, help me my brother!”
Imam Hussain reached where Abbas was lying. It was a tragic sight. Abbas was
lying on the ground. Both arms had been severed! There was an arrow in the right
eye and blood blocked the left eye. The flag was cut to pieces next to him, and
the water-skin was flat. On that, Imam Hussain AS said, “Now my back has bent.
Now my maneuver has lessened. Now my enemies has mocked me”.