-- Once a man came to Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain Zayn-ul Abideen (AS)
and said that years have passed on Karbala Tragedy but you still weep.
You should stop weeping now. You and your forefathers themselves said
‘martyrdom is our inheritance’ then if your father, uncle, brothers
and companions of your father were martyred, why you weep?
“O man! Martyrdom is our inheritance,” Imam replied adding that but,
was it also our inheritance that veils of daughters of prophet whom
even the sun had not seen were taken away, they were fixed in ropes
with their hands after their necks, their tents were set on fire, they
were seated on bare backs of camels, and brought to the bazaars of
Syria and Kufa and courts of Yazid and Ibne Zyad??
-- Surely, I have never brought to mind the martyrdom of the
children of Fatimah (AS) except that I have been choked with tears due
-- Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain (AS) used to say: Every Mu'min, whose
eyes shed tears upon the killing of Husain Ibn Ali (AS) and his
companions, such that the tears roll down his cheeks, Allah shall
accommodate him in the elevated rooms of paradise.
-- We, descendants of the Noble Prophet of Islam (AS), have been
trained from childhood to face afflictions and sufferings. We know
that those who are loved by Allah are tried by Him and if they remain
steadfast and true to their faith in Him, then only He bestows His
Divine favors on them in the life hereafter which is permanent and not
transitory like this worldly life.