In this article, we will talk about the relationship between Yazid and Abbas Ibn Ali.The wise and proud life of the innocent leaders and their noble children is full of great and instructive points in order to model their perfect and prominent personality, and their educational lessons towards their children, in all moral and behavioral fields, are a perfect example for those who are thirsty for clear knowledge. It will be a stable refuge for the lovers of Ahl al-Bayt culture.
Life of Abbas Ibn Ali
The story of Abbas’s courage and toughness began long before his birth, from the day when the Amir al-Mu’minin asked his brother Aqeel to choose for him a wife whose marriage would result in brave and humble children in defense of religion and integrity. He also chose “Fatima”, the daughter of “Hazam ibn Khalid ibn Rabi’ah”, for his brother’s wife, who was later called “Umm al-Banin”. This connection took place at the dawn of Friday, the fourth day of Sha’ban al-Mubarak in the year 26 AH.
The first arrays of courage, on the same day, adorned the lyric of Abbas’s life, the moment that Ali called him “Abbas”. His name well expressed his Heydari temperament. According to the tradition of the Prophet, Ali said the call to prayer in his ear. Then he hugged the baby to his chest, kissed his arms, and tears welled up in his eyes. Ali informed the audience of the painful but honorable truth that he saw in the fate of the baby, how these arms will be separated from his brother’s body in order to help Hussain and added:” O Umm al-Banun! Your son has a great status in the sight of God, and the Lord, in return for those seperated hands, grants him two wings to fly with the angels of God in Paradise, as most of this grace has been bestowed on Ja’far ibn Abi Talib.
Abbas was born in a world where the pleasant scent of revelation filled his space and he grew up in the arms of a great man who stood on the shores of history. He grew up in a house that was empty of worldly ornaments, but full of the light of faith. It is obvious that Abbas has been acquainted with the concept of fighting oppression from the very beginning and in the same house. And from there, background of resistance and self-sacrifice in the path of truth have been created in him. In the presence of a father who was the father of orphans and a mourner and a fellow speaker of strangers, a father who placed tearful morsels in the orphans’ mouths and shared what he had with the needy every day for 25 years. A father who had let go of the restraint of the world and was free from all belongings and all shortcomings. The man who wore the medal of years of companying Prophet in wars and broke the idols of ignorance and destroyed the gates of Infidelity, and in the arms of a mother who did not forget the motive of marrying her husband to the point of death. She raised her children, who from the very beginning wanted their children to be protector children of Fatima, and after the martyrdom of her oppressed husband, Ali, she never married another man.
Abbas’s childhood and adolescence
History shows that Ali ibn Abi Talib put a lot of effort into raising his children and raised Abbas physically as well as morally, to the extent that high ability and physical fitness of his body was understood well. History shows that Ali ibn Abi Talib put a lot of effort into raising his children and raised Abbas physically as well as morally, to the extent that he understood well the fitness and fitness of his members, his high ability and physical fitness. In addition to the inherited traits that Abbas inherited from his father, daily activities such as helping his father irrigate groves and running streams and digging wells, as well as adolescent games, strengthened his physical strength.
Indeed, Amir al-Mo’menin played the most important role in the development of this outstanding and efficient spiritual trait in Abbas, and Amir al-Mo’menin’s sharpness in raising Abbas made him such a hero in various wars that his courage and bravery revived Ali’s name inn Karbala.
Indeed, Amir al-Mo’menin played the most important role in the development of this outstanding and efficient spiritual trait in Abbas, and Amir al-Mo’menin’s sharpness in raising Abbas made him such a hero in various wars that his courage and bravery named Ali in He revived Karbala. It is narrated that Amir al-Mo’menin Ali sat in the mosque one day and had a warm conversation with his companions. At that moment, an Arab man stood in the doorway of the mosque, got out of his horse and picked up the box he had brought and entered the mosque. He greeted the audience and approached and said: My Lord! I brought you a gift and put the box in front of Ali. Ali opened the box, there was a firm sword in it at that moment, Abbas, who was a young teenager, entered the mosque. He greeted and stood in a corner, and stared at the sword he saw in his father’s hand. Ali noticed his surprise and accuracy and said: My child! Would you like me to give you this sword? Abbas said: Yes! His father Ali said: Come forward and put the sword on his hand and tears rolled down his eyes ….
In the battles he fought with his father Ali
Perhaps Abbas’s first experience in the political arena was his participation in the Jamal War, but there are no credible documents of his efforts in this war. It is possible that the young age caused his hard-working and activities to be erased from the memory of history, but his great presence in the battle of Safin is a golden sign of his bravery, which is part of the narratives of Abbas’s bravery in this war.
After the arrival of Mu’awiyah’s 85,000-strong corps in Safin, he sent a large contingent to guard the Euphrates in order to defeat the Amir al-Mu’minin. And appointed “Abu al-‘Awur al-Islami” to do so. When the tired and thirsty Ali’s troops reached Safin, Ali sent some people under the command of Sassah ibn Sohan and Shabbat ibn Rabi’i to fetch water. Together with a number of troops, they attacked the Euphrates and brought water. Hussain and Abbas, Ali’s sons, also took part in the attack, and Malik Ashtar led the group.
During the liberation of the Euphrates by Ali’s army, a large and strong man named “Karib ibn Abrah” from the “Zizan” tribe separated from the ranks of Mu’awiyah’s army for rivalry. He approached and called Ali ibn Abi Talib to fight. One of the companions of Mawla Ali, named “Mortefa Ibn Wadah Zubaydi” came forward. “Who are you?” He said: A rival for you! After a moment of battle, Cribb martyred him and shouted again: Either the bravest of you fight me, or Ali will come. “Sharhbil Ibn Bakr” and after him “Harth Ibn Jalah” fought with him. But both were martyred. Ali, who saw these successive defeats as causing the loss of the spirit of war in his people and the frustration of his allies, took a strange step. He summoned his own son Abbas, who at that time, despite his young age, seemed to be a full-fledged warrior, and ordered him to exchange his horse, armor and military equipment with him, and in Ali’s place in the heart of the army. He stayed and put on Abbas’s war uniform and mounted his horse, and in a short but fierce battle, killed Karib … and returned to the army and then sent “Muhammad ibn Hanafiya” to Karib’s body to fight with whoever wanted to revenge
But the point to be made is that according to the story in terms of historical narrative, Abbas’s fitness during adolescence was different from Ali so that he could wear his son’s armor.
In other pages of the history of the battle of Safin, this long and great war, which was the source of many ideological currents in the Muslim faith bases, we come across another interesting and surprising thing about Abbas’s brilliance. It is written that during the battle of Safin, a young man separated from the ranks of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who wore a mask on his face, , came forward and removed the mask from his face. His age is estimated at about seventeen years. He came in front of Mu’awiyah’s army and wanted to fight Nahibi. Mu’awiyah turned to Abu Shu’atha, a strong warrior in his army, and ordered him to fight him.
Abu Shu’a replied sharply to Mu’awiyah: The people of Syria equate me with a thousand cavalry. But you want to send me to a teenage war? He then ordered one of his sons to go to the battle of Abbas. After a few moments of fighting, Abbas stabbed him in his blood. He had seven children. The other child left, but the result did not change to the point that they all sent their children to fight with him in turn, but that brave teenager killed them all. In the end, Abu Shu’a rushed to fight Abbas. But Abbas also killed him. In such a way that no one dared to fight him anymore, and the surprise of Ali’s companions was aroused.
Next to his brother Hassan
Ali’s life ended at dawn on the night of the 21st of Ramadan in the year 40 AH. Before his martyrdom, he gave many advice to Abbas to help his infallible brothers, especially Hussain. During the peace conspiracy imposed on Hassan Mojtaba by Mu’awiyah, he always took a position in favor of his innocent and oppressed brother, so much so that even some of his friends ran away from him and it is narrated:” Suleiman ibn Sadr al-Khaza’i, who organized the Tawabin uprising after Hussain’s uprising and was considered one of Ali’s companions and friends. After the peace was made, one day he called Hassan Mojtaba “the humiliation of the believers”, but despite these unsettled circumstances, Abbas did not renounce his pact with the brothers and the covenant he had made with his father. And although peace was never compatible with his fighting spirit and bravery, he preferred to use the principle of unquestioning obedience and why of his righteous Imam and remain silent.
Abbas ibn Ali, Hussain’s companion in Karbala
Ali seems to have known about Ashura at the time of his death in 40 AH, when he advised his son Abbas to be with your brother Hussain … Abbas listened to his father and listened to his brother’s orders like a soldier from Medina. He was with his brother to Mecca and to the land of Taf. Abbas was with Hussain until his death according to the promise he made to his father Ali, and after his father he never left his brothers (Hassan and Hussain) alone, and in the end, it was about the same promise to his father that he was martyred next to his brother.
Abbas was like Ali in his time, in masculinity, courage, falling in front of the weak, etc. When Abbas drew his sword, it was for the pleasure of God, not worldly desires …. He was so masculine that on the Day of Ashura, he universalized his self-sacrifice for not drinking water while thirsty, because the children in the shrine are thirsty. he has learned all his father’s lessons well, and how well he listened to the command of his Imam Hussain in the way of religion. Abbas was not a brother, but an imitator of his Imam Hussain …