Tonight is the night of ‘Ali Asghar. The little Mujaheed - the little soldier and the youngest Shaheed. ‘Ashura’ came to the land of Karbala’. One-by-one, Husayn's friends and companions were martyred. ‘Aun - Muhammad, Qasim, ‘Abbas and ‘Ali Akbar went to the battlefield and were martyred.
By Asr time Husayn was left alone.
The time had come for Husayn to go to the battlefield. Husayn said Fi aman Allah to everyone.
Husayn, with his sword Zulfikar on his waist, mounted Zuljiana, his horse.
Husayn rode his horse to a small mount, he then called out loudly: “Is there anyone to help me? Is there anyone to help the grandson of the Holy Prophet?” With this call, the grandson of the Holy Prophet, was giving one last chance to Yazid's men, the men who called themselves Muslims - the followers of the Holy Prophet.
Hypocrites! That's what Yazid's men were.
No one answered Husayn's last call. But Husayn heard the sound of crying coming from his camp.
Husayn turned around and returned to his tents. “Zainab, your brother is still alive. Why are you crying?” “My brother Husayn, when you called out, “Is there anyone to help me?”, ‘Ali Asghar fell from his cradle.” Husayn knew what ‘Ali Asghar was trying to say.
Husayn went to Umm Rubab. ‘Ali Asghar was on her lap.
He was crying and Umm Rubab was trying to comfort him.
Husayn picked up baby ‘Ali Asghar and whispered in his ear. ‘Ali Asghar stopped crying. He looked up at his father and smiled. “Umm Rubab, I am taking ‘Ali Asghar to the battlefield with me so that I can get some water for him.” What did Husayn whisper in ‘Ali Asghar's ear? What made ‘Ali Asghar stop crying, and to smile? Husayn had whispered: “My son, ‘Ali Asghar, do you want to come to the battlefield with me? Asghar, do you want to show your strength on the battlefield? Come, let us go, my little Mujaheed, my little soldier, Asghar.” Umm Rubab changed ‘Ali Asghar's clothes.
Imam Husayn carried ‘Ali Asghar to the battlefield. It was very hot. ‘Ali Asghar was thirsty. Husayn covered baby ‘Ali Asghar with his abaa, to protect him from the scorching sun.
Yazid's men saw Husayn approaching with something in his hand.