Don’t open the green band from your arm …
Hojjatoleslam, Haj Sayed Hossein Moetamedi Kashani said:
Nematollah Vashahri Qamsari narrated from his son:
At the end of my military service period, I was in Tehran train station. At the same time, the Iraqi prisoners of war and injured people were brought to Tehran by train. I saw there an Iraqi prisoner of war with a green band on his arm. In an interview, he was asked: You have tied a green band around your arm. Are you a Sayed? He said: no, and explained: some days before our departure to the war to fight with Iranians as instructed by Saddam, my mother took me to the holy shrine of Hazrat Abalfazl (a.s.) and took a green band from one of the shrine servants. She tied one head to my arm and the other to the holy burial chamber of Hazrat Abalfazl Abbas Qamar Bani Hashem (a.s.), and wept. While she was weeping, she adjured him: They want to send my son to the war. I do not care if he is injured or captivated, but I do not want him to be killed. O Abalfazl, help me. I don’t care anything, but not his death. I want him to return to me. Then, she told me: Don’t open the band from your arm, because I have requested Hazrat Abalfazl (a.s.) to protect and return you to me.
When we came to the war front, we attacked Iranians. They surrounded us. We were in a very hard condition. Some of my friends were killed, but I was ready for submission. Thanks to God, and the care of Hazrat Abalfazl Abbas (a.s.) and my mother’s Dua, I was saved, and not killed