On the 19th of Muharram, the captives from the family of Imam Hussain were taken from Kufa to Levant

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The tragedy of the Hussayni epic did not end on the tenth of Muharram of the year 61 AH, but a new stage has started, as on such day; nineteenth of the holy month of Muharram, the captives of the family of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) were obliged to continue walking from Kufa to the Levant, after that Ibn Ziyad has imprisoned the captives and tightened them in the prison because he feared that people would turn against him, after the bold speeches of the captives and their answers to d Ibn Ziyad to clarify the facts and show the truth of the Umayyad power.

The captives stayed in prison for seven days, without knowing what will happened to them after that Ibn Ziyad sent a letter to Yazid asking him what should be doing to them, the response came from the latter to send them to the Levant, ordering him to carry the head of Imam al-Hussayn and heads of those who were martyred with him (peace be upon them), along with the women and children to the Levant. Sheikh al-Mufid has narrated that the heads were sent with Zuhr Ibn Qays accompanied by Aba Burda Ibn ‘awf al-Azdi and Tareq Ibn Abi Dhabyan with a group of people of Kufa, while women and children were taken captives after the heads with Tha’labah al-‘Aethi, Shimr Ibn al-Jawshan, Shabth Ibn Rab’i, ‘Amru Ibn al-Hajjaj and thousand knights, in other narrations is 1500 or 2000 knights, fifty of them were assigned to carry the holy head.

Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her), with the sorrows of the tragedy of Karbala, leaving the bodies of her beloved ones behind, and having their holy heads in front of her, the widows and orphans around her, all of them riding naked camels without saddles or Hawdaj, and she is the granddaughter of the Messenger of Allah the best of all creature, and the daughter of the Commander of the Faithful and Lady Fatima az-Zahra (Allah’s prayers be upon them all), patience and pain crashing her ribs, the bitterness and fire fill her heart, after the slaughtering of the moons and suns, looting their holy bodies and captivating their precious pearls and jewels.

The walk continued… And the captives walked away from the prison of Kufa and the oppression of Ibn Ziyad towards Damascus where the tyrant was waiting for them… But the holy Household of the Great Prophet (Allah’s prayers be upon them all) were walking with patience, faith and strong understand of their divine message.