Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin's (q.s.) Patience

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin (q.s.) was a person of great patience.  It is written in Khazinat al-Aswfiyah that after the Battle of Karbala, he was marched to Damascus in chains and in the time of ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, he was arrested and chained.  He was then forced to walk from Madina to Syria in chains.  With all this, he never complained or said one word about his condition in the Court of Allah (s.w.t.).  He instead remained patient and made shukr, thanking Allah (s.w.t.) on every step.  Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin’s (q.s.) most loyal student, Imam Zuhri (r.a.) could not bear to see the Imam in this condition, so he went to ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, and had him released.  He then took him back to Madina.


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