The Christian Monk on the Journey from Karbala to Damascus

The Christian Monk on the Journey from Karbala to Damascus

“One night they rested in the mountain top of a hermitage of a monk who had devoted his life to prayers and meditation. Shimr gave the heads of the martyrs to him for safe keeping. Just one look at the face of Imam Hussain (AS) convinced the hermit that it was the head of a saint. He took it with him and kept it near his bed and then retired to sleep.

At night he dreamt that all the Prophets and angels had descended from heaven to keep watch over the head. He woke up from his sleep startled and baffled as to what he should do. He decided to ask the leader of the guards about the identity of the people whom they had beheaded and whose family they had taken as prisoners.

Rushing out of the monastery he…

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