Imam Ali bin Husain (as) letting out blood from his head

`The writer of Mustadrak al-Wasail, Muhaddis Mirza Husain Tabarisi narrates the following in his book Daar al-Salam:

أنه جاء في بعض المجاميع للمتأخرين ما لفظه روي : عن علي بن الحسين عليه السلام أنه ذات يوم من الأيام وضع بين يديه شيء من الطعام والشراب ، فذكر جوع أبيه الحسين عليه السلام وعطشه يوم طف كربلاء فخنقته العبرة وبكى بكاء شديداً حتى بلت أثوابه من شدة البكاء والحزن والوجد الغرام على أبيه الحسين عليه السلام ، ثم أمر برفع الطعام من بين يديه ، وإذا هو برجل نصراني فدخل وسلم عليه .

فقال النصراني ، يابن رسول الله مد يدك فإني أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمداً رسول الله وأن علياً أمير المؤمنين ولي الله وحجته على خلقه: وإنك ياموالاي حجة الله على خلقه ، وأن الحق فيكم ومعكم و إليكم .

فقال علي بن الحسين عليه السلام :وما الذي أزعجك وأخرجك عن دينك ومذهبك وفطرة أبائك وملة أصحابك ؟

فقال : يا سيدي ومولاي لرؤيا رأيتها في منامي

It has come is some of the compilations of the later scholars that is narrated regarding Ali bin al-Husain (as), that on one day some food and drink was placed in front of him, so He remembered the hunger of His father al-Husain (as) and His thirst on the day of Taf in Karbala, as a result He choked with tears and wept severely such that his dress became wet due to severe crying and sadness for his father al-Husain (as). Then he asked the food to be taken away from him.

Then a christian man came inside and greeted Him with Salam and said, "O' son of Prophet of Allah, extend Your hand, verily I testify that there is no God but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad (saww) is the Prophet of Allah (swt) and that Ali Amir al-Mumineen (as) is the Wali of Allah (swt) and His proof upon His creations, and You my Master are the proof of Allah (swt) upon His creations, and verily the truth (Haq) is in You and with You and towards You.

Then Ali bin al-Husain (as) said, "What has aroused you and brought you out of your religion and the nature of your fore-fathers and the religion of your companions?"

The christian man said, "O my Master, I saw a vision in my dream."

The christian man then starts narration his dream to Imam Ali bin Husain (as). And when he finishes narrating his dream...

قال الراوي : لما سمع علي بن الحسين سقوط الرأس في حجر الجارية الحسناء ، قام على طوله ونطح جدار البيت بوجهه ، فكسر أنفه وشج رأسه وسال دمه على صدره ، وخر مغشياً عليه من شدة الحزن والبكاء

The Narrator said, "When Ali bin al-Husain (as) heard that Imam Husain's head fell in the lap of the Holy lady, He (as) stood up full length and thrust the wall of the house with his face, as a result breaking his nose and split opening his head and blood flowing onto his chest. And He fell unconscious from the severity of sadness and crying."

[Source: Daar al-Salam - Muhaddis Mirza Husain Noori Tabarisi (writer of Mustadrak al-Wasail), Vol. 2, Pg. 196-202]

The text related to Imam Ali bin Husain (as) striking his head to the wall and blood flowing as a result can be seen on page 200 of the book. The PDF version can be seen online at the following link:

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