O my followers! Whenever you drink refreshing water remember me or whenever you heard about a martyred or a lonely person, weep for me I am the son of the Prophet who was martyred cruelly, and then smashed me intentionally under the hoofs of their horses. I wish you all were present in Ashoora and saw how I asked them for water for my infant, but they refused to give.
In a letter imam Hussain (AS) sent to the people of Barsa, he wrote:
“Allah, certainly, chose Muhammad sallalah hu alaihi wasalam from among his creatures, honored him with his prophet hood, and choose him for his message. Then he took his life, raising him to His nearness, after he had advised his servants and preached what he was entrusted. We were his family, his pious men, his trustees, his inheritors and the most entitled among people to inherit his status. The people monopolized that to themselves and we assented, disagreeing to discussion, and choose patience. We know that we are more entitled to that legitimate right than those who seized it. I am sending my messenger to you with this letter. I am calling you to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of his Prophet sallalah hu alaihi wasalam, for certainly the Sunnah was weakened and innovation was revived. Should you listen to what I tell you, you will be guided to the righteous path.”