Salam alaikom dear brothers and sisters
I am going to post here a series of posts i called " ashura encyclopedia", i collectes from various websites and wanted to share them with you.
Aabis Ibn Abi Shabib Al-Shakiry
One of the bravest and most loyal men in the army of Imam Hussain in Karbala. Aabis was so old that he had to tie a piece of cloth around his forehead just to keep his eyebrows from falling on top of his eyes. He was Muslim Ibn Aqeel's messenger to Imam Hussain telling him that the people of Koofa had agreed to fight with Imam Hussain. His story is well known on the day of Ashoora, when nobody would dare to fight him. When Aabis realized that no one was going to come out to fight, he removed all his armour until a man cried to him: "Have you gone mad?". Aabis replied: "Yes, the love of Hussain has made me go mad". Finally, Omar Ibn Sa'ad shouted at his army saying: "What is the matter with you all, throw stones at him".
Abdulla Ibn Abbas
Among the people who tried to stop the Imam from going to Karbala, when he was that the Imam would not change his mind he became sad. He was among the first to know of Imam Hussain's death. On the day of Ashoora, he saw in his sleep that his perfume had changed to blood, so he knew that Imam Hussain had been killed. Ibn Abbas was the Prophet (pbuh&hf) and Imam Ali's cousin. He was a very well known and respected figure in Quraish. He lost his vision near the end of his life and died in Al Ta'ef in 68 AH at the age of 70. Mohammed Ibn Al-Hanefya, Imam Hussain's brother from his father's side, prayed on his body.
To be continued