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When Ali al Akbar (sa) was given permission to go in the battlefield,
Imam Hussain (as) raised his hands to the heavens and supplicated, “O Allah! Bear witness against these folks that a man who looks most like Your Messenger Muhammad in his physique, manners, and eloquence has come out to fight them!
Whenever we missed seeing Your Prophet, we would look at him.
O Allah! Deprive them of the blessings of the earth, create dissension among them, and make them into many parties, and do not let their rulers ever be pleased with them, for they invited us to support us, then they transgressed on us and fought us!”
Then he recited the Qur’anic verse saying, “Allah surely chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Imran over all people, offspring of one another, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing (Qur’an, 3:34).”
Source : [al-Khawarizmi, Maqtal al-Husayn, Vol. 2, p. 30]