Why did you do that, Abu Ayyoub? I don’t know. Perhaps it was because I saw promise in you. And don’t forget that we broke bread together. Abu Jaafar, won’t you stay in Damascus? No, I’ll go to Humaima. May God reward you for what you did to me, and I assure you that I will never forget this for you, believe me. – Goodbye. – Goodbye. See you. No! Welcome to our Imam, Zaid bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet. – Peace be upon you. – Peace be upon you, too. People of Kufa, we call you to follow the Holy Quran and the Tradition of the Prophet, – Peace be upon him. – Peace be upon him. And to stand up to the oppressors and defend the oppressed. And to give to the needy and divide the spoils equally among people. And to undo the injustices and advocate the Prophet’s Household. Do you pledge to that? We do, Imam.
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You’re pledging before God, and in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet, peace be upon him. – Peace be upon him. – To be loyal to me, fight my enemy and give me advice in public as well as in private. – I pledge to that before God. – God is our witness. – I pledge to that before God. – God is our witness. – Peace be upon you, Uncle. – Peace be upon you, too. – Peace be upon you. – Peace be upon the Imam. Peace and blessings be upon you too. – Welcome back, Abu Jaafar. – Thank you, Father. – Welcome back, Abu Jaafar. – Thank you, Uncle. These are the letters by the missionaries. Tell us about your trip. You didn’t succeed, just as I expected. I will tell the Imam about that. Why don’t you tell him now in our presence? We are the guardians of the Call and we’re trusted with its secrets.
That’s the Imam and that’s his brother, and I’m his successor. And this is Abu Al-Abbas, the Imam’s son, and he could be the Imam after him one day, with God’s will. I understand what you’re hinting at, Ibrahim. I’m the son of a slave woman, and those can’t be Imams. I’ll have you know, Ibrahim, that I don’t belong to my mother’s side. I’m a descendant of Al-Abbas, the uncle of the Prophet, peace be upon him. – Peace be upon him. – Sit down, Abu Jaafar. By God, I’m considered a stranger among you. Sit and calm down. May I be excused by the Imam? Is something the matter, Ibrahim? No, Father. Nothing is the matter. Isn’t that right, Abu Jaafar? Yes, Father. It’s nothing. Then what were you whispering about in my presence?