Muawiya and insulting Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Mohammad Baqir (A.S) said:
When the Commander of the Believers, Ali Bin Abi Taleb (A.S), came back from the Battle of Nahrawan to Kura, he heard that Muawiya had been cursing and insulting him and was killing his Shia. So he gave a speech in which he started by praising Allah and by sending Salawat to the Prophet. He mentioned the blessings that Allah had bestowed on His Prophet and on him.
Then he said:
If it was not for this verse in the Qur’an, I would not mention what I am about to say. Allah says, “Keep recounting (make mention of) the bounties of your Lord” (93:11). O Allah, praise is only for you, for your countless blessings and your unforgettable favors.
O people! I have heard the news (of Muawiya’s behavior) and I can see that my death is approaching and that you are ignoring my status.
O people! I leave behind that which the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) left for you, the Qur’an and my family, which is the family of the Guide to Survival, the last of the prophets, and the Master of Nobility, Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H&H.P).
O People! You will not hear this after me except from a liar. I am the brother of the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H&H.P) and his cousin. I am the sword of his revenge and his pillar of intense strength and support.
Where are the Muslims who believe in Qur’an?
My name in the Bible is “ILIYA,” and in the Torah is “BARI,” and in the Psalter is “ERI.” Indians know my name as “KAABER,” Romans know me as “BIT’RISA,” Persians know me as “JOBEIR,” Turks know me as “TABIR,” blacks know me as “HEYTAR,” priests know me as “BUSI,” Abyssinians know me as “BITRIK,” my mother knows me as “HEYDARA,” my nurse knows me as “MAYMOUN,” Arabs know me as “ALI” Armenians know me as “FAREEQ,” and my father knows me as “Z’AHEER.”
Beware that I am the special one in the Qur’an with many names. Do not change these or you will lose your religion.
On the Day of Judgement, the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H&H.P) will precede me, and I will precede my Shia. I swear to Allah that none of my Shia will be thirsty and none of them will be scared (on the Day of Judgement).
I have authority on my Shia, and Allah has authority on me.
Those who love me love someone who loves Allah. Those who hate me hate someone who loves Allah.
I have heard that Muawiya has insulted and cursed me! O Allah! Increase your punishment on him and descend the curse on the one who deserves it, Ameen. O Lord of the Worlds, Lord of Isma’eel, and the sender of Ibrahim, You are Glorious.
Then he (Imam Ali (A.S)) came down from the platform and he never addressed the public like that again for the rest of his life, which came to an end when Ibn Moljam (may Allah’s curse be on him) killed him.
[Source: Basharat ul Mustafa Le Shiyyat e Murtuza, Chapter 1, Hadees.18 / Maani Al-Akhbar, Pg. 59]

Taken from: Sibtayn

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