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Dhu Ḥusam or Dhi Ḥusam (Arabic:ذوحُسَم) is a waystation between Mecca and Medina. In the Battle of Karbala, Imam al-Husayn (a) met the army of Ibn Ziyad led by Hurr b. Yazid in this place. Imam (a) ordered his companions to give water to them and then they followed Imam (a) in Zuhr and 'Asr prayer. Some speeches have been narrated from Imam (a) addressing them in this place. In these speeches, Imam (a) has mentioned the invitation of the people of Kufa and their letters. Also, a conversation between Imam (a) and Hurr took place here.
When Imam al-Husayn (a) saw the army of Kufa, led his companions towards Dhu Husam and camped there before the army of Hurr b. Yazid arrive. Imam al-Husayn (a) ordered his companions to give water to Hurr and his army. In this place, Imam al-Husayn (a) gave a speech for the army of Hurr. Hajjaj b. Masruq al-Ju'fi recited Adhan and then Hurr and his army followed Imam (a) in Zuhr and 'Asr prayers.
Imam's (a) Speech
Imam al-Husayn (a) told the army of Hurr b. Yazid,
"O people! I have excuse before God and you. I have not come here unless after receiving your letters and your representatives telling me, 'Come soon since we do not have imam and leader. May God guide us by you.' If you assure me to keep your promise, I will come to your city and if you do not like my coming, I will withdraw and return to where I have come from."
Conversation of Imam (a) with Hurr
After performing 'Asr prayer, Imam (a) give speech for the army of Hurr b. Yazid. In that speech, he (a) mentioned the invitation of the people of Kufa and their letters for which he (A) moved toward Kufa. But, Hurr b. Yazid expressed his ignorance about the invitation of the people of Kufa and their letters. By the order of Imam (a), 'Uqba b. Sam'an draw out the letters of the people of Kufa from a bag and showed them to Hurr. Hurr said, "We are not from those who wrote letters." Then, Imam (a) told Hurr, "May your mother mourn for your death! What do you want from us?"
- The material for this article is mainly taken from ذو حسم in Farsi WikiShia.