SERMON 206 | Nahj Al Balagha Sermons
In the battle of Siffin Amir al-mu'minin saw Imam al-Hasan proceeding rapidly to fight, then he said:
Hold back this young man on my behalf, lest he causes my ruin, because I am loath to send these two (meaning al-Hasan and al-Husayn) towards death, lest the descending line of the Prophet â€“ may Allah bless him and his descendants â€“ is cut away by their death.
as-Sayyid ar-Radi says: Amir al-mu'minin's words â€œamliku `anni hadha'l- ghulamâ€ (i.e. â€œHold back this young man on my behalfâ€) represents the highest and the most eloquent form of expression.