When Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyah
was imprisoned in ‘Aarim prison, Kuthay’ir said:
"The beauty of the
world will not last for the affluent, The harshness of this world is not a
fatal blow, For this one and for that one is a period that will finish, And
what each has undergone will be the dream of a dreamer. "
Centuries after this
occurred do l now reflect over what had happened; and truly, Ibn al-Hanafiyah
and the ‘Aarim Prison are both the dreams of a dreamer.
(And how many a generation
before them have we destroyed! Can you find a single one of them or hear even a
whisper of them?)
(Quran 19: 98)
In an authentic hadith, the
Prophet (bpuh) said:
"The rights shall be
paid back to all (on the Day of Judgment); even the sheep that has no horns
will get its retribution from the homed (beast)."