Hazrat Ali Akbar (A) came out of his tent and climbed on the horse of Imam Hussain (A) named ‘Lahaq’.
At this sight tears rolled down the cheeks of Imam Hussain (A) moistening his beard. He raised his hands for prayers:
“O lord be a witness against this people that a youth is leaving who was resembling the Holy Prophet (S) most … whenever I was desirous of seeing the holy prophet (S) I looked at him …”
In the battlefield a Yazidi soldier addressed him thus:
“You are related to Yazid. Think about this relation If you wish we can grant amnesty to you” He retorted “It is more necessary to think about the relation with the Holy Prophet (S)” (Maqatalul Muqarram pg.311)