Kumayl's face was bright. His beard was white. His heart was certain.
Kumayl came into al-Hajjaj's palace. He saw al-Hajjaj sitting and his guards standing around him. He saw a headsman carrying a sword.
Kumayl knew that al-Hajjaj would kill him, for Imam Ali had told him about that.
Paying no attention to al-Hajjaj, Kumayl said:
My master, Imam Ali [a] has told me that you will kill me. Allah's enemy, do whatever you like! And know that Judgement Day will be after killing.
Disown Ali to save your soul.
Show me a religion better than Ali's.
Al-Hajjaj ordered the headsman to behead Kumayl.