Ubaidullah bin Ziyad ordered the police to bring Maytham. He said to him:
I've heard that you're a companion of Ali's!
Ubaidullah bin Ziyad said to Maytham:
Will you disown him?
No, I won't!
Ubaidullah bin Ziyad said:
Surely, I'll kill you!
By Allah, Imam Ali [a] has told me that you will kill me! He has told me that you will cut my hands, legs, and tongue!
Ibn Ziyad stormily said:
Your Imam is a liar!
Maytham jeered at that foolish person (Ubaidullah).
Ibn Ziyad ordered the police to tie Maytham to the date-palm trunk near the house of Amru bin Huraith. Besides, he ordered them to cut off his hands and legs.