(16) Tributes And Prayers

My respectful condolence to the dearest sister of Husayn
My tearful home, to the wife of Abdulla Tayyar, O' Zaynab
Never was a woman, subjected to such sorrow and pain,
As the daughter of Ali and Fatima, O' Zaynab!
Aun and Muhammad, two unblossomed flowers of youth
Ali Akbar, was no less dear, than your own sons O' Zaynab
You sacrificed them all, at the altar of truth,
So that, Islam may be rid of the Satan's hold, O' Zaynab!
The tortures you bore; the insults you faced,
Would have torn asunder any heart, O' Zaynab
You did not flinch, even in grace,
To the worst of ignominies and cruelties, O' Zaynab!
Your unique faith in God; your invaluable support,
Enabled Husayn to sacrifice his all, O' Zaynab
Between brother and sister, never was such a rapport
Your indomitable will, sustained his mission, O' Zaynab!
Your heroic efforts, saved his sacrifices from going in vain
Your courage, saved his lineage from extinction, O' Zaynab
You presented the issues involved, in the sacrifices of Husayn
Most eloquently, and in proper perspective, O' Zaynab!
Your virtues are endless, as eternity, and so, till then,
You will be mourned and gratefully remembered, O' Zaynab
Pray to God, to grant my wish to serve Husayn
And you, my lady, in this world, and the next, O' Zaynab!