On Ashura day, Jawn was the agent for supplying and repairing the bows and swords of Imam Husayn’s companions (pbuh). Therefore, he witnessed the martyrdom of many fellow believers of Imam Husayn (pbuh), and wanted to fight in the path of God’s religion and fight against the wrongdoers with the Yazid troops.
He asked Imam Husayn (pbuh) to allow him to go the battlefield and do jihad against the oppressors, but Imam (pbuh) did not allow him and said:
«We have bought you for the days of safety and comfort, but now do not go into war». Jawn, while tears dropping from his eyes, replied:
«O son of the Prophet! I know my body is smelly, I know my body is dark and I am from inferior dynasty. I ask you to bless me and open the door to heaven for me.
I swear to God that I will not separate from you, until my dark blood is mixed with your clean blood». Imam allowed him to enter the battlefield.
He took her shirt off at once, to free himself from any limitations and went to the field. He fought against the ruthless Yazid’s army. After a while, he shouted with a dry throat:
“the thirst! O my lord Aba Abdillah” and did not say anything else. Jawn was martyred. Imam Husayn (pbuh) went over to his black servant Jawn and prayed for him:
«O God! lighten his face and make him fragrant and bring him back to life with Muhammad (pbuh) …»
Ten days after the day of Ashura, a Heavenly smell covered the entire desert of Karbala. This pleasant fragrance was nothing but a scent from the body of Imam Husayn (pbuh)’s white-faced slave.
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