As if outrageous claims about rulers and companions was not enough, we see even scholars elevated to exaggerated levels. But when it comes to Imam Husain a.s., the same becomes unacceptable and un-Islamic!

It is reported regarding Ibn Asakir (exp. 571 AH) the author of Tarikh Dimishq, which spans 80 volumes:

It rained heavily in the year (he expired) and rainwater flowed so abundantly that it rose as high as his bier. It was as if the skies were weeping inconsolably over his death.

  • Al-Wafi bi al-Wafiyyaat v 20 p 217
  • Mojam al-Udaba v 4 p 41