Story No. 217 – Cold Drink for Enemies in Battle of Camel (Jange Jamal)
|In the battle of Camel (Jange Jamal) in the thick of the encounter his slave Qambar brought some sweet syrup saying:
My Master the sun is very hot you have been constantly fighting, have a glass of this cold drink to refresh yourself.
Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) looked around himself and replied:
Shall I refresh myself when hundreds of people around me are lying wounded and dying of thirst and wounds? Instead of bringing sweet syrup for me take a few men with you and give each of these wounded persons a cool drink.
Qambar said, My Master, they are all our enemies.
Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (as) replied: They may be but they are human beings and attend to them.