Abbas - The Standard Bearer of Husain
My brother, my brother
and with these words he surrendered his soul to his Maker: Husain fell unconscious on the dead body of Abbas with a cry:
O Abbas, who is left to protect me and Sakina after you?
The flow of Furat became dark as winter and a murmur arose from the flowing water as if to protest against the killing of a thirsty water-bearer on its banks.
Ref: Tears & Tributes, By Zakir Shaheed
Associates, India 1980.