The Event of Taff, The Earliest Historical Account of the Tragedy of Karbala’
With the mercy of Allah, the Most High, we have come to the end of the reports about Imam al-Husayn (as) which have appeared in Tarikh al-Tabari, and which [Tabari narrated] on the authority of Hisham al-Kalbi from Abu Mikhnaf, who in turn related [these reports] from his [chain of] narrators. We also edited the reports, bringing in our comments and remarks. The primary source for our comments happened to be, again, Tarikh al-Tabari, except for the information that we could not find in it.
All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.