One of the miracles that Allah Almighty gave to Imam Hussein (AS) was that his sacred head spoke as it was being carried from Karbala – in Iraq – to Shaam – modern Syria – and back to Karbala where it was buried in the grave where his sacred body had been buried. In the course of the entire passage of the women and children captives, with which the heads of the martyrs of Karbala were also carried from Karbala to Shaam and back, the sacred head of Imam Hussain (AS) used to recite the holy Quran, and this phenomenon proved instrumental in guiding the people to Truth. The sacred head of Imam Hussein (AS) also spoke in the court of the evil Yazid.
When the sacred head of Imam Hussein (AS) arrived at the court of Yazid, amongst others, the Roman envoy of the emperor of Rome was also present. After realizing that the captives were the women and children of the household of the Prophet of Islam, and the head of the grandson of the Prophet was amongst them, the Roman envoy protested to and rebuked Yazid, and said, “Had we had a descendent of Jesus amongst us we would have honor him and glorify him”.
In response to this protest Yazid ordered the Roman envoy to be killed immediately. The sacred head of Imam Hussein (AS) said in a loud voice, “there is no power but that of Allah”. At that occasion and at every other occasion throughout the journey from Karbala to Shaam and back, people were astonished to see and hear the sacred head of Imam Hussein speaking, and they realized that this was no ordinary event but a divine miracle, and Allah Almighty is showing them the realty of Imam Hussein (AS). Such events revealed to the people the reality and the significance of the hadith stated by the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H&H.P), “I leave behind two momentous weights, the Book of Allah and my descendants the Ahl-ul-Bayt” the people realized that the truth is with Imam Hussein (AS) when they saw the miracle of his sacred head speaking or reciting the holy Quran.