Imam as-Sadiq, "choose pigeons as birds in your houses, for verily they curse the killers of Husain" - Kamil al Ziyarat
(Ah, tawfeeq, tawfeeq, tawfeeq. Allahumurzuqna)
When Abbas gave his life for Allah's [swt] sake, he lost his arms. How he fell onto the ground oh God... just ask al-Batool [a]. Like his uncle, Ja'far at-Tayyar, he is rewarded with wings in Heaven.
While walking in Baynol Haramain, last December, I drew a parallel while I was looking for pigeon feathers. I thought, if I was a pigeon, I'd give all my feathers to the man with no arms.
I asked myself, would Abu Fadhl even accept them? He'd send them back and order me to fly to Husain to curse his killers. Then Husain would send me back, and forever I'd go from one brother to another. That's what I did in Baynol Haramain - I walked back and forth with the pigeons.