Mu'awiyah and his son Yazeed prevented people from loving Imam Ali [a]. The police arrested and killed the Imam's companions.
Imam Ali [a] had told his companions about the Umayyad police. One day he said to Maytham:
The Umayyad will order you to disown me. Will you do that?
No, I won't!
Maytham thought that to disown Imam Ali [a] meant to disown Islam. And to disown Islam meant to disown Allah. The Imam said:
Surely, you'll be killed!
I'll be patient! Death is little for Allah!
The lmam said:
You'll be with me in Paradise.