An evil son of evil (“Obaid Allah ibn Ziad”) has forced me to choose between ‘death’ or ‘indignity’. Never will we accept indignity. The Almighty God and His prophet and the faithful, the pious hearts of the courageous people in the world will not like it if we prefer the obedience of the inferiors to honorable death.

Hussain ibn Ali (as) on the Day of Ashoura 680 AD – Battle of Karbala

Reference: Ihtijaj Tabarsi, vol. 2, p. 24