عنوان مقاله [English]
Kufans' invitation for 'Imam Hussein (AS) to leave for Kufa is considered one of the main phases in 'Imam Hussein's rise. To know the number of letters sent by Kufans to him is one of the burning issues to analyze the way 'Imam Hussein dealt with the Kufans' invitation. Although the statistics of the letters were offered differently, this issue has been tackled briefly in the works concerning 'Imam Hussein's movement. In this paper, having searched for accounts in early historical sources, having set up an inquiry into data relevant to Kufans' invitation and having analyzed them, I tried to offer the statistics based on research on the number of the Kufans' letters. Additionally, towards compiling the statistics, I came up with the process of writing the letters, the text and the writers. Evaluating the data of the early sources, the number of the letters, some of which written down by some people, does not reach sixty.