Ahlul Bait reached the land of Karbala. Imam Hussain (a.s.)'s horse stopped going any further. He tried with some other horses, but none moved. Although Imam Hussain (a.s.) knew this, but there was a message of trying again and again. He (a.s.) asked the people of that land about the name of this place, and they took different names, and at last one old man said it is also known as Karbala.
Bibi Zainab (s.a.) asked Imam Hussain (a.s.) to leave this place as soon as possible, as she was feeling worried as soon as they reached Karbala. But Imam Hussain (a.s.) knew that this was the right place where they are supposed to stop.
The caravan was stopped by Hur, who was still with the Yazidi forces. Imam Hussain (a.s.) ordered His men to water the soldiers and animals of Hur, as they were thirsty, so much so that a man due to the sheerness of thirst was putting the mashkeezah to his ears till he was helped by Imam Hussain (a.s.) to put it to his mouth, till he was satisfied with water.
Camps were prepared for the stay.