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Cursing Yazid bin Muawiya; Opinions of Ahlus Sunnah Wa Jamaat Scholars 

A refutation of the Yazidi claim that it is not permissible to curse Yazid and that he is Amir ul Mu’mineen

Q.What is the Ahlus Sunnah position on Yazeed bin Mu’awiyah and the act of cursing him?

A. There is a difference between a minority of the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah, some said it is impermissible to curse him, while others, particularly those connected with taswwuf, were of the opinion that he was cursed and a tyrant.  People of tasawwuf prefer the later.  The following are some of the opinions of the scholars who held Yazeed bin Mu’awiya in contempt.

 

 

1. Hafiz Ibn Kathir’s comments on Yazeed:

Ibn Kathir himself writes in the famous ‘Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah’:

‘Traditions inform us that Yazeed loved worldly vices, would drink, listen to kept the company of boys with no facial hair [civil expression for pedophilia boys, a form of homosexuality], played drums, kept dogs [civil expression for bestiality], not a day would go by when he was not in a drunken state.’

 

2. Ibn Katheer in Al Bidayah Volume 8 stated:

‘Muslim was ordered to ransack Medina for three days. Yazeed committed a major sin. Sahaba and their children were slaughtered openly; other heinous acts were also perpetuated. We have already mentioned that he had Ibn Ziyad kill the grandson of Rasulullah's (Peace & blessings be upon him) Imam Hussain and his companions. In those three days in Madina, it is difficult to mention the type of acts that were carried out. By doing this act Yazeed wanted to secure his governance, in the same way Almighty Allah broke the neck of every Pharoah, the true King (Allah) also broke the neck of Yazeed.’

 

3. One who attacks Medina is cursed

We read in al Bidaya Volume 8: ‘Rasulullah (Peace & blessings be upon him) said whoever perpetuated injustice and frightened the residents of Medina, the curse (la’nat) of Almighty Allah, His Angels and all people is on such a person’

 

4. Ibn Atheer’s comments on Yazeed

In Tareekh al Kamil Volume 3 page 450 Ibn Atheer narrates from Munzir bin Zabeer: ‘Verily Yazeed rewarded me with 100,000 dirhams but this cannot stop me from highlighting his state, By Allah he is a drunkard…’

 

5. Ibn Atheer’s comments on Yazeed

In ‘Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala’ Volume 4 pages 37-38, Dhahabi narrates: ‘Ziyad Hurshee narrates ‘Yazeed gave me alcohol to drink, I had never drunk alcohol like that before and I enquired where he had obtained its ingredients’. Yazeed replied ‘it is made of sweet pomegranate, honey from Isfahan, sugar from Hawaz and grapes from Burdah…Yazeed indulged in alcohol and would participate in actions that opposed the dictates set by Almighty Allah.’

 

6. Ibn Jauzi’s comments on Yazeed ‘the drunkard’

Ibn Jauzi in Wafa al-Wafa: ‘Yazeed appointed his cousin Uthman bin Muhammad bin Abu Sufyan as Governor of Madina. He sent a delegation to visit Yazeed who bore gifts so that they might take the oath of allegiance to him. Upon their return they said ‘We have returned having visited a man who has no religion, he drinks, plays instruments, keeps the company of singers and dogs [civil word for bestiality], we declare that we have broken our allegiance to him. Abdullah bin Abi Umro bin Hafs Mukhzumee commented ‘Yazeed gave me gifts. But the reality is this man is an enemy of Almighty Allah and a drunkard. I shall separate myself from him in the same way that I remove my turban [from my head]….’

 

7. Ibn Hajr’s comments on Yazeed

In Sawaiqh al Muhriqa: ‘One group have deemed Yazeed to be a kaafir, another has stated he was a Muslim but a fasiq (transgressor), a fajir (one that commits debauchery) and a drunkard. There is consensus over his fisq (transgression). One party of Ulema have stated that you can curse him by name, this includes individuals such as Ibn Jauzi and Ahmad. One group made up of individuals such as Ibn Jauzi deem Yazeed a kaafir, others say he was not a kaafir but rather this is a matter that has caused a difference of opinion.

The majority of Ahl’ul Sunnah all agree that he was a fasiq (transgressor), a fajir (one that commits debauchery) and a drunkard.'

 

'Loving and glorifying him (Yazid) is not done “EXCEPT BY A HERETIC” who has void belief because he (Yazid) had such characteristics that his lover deserves to be faithless, because to love and hate just for the sake of God is a sign of faith. [Publisher's name: Dar ul Kutb al iLmiyyah, Beirut, Lebanon, Book name: al-Imta bil al-Arba'in al-Matbainatus Samah, Author: Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani, Publication date: 1997, Page No. 96]

 

Yahya bin Abdul Mulk bin Abi Ghania "WHO WAS AMONGST THIQA NARRATORS" he heard from Nawfl bin Abi Aqrab "WHO IS THIQA" he narrates: Once in the gathering of Umar Bin Abdul Aziz (Allah be pleased with him),  people talked about Yazid bin Muawiya, someone among the people mentioned Yazid with the title of Ameer ul Momineen, hearing this Hadrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz (Allah be pleased with him) replied (in anger): You have called Yazeed Amir Ul Mominein? Then he gave order of 20 lashes to be given to the person [Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani in Tahdhib ut Tahdhib, Volume No. 6, Page No. 313].

 

8. Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz’s comments on Yazeed

In ‘Sirush Shahadhathayn’, Shah Abdul Aziz, the great Muhadith states:  ’Imam Husayn did not give baiyah to Yazeed because he was a drunkard, a fasiq and Dhaalim.’

 

9. Ibn Taymiyah’s (not from the Ahlus Sunnah wa Jamaat) condemnation of unjust Yazeed

Ibn Taymiyah in Minhajj: ‘Yazeed had the sword and hence he had the power to deal with anyone that opposed him. He had the power to reward his subjects with the contents of the treasury, and could also withhold their rights. He had the power to punish criminals; it is in this context that we can understand that he was the khalifah and king. Issues such as Yazeed’s piety or lack of it, or his honesty or lack of it, is another matter. In all of his actions Yazeed was not just, there is no dispute amongst the people of Islam on this matter.’

 

10. Imam Dhahabi condemns Yazid

He (Yazid) was a disgusting Nasibi (i.e. those who hate Ahlul bayt). He drank and did evil. He started his kingdom with the killing of the Shahid al-Hussain (Allah be pleased with him) and ended it with the incident of al-Harra (i.e. besiegement of Madina which also makes him directly liable for Lanah as sahih ahadith prove). Hence the people hated him, he was not blessed in his life, and many took up arms against him after Imam Hussain such as the people of Madina - they rose for the sake of Allah[As Siyar al Alam an Nabula, Volume No. 4, Page No. 37-38]

 

Imam Dhahabi writes: I say: 'When Yazid did to the people of Madina what he did and killed al-Hussain and his brothers and progeny, and Yazid drank alcohol, and performed abominable things, then the people hated him and rose up against him more than once. God didn't bless his life and Abu Bilal Mirdas bin Adya al-Hanzali rose against him.' [Tarikh al-Islam: wa-tabaqat al-mashahir wa-al-a`lam, Volume 005, Page No. 30]

 

 

11. We read in Tareekh Kamil:

‘The narrator states ‘By Allah, Yazeed drinks alcohol and abandons Salaah’

 

12. We read in Tareekh Abul Fida:

‘Yazeed played the tambourine, drank alcohol and raised bears [civil expression for bestiality].’

 

13. Hayaath al Haywaan states:

‘Yazeed would hunt with cheetas, play chess and drink alcohol.’

 

14. People opposed Yazeed due to his atrocious deeds

We read in Tareekh Khamees: ‘The people of Medina broke the baiyah (allegiance)  to Yazeed on account of his bad acts, he used to drink alcohol’

 

15. The Famous Hanafi scholar Qadi Thanaullah’s comments on Yazeed’s kufr poetry

We read in most famous Tafseer Al- Mazhari Volume 5, Pages 211-212: ...Yazid even declared alcohol as permissible and in praise of it he said: If liquor is Haram in the Deen of Muhammad (salallaho alaihi wasalam) then take it to be permissible according to the deen of Isa Ibn Marym.

 

16. Shariat Muhammad Majid ‘Ali Shakir stated in Badh Shariat:

‘Some say ‘Why should we discuss such a thing since he [Yazeed] was a King and he [Hussain] was also a King’ – one who makes such comments (refusing to hold opinion on Yazeed and Imam Hussain) is accursed, a Kharji, Nasibi and hell bound. The dispute is over whether he [Yazeed] was a kaafir. The madhab of Abu Hanifa stipulates that he was a fasiq and fajir, nor was he a kaafir nor a Muslim.’

 

17. Yazeed’s attack on Harra

We read in ‘au khanar al masalik’ that Shaykh al Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakaria stated:

‘The army that Yazeed had sent to Medina comprised of 60,000 horsemen and 15,000 foot soldiers. For three days they shed blood freely, 1000 women were raped and 700 from the Quraysh and Ansar were killed. Ten thousand women and children were made slaves. Muslim bin Uqba forced people to give bayya (allegiance) to Yazeed in such a manner that people were enslaved and Yazeed could sell them as he pleased, no Sahaba who were [with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)] at Hudaibiya were spared.’  All the Badr Sahaba were killed in this battle.

 

18. Yazeeds rejection of the Qur’an

Citing Tadhkira, Maqathil and Shazarath al Dhabah. This is also found in the Arabic (non-Leiden) version of the History of Al-Tabari: When the head of Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him), the grandson of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), was presented before Yazeed he recited the couplets of the kaafir Zubayri:

‘Banu Hashim staged a play for Kingdom there was no news from the skies neither was there any revelation’

 

19. Imam Alusi In Tafseer Ruh al Maani it is stated clearly:

‘Allamah Alusi stated, Yazeed the impure denied the Prophethood of Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him). The treatment that he meted out to the people of Makka, Medina and the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) proves that he was a kaafir.’

Point references:

  1. Al Bidayah wa al Nihayah Volume 8 page 204 Dhikr Ras al Husayn

  2. Minhaj al Sunnah Volume 2 page 249 Dhikr Yazeed

  3. Sharh Foqh Akbar page 73 Dhikr Yazeed

  4. Sharh Tafseer Mazhari Volume 5 page 21 Surah Ibrahim

  5. Shazrah al Dhahab page 69 Dhikr Shahadth Husayn

  6. Maqatahil Husayn Volume 2 page 58 Dhikr Shahdath Husayn

  7. Tadhkira Khawwas page 148

  8. Tareekh Tabari Volume 11 pages 21-23 Dhikr 284 Hijri

  9. Tafseer Ruh al Ma’ani (commentary of Surah Muhammad)

20. Yazeed’s own admission that he killed the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)

We read in Sharh Fiqh Akbar: ‘Following the murder of Imam Hussain, Yazeed said ‘I avenged the killing of my kaafir relatives in Badr through killing the family of the Prophet.’

 

21. The testimony of Shah Abdul Aziz that Yazeed killed Imam Hussain [Allah be pleased with him]

We read in Taufa: ‘Upon the orders of Yazeed the disgraceful people from Syria and Iraq killed Imam Hussain.’

 

22. Yazeed ordered his Governor Waleed to kill Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)

We read in Maqathil Hussain: ‘Yazeed wrote a letter to Waleed the Governor of Medina, in which he stated ‘Force Husayn to give bayya (allegiance). Should he refuse then strike off his head and return it to me.’

 

23. Yazeed wrote to Ibn Ziyad telling him to kill Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)

We read in Mutaalib al Saul that: ‘Ibn Ziyad wrote to Hussain ‘I have received information that you have arrived in Karbala, and Yazeed has told me not to kill you, provided you accept his authority and mine.”

 

24. Ibn Ziyad’s own admission that he killed Imam Husayn on the orders of Yazeed

We read in al Bidayah: ‘When Yazeed wrote to Ibn Ziyad ordering him to fight Ibn Zubayr in Makkah, he said ‘I can’t obey this fasiq. I killed the grandson of Rasulullah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) upon his orders, I’m not now going to assault the Kaabah’.

 

25. Testimony of Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) that Yazeed killed Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)

We read in Tareekh Kamil:  Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) replied to a letter of Yazeed stating ‘You killed Hussain ibn ‘Ali as well as the youth from Banu Abdul Muttalib, who were beacons of guidance.’

 

26. The testimony of Abdullah Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) that Yazeed killed Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)

We read in Maqathil al Husayn: ‘Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) wrote to Yazeed, ‘Hasn’t your heart gone black yet? You murdered the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)?’

 

27. The testimony of Shah Abdul Haqq that Yazeed killed Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)

We read in Ashiath al Lamaath: ‘It is unusual that some say Yazeed did not kill Imam Hussain when he instructed Ibn Ziyad to carry out the killing.’

 

28. Yazeed’s pride at killing Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)

We read in al Bidayah Volume 8 page 204: ‘Ibn Asakir, writing on Yazeed, states then when Husayn’s head was brought before Yazeed, he recited the couplets of Ibn Zubayri the kaafir ‘I wish my ancestors of Badr were hear to see the severed head of the rebellious tribe.’

Imam Jalaladun Suyuti records this tradition in Khasais al Kubra, on the authority of Sahaba Uns bin Harith: ‘I heard Rasulullah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say ‘Verily my son (Hussain) will be killed in a land called Karbala, whoever amongst you is alive at that time must go and help him.’

Khasais al Kubra Volume 2 page 125 (Maktaba Nurree Rizvi Publishers, Pakistan)

 

29. Yazeeds own words noted in Sharh Fiqh Akbar:

‘Following the murder of Husayn, Yazeed said: ‘I avenged the killing of my kaafir relatives in Badr through killing the family of the Prophet.’

 

30. The Fatwa of Allamah Baghdadi – Yazeed denied the Prophethood, to curse him is an act of Ibadah

We read in Tafseer Ruh al Ma’ani page 72 commentary of Surah Muhammad: ‘The wicked Yazeed failed to testify to the Prophethood of Hadhrath Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). He also perpetrated acts against the residents of Makkah, Medina and the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). He indulged in these acts against them during their lives and after their deaths. These acts are so conclusively proven that had he placed the Qur’an in his hands it would have testified to his kuffar. His being a fasiq and fajir did not go unnoticed by the Ulema of Islam, but the Salaf had no choice but to remain silent as they were living under threat.’

 

31. The Fatwas of Qadhi Abu Ya’ala and Abu Husayn deeming it permissible to curse Yazeed

Ibn Katheer in al Bidaya stated: ‘Whoever frightens Medina incurs the wrath of Allah, His Angels and all the people – and some Ulema have deemed it permissible to curse Yazeed. This includes individuals such as Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Allamah Hilalee, Abu Bakr Abdul Aziz, Qadhi Abu Ya’ala and his son Qadhi Abu Husayn. Ibn Jauzi wrote a book deeming it permissible to curse Yazeed.’

 

32. Al Suyuti personally cursed Yazeed

In Tareekh ul Khulafa page 207, Dhikr Shahadath Husayn we read as follows:

‘May Allah’s curse be upon the killers of Husayn and Ibn Ziyad.’

 

33. Qadhi Thanaullah Panee Pathee deemed it permissible to curse the kaafir Yazeed

We read in Tafseer Mazhari Volume 5 page 21, under the commentary of Surah Ibrahim verse 28 as follows: ‘The Banu Umayya were initially kaafir, then some of them presented themselves as Muslim. Yazeed then became a kaafir. The Banu Umayya maintained their enmity towards the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and killed Husayn in a cruel manner. The kaafir Yazeed committed kufr in relation to the Deen of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) proven by the fact that at the time of the killing of Husayn he made a pointed reference to avenging the deaths of his kaafir ancestors slain in Badr. He acted against the family of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), Banu Hashim and in his drunken state he praised the Banu Umayya and cursed the Banu Hashim from the pulpit.’

 

34. Imam Ahmad deemed it permissible to curse the kaafir Yazeed

Imam Ahmed narrates this report from Sa’ib bin Khalad (Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whosoever spreads injustice and frightened the people of Madina, then Curse (Lanah) of Allah, his Angels and all the people is upon such a person. [Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal as narrated by Imam Ibn Kathir in Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah Vol 8 Page No. 274]

 

35. Allamah Alusi set out the viewpoint of the Shaafi Ulema on this topic as follows

Haseeya Nabraas page 551: ‘Amongst the Shaafi’s we are in agreement that it is permissible to curse Yazeed’

 

Conclusion

The Proof of sending Lanah (Curse) upon Yazid is derived from this (ayah), as was mentioned by Al-Barzanji (Allah be pleased with him) in his Al-Ashaat and Imam Haythami (Allah be pleased with him) in As-Sawaiq from Imam Ahmed (Allah be pleased with him) that his son Abdullah asked him about sending Lanah on Yazid, and how sending Lanah upon him is mentioned in the book of Allah (i.e. Quran). Imam Ahmed (Allah be pleased with him) in proof of (sending Lanah upon Yazid) mentioned these verses: 'Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship? Such are the men whom Allah has cursed…(47:22-23), So could there be a greater fitnah (atrocities) than the actions committed by Yazid? [Ruh ul Ma’ani by Imam Al-Alusi, Volume 9 Under Surah Muhammad 22-23]

 

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Pls continue to read below if you are interested in the refutation to those misguided who consider Yazid will enter jannah by applying the famous Bukhari Sharif hadith regarding the conquer of Caesar (or Constantinople) to Yazid

 

Was Yazid in the first army that invaded Caesar's City: Volume 4, Book 52, Number 175, Chapter - Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)

 

    Narrated Khalid bin Madan:    That 'Umair bin Al-Aswad Al-Anasi told him that he went to 'Ubada bin As-Samit while he was staying in his house at the sea-shore of Hims with (his wife) Um Haram. 'Umair said. Um Haram informed us that she heard the Prophet saying, "Paradise is granted to the first batch of my followers who will undertake a naval expedition." Um Haram added, I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Will I be amongst them?' He replied, 'You are amongst them.' The Prophet then said, 'The first army amongst my followers who will invade Caesar's City will be forgiven their sins.' I asked, 'Will I be one of them, O Allah's Apostle?' He replied in the negative." [Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 175]

 

We have highlighted the pertinent section of the hadith and will discuss this in more detail.

 

1) Yazid was not in the first army to wage war on Caesar's city

  

Sahih hadith in Sunnan Abu Dawud states:

 

Aslam Abi Imran (Allah be pleased with him) said: We went out on an expedition from Madina with the intent to attack Constantinople. Abd al-Rahman bin Khalid bin Walid was the leader of our group. [Sunnan Abu Dawud, Volume No. 2, Book 14, Hadith 2512,]  Khawarij should note that Albani declared it Sahih in his Takhrij.

 

Imam At-Tabri says in his Tarikh:

 

In (44 AH) The Muslims with Abdur Rahman bin Khalid bin Walid (Allah be pleased with him) entered Rome and the Ghazwa (battle) took place [Tarikh at-Tabri under events of 44 AH, Volume 005, Page No. 212: Published by Cairo: Dar al-Ma'arif]

 

Whereas Yazid went way later i.e. in 49 or 50 AH. Even later yazid was sent as a punishment and he mocked at Muslim warriors who had gone before.

 

Imam Ibn Al-Atheer (rah) writes:

 

In this year i.e. 49 AH or 50 AH, Ameer Muawiya (Allah be pleased with him) sent a huge army towards Rome. He made Sufyan bin Awf (Allah be pleased with him) as its commander and he ordered his son Yazid to go with them, however Yazid “ACTED TO HAVE BECOME SICK AND DENIED TO GO” When the warriors were struck with harsh hunger and diseases, Yazid (mockingly) said this poetry:

 

At Farqudwana immense wrath covered them, whether they had fever or whatever I don’t care because I am sitting on a high carpet and Umm ul Kulthum (one of his wives) is between my armpits.

 

When Ameer Muawiya (Allah be pleased with him) heard these phrases he made Yazid to take an oath and join Sufyan bin Awf in Rome so that “HE COULD ALSO BE STRUCK BY THESE SAME DIFFICULTIES AS THE WARRIORS OF ISLAM HAD FACED (THIS WAS PUNISHEMENT TO YAZID)” Yazid became helpless and he had to go and Ameer Muawiya (Allah be pleased with him) sent another army with him [Tarikh Ibn al Atheer, Volume No.3, Page No. 131]

 

Imam Badr ud-din Ayni (rah) said:

 

I say that it is obvious that the great amount of sahaba went under the leadership of Sufyan bin Awf (Allah be pleased with him) and “NOT WITH YAZID BIN MUAWIYA BECAUSE HE WAS NOT DESERVING OF LEADING THEM” [Umdat ul Qari, Sharh Sahih ul Bukhari 14/197-198]

 

Summary details about the armed expeditions:

 

► First attack on Caesar's city was in 42 hijri. Second attack was in 43 and "Hazrat Bosr bin ABI Arka was the leader of this army.

► Third attack was in 44 and this was led by Abdurehman bin Khalid bin Waleed. The next attack was in 46 hijri which was led by Maalik bin Abdurehman and Abdurehman bin Khalid bin Waleed.

► In 47, next attack was led by Maalik bin Hobaira and Abdurehman bin Qaiymi. In 49 hijri the Rome was attacked for 3 times. Lastly yazid was in attack of 50 hijri.

 

Hazrat Ameer Muawiyah (Allah be pleased with him) arrested Yazeed and sent him to Ceasar because Yazeed used to make fun of Mujahideen and as a punishment Yazeed was sent there not for Jihad.

 

So Yazeed was in the seventh attack, not in the first attack and in Bukhari Shareef it is mentioned that 'The first army' amongst my followers who will invade Caesar's City will be forgiven their sins.'

 

 

Conclusion

 

Hafiz Ibn Katheer writes that one day an angel came and sat down by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Our Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to Umme Salma (the wife of the Prophet and the mother's of the believers), "we have a guest, do not let any one enter as we are having a conversation." In the meantime Imam Husain, who at the time was very young, entered the room, and as children do, Imam Husain climbed on top of our Prophet's (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) shoulder. The angel said "Do you love him"; Our Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied "Yes". The angel then said "Your followers will at a later time martyr him. If you wish I can show you where he will be martyred. Our Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said he would like to see where his grandson would be martyred. The angel then waved his hand and brought some red soil and said, "This is the place where he will be martyred." Our Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) took some soil from his hand and gave it to Umme Salma. She put the soil in a bottle. [Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah]

 

So here we learn that the beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) prophecised the Martydom of Imam Hussain.  Do you really therefore think that the Bukhari Sharif hadith regarding paradise for the first army to invade Constantinople (or Caesar) could possibly be applied to the killer of his own beloved grandson and leader of Youth of Paradise - Imam Hussain (Allah be pleased with him)?  Absolutely not!

 

The claim that Yazid did not order the killing of Imam Hussain

 

1) During the journey from Kufa to Syria, Musafir bin Shureh asked Ibn Zyad “Are you thinking to yourself that why did you kill Imam Hussain”.  Ibn Zyad replied: “As for my killing Imam Hussain, this was on the direct orders of Yazid and if I had not followed the orders then Yazid would have killed me”  [Tarikh Ibn Aseer]

 2) The fact the family of Imam Hussain was disrespected and held captive shows Yazid was delighted at the killing of Imam Hussain.

 3) The fact Yazid disrespected the blessed face of Imam Hussain with a stick in his courtyard shows once again Yazid approved the killing of Imam Hussain.

 4) If he disapproved of the killing, then why did he not punish Ibn Zyad or the others involved in his army?

 

References

Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah Imam Ibne Kathir

History Ibne Khaldon

History Imam Ibne Atheer

 

Calling Yazid Amir-ul-Momineen (Leader of the Believers)

The following is a screenshot taken from a famous Deobandi website in urdu which states that it is permissible to call Yazid with the title Amir-ul-Momineen:

 

 

 

Answer to the Deobandis

This is probably the most absurd comment we have read.  Lets have a look at what the Classical Scholars have written about giving Yazid the title Amirul-Momineen, read on:

Imam Jalal ud-din Suyuti (rah) writes: Nawfl bin Abi Firaat (rah) said that once he was sitting with Caliph Umar bin Abdul Aziz (rah) when a man called Yazid as “Ameer ul Momineen Yazid bin Muawiya” at this (Umar bin Abdul Aziz said in anger): you call this person as Ameer ul Momineen?! and then he ordered that person to be “lashed 20 times”
 
Yahya bin Abdul Mulk bin Abi Ghania “WHO WAS AMONGST THIQA NARRATORS” he heard from Nawfl bin Abi Aqrab “WHO IS THIQA” he narrates: Once in the gathering of Umar Bin Abdul Aziz [R.A] people talked about Yazid bin Muawiya, someone among the people mentioned Yazid with the title of Ameer ul Momineen, hearing this Hadrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz [ra] replied (in anger): You have called Yazeed Amir Ul Mominein? Then he gave order of 20 lashes to be given to the person [Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani in Tahdhib ut Tahdhib, Volume No. 6, Page No. 313].

So here we have evidence.  But even more important than this, when the beloved grandson of our master Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Imam Hussain did not giya baiyah (allegiance) to Yazid and rejected him ever being a leader, then on what basis do the Deobandis give him this title.  For goodness sake, stop spreading mischief in the Ummah.  When our Imam Hussain (Allah be well pleased with him) has given the fatwa, then no other fatwa has any value or credibility.

 

Watch how these Najdi Wobblers Praise the slogan of Yazid - disgusting!!

 

 

 

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