al-muslim as-salafi, on 27 December 2010 - 06:03 PM, said:
In Defence of Yazeed ibn Mu�awiyyah
Series compilers and Trans: Abu Hibbaan & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari
Ameer al-Mu�mineen Yazeed ibn Mua�wiyyah was a believer with a correct and sound Aqeedah (belief) and accusing him to be a disbeliever is absolutely incorrect and a pure slander.
�Yazeed�s Islaam was correct as he was a believer.� (Wafyaan al-A�yaan Wa Abnaa Ibnaa az-Zamaan (1/328), Mir�atul-Janaan Wa-Ibratul-Yaqzaan Fee Ma�arifah Maa Ya�abir Min Hawaadith az-Zamaan (3/177).
Shaikh ul-Islaam al-Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah (death 728 Hijree) said,
�Yazeed was from the teenage muslims he was neither a disbeliever nor a Zindeeq (heretic) he used to give a lot (of wealth in charity) and he was brave. He did not have the evil and bad things which the enemies attribute to him.� (al-Waseeyatul-Kubraa (pg.300), Majmoo al-Fataawa (2/41).
He also said,
�This man (Yazeed) was a king from amongst the muslim kings and he was not like this and that (as the people claim).� (Minhaaj as-Sunnah (2/247).
He also said,
�Rather the Islaam of Mu�awiyyah, Yazeed, Banee Ummayyah and Banee Abbaas is established with Tawatur (ie so many narration's) and similarly their praying, fasting and Jihaad against the non-believers is also established.� (Minhaaj as-Sunnah (1/163)
Abdul-Hayy Husainee said,
�Attributing Fisq (open sinning) and disbelief to Yazeed ibn Mu�awiyyah is unlawful (haraam) and considering this to be lawful (ie these attributions to him) are unlawful (haraam).� (Nazhatul-Khawaatir Wa Bahjatul Masaama�a Wan-Nawaazir (7/514).
Ibn Hajr al-Makkee ash-shafaee (death 974 Hijree) said,
�Yazeed was a believer from amongst the believers.� (as-Sawaa�iq al-Meharqah (pg.223).
Mulla Alee Qaaree hanafee (death 1014 Hijree) said,
�Yazeed having Eemaan is not something which is hidden.� (Sharh Fiqhul al-Akbar (pg.88).
Ibn Khaldoon malikee (death 732 Hijree) said,
�A majority of the companions were with Yazeed and they did not hold it permissible to rebel against him.� (Muqaddimah Ibn Khaldoon (pg.217).
None of the four Imaams and the authors of the six well-known books of hadeeth declared Yazeed to be a disbeliever or a heretic
Yazid in light of the Hadith-2
There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Kitab ul Fitan:
Translation of Hadith: 'Amr bin Yahya Sae'ed bin 'Amr bin Sae'ed narrates on the authority of his paternal grandfather; that he said: I was sitting along with Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) in Masjid Nabawi in Madina and Marwan was along with us. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) said: I heard the truthful Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) say: My Ummah will be destroyed at the hands of a few lads of the Quraish. Marwan said: Allah curse such youngsters. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) said: I can say 'so and so, son of so and so and so and so, son of so and so, if I want to. Hadhrat 'Amr bin Yahya says, I, along with my grandfather, went to Bani Marwan when they were ruling over Syria and found that he was a young lad and my grandfather said shortly they will also become one of them. We said you understand this better.
Ask For Allah's Protection Against The Rule Of Lads
There is a Hadith in Musnad Imam Ahmed. (Hadith No: 3800)
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Ask for Allah's protection, against the start of the decade of 70 and against the against the rule of lads."
The interpreter of Sahih Bukhari and the author of Fath Ul Bari, Hafidh Ahmed bin Hajar Asqalani (May Allah shower His Mercy on him), mentions another Hadith on the authority of "Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba, and writes: The Hadith of Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba says that Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) even while passing through markets, used to pray: O Allah, let me not reach 60 A.H. and the rule of lads.
Hafidh Ibn Hajar Asqalani (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) writes after mentioning this Hadith: In this Hadith, it is indicated that the first youngster would become a ruler in 60 A.H. Accordingly this is what happened.
Yazid bin Mua'awiyah occupied the seat in this year, stayed there till 64 A.H. and died.
The interpreter of Sahih Bukhari, Imam Badruddin ''Aini Hanafi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) specifies what is meant by "the first kid to rule" in Umdat ul Qari/ Vol 16, Pg No. 333. he writes: "The first kid to rule was Yazid."
It is mentioned in the Hadith, which mention the tribulations close to the Qiyamah,
Translation: Then those who invite towards misguidance will arrive. In the interpretation of this Hadith, Hadhrat Shah Waliullah (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) writes in Hujjatullah il Baligha,. Vol 2, Pg No. 213; Mabhasthul Fitan: In Syria, the one who invited towards misguidance is Yazid and in Iraq. Mukhtar.
Muhaddith-e-Deccan Abul Hasanaat Hadhrat Syed Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) mentions the opinion of Hadhrat Mazhar (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) on the authority of Mirqaat: By lads, it is meant those who were after the first 4 rightly-guided Caliphs, (Khulafa Rashidun), i.e. Yazid, Abdul Malik bin Marwan etc.
In a very short period of time, he (Yazid) spread extraordinary decay in the Ummah. He destroyed Madina Munawwarah (from where the world was granted peace); in Makkah Mukarramah, (which has been declared by Allah as a city of peace), he set up cannons and rained stones on the Ka'aba. He denied water to the Ahle Bait for 3 days in the battle of Karbala. He insulted the Ahle Bait. He persecuted the family of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) to no end. He martyred the associates of the Ahle Bait and he martyred Imam Hussain (May Allah be well pleased with him).