Bad Character of Yazeed
October 31,2016 - Published 2 years ago
Sadr-ul-Afadil, ‘Allamah Mufti Sayyid Muhammad Na’eemuddin Muradabadi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated that Sayyiduna Imam Husayn’s presence was a great obstacle for the freedom of Yazeed. He knew that he would not be able to act freely in Sayyiduna Imam Husain’s blessed era, and his evils were not going to be tolerated. He could see that the whip of a religious person like Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ is always ready for him, therefore, Yazeed became a great enemy of Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ and his martyrdom brought about pleasure for him.
As soon as Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was martyred, Yazeed became absolutely free and started committing all sorts of sins.
He declared Nikah (marriage) between brother and sister, usury, alcohol, forbidden acts (particularly adultery and fornication) to be permissible. Regularly offering Salah was abandoned.
Insurgency and disobedience were at their peak. He had surpassed all levels of evil, even Muslim Bin ‘Uqbah at the head of 12,000 or 20,000 soldiers was sent to attack Madinah Munawwarah. The city of the Noblest Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was brutally attacked and such horrifying atrocities were perpetuated upon its citizens, that the very thought of them makes one’s hair stand on end. He plundered the homes of those who live there. He martyred more than 10000 people, including 700 blessed Companions. The boys were imprisoned and such kinds of wrong acts were committed which are unpleasant to mention. Horses were tied to the pillars of Masjid-un-Nabawi (inside the Holy Masjid). People could not offer Salah for 3 days. Only Sayyiduna Sa’eed Bin Musayyab رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ remained in Masjid-un-Nabawi under the pretext of being insane. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Hanzalah رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا said: We feared that due to his evil practices, we might be bombarded with stones from the skies.
Thereafter, this evil army left for Makka-tul-Mukarramah, the chief of this army died on the way with another person filling his position. Having reached Makkah, these non-Islamic forces [Yazeed’s evil army] showered stones with Minjaneeq (i.e. a catapult). Due to this rain of stones, the sacred compound of the sacred Haram got filled with stones and the pillars of Masjid-ul-Haraam broke and these non-Islamic forces burnt the cover of sacred Ka’bah and its roof. The horns of the ram which was sacrificed in exchange for Sayyiduna Isma’eel, had been secured on the same roof. They were also burnt. The sacred Ka’bah remained uncovered for many days and the people of Makkah Mukarramah suffered the severe tribulation inflicted upon them by Yazeed’s army.
(Summary from: Sawanih Karbala, pp. 177 to 179)
Yazeed propagated many evil practices during his reign, such as openly permitting Nikah between Mahaareem and the consuming of usury (interest) etc. He dishonoured Madinah Tayyibah and Makkah Mukarramah. He oppressed and martyred the blessed Companions and Ahl-e-Bayt رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُم. He used to listen to songs and music and drink plenty of wine; he would not offer Salah. In short, this unfortunate person used to do all those things which are prohibited by the blessed Shari’ah . Surely, many people become rebellious and bold after obtaining respect, fame, wealth and government positions and then he gradually drifts far away from religion and gets closer to the world. Such an unfortunate person does not abstain from disobeying Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His dear ones, just to preserve his throne and crown.
The accursed Yazeed also suffered from the love of power and government position and became such so rebellious that مَـعَـاذَ الـلّٰـه عَـزَّوَجَـلَّ he was disrespectful to the blessed Companions and caused them great harm. The blessed Companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُم are those sacred people about whose glory and dignity the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم himself said: اَكْرِمُوا اَصْحَابِي فَاِنَّهُمْ خِيَارُكُمْ i.e. Respect my Companions because they are the most pious people amongst you.
(Mishkat-ul-Masabih, vol. 2, pp. 413, Hadees 6012)
He صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم further said: خَيْرُ اُمَّتِي اَلْقَرْنُ الَّذِينَ يَلُوْنِي ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُوْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُوْنَهُمْ i.e. The best amongst the people are of my Ummah (i.e., blessed Companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم), then those after them (i.e., Taabi’een) then those after them (i.e., Tab’-e-Taabi’een رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی).
(Sahih Muslim, Hadees 1372)
نمایاں ہے اسلام کے گلستاں میں ہر اک گل پہ رنگِ بہارِ صحابہ
یہ مہریں ہیں فرمان ِخَتمُ الرُّسُل کی ہے دِینِ خدا شاہکارِ صحابہ
انہیں میں ہیں بدر و اُحد کے مجاہد لقب جن کا ہے جاں نثارِ صحابہ
The accursed Yazeed could not attain closeness to the blessed Companions even though he was living in their blessed era, nor could he prepare for salvation of the Hereafter by giving respect to them, but he oppressed the blessed family of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. The accursed Yazeed did all of this only for the love of his crown and for governance, for worldly possessions and wealth and because this cruel accursed person felt insecure for his governance, with the blessed presence of Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ had no interest in this mortal world. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was the king of the hearts of the Muslim Ummah yesterday, he is the king today and will remain the king until the world exists, but that accursed foolish Yazeed who was intoxicated with wealth, not only destroyed his worldly life, but he also destroyed his Hereafter. Indeed, love of this world is the cause of every mischief. The love of this world has brought about all this destruction. The love of this world makes a person cruel, insensitive and bold, it makes a person stone-hearted and ruins one’s deeds. The love of this world is the cause of harming the religion. It is a cause of going astray, it diverts a person’s attention away from virtuous deeds and it makes a person bold in committing sins. Blessed sayings of Beloved Mustafa صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم about the condemnation of this world:
Love of the world is the root of all sins.
(Kitab Zamm-ud-Dunya ma’ Mawsu’ah Imam Ibn Abid Dunya, vol. 5, pp. 22, Hadees 9)
Two hungry wolves when set free in a flock of goats, do not cause as much harm as the greed of wealth and the love of the world causes to one’s religion.
(Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, pp. 166, Hadees 2376)
پیچھا مِرا دُنیا کی محبت سے چُھڑا دے
یا ربّ مجھے دِیوانہ مدینے کا بنا دے
The world is very inferior . Therefore, it will be very foolish to give importance to this world as it is not even equal to a wing of a mosquito before Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ rather, it is like a farm (for planting good deeds) and the harvest will be in the Hereafter. If we sow seeds in the form of good deeds, then we shall reap their crops in the form of rewards. Therefore, instead of greedily increasing the bank balance and hoarding of wealth, or travelling by expensive cars, swindling people out of their properties and living a luxurious life, we should be pleased with the Divine Will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and remain content with the blessings that He has granted us and we must protect ourselves from the pollution of greed.
The great incident that occurred on the 10th Muharram-ul-Haraam contains countless Madani pearls of Madani teaching for us. Millions of Salams be upon the great riders who were suffering great cruelties and torture, but none of them missed their Salah! Millions of Salams be upon the chaste women of the Honourable Ahl-e-Bayt, who were witnessing the bloodshed, but continued to act upon the Shari’ah! May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ enable us to have wisdom, the passion for faith, for the sake of the Ahl-e-Bayt رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُم!
It is a fact that accursed Yazeed was a cruel and insensitive man of bad character. He propagated many sinful practices such as drinking wine, usury, songs and music, animal fighting etc.
This accursed person never offered Salah and if he ever offered it, he offered Salah after its stipulated time.
Therefore, not only we, but also our future generations must boycott these evil practices, which were found in the accursed Yazeed, and we should keep ourselves away from the love of this world and sins. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ protect us from the love of this world and the greed for wealth! May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ develop the love of Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ in our hearts and enable us to follow in his footsteps! Aameen
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِه وَسَلَّم
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