Did Yazeed express sadness at the death of Imam Hussain [as]?
Nasibi Azam Tariq's lies continue as follows:
Kr-hcy.com states:THE FACT IS THAT WHEN THE NEWS OF HAZRAT HUSAYN'S MARTYRDOM REACHED YAZID, HE AND HIS FAMILY WEPT. YAZID EVEN SAID: "CURSE OF ALLAH BE ON UBAIDULLAH BIN ZIAD. BY ALLAH! IF HE HAD BEEN A RELATIVE OF HAZRAT HUSAYN HE WOULD HAVE NEVER KILLED HIM. I WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED THE SUBMISSION OF IRAQIS WITHOUT THE KILLING OF HAZRAT HUSAYN." THEN HE ACCORDED A VERY GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY TO THE REMAINING FAMILY MEMBERS OF HAZRAT HUSAYN AND ARRANGED THEIR RETURN JOURNEY TO MADINAH WITH GREAT HONOUR AND RESPECT.
We can establish from the texts of Ahl'ul Sunnah that not only was Yazeed content with the death of Imam Husayn (as) he recited a couplet that he had avenged the deaths of his kaafir ancestors, by the killing of Imam Husayn (as) - can this poetry be deemed to be a couplet of regret?
Reply TwoTariq's reference that we presume is a crude translation of the text in al Bidaya wa al Nihaya, we suggest that he cite all that Ibn Katheer had written in that section so that the truth can be made known to all.
We are quoting from al Bidaya wa al Nihaya Volume 8 page 235:
"When Ibn Ziyad killed Husayn and his companions and sent their heads to Yazeed, he [Yazeed] became happy at the death of Husayn which is why the position of Ibn Ziyad was elevated, but this happiness was only short lived".
This text confirms that Yazeed was pleased that Imam Husayn (as) had been killed and the rank of his killer Ibn Ziyad had automatically increased in Yazeed's estimation. The happiness being short-lived means that rebellions arose to avenge Husayn (as)'s martyrdom that threatened to destroy Yazeed's khilafat - Madina, Makka and Iraq all rose up against him, which is why he sent his army in to burn the Ka'aba and sack Madina. Nasibis are not horrified, you see, by these actions by their khalifa. This is as they have no sense of anything being sacred save the remembrance of the Santas. They even reproach other Sunnis for saying peace to the Prophet (saws).
The next portion is the part that Nasibis such as Azam Tariq and Bilal Philips are most fond of citing (they tactically forget the above paragraph). We are quoting from al Bidayah wa al Nihaya Volume 8 page 235:
"the situation reached a point of embarrassment for Yazeed and he said 'Curse be upon Ibn Murjan [Ibn Ziyad] he pained Husayn, made him desperate. Husayn had asked to be allowed to roam freely wherever to see me, or go to the frontier - but Ibn Ziyad rejected this. He [Ibn Ziyad] killed him and has now due to this Muslim shall bear enmity towards me, now every person, good and bad shall bear hatred in their hearts towards me, people shall be shocked at my killing Husayn. I have nothing to do with Murjan's son? May Allah (swt) destroy him and reap destruction upon him'."
Carefully analyse the final comments of Yazeed in this regard:
"now every person, good and bad shall bear hatred in their hearts towards me, people shall be shocked at my killing Husayn."
These words clearly prove that the killing of Imam Husayn (as) was upon the orders of Yazeed, and t his act of cursing Ibn Ziyad was in effect a tactical method to cover up his own culpability. These were crocodile tears shed to display false grief as the Ummah now wanted revenge and were blaming Yazeed. Indeed, the Islamic heartlands of Makka, Madina and Kufa were now in open armed rebellion and Yazeed had lost control there.
Ibn Katheer further commented as follows:
"Verily Yazeed cursed Ibn Ziyad for his actions and spoke ill of him, since the truth had dawned on him, that when the matter came out what would happen to him? But, neither did Yazeed punish Ibn Ziyad for his filthy act, nor did he say anything to him after, neither did he tell people to learn from this lesson, via retelling and condemning the episode". al Bidaya wa al Nihaya Volume 8 page 204
If the argument is Yazeed didn't physically kill Imam Husayn (as) then these Nasibi should know that Pharaoh is deemed the killer of the Israelites even though he only issued the order for boys to be executed though he didn't use the sword himself. Irshad al Sari Volume 10 page 171 Bab ul Fitan states clearly that Yazeed was happy at killing Imam Husayn (as) and his disrespect of the family of Rasulullah (s) is a proven fact.
Let us see the comments of the President of Shari'a Majid 'Ali in Bhar Shariath:
'Those who in this day and age state 'who are we to comment on Yazeed and Husayn and that they were both Princes' are cursed, Hell bound individuals.'
Adapted from the book: "Yazeed"
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