The alleged comments of Muhammad al Hanafiyya
The Nasibi have left no stone unturned in their efforts to protect Yazeed, and what a surprise! They find a tradition that they deem to be so solid that they in effect destroy everything that the Sunni Ulema had stated before!
Kr-hcy.com states:THE SHIAS HAVE DONE A LOT OF MUD-SLINGING ON THE CONDUCT AND CHARACTER OF YAZID TRYING OUT OF MALICE AND PREJUDICE TO FALSELY PROJECT HIM AS ADDICTED TO WINE AND PASSION ON ACCOUNT OF SHEER ILL-WILL AND ENMITY. THIS HAS BEEN REFUTED BY MUHAMMAD BIN-AL-HANIFA, THE ELDER BROTHER OF HAZRAT HUSAYN WHO REMARKED:
"WHATEVER ILL YOU SAY ABOUT HIM (YAZID), I HAVE WITNESSED NONE OF THE SAME. I HAVE STAYED WITH HIM AND FOUND HIM A REGULAR WORSHIPPER (I.E. FAST OBSERVER OF SALAT), WELL WISHER OF OTHERS, FONDER OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF SHARI'AH AND ABIDING BY THE SUNNAH OF THE PROPHET (SAW)." (VOL. VIII P. 233 ).
THEREFORE, UNENLIGHTENED MUSLIMS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SHIAS SHOULD NOT TRANSGRESS THE LIMITS OF CURSING YAZID IN THEIR LOVE FOR HAZRAT HUSAYN AND AHLE-BAIT.
The reference comes from Ibn Katheer al Nasibi's 'al Bidayah wa al Nihaya' and both Azam Tariq and Abu Sulaiman produced this same reference as evidence of Yazeed's immense piety. We had already addressed this claim in this article on Yazeed and showed how it was taken out of context and sections deleted by the lying Nasibis. Incidentally, not one Sunni scholar prior to the current age ever took this Hadith they quote above as sahih (reliable). In fact, as we have proved beyond doubt, the consensus amongst Sunni scholars has been that Yazeed ordered the killing of Imam Husayn (as). That is, till the current age of the lying scholars like Azam Tariq. So we don't need to go any further for our Sunni brothers as it is obvious that they will follow the opinions that Sunni scholarship, even that of Ibn Taymiyya, has held....that Yazeed did indeed slay Imam Husayn (as) and was thus evil. But we would also like to add some additional replies for the followers of Mu'awiya to mull over.
We find no evidence in any Shi'a book, wherein Muhammad al Hanafiyya had made such a claim. This reference can only be located in a book belonging to the people of Mu'awiya, and such a reference has no bearing on the Shi'a.
This is a fabricated tradition for no Shia or Sunni scholar with the exception of some Nasibis, and only those of this age and none of the past, believe to be authentic. For they all state that Yazeed was a fasiq and a fajir. If, however, he had made these comments, which he did not, then he would have been in clear error. It should be pointed out that neither was Muhammad al Hanafiyya a Prophet or an Imam. These are not the words of an Imam (as) or Prophet (s) so they mean absolutely nothing in our eyes.
Abdullah bin Abbas, Abdullah ibn Zubaur and Abdullah ibn Umar and Abdullah bin Hanzala, are all counted by the Ahl'ul Sunnah as Sahaba and they openly condemned Yazeed's character. In addition when our own Imam Husayn (as) condemned Yazeed, then any attempts to present him in a favourable light are worthless to us.
We read in al Bidaya wa al Nihaya Volume 8 page 217 under the events of 63 Hijri when a movement began against Yazeed, and the Sahaba began to testify with regards to Yazeed's fasiq status, every person began to say they would revoke the bayya in the same way that they remove a shoe. Soon there was an entire stack of shoes. We can judge the extent to which the Sahaba hated Yazeed, by the fact that compared bayya to Yazeed to a shoe. It is highly improbable that Muhammad al Hanafiyya would have heaped criticism on the people of Medina for opposing Yazeed.
Adapted from the book: "Yazeed"
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