Monday, 2 December 2013

What did they say? (Deobandi Scholars regarding the Najdi Sheikh)


Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri says in his book, ‘Faydh al-Bari ‘ala Sahih al-Bukhari’, 1/171:
As for Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab al-Najdi, then indeed he was an idiotic man of little knowledge, thus he would be hasty in making takfir. Diving into this river (of takfir) is not appropriate except for the one who is cautious upon, proficient in, and well-acquainted with the existence of disbelief and it’s causes. [1]
ويقول ايضا في كتابه ( فيض الباري ، 1/171 ) : ( أما محمد بن عبدالوهاب النجدي فإنه كان رجلاً بليداً قليل العلم ، فكان يتسارع إلى الحكم بالكفر ، ولا ينبغي أن يقتحم في هذا الوادي إلا من يكون متيقظاً متقناً عارفاً بوجوه الكفر وأسبابه ).


Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri also says in the same book, ‘Faydh al-Bari ‘ala Sahih al-Bukhari’, 4/447:
As for al-Hafidh ibn Taymiyya, then he studied them (the narrations on the attributes) externally (ie. from non-Islamic sources) until he approached anthropomorphism, just as I have heard regarding his affair – that he was sitting upon the pulpit and a questioner asked him regarding His (Allah’s) nuzul – exalted is He – so ibn Taymiyya descended to the second step and said “The nuzul is in this manner”. Thus he studied it externally and exaggerated in it until he was deluded by his anthropomorphic speech. [2]

يقول الإمام المحدث محمد أنور شاه الكشميري ( المتوفى سنة 1352 ه) في كتابه ” فيض الباري على صحيح البخاري ” 4/447 : ( وأما الحافظ ابن تيمية فحققها في الخارج حتى قارب التشبيه ، كما كنت سمعت من حاله أنه كان جالساً على المنبر فسأله سائل عن نزوله تعالى فنزل ابن تيمية إلى الدرجة الثانية فقال هكذا النزول ، فحققه في الخارج وبالغ فيه حتى أوهم كلامه التشبيه ) .

The above quotes can be found in the Maktaba Rashidiyya edition under the following references:

[1] 1/252
[2] 7/305

Who is Anwar Shah Kashmiri (d.1352 AH -1933CE)

Ashraf Ali Thanvi, says: "According to me, a great proof of the truth of Islam is the presence of Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri in the Muslim Ummah. If there was any sort of crookedness or deficiency in Islam, then Maulana Anwar Shah would not have adopted it" (Akabir-e-Ulama-e-Deoband, p. 98).
Ashraf Ali Thanvi says: "When Hadhrat Shah Sahib would come and sit next to me, my heart would feel the pressure of the greatness of his knowledge" (Millat-e-Islam ki Muhsin Shakhsiaat, p. 185).
Mufti Taqi Usmani says: "A unique kind of happiness would come over my father’s face when the name of Hadhrat Shah Sahib was heard and he would remember him with utmost respect and love" (Akabir Deoband Kia They?, p. 41).

What are they saying?

Rashid Ahmad Gangohi states:  The followers of Mohammad Ibne Abdul Wahab are called “Wahabis”, their beliefs were excellent.  (FATAWA-E-RASHIDIA - Vol. 1- Page 111) 
Ashraf Ali Thanwi said, "Brother, here Wahabis reside, do not bring anything for 'Fathea, Niaz', etc. here." (Ashraf us Sawaneh Book 1 - Page 45)

 Sheikh Mohammad Zakaria Khandhalvi said, " Maulvi Sahib, I myself am a greater Wahabi than you."  (SA WANEH MAULANA MOHAMMAD YUSUF - Page 192)
Maulvi Manzoor Nomani, head of the Tableeghi Jamaat states: "And we also state here clearly that we are extreme “Wahabis"  (SA WANEH MAULANA MOHAMMAD YUSUF KANDHALVI - Page 192)

Note what their Deobandi "akabir"  Rashid Ahmad Gangohi said^

 and also The Deobandi Fatwa: 994/834=B-1429 
Which says Quote:
 "Najdi is called one who is attributed to a great reformer and scholar Hadhrat Shiakh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab Najdi رحمۃ اللہ علی)This great reformist was accused of many things; therefore the opponents attribute us to him for irritating us. It is useful to study the book ? Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab ke khilaf propaganda aur Hindustan ke Ulam-e- Haq per uske asaraat? written by Hadhrat Maulana Manzoor Nomani.” [End of quote]
Fatwa Read: Here

 But in 

Al Muhannad 

the Official Deobandi Aqida Book 
which was signed by over 


 Deobandi akabir” scholars state that 
They Agree with view of Imam Ibn Abidin al Hanafi(Rh) on 
Ibn Abd Al Wahab al Najdi as mentioned in Durrul Mukhtar.

Note: Wahhabis on the other hand do not accept the view of Ibn Abidin al Hanafi (Rh).

The Deobandis are contradicting 
their own Aqida book Al Muhannad

Their  “akabir” Ganagohi said that Ibn Abd al Wahab Najdi was correct in aqida.

When deobandis wrote Al Muhannad (to get it approved from Sunni Arab scholars) they did not mention this point in that book. If deobandis would have accepted the aqida and methodology ofIbn Abdal Wahab al Najdi , then Sunni Arab scholars would not have signed Al Muhannad!

Now official fatwa from Deoband has accepted the aqida and approach of Ibn Abdal Wahab Njdi as correct. Here Deobandis are going against their own book, Al Muhannad.

This proves that Al Muhannad was written by Deobandis only to get it signed by Sunni Aarb scholars.


Al-Muhannad, the book of beliefs of the ulama of Deoband, on page 12, contains the following question and answer: 

"Question number 12: Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahaab held the view that shedding the blood of Musalmaans and taking away their property and defiling their honour, all these things were lawful. He also termed them idolaters. He was insolent towards the elders. What is your view of him? And do you (think calling the Ahle Qiblah as infidels is a lawful act? Or do you think that he who does these things belongs to a legitimate sect? 

Answer: In our view 
(Please note: OUR VIEW (not My view) and Al Muhanned was signed by leading scholars of deoband school of thought) the same verdict applies to them as has been given by the writer of Durr-e-Mukhtaar. And Khawarij are a band of people who waged war against the Imam because they thought him to be guilty of falsehood, that is, idolatry, which justified waging war. For this reason they take the taking of our lives and our property and making our women captives to be lawful. He further held that they were rebels. He also held that they did not Describe them as infidels because this was a matter of interpretation, though a faulty one. And Allamah Shaami, in his marginal notes on the book, has said, "Like it happened in our times when the followers of Ibne Abdul Wahaab sallying forth from Najd overwhelmed Haramain Shareefain. They described themselves as belonging to Hambali creed, but it was their belief that only they were Musalmaans and whoever was against their belief was an idolater and, so, they justified the killing of the Ahle Sunnat and the ulama of the Ahle Sunnat until Almighty Allah deprived them of their ascendancy." 

Hussein Ahmad Sahib Tandvi Madni says: "Gentlemen' Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahaab appeared in the Najd in the 13th century A.H., and, because he harboured evil thoughts and held wrong beliefs, he waged war on the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wall Jama'at, sought to force his evil thoughts upon them and considered lawful seizing of their properties as the spoils of war, and killing them, and considered all these acts to bring blessings. He was harsh on the people of the Haramain (Makkah and Madinah) in particular and on the people of the Hijaaz in general. He used most foul language against the pious men of the earlier generations. Because of the atrocities committed by him on them, countless people had to flee the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, and many of them were martyred by his troops. In short, he was a tyrant, a rebel and an altogether evil person." 
(Ash-Shahaubus Saaqib, Page 42)

 "Muhammad Ibne Abdul Wahaab believed that people all over the world and all Muslims were polytheists and infidels. (Page 44) 

The Najdis believed, and his followers still believe, that the lives of Prophets (Alihumus Salaam) were limited to the times during which they lived upon this earth. Thereafter, in death, they and other faithfuls are equal. (Page 45) 

 This group holds that having a vision of the blessed Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and visits to his blessed tomb are bad innovations and unlawful. He also holds as unlawful even journeying in that direction for this purpose. According to some of them, even journeying for the sake of paying a visit to the blessed tomb is like committing fornication. May Allah save us from such evil thoughts! (Page 45) 

The Wahaabis use most insolent language in respect of Prophethood and the person of the holy Prophet himself (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and, in their insolence, claim to be the equals of the personality of the holy Prophet, and, according to them, only a little benefit accrued from him during the times he was preaching the Messages of Allah, and no benefits flowed from him after his passing away. And because they think so, they consider as unlawful praying for Allah's forgiveness through his intercession. Their elders also said that praying for Allah's forgiveness through his intercession was unlawful. (May Allah save us from having such thoughts)! But, perhaps, it may be permissible to reproduce such thoughts, for merely reproducing blaspheming words does not by itself constitute blasphemy). They also said that the staff in a man's hand was of greater advantage to him than the glorious personality of the king of the universe (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), for with a staff in his hand one can defend himself from a dog while the personality of the pride of the universe (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) cannot do even this much for him. (Page 47) 

The Wahaabis are against performing mystic rites and sophistic practices-meditating, engaging in the remembrance of Allah and thinking about Him, owing allegiance to spiritual guides and the whole system of spiritual guides, and having a mental rapport with the spiritual guides, believing in the doctrine of annihilation and permanent life etc. etc In their view, al' such things are of no consequence, bad innovations and demeaning. 
(Page 59, Ash-Shahaubus Saaqib) 

 In Wahaabi belief, following any particular Imam is considered to be blasphemy against the Prophet, and they use wretched and wicked words for the four Imams and their followers, and thus they are alienated from the Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wa-Jama'at and so the non-emulators of India belong to this wicked group. While they claimed to be Hanbalee when they first appeared on the scene, but in many matters they do not follow Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal (Alaihir Rahmah) (Page 62, Ash-Shahaabus Saaqib). 

Through verses Ar-Rahmaanu 'Alal 'Arshis Tawa etc, the Wahaabis try to prove that Allah physically occupies a throne and also make out His dimensions and, therefore, His bodily presence. 
(Page 24, Ash-Shahaabus-Saaqib) 

The Wahaabis of Arabia have often been heard to harshly denounce the expression, "As Salaatu was Salaamu Alaika ya Rasoolal Laah" (Peace and salutation to you, O Allah's Messenger)", and most scathingly condemn and ridicule its use, and hurl most unbecoming language against the people of the Haramain who use such an expression.(Page 65, Ash-Shahaabus-Saaqib) 

The wicked Wahaabis harshly denounce sending repeatedly peace and salutation on the mercy to the worlds, and consider reciting Dalaa'ilul Khairuat, Qaseedah Burdah and Qassedah Hamziyah and such like as most detestable and unwarranted. They also consider some couplets of Qaseedah Burdah to be downright blasphemous, as for example the couplet: 

Ya Ashrafal Khalqi Maali Man Aloozu Bihi Siwaaka Inda Huloolil Haadisil 'Amami 
(O. the best of creations! I have no one To look up to in perilous times like these)

(Page 66, Ash Shahaabus Saaqib) 

Except for the knowledge by him of Allah's commands, the Wahaabis think the personality of the Last of the Prophets (Alaihis Salaatu Was Salaam) to be devoid of all hidden and true knowledge.
(Page 62, Ash-Shahaabus Saaqib) 

The Wahaabis consider the narration of the birth of the king of the universe (Alaihis-Salaatu-Was-Salaam) itself to be a most reprehensible act and a very bad innovation".
(Page 67, Ash-Shahaabus Saaqib)

Anwar Shah Kashmiri writes in Fayd al Bari , Vol 1 "Muhammad ibn `Abd al Wahab Najdi, and indeed he was a stupid man with little knowledge."

Compare ^ this with the fatwa  from Deoband !







1. This title (Wahaabi) means a person who subscribes to, or is subservient, to the creed of Ibne Abdul Wahaab". (Imdaad-ul-Fataawa), Page 233. 

Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib

In Ashrafus Sawaanih:

"A story is narrated of the times when Ashraf Ali Thanvi Sahib was a teacher at the Madrasah Jaamiul-Uloom, Kanpur. Some women living in the neighbourhood of the Madrasah brought some sweets so that the Holy Qur'aan may be recited and the reward so earned be conveyed. Students of the Madrasah did not do so and ate up the sweets. This created quite a row. When informed of the row,
Thanvi Sahib came and told the people in a loud voice, "Brethren! This place is populated by Wahaabis. Don't bring anything here for the sake of faatihah and niyaaz." (Page 45 - Ashrafus Sawaanih)

 Yusaf Kandhalvi, stated that:

‘We are Staunch Wahhabis’

Muhammad Zakariya Sahib, declares

"I am a more staunch Wahhabi than all of you." 
(Biography of Maulana Muhammad Yoosuf Kandhalvi, Page 193,
 authored by Muhammad Saani Hasni and Manzoor Nu'maani). 

 Ashraf Ali Thanvi said 

"If I had Rs 10000 I would have distributed it and people would have 
automatically become WAHHABI" 
 ( Al ifadatul Yaumiya)


Why did the Deobandi "akabir" write
Al Muhannad ?


Maulānā Husain Ahmad Madanī
(b.1879 - d.1957)
Shaykh al-Hadith of Dar al-Ulum Deoband Concerning
Ibn Taymiyya & Ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab Najdi
Read Here

Also see:

Deobandi Elders-VS-Deobandi Elders

Edited by ADHM

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah Defended Yazid(LA)

Yazid La'anati

Ibn Taymiyyah 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 attributed to him.”
(al-Waseeyatul-Kubraa (pg.300), Majmoo al-Fataawa (2/41).

Ibn Taymiyyah 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).

Ibn Taymiyyah 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).

His student Ibn al-Qayyim writes in his book al-Manaar al-Muneef:
“ALL the narration's that mention the censure of Yazeed bin Mu’awiyyah are lies.”
(al-Manaar al-Muneef Fis-Saheeh Wadh-Dha’eef (pg.220).

The Beloved Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said:

I remind you of Allah (to fear Him) about my Ahl al-Bait.)

[Muslim:Vol.4,pg.36,Hadith 1837, Ahmad:Vol.5,pg. 492,Hadith,18780, 
Ibn Khuzaymah,Vol.4,pg.62,Hadith,2357]

The Holy Prophet
(صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم)

Has described all the tribulations, which will occur till the day of judgment. He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) had warned the Ummah about Yazid as well. Many Hadith have been reported in this connection. In some Hadith, Yazid has only been indicated and in some he has been explicitly mentioned, that the first person in the Ummah to change the Sunnah and to destroy the Deen will be a person from Bani Ummayyah called Yazid.

The Imams of the science of Hadith

Imam Abu Bakr bin Abi Shaiba has written in his "Musannaf"
Imam Abu Ya'ala has written in his "Musnad"
Imam Ahmed bin Hussain Baihaqi has written in his "Dalaail e Nabuwwa"
Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalani has written in his "Al-Matalib al A'aliya”
Imam Shahabuddin Ahmed bin Hajar Haitami in “As- Sawaaiq Al Muhriqa”
Imam Ibn Katheer in "Bidayah Wan Nihayah"

Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti in "Tarikh Al Khulafa."

The great Muhaddith of the 3rd century Hijri

Imam Abu Ya'ala has recorded a Hadith along with its chain of narration in his Musnad Vol 2, Pg No. 71:

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The affairs of Ummah will be maintained with justice, till a person from Bani Ummayyah will be first to cast a crack in the religion. He will be called Yazid. All the narrators of this Hadith are honest and reliable.

The aforementioned Hadith has also been recorded by the great Muhaddith Imam Shahabuddin Ahmed bin Hajar Haitami in As Sawaaiq Al Muhriqa, Pg no. 132. He has recorded another Hadith in this regard in the same book on Pg No. 132.

Hadhrat Abu Darda (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) relates: I heard the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) say: The first person to change My Sunnah will be a person from Bani Ummayyah who will be called Yazid."

Imam Ibn Katheer has recorded the same Hadith in Bidayah wan Nihayah, Vol 6, Pg No. 256 on the authority of Hadhrat Abuzar Ghifari (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him). In that narration, the words, "who will be called Yazid," are not related.

This Hadith is also present in the following books:

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba, Vol 8, Pg No. 341. Hadith no. 145
Dalaail Un Nabuwwah lil Baihaqi- Abwab Ghazwa Tabuk, Hadith No.2802
Matalib al A'aliyah, Kitabul Futooh, Hadith No.4584.



There is a Hadith in Sahib Bukhari, Vol 2, Kitab ul Fitan.
'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 SWT be well pleased with him) in Masjid Nabawi in Madina and Marwan was along with us.

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah SWT 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 young men of the Quraish. Marwan said: Allah curse such youngsters. Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah SWT 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 boy and my grandfather said shortly they will also become one of them. We said you understand this better.



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 SWT 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 young men."

The interpreter of Sahih Bukhari and the author of Fath Ul Bari, Hafidh Ahmed bin
Hajar Asqalani (May Allah SWT 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 SWT be well pleased with him) even while passing through markets, used to pray, 'O Allah SWT,
let me not reach 60 A.H. and the rule of youngsters.'"

Hafidh Ibn Hajar Asqalani (May Allah SWT 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 SWT shower His Mercy on him) specifies what is meant by "the first child to rule" in Umdat ul Qari/ Vol 16, Pg No. 333. He writes:

"The first youngster to rule was Yazid."

It is mentioned in the Hadith, which mention the tribulations close to the Qiyamah,

"Then those who invite towards misguidance will arrive."

In the interpretation of this Hadith, Hadhrat Shah Waliullah (May Allah SWT 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."

The Pride of the Hadith-masters, Abul Hasanaat Syed Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) mentions the opinion of Hadhrat Mazhar (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) on the authority of Mirqaat:
By young men, it is meant those who were after the first four 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 SWT 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 SWT be well pleased with him).

Tarikh ul Khulafa by Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (rah),
 Published by Dar Ibn Hazm, Beirut, Lebanon.

As-Suyuti in Tarikh ul Khulafa, 
Page No. 165

"Fisq of Yazid"... Translation: You (Imam Hussain - Radhi Allaho Anho) were martyred and your head was brought to Ibn Ziyad on a plate. "May Allah's Lanah (Curse) be upon the person who killed you, Ibn Ziyad "AND UPON YAZID" [As-Suyuti in Tarikh ul Khulafa, Page No. 165]

Ibn Ziyad(LA)




Ibn Zyad himself said that Yazid ordered him to martyr Imam Hussain (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) on the threat of death.

Imam Ibn Atheer (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) records the confession of Ibn Zyad.

Translation: "Now, about my martyring Hussain (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him), the fact is that Yazid ordered me to do this. He threatened to kill me if I didn't, so I martyred Imam Hussain (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him)."

According to Islamic Law, if any person murders anybody else, then as a punishment, the murderer is killed. 

But Yazid neither killed Ibn Zyad, Shimar or other officials nor dismissed them from their offices. Instead, he expressed his happiness. Afterwards, out of fear that the situation might go out of control he expressed some sorrow in a formal, political manner.



Due to the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him), the people of Madina became strongly opposed to Yazid and pledged their allegiance to Hadhrat Abdullah bin Hanzlah (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him).

Yazid sent an army to attack Madina, which attacked the people of Madina and persecuted its citizens. On that occasion, Hadhrat Abdullah bin Hanzlah (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) spoke to the people of Makkah and described the un-islamic activities of Yazid.

Hadhrat Muhammad bin Sa'ad (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) who is a Muhaddith as well as a historian, has written in Tabaqaat e Kubra, Vol 5 Pg No. 66.

The people of Madina agreed to pledge their allegiance to Hadhrat Abdullah bin Hanzlah (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) and gave him authority over their affairs. He took the pledge from them to fight till their last breath. Then he said:

O my community! Fear Allah, who has got not equal. By Allah! We stood up against Yazid, when we feared that stones would be rained on us from the sky. He is such a person, who declares marriage with mothers, daughters and sisters as permissible (Jayaz), who drinks wine and abandons Salaat. By Allah! If no one from the people supported me, even then I will use my courage and bravery in this matter for the sake of Allah SWT."


Imam Abu Ja'afar Muhammad bin Jarir Al Tabari (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him), writes in Tarikh Tabari, Vol 1, Pg No. 403:

They (the delegation from the people of Madina, after returning from Yazid) said:

"We come from such a person, who has got no Deen. He drinks wine, plays tambourines, songstresses dance before him, he plays with dogs and listens to stories with thieves and rascals. O people! We make you a witness that we break our pledge given to him. Then all the people of Madina broke their pledge. People came to Hadhrat Abdullah bin Hanzlah (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him)and pledged their allegiance to him.

Imam Ibn Atheer (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) writes in Tarikh Kamil Vol 3, Pg no. 337,

The great Tabi'e Hadhrat Hasan Basri (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) says about Yazid: He was a drunkard of the last degree, he wore silk and played with tambourines."

He was so addicted to wine that he did not stop it even when he reached Madina Munawwarah in Hajj and started drinking there as well.

It is written in Tarikh Kamil, Vol 3 Pg No. 465

Translation: Yazid performed Hajj in the life of his father. When he reached Madina Munawwarah, he started drinking wine."

Imam Ibn Katheer
(May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him)
writes in Bidayahwan Nihayah,
Vol 6, Pg No. 262:

The reason for the incident of Hira is that a delegation from Madina went to Damascus to meet Yazid. When they returned, they related Yazid's habit of drinking and his other bad habit to their families. The worst among his habit was that he missed Salaat because of wine.
For this reason, the people of Madina agreed to break their pledge of allegiance. They declared this near the Prophet's Pulpit in Masjid Nabawi.
When Yazid came to know this, he sent an army to Madina Munawwarah. The leader of the army was a person named Muslim bin 'Uqba.
The Pious Elders (Salaf Saliheen) have also addressed this person as Musrif bin 'Uqba. When he entered Madina, he declared the lives of the Madinians and their property as "Mubah" for 3 days, which meant that for 3 days, the army could do whatever they liked with the lives and the property of the people of Madina. Thus, in those 3 days, he martyred hundreds of people.

There is Tradition in Imam Baihaqi's Dalaail Un Nabuwwa

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Mugheera (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) that Musrif bin 'Uqba looted Madina for 3 days and raped 1000, unwed, chaste daughters of Islam.
It is written in Tabaqat Al kubra, Vol 5, Pg No.66:

Muslim bin 'Uqba attacked Madina with his army. Yazid's army martyred 700 Hafidh of the Holy Quran, raped 1000 unwed, chaste Muslim women and for 3 days, there could not be any Adhaan and Salaat in Masjid Nabawi.

As-Suyuti, Tarikh ul Khulafa, 
Page No. 167

Translation: 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 the person to be "LASHED 20 TIMES" …in 63 AH Yazid got to know that people of Madina have rejected him and are preparing to revolt against him, knowing this Yazid sent a huge army to Madina and "DECLARED WAR UPON IT’S PEOPLE" after looting in Madina he sent the army to martyr Hadrat Abdullah bin Zubayr (ra) in Makkah and so the incident of "HURRA" took place, do you know what Hurra is? Regarding it Hassan (a Tabi'i) said: When Madina was attacked, there remained not a single person who was safe from it, "HUGE AMOUNT OF SAHABA AND OTHERS WERE MARTYRED PLUS MADINA WAS LOOTED AND THOUSANDS OF VIRGIN GIRLS WERE RAPED"

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun...

Reference: As-Suyuti, Tarikh ul Khulafa, Page No. 167



Yazid ordered the ravaging of Madina Munawwarah, public killings, when there are severe warnings in Hadith for those just who frighten the people of Madina Munawwarah.
There is a Hadith in Musnad Ahmed, Musnad madaniyyen Hadith No. 15962.

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Saib bin Khalad (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Whoever frightens the people of Madina by their oppression, Allah SWT will frighten him and on him rests the curse of Allah SWT, of the angels and of all the people. Allah SWT will not accept any obligatory (Fardh) of optional (nafl) act from such a person the Day of Judgment.

It can be imagined what will be the lot of the person who not only frightened the people of Madina but spilled blood and ravaged Madina and gave permission to the whole army for their animalistic deeds.


Afterwards, Yazid ordered the army to attack the Ka'aba in Makkah. Accordingly, Yazid's army set up their cannons and stoned the Ka'aba, because of which the curtain of the Ka'aba caught fire.
It is written in Tarikh Kamil, Vol 3, Pg. No. 464:

"To the extent that when 3 days of Rabe'e ul Awwal passed, they stoned the Ka'aba with their cannons, burnt it and started singing thus:

"We have tremendous power and courage; 
we stone this Masjid with cannons."


In the basic tract of beliefs (Aqaaid), which is taught in most Madrasas, Sharh Aqaaid Nasafi,
Imam Sa'aduddin Taftazani (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) writes:

"Some Imams, because of ordering the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, declare him as a disbeliever (kafir) and defector (murtad), and hold cursing Yazid as permissible.

The scholars of this Ummah are in agreement on the permissibility of cursing those martyred Imam Hussain and those who ordered it or those consider it (the martyrdom) as permissible and those who became happy on it.
The fact is that Yazid's agreement on the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, his being happy with it and his insulting the Ahle Bait is well established by those traditions, which are in effect, equal to the "mutawatir" (popular) Traditions, even though its details may not be established by a first-hand report (Khabr Wahid). So we cannot exercise restraint on Yazid, but we will exercise restraint about the Iman of Yazid.

May Allah curse him and his helpers."


The words "raziallahu anhu" are used to signify Allah's pleasure. They are used as a form of respect to praise somebody.
"Raziallahu anhu" is used specially for the Sahabah and for those pure souls, whose hearts are filled with fear and awe of Allah SWT, as Allah SWT himself says: Surah Bayyinah-08.

The aforementioned Hadith and the interpretations of the Imams make it clear that Yazid was wretched. He changed the Sunnah, he cast a crack in the Deen.
He insulted the Haramain, he insulted the Ahle Bait. Using "raziallahu anhu" for such a person is to respect him and this is equal to destroying the edifice of Islam.
This is to invite Allah's anger and misguidance. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has declared respecting an innovator (bida'ati) as helping to destroy the edifice of Islam.

There is a Hadith in Imam Tabarani's Mo'jam ausat (Hadith No: 6263).

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Aisha Siddiqua (May Allah SWT
be well pleased with her) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
"Whoever respects an innovator, verily he helps in destroying Islam."
There is a Hadith in Imam Baihaqi's Shu'abul Iman:

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Anas (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
When a innovator (bid’ati) is respected, Allah SWT expresses His anger and because of it, the 'Arsh trembles."


Dr Zakir Nalayik "ibn Yazid" (LA):
Watch video Here and in Urdu Here


The just Caliph of Bani Ummayyah, Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul 'Aziz
(May Allah SWT be well pleased with him)
declared the person who addressed Yazid as "Raziallahu anhu" as liable to be punished.

This is written in "Tahdheeb ul Tahdheeb", the authoritative book on Rijal (the science of the classification of men, for the purpose of categorizing the Hadith), by

Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalani, in Vol 11, the letter "ya", Pg No. 316.
Imam Ibn HajarHaitamu has written in "As Sawaiiq Al Muhriqa" on Pg No. 132 and
Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) in Tarikh ul Khulafa
Pg No. 166.

Nouful bin Abu Aqrab states that,

“I was in the presence of Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul 'Aziz (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him), one person while talking about Yazid said,

"Amir Ul Momineen Yazid said so and so and 
Amir Ul Momineen said so and so"

Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul 'Aziz (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) said
"You address Yazid as ‘Amir Ul Momineen’?" and ordered that he should be lashed 20 times. Hence, he was lashed 20 times."

This so called "scholar" finds it amusing!
"On him is what he deserves!"
La'anat upon you and your followers!


Not to forget

 Deobandi respect for Yazid

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Imam Badruddin 'Aini
(May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him)
writes in the interpretation of the Hadith:

"My Ummah will be destroyed at the hands of a few lads of Quraish..."
Yazid was the first among those lads and wrote along with Yazid's name:
"On him is what he deserves!"