Triumph of Islam during Yazids rule

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after the death of IMAM HUSSIAN(A.S) yazid still ruled for about 4 years but then how did islam & din triumphed over his evil doings 

 

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Triumph of Islam during Yazids rule

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

After the brutal murder of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (r.a.) in the fields of Karbala, Yazid-I did indeed rule for 4 years from 680-683 AD from his seat of power in Damascus. Yazid-I was never recognized by the true believers of Makkah and Medina as a leader of the believers, because he was handed and appointed the leadership by his father Muawiyah like a king does in a kingdom, which was absolutely against the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah! At the death of Imam Hussain (r.a.), there was a huge rebellion in the Hijaz against the unjust rule of Yazid-1 by the true believers for the brutality in which his army had murdered the noble Imam and his companions. Yazid-Is rule was one of brutal power and he sent his army to quell any rebellion wherever it occurred. So much so, that he sent a 12,000 strong army under the command of Muslim ibn Uqba to the Hijaz to quell the uprising, where the brave believers of Medina put up a gallant fight, but were defeated in Harrah, which is a few miles north of Medina. Muslim ibn Uqba died soon after, and was succeeded by Hussain ibn Numair as the Commander of the Damascus army, and he laid a siege on the Holy City of Makkah in September 683 AD. In the fighting that followed, the Holy Kaabah was stoned and badly damaged, and the Black Stone was broken! However, Yazid-I died in November 683 AD in Damascus, and his death resulted in the lifting of the siege of the City of Makkah. Yazid-I was succeeded by his young and sick child of thirteen, Muawiyah-II; but the true believers absolutely refused to accept his leadership, and the Muslim Ummah was in a state of anarchy following Yazid-Is death. With the death of Muawiyah-II in February 684 AD, the rule of the descendants of Abu Sufyan was brought to an end..and Marwan ibn Hakam started another Ummayad dynasty from Damascus.

 

There was a regular clash for the leadership of the muslims between the Ummayyeds of Damascus and the believers of Makkah and Medina; and over time this political scramble for leadership resulted in breaking the Muslim Ummah into several factions; each proclaiming its allegiance to its leader. Although the differences were political, in time, it took on a religious fervour and resulted in the formation of many governments from Africa to Spain to Arabia! Through all these turmoils of leadership, the true believers were disgusted with the political infighting, and practiced their Islam according to the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.

 

We must always remember that the deen of Islam was completed, the Quran revealed, and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was established at the time of the death of the Prophet (saws). Whatever happened after the death of the Prophet (saws) is the History of the Muslims, and this is in the knowledge of Allah Alone. Allah will not hold us accountable for the deeds of these people, nor ask us about them on the Day of Judgment. We will be asked about our deeds and what did we do for the cause of Islam.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 134: They were a people who passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned, and you shall have the reward of what you will earn. And you will not be questioned as to what they did.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan