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Was Hussain (R.A) on Haq?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

 

QUESTION:

Asalamualaikum,

Hazrat, is true that some Ulama consider Hussain (RA) not to be haq in his rebellion against Yazid? Since other Sahaabahs such as ibn Abbas/Umar/Zubair gave bayah, and warned Hussain (RA) not to go to Kufa, but he insisted.

I know many of the narrations regarding Karbala are weak/fabricated, and in particular Yazid, but in your opinion do we consider Hussain on haq, Shaheed, and Yazid is somewhat blameworthy.

 

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Husain (R.A), the beloved grandson of the Prophet (S.A.S) was on Haq (the truth) in his refusal to swear allegiance to Yazid.

Husain (R.A) did not take up arms against Yazid nor did he revolt against Yazid. The people in Kufa invited him to come to be their leader and he undertook this journey towards them. On his way, he was stopped and then eventually killed at Karbala.

The issue which came about was that soon after the death of Mu’awiyah (R.A), his son Yazid declared himself Khalifa (Caliph) since he had been nominated a successor to Mu’awiya (R.A) during his life-time. When this happened, he demanded allegiance from Husain (R.A). Seeing that the nomination to Caliphate was contrary to the spirit of the Islamic Constitution, Husain (R.A) was averse to it, and refused to take the oath of allegiance in favour of Yazid.

Knowing the state of the people in Kufa, many companions and members of the household of the Prophet (S.A.S) dissuaded Husain (R.A) from going there. Husain (R.A) however, took a firm decision to undertake his journey and so, he left for Kufa where he eventually met his martyrdom.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

20/10/16.

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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