Ask for Almighty-Allah’s protection against the rule of lads
There is a Hadith in Musnad Imaam Ahmed.
Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrath Abu Huraira (May Almighty-Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said: Ask for Almighty-Allah’s protection against the beginning of the decade of 60 & against the against the rule of lads. (Musnad Imaam Ahmed, Hadith No: 3800)
The interpreter of Sahih Bukhari & the author of Fath-ul-Bari, Hafidh Ahmed bin Hajar Asqalani (May Almighty-Allah shower His Mercy on him), mentions another Hadith on the authority of “Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba, & writes:
Translation: The Hadith of Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba says that Hadhrath Abu Huraira (May Almighty-Allah be well pleased with him) even while passing through markets, used to pray: ‘O Almighty-Allah, let me not reach 60 Hijri & the rule of lads.’
Hafidh Ibn Hajar Asqalani (May Almighty-Allah shower His Mercy on him) writes after mentioning this Hadith:
Translation: In this Hadith, it is indicated that the first youngster would become a ruler in 60 Hijri. Accordingly this is what happened. Yazid bin Mu‘awiyah occupied the seat of power in this year, stayed on it till 64 Hijri & died.
The interpreter of Sahih Bukhari, Imaam Badruddin ‘Aini Hanafi (May Almighty-Allah shower His mercy on him) specifies what is meant by “the first lad to rule.” In ‘Umdat-ul-Qari Volume. 16, Page No. 333, he writes:
Translation: The first lad to rule was Yazid. On him is what he deserves.
It is mentioned in the Hadith, which mention the tribulations close to the Qiyamah,
Translation: Then those who invite towards misguidance will arrive.
In the interpretation of this Hadith, Hadhrath Shah Waliullah (May Almighty-Allah shower His mercy on him) writes in Hujjatullahil Baligha, Volume. 2, Page No. 213:
Translation: In Syria, the one who invited towards misguidance is Yazid & in Iraq, Mukhtaar.
Abul Hasanaat Syed Abdullah Shah Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Qadri (May Almighty-Allah shower His mercy on him) mentions the opinion of Hadhrath Mazhar (May Almighty-Allah shower His Mercy on him) on the authority of Mirqaat:
Translation: By lads, it is meant those who were after the first 4 Rightly-Guided Caliphs, , i.e. Yazid, Abdul Malik bin Marwan etc. (Explanatory notes, Zujajatul Masabeeh, Volume. 4, Page No. 228; Mirqatil Mafateeh, Volume. 5, Page No. 140)
In a very short period of time, Yazid spread extraordinary corruption in the Ummah. He destroyed Madina (from where the world was granted peace); in Makkah, (which has been declared by Almighty-Allah as a city of peace), he set up cannons & rained stones on the Ka’aba. He denied water to the Prophet’s Family for 3 days in the battle of Karbala. He insulted the Prophet’s Family. He persecuted the family of The Holy-Prophet (Peace be upon Him) to no end. He martyred the associates of the Prophet’s Family & he martyred Imaam Hussain (May Almighty-Allah be well pleased with him).
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