In Which Siege Did Yazid Participate?
It is said about Yazid that because he participated in first siege of the city of Caesar i.e. Constantinople, he is worthy of being forgiven & he has already been forgiven. To prove this, a Hadith from Sahih Bukhari is quoted.
In the following lines, a detailed analysis of this Hadith is being penned. There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari, Volume. 1, Page No. 409, 410 (Hadith No. 2924):
Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrath Umme Haraam (May Almighty-Allah be well pleased with her) that she heard the Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) say: The army from my Ummah, who will first wage war through the water (sea), has made paradise obligatory for itself. Hadhrat Umme Haraam (May Almighty-Allah be well pleased with her) asked: O Prophet of Almighty-Allah, am I among them? He (Peace Be upon Him) said: Yes. Then The Holy-Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said: The army from my Ummah, who will first attack the city of Caesar is forgiven. I asked: Am I among them, O Prophet of Almighty-Allah (Peace Be upon Him)? He (Peace Be upon Him) said: No. (Sahih Bukhari, Volume. 1, Page No. 409, 410, Hadith No: 2924; Mustadrak ‘Alas Sahihain, Hadith No: 8818; Dalaail-un-Nubuwwah, Hadith No: 2780; Mo’jam Kabeer, Hadith No: 20831; Musnad Shamiyyen, Hadith No: 432; Sharh Sunnah, Volume. 1, Page No. 881)
If the collections of Hadith, the books of criticism of Hadith & the canons of history are honestly gone through, then the falsity of the aforementioned deduction of including Yazid in this Hadith, will be understood easily. Using the above Hadith to include Yazid among those who have been forgiven is incorrect for many reasons.
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