Sunday, July 22, 2012

Imam Hassan's (as) Prophecy on the Rule of the Ummayad Monarchy

Imam Tirmithi and Imam Hakem narrated and many others. Al Hakem authenticated the Hadith:

قام رجل إلى الحسن بن علي، فقال: يا مسود وجوه المؤمنين، فقال الحسن: لا تؤنبني رحمك الله فإن رسول الله (3170) قد رأى بني أمية يخطبون على منبره رجلاً رجلاً فساءه ذلك فنزلت: {إِنَّا أَعْطَيْناكَ الْكَوْثَر} نهر في الجنة، ونزلت: {إِنّا أَنْزَلْناهُ في لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَما أَدْرَاكَ ما لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ} تملكها بنو أمية فحسبنا ذلك، فإذا هو لا يزيد ولا ينقص. هذا إسناد صحيح، وهذا القائل للحسن بن علي هذا القول هو سفيان بن الليل صاحب أبيه.

A Man came to Imam Hasan (after the accord with Muawiayh) and told him: You have blackened the faces of the believers (by having an agreement with Muawiyah). Al Hasan said: do not blame me, may Allah have mercy on you, for Rasoolullah has seen Bani Umayyah delivering speeches on his Minbar (on prophetic Minbar) and that upset him, so the Ayah Inna A'taynaka Al Kawthar was revealed, and (Inna Anzalnahu fi laylati Qadr....and the night of Qadr is better than a 1000 months) a 1000 months in which Bani Umayyah rule. (i.e this the beginning of the 1000 months).

Imam Ibn Asaker narrated in his Tarikh Dimashq page 166:

قيل للحسن بن علي: تركت أمارتك وسلمتها إلى رجل من الطلقاء وقدمت المدينة؟ فقال: اني اخترت العار على النار

Al Hasan bin Ali was told: you left your leadership (khilafah) and gave it to a man from the Tulaqa (those Kuffar who were given amnesty at the liberation of Makkah event, then were paid money to remain under the name of Islam- some of them like Abu Sufyan and Muawiyah started out like this but their Islam has gotten better as the Ulama and Historians narrate- and Sayyidina Umar stopped their regular salary to remain Muslims) and you returned to Madina? Al Hasan said: I choose Shame over Hellfire. 

Ibn Jarir  in his Commentary has related on the authority of the grandfather of Abu Sahl that he said,
  " the Apostle of God saw the children of al Hakam-b-Abi'l A'as leap upon his pulpit with the leap of apes, and that troubled him and he never brought himself to smile until his death, and God revealed to him concerning it, " We have appointed the vision which we showed thee only for an occasion of dispute unto men."  
 Abu Jaa'far Muhammad-b-Jarir at Tahari is the author of a great Commentary
on the Quran and a famous history. He was a master of the highest authority
on various branclies of knowledge, such as tradition, jurisprudence and the like—bom
A. H. 224 (838-9) at Amul in Tabaristau and died at Baghdad A. H. 310 (A. D. 923)

From the above ahadith one can conclude that it is more beneficial for a Muslim to enjoy one night under a  just ruler compared to  1000 months of rule  of the tyrannical regime of the Bani Ummayah. The exceptions in the Kingdom of Bani Ummayah were Umar bin Abdul Aziz (ra) and Muawiyah bin Yazid (ra).