Friday, June 15, 2012

Murder of Prophet Yahya and Zakariya AS

The Banu Isra'il were going through extreme mischief. The King Herod Anitpas was madly in love with his sister-in-law (brother's wife) and they had illicit relationship. He wanted to marry her, but that was disallowed in their religion (as taught by Prophet Musa AS). He sought a ruling in his favour from Sayyidina Yahya AS, but he told him that she was not lawful to him. On hearing this, his beloved was enraged and thought to herself that she would get rid of Sayyidina Yahya AS. Salumi was a great dancer and very beautiful. Her mother conspired with her that she should dance before the king in near nudity and give him much wine to intoxicate him deeply. When he made advances, she should ask him for Sayyidina Yahya AS head Salumi did as her mother said to her. While dancing, she stripped herself of her garments one by one, and made the king drink plenty of wine. When he sought to make love to her, she asked for Sayyidina Yahya AS to be killed, and he gave orders accordingly. The Prophet's head was brought to the king in a golden tray. A miracle was displayed. The head spoke the same words, "she is not lawful for you". The king and his courtiers were stupefied on hearing that.

When Sayyidina Yahya AS learnt that his son was killed, he cursed his murederers and they died at the instant. When people learnt of that they seized revenge from Sayyidina Yahya AS and slew him while he was in his chambers. However, these events brought a spate of misfortunes on Banu Isra'il. Allah caused Bakht Nasr to oppress them He played havoc with them and levelled down their city and temple and arrested every surviving one fo them. Allah destroys the tyrants in this way.

Allamah Ibn Kathir has written in al-Bidayahh wa an-Nihayah: Many reasons are mentioned for killing Sayyidina Yahya AS. The most well-known of them is that the king of Damascus wanted to marry a woman who was closely related to him which made her unlawful for him. Sayyidina Yahya AS disallowed him to do that. Hence, the woman demanded from the king that the Prophet should be killed. When the head of Sayyidina Yahya AS was brought in a tray, the woman looked at it and died at the very moment. Some others say that the Queen was in love with Sayyidina Yahya AS and asked him to meet her but he declined. Disappointed, she had the king order his death. At first the king hesitated but then gave in. The Prophet was killed and his head was presented in a tray to the king,

Thawri reported on the authority of Thamar ibn Atiyah that as many as seventy Prophets AS were martyred at the rock of Bayt al Maqdis, Sayyidina Yahya AS was one of them.

Sa'eed ibn Musayyid reported that when Bakht Nasr came to Damascus, the blood of Sayyidina Yahya AS was bubbling. He made enquiries. Then he had seventy thousand men killed at the spot. It was then that the blood cooled down. This shows that he was killed in Damascus. Bakht Nasr came after Sayyidina Eesa AS and Hasan Busri concur with this account.

Ibn Asakar has reported from Zayd ibn Waqid, "When the foundation of the mosque of Damascus was being laid, I saw Sayyidina Yahya AS head on the eastern corner towards the qiblah under a pillar. His skin and hair were intact." According to another version, "it looked as though he was murdered at that time" It is said that his head was buried under the pillar Sakasakah of the mosque of Damascus.

Ibn Asakir has mentioned the reason for killing Sayyidina Yahya AS. He said, A prince had diveroced his wife with three pronouncements, but wanted to take her back. He sought a ruling from Sayyidina Yahya AS, but he ruled that he can not take her back unless she marries another man. This infuriated the woman and her mother advised her to ask the king to have him killed (He was killed and) his head was brought in a china tray. The head spoke out, "She is not lawful for you. She is not lawful...unless you marry her to another man." Allah caused the earth to swallow the woman, first her feet and then till her buttocks. When her mother saw her, she commanded a sword-bearer to kill her and he severed her head. There followed for the people a disgrace and they were eliminated.

His head continue to pour blood till Bakht Nasr had seventy-five thousand people killed at the blood. Then Prophet of Banu Isra'il, Sayyidina Armiya AS arrived and said "O Blood, you have eliminated Banu Isra'il. Stop by the command of Allah" The blood ceased to flow. However, the very first account is more known.

19 comments:

  1. Asselamu aleikum. I have never heard/read this story of our two beloved prophets.
    So dear brother or sister, do you have any sources from Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama3a's books?
    Jazakumullah khairan!

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    1. al bidaya wal nihaya is ahlus sunnah book

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  2. Dear sussy do u believe that Ahle sun ah books are right???????no dear they are themselves a strayed they lament islam and add new theories and practices in religion.don't follow them blindly use your own senses and understand Quran and Sunnah

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  3. Yes i believe that

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  4. Ahle Sunnah is on the right path and all others are on wrong completely wrong

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    1. Such thinking will lead u nowhere mate .

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  5. I am a Muslim and I am puzzled. What about the Quranic declaration that Allah protects believers? - 2:257, 5 :25, 5:67 etc.?

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    1. these did not say we will escape our death if death is written it will happen

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  6. Mr.Pervaiz this is the result of Firca Parasti which keep the person away from Allah Parasti.

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  7. Do we know the dates/times these events happened?

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  8. I donnot believe in such narrations as they often takes shape of something which had never happen. Since, it is not cited in quran so I feel that such stories cannot be abided fully.

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  9. Shia are kafir bc they abuse ashab

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    1. no one has authority to call another kafir, except Allah SWT, are you Allah?

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  10. Oh man we created u from sperm and egg so do not proud on urself ur nothing surely would destroy one day be a man d not be an evil respect to the fellows of god none is great but without purified soule

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  11. false and fabricated story
    send me on usmani.nasar@gmail.com with "Signs" in subject and I will return you some work on the subject

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    1. al bidaya wal nihaya is authentic book by most trust schoalrs of all time ibn kathir so you say he worte fabricated and you telling correct mashallah

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  12. Omg muslim don't even believe in their own scriptures and cast doubts into those who believe. If you don't have Iman your heart and mind you won't believe anything you'll always have doubts and questions just like Banu israil. Did with musa.

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  13. Salafi is the reason for these absurd comments causing mass hysteria mass confusion miseducated people. If you want to study Islam study it according to traditional lines of information the real ahla Sunnah scholarship hanifi, maliki,shafi,hanbali. Soundproofs. With soundminds.

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  14. Being a Muslim, everyone should note that they have to follow Quran and Sunnah ...... If there are some difference of opinions, it does'nt mean that one should say another kafir ...........

    We are far behind the main teachings of Quran, as it is only read on the people who died, or when the count has to be completed on teeswaan, chaliswaan ......

    There are 05 things that Allah wants wants from us

    1. Have faith on it
    2. Reciting it
    3. Understanding it
    4. Practicing it, and
    5. Preaching it

    We muslims have only one thing in common that we have faith (imaan) on it, and that happens by default ...... also that is the least we have .....

    Infact, we have'nt completed one single demand that Quran wants from us .....

    Don't indulge in sects ....... Research and research and quote all the references with sources, so that the one listening to it will understands it clearly, and know the basics ........ what is essential that every muslim must be a practicing and preaching muslim ......

    May Allah give us hidayah Inshallah ! And He will Inshallah !

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