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Q732: Qaseedah "Ya Sayyedi"

Question

Assalamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Mufti Saheb, is is true that the Qaseedah “Ya Sayyedi Irham Lanaa” was written by Imam Zayn-ul-Abideen (Rahmatullah `Alayhi) while he was in the captivity of Yazeed?

And if it was not written by him, will it still be permissible to read it and listen to the Nasheed (as recited by Owais Qadri)? Is there any Shirk in this Qaseedah?

Jazakallah Khayr.

Answer

Walaikumussalam w w

I’m not sure about it’s nisbat towards imam Zainul Abideen, I can’t recall any referance for it. I remember reading it in a book called ‘Armughaane Na’at’ but without it being related to imam Zainul Abideen.

Many qaseedas were written later and related to the people of the past. Some are related to abu talib, to Abdul muttalib, even to Hazrat amena the mother of rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

Imam zainul Abideen having written this in captivity of yazeed, is highly unlikely. Because the family stayed with yazeed in shaam for only a few days, and yazeed kept them respectfully, because he knew the amount of hostility he had created within the Muslim hearts by murdering sayyiduna Hussain radiallahu anhu. It is said that he regretted it and demoted ubaldullah ibn ziyad for his actions. And that he sent the family to madinah shareef with respect.

So, this nisbat seems unlikely. Plus, the ahlul bayt were the most tolerant, patient, forbearing individuals of that time. In spite of such a huge calamity befalling their family, they never wailed nor lamented. These types of stories are pure fabrication of the Shias, and sadly, the Sunnis have fallen for them. May Allah have merce on us.

Owais Qadri is not a full Alim. He has a beautiful voice and I like many of his nasheeds, however, he is not careful about what he reads. Many of his nasheeds are objectionable, some even weaken the imaan, by making the listener think that no matter how much I sin, Mustafa sallallahu alyhi wasallam will save me in maydaane hashr. Whereas, he sallallahu alayhi wasallam addressed his close family and said ” Anqizoo anfusakum minannar! La ughni ankum minallahi shay’an” Save yourself from the fire! I will be of no avail to you in front of Allah” ( Saheeh Muslim)

This nasheed consists of some beautiful verses about the beauty of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and then suddenly the couplet comes ‘Ya Rahmatal lilaalameen adrik lizaynil Abideen mahboosi aydizzalimeen fil mawkibi wal muzdaham’ This does not corroborate with the rest of the couplets. There is a great possibility that the rest of the qaseeda was by the great imam and this couplet is an addition inserted someone later on. Wallahu a’alam

3 Responses

  1. Ali Asghar Shah

    Assalamualaykum Shaykh,

    My friend when to Mumbai and got a pendent of Aqiq which has name of Allah taa’a and Prophet Muhammad saws and Hazrat ‘Ali k.w, Bibi Fatima r.a, Imam Hasan and Hussain r.anhuma. The only reason i am prefering not ot wear it is because of the thought of behurmati while going to washroom and other things and find that there is a chance one can be careless about his taharah and misuse it.

    However it is a mushabihat of the shia but Ahle bayt a.s are for all Ummah and we Ahle sunnah have more right of them.

    Should wearing it be an act which will make me do behurmati of the names of these August personalities.

    Please advice Shaykh?

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    Better to avoid wearing it
    Mufti Rashid Ahmed ludhyanwi rah has classed this dua as shirk
    لي خمسة أطفئ بها حر الوباء الحاطمه
    المصطفي والمرتضي و ابناهماوالفاطمه

  2. Ali Asghar Shah

    Salaamunalaykum,

    Jazakallah for your reply but it did not state that it was a dua but just the names were inscribed in the Aqiq pendent?

    We also keep the names of Allah and our Beloved Prophet saws and hang them on wall for Barkah by the tawassul of this Name.

    Is the hukm different when it comes ot wearing it on a pendent. Someone told me one has to be extra cautious as not entering dirty places like washroom without having it covered and ina pocket.

    Please confirm this Shaykh. It shall be very helpful.

    Wasalamualaykum

    ‘Ali Asghar Shah

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    Walaikumussalam w w

    Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam had a ring on which it was inscribed;
    محمد رسول الله
    When he would go to the toilet, he would take it off. So if it’s visible it should be taken off, if covered, it can be kept on.

    With regards to the names of sayyida Fatima and her family, I would say be careful due to tashabbuh with a firqae dhallah.

    Wassalam

  3. Ali Asghar Shah

    Salamunalaykum Shaykh,

    Jazakallah for your reply. I believe it is not a sign of love that we should always have a pendent with their names, else the Awliyaa Allah would have always prescribed it.

    Like The Sahaba r.a in their life did not make it s habit for love is in the heart. And true Lovers of Ahle bayt and Sahaba r.anhum will make their way of life their role Model to be their true lovers and send Excessive Durood o Salaam on them.

    Jazakallah

    ‘Ali

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