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Fatwaa ID: 295

Was Yazid a sahabi?
Is is permissible to pray janazah salah of a shia person?
If you aren’t permitted, do you have take your sahahda again?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. Yazeed was not a Sahaabi. He was a taabi’ee. He was the son of Sayyiduna Mu’aawiyah (R). Many historians have attempted to taint and tarnish the image of Yazeed. In most cases, the allegations laid against him are either baseless or lack substantial backing. It should be remembered that accusing someone of something they did not commit is a major sin. There is no sin in maintaining good thoughts about someone or remaining silent. The safest approach is that of moderation: to refrain from saying anything bad about him and also from unnecessarily praising him. There are prophetic narrations that indicate towards his virtue. Rahimahullaah.
  2. The answer to this question depends on the beliefs of the Shi’ah. If his beliefs were such that they they take one out of the fold of Islam, then it will not be permissible to perform Janaazah Salaah on him. If his beliefs were not such, then it would be permissible.
  3. No. Istighfaar would be sufficient.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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