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Hadith #313

ابْنُ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ عَنْ بُرَيْدِ بْنِ مُعَاوِيَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ (عليه السلام) يَقُولُ إِنَّ يَزِيدَ بْنَ مُعَاوِيَةَ دَخَلَ الْمَدِينَةَ وَ هُوَ يُرِيدُ الْحَجَّ فَبَعَثَ إِلَى رَجُلٍ مِنْ قُرَيْشٍ فَأَتَاهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ يَزِيدُ أَ تُقِرُّ لِي أَنَّكَ عَبْدٌ لِي إِنْ شِئْتُ بِعْتُكَ وَ إِنْ شِئْتُ اسْتَرْقَيْتُكَ فَقَالَ لَهُ الرَّجُلُ وَ اللَّهِ يَا يَزِيدُ مَا أَنْتَ بِأَكْرَمَ مِنِّي فِي قُرَيْشٍ حَسَباً وَ لَا كَانَ أَبُوكَ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ أَبِي فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ وَ الْإِسْلَامِ وَ مَا أَنْتَ بِأَفْضَلَ مِنِّي فِي الدِّينِ وَ لَا بِخَيْرٍ مِنِّي فَكَيْفَ أُقِرُّ لَكَ بِمَا سَأَلْتَ فَقَالَ لَهُ يَزِيدُ إِنْ لَمْ تُقِرَّ لِي وَ اللَّهِ قَتَلْتُكَ فَقَالَ لَهُ الرَّجُلُ لَيْسَ قَتْلُكَ إِيَّايَ بِأَعْظَمَ مِنْ قَتْلِكَ الْحُسَيْنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ (عليه السلام) ابْنَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ (صلى الله عليه وآله) فَأَمَرَ بِهِ فَقُتِلَ لَعَنَهُ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ إِلَى عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ (عليه السلام) فَقَالَ لَهُ مِثْلَ مَقَالَتِهِ لِلْقُرَشِيِّ فَقَالَ لَهُ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ (عليه السلام) أَ رَأَيْتَ إِنْ لَمْ أُقِرَّ لَكَ أَ لَيْسَ تَقْتُلُنِي كَمَا قَتَلْتَ الرَّجُلَ بِالْأَمْسِ فَقَالَ لَهُ يَزِيدُ لَعَنَهُ اللَّهُ بَلَى فَقَالَ لَهُ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ (عليه السلام) قَدْ أَقْرَرْتُ لَكَ بِمَا سَأَلْتَ أَنَا عَبْدٌ مُكْرَهٌ فَإِنْ شِئْتَ فَأَمْسِكْ وَ إِنْ شِئْتَ فَبِعْ فَقَالَ لَهُ يَزِيدُ لَعَنَهُ اللَّهُ أَوْلَى لَكَ حَقَنْتَ دَمَكَ وَ لَمْ يَنْقُصْكَ ذَلِكَ مِنْ شَرَفِكَ.

313. Ibn Mahboub, from Abu Ayyub, from Bureyd Bin Muawiya who said: I heard Abu Ja’far (asws) saying that: ‘Yazeed Bin Muawiya (la) entered Al-Medina and he wanted to perform the Pilgrimage. So he (la) sent for a man from Qureysh who came to him. So Yazeed (la) said to him, ‘Do you accept that you are my (la) slave, and if I (la) wish I (la) can sell you, and if I (la) wish I (la) can promote you?’ So the man said to him (la), ‘You (la) are no more prestigious than me among the Qureysh in nobility, nor was your (la) father more preferable than my father during the era of ignorance and Al-Islam, and neither are you (la) more preferable than me in the Religion, nor better than me. So how can I accept what you (la) are asking of me?’ So Yazeed (la) said to him, ‘By Allah (azwj)! If you do not accept me (la), I (la) shall kill you’. So the man said to him (la), ‘Your (la) killing me would not be greater than your (la) killing of Al-Husayn Bin Ali (asws) the son (asws) of the Rasool Allah (saww)’. So he (la) ordered that he be killed, may Allah Curse him (la)’. Then he (la) sent for Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws). So he (la) said to him (asws) similar to what he (la) had said to the Qureyshi. Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) said to him (la): ‘Do you (la) see that if I (asws) do not accept you (la), you (la) kill me (asws) just as you (la) killed the man yesterday?’ Yazeed (la), may Allah (azwj) Curse him (la) said to him (asws), ‘Yes’. So Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) said to him (la): ‘I (asws) have accepted to you (la) with what you (la) asked. I (asws) am a humble slave (of Allah (azwj)), so if you (la) wish captivate me (asws) or if you (la) wish, release me’. So Yazeed (la) may Allah (azwj) Curse him (la) said to him (asws), ‘It is of a higher level (referring to the one whom he (la) had killed the day before) even if I (kill) or spare your (asws) blood it would not reduce your (asws) nobility’.