An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘The Quake Of Reckoning A Tafsīr Of Sūrat Ul Zilzāl’ – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 27th September 2013 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)
Full Talk: Tafsir of Surat al-Zilzal
Imam al-Hasan al-Basri lived during a time of great turbulence and turmoil due to the rule of the tyrant, Hajjaj bin Yusuf. Despite the wrongs and crimes which Hajjaj committed against the Sahabah and Muslims, Imam al-Hasan al-Basri defended Hajjaj bin Yusuf when someone spoke ill of him in a private gathering.
Find out the reason why Imam al-Hasan al-Basri defended such a notorious tyrant in this short excerpt, even though he was persecuted by Hajjaj bin Yusuf himself.