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700 Can you explain who were the people responsible for the death of Imam Hassan (R.A). Shias say Hazrat Muawiyya (R.A) gave the order to Imam Hassan's wife to poison his food.

Also people who mention radi Allahu anho after yazid's name state that in Bukhari Sharif a Hadith exists stating that yazid expressed his grief (by crying) when informed of the news of Imam Hussain's (R.A) death. Is this true?

Finally, having read your booklet explaining the tragic events of Karbala, a lot of the references given were books written by great Scholars. As these events occurred before the Sahih Hadith books were compiled, was there not Hadiths that clearly detail what occurred.
Hazrat Muwaiya (may Allah be pleased with him) certainly was not responsible for the death of Imam Hassan (may Allah be pleased with him). Imam Hassan (may Allah be pleased with him) was poisoned by Ja’da bint al-Ash’ath ibn Qais, according to the reliable historical source ‘Tarikh al-Khulafa’ by Imam Jalal al-Din Suyuti.

Yazid did not express any grief when he was informed about the death of Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him). In fact, he showed happiness and sense of accomplishment.

When Yazid was presented with the head of Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him), he began to poke his blessed mouth with a cane.

If Yazid did show any sadness after the events of Karbala then it was not because he felt sad for the death of Imam Hussain (R.A). He was sad because he knew the people would turn against him and respect him less as a result of the heinous crime he had committed.

In the booklet, the sources cited were –

1.Tarikh al-Khulafa, Jalal al-Din Abd al-Rahman ibn Abu Bakr al-Suyuti (d. 911 A.H.)

2.Tarikh al-Islam. Hafiz Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Uthman al-Dhahabi (d. 748 A.

3.Tarikh al-Tabari. Abu Ja’far Muhammad Jarir al-Tabari (d. 923 C.E.) and

4.Al-Bidaya wa al-Nihaya. Hafiz ibn Kathir (d. 774 A.H.).

They took their reports from the likes of Six major collections of Hadith, like Sunan Tirmidhi, Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari as well as other sources.

(Answered by: Alims at Islamic Centre, Leicester, UK.)
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