The Last Moments of Saeed Bin Jubair (rahimahullaah) at The Hands of Hajjaaj Bin Yusuf

Imaam Ibnul Jawzee (rahimahullaah) stated:

Hajjaaj sent for Sa’eed Bin Jubair (rahimahullaah), so he was attacked at Makkah by (Hajjaaj’s) emissary.  After three days of (journeying) with him, he saw him fasting during the day and awake at night (in prayer). The emissary said to him: By Allaah! I know that I am going with you to someone who will kill you, so depart (i.e. escape) from any path you wish. Saeed (rahimahullaah) said to him: ‘’Indeed, it will reach Hajjaaj that you did get hold of me, so I fear that you will be killed if you free me; rather take me to him.’’  So he took him.  When he (i.e. Saeed) entered, Hajjaaj said to him:

Hajjaaj said: What is your name?

Saeed (rahimahullaah) replied:   Saeed Bin Jubair.

Hajjaaj said:  Shaqiy Bin Kusair (i.e. The Wretched son of the defeated one) .

Saeed (rahimahullaah) said:  It was my mother who named me.

Hajjaaj said:  You are damned.

Saeed (rahimahullaah) said: The unseen is known by other than yourself.

Hajjaaj said: By Allaah I will exchange your worldly life for you with a fiercely blazing fire.

Saeed (rahimahullaah) said: If I acknowledged it to be (in your hands), I would not have (worshipped) a god besides you.

So Hajjaaj asked him about the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and his companions up until he said to him: Your actions have determined your affair.

Saeed (rahimahullaah) said:  Then, you have behaved badly and you have not behaved yourself.

Hajjaaj:  Your affair is determined.

Saeed (rahimahullaah):  Yes; you have committed tyranny in the prescribed punishments of Allaah and crimes in disobedience to Allaah by killing His Awliyaa.

Hajjaah:  By Allaah! I will cut you off.

Saeed (rahimahullaah):   Then you will deprive me of my worldly life and I will deprive you of your afterlife, and the retribution is in front of you.

Hajjaaj:  Woe to you!

Saeed (rahimahullaah):  Waylun (Woe!) is to one who is removed from Paradise and entered into the hellfire.

Hajjaaj:   Go with him and strike his neck.

Saeed (rahimahullaah): Indeed, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah.

And when Saeed (rahimahullaah) was taken away to be killed, he smiled.  So Hajjaaj said to him, ‘’ What makes you laugh?’’

Saeed (rahimahullaah): Your crimes against Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic).

Hajjaaj: Make him lie down on his side to be slaughtered.

Saeed (rahimahullaah) recited the Ayah:

إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ

”Verily, I have turned my face towards Him Who has created the heavens and the earth.” [Soorah Al-An’aam: Ayah: 79]

Hajjaaj:   Turn his back towards the Qiblah.

Saeed (rahimahullaah) recited the ayah:

فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ

”So wherever you turn yourselves or your faces there is the Face of Allah (and He is High above, over His Throne).” [Al-Baqarah: Ayah:115]

Hajjaaj:   You make him fall forward on his face.

Saeed (rahimahullaah) recited the ayah:

مِنْهَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ وَفِيهَا نُعِيدُكُمْ وَمِنْهَا نُخْرِجُكُمْ تَارَةً أُخْرَىٰ

”Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again.” [Tahaa: Ayah:55]

Then Saeed (rahimahullaah) was killed


[Source: Ath-Thabaat Indal Mamaat: page: 99-101]


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