Less than 50 years after the Prophet's passing away, in the year 61 Hijri, his beloved grandson Husayn, was callously murdered along with his family and friends, including his six month old son. Then the Prophet's sacred City of Madinah was attacked, companions and their offspring were murdered and their houses looted. The Prophet's Mosque was defecated such that no prayer took place therein for three days. After that the same army beseiged and attacked Makkah, the sacred sanctuary, and the Ka'aba was stoned and its cloth set on fire. All of this was not perpetrated by a foreign or warring infidel army, but was the work of the supposed Islamic army of the 'Caliph' Yazeed. For these shameful and despicable acts Yazeed has been admonished and vilified throughout Islamic history.
However with a lack of historical knowledge amongst the Muslims some have recently tried to rewrite it and present Yazeed in a positive light and criticise Imam Husayn. 'The Blessed Imam and the Wretched Yazeed' analyses the character of Imam Husayn and Yazeed and aims to deliver the authentic account of these events. This book also aims to provide a comprehensive and evidenced rebuke of any such misconceptions and ensure the Muslim does not fall prey to these vile attempts and stays upon the teachings of the pious predecessors.