“Apes and Pigs” Deserve to Rule Over Us, Leave Aside Tyrants

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Once Hadhrat Hasan Basri (rahmatullah alayh) heard a man cursing one of the worst tyrants ever, Hajjaaj ibn Yusuf. Hadhrat Hasan said:

“Don’t say so. You people have brought him (in power over you) in consequence of your own evil deeds. Verily, we fear that if Hajjaaj is dismissed or he dies (at this moment), then apes and pigs will be made your rulers. Verily it has been narrated that the rulers over you will be as your deeds are. Misfortunes settle o­n us as a result of our sins. Allah will remove these calamities when we repent..”

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