“AL-HASSAN IBN ALI IBN ABI TALIB”.
Hazrat Hassan ibn Ali was born 624 CE in Madina. He was the eldest son of Hazrat Ali(r.a) and Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w)’s daughter Bibi Fatima(s.a), and the older brother of hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s). Being a muslim we respect him as a grandson of Hazrat muhammad (s.a.w.w). When He was born, Muhammad (s.a.w.w) slaughtered a ‘Ram’ for the poor people. There are a lot statements which shows the respect of Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w) towards his grandsons, one of the statement is that ‘HIS’ two grandsons would be “MASTER OF YOUTH OF PARADISE”. Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w) said that Hassan would make peace between two factions of Muslims.
Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.w) was too close to Hazrat Imam Hassan(r.a) that Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said,
“Who worries him,has worried me”.
“Hassan is for ME,and I am for him”.
After the assassination of Hazrat Ali (r.a), Hazrat Imam Hassan became the caliph of Ummah, in a manner which followed the custom established by Hazrat Abu Bakr (r.a). But He abdicated after six or seven months to Muawiya, the founder of ummaya dynasty. Hazrat Hazrat Hassan (r.a) was known for donating the poor, his kindness to poor and bondmen, and for His knowledge, tolerance and bravery. For the rest of His life, He lived in Madina, until He died.
During the reign of Hzrat Ali (r.a), Hazrat imam Hassan (r.a) was a participent in the battles of SIFFIN, NAHRAWAN and JAMAL. He was also none of the guards defending “USMAN IBN AFAN” when the attakers went round the latter and killed him.
Hazrat Imam Hassan (r.a) died in the year 670 CE in the age of 45 years. He was poisoned by his wife ‘Jada bint al Ashat’ the early sources said. But he never told the name to his brother ‘Hazrat Imam Hussain’ for fear that the wrong person would be killed in revenge. He was burried in Jannat al baqi in madina.
“The most preferable adornment is graceful manners”. HASSAN R.A
“The best wealth is contentment and the worst poverty is humility”. HASSAN R.A
- “Clemency is suppression of anger and self-restraint”. HASSAN R.A
“Generosity is giving in prosperity and adversity”. HASSAN R.A
“Befriend people in the same manner you would like them to befriend you”. HASSAN R.A
“Brotherhood is loyalty during adversity and during comfort”. HASSAN R.A
- “Opportunities pass away swiftly, and take longer to return”. HASSAN R.A
“Behave people in the same way you want get behaved”. HASSAN R.A
“One is ignorant of blessing as long as they are present, but when they pass, one becomes aware (of the value) of them”. HASSAN R.A