Written By: Faiza Kaleem

It was the mid of the holy month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, when the first happiness of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) – Hazrat Imam Hassan (AS) – was born in the house of Hazrat Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA). The Prophet (SAW) on behalf of Almighty Allah named him Hassan (AS).

His great worth and status in the eyes of the Prophet (SAW) can be guessed by these events: One day, Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) was on the tribune, delivering a speech to the people, he heard the voice of his weeping. He came down from the tribune, went to calm him down, and then returned to his place. When the people asked him the reason for this act, he said,Whenever I hear the voice of his weeping I get restless.

The Prophet (SAW), having offered his prayer along with the people, would lift Imam Hassan (AS) into his lap and would say,Whosoever loves me, must love this child as well.

Sometimes, he lifted this child upon his shoulder and said,It is hoped that God will purify this Ummah through him. Or he would say,Whosoever loves Hassan (AS) and Hussain (AS) he loves me and whosoever nurses grudge and has enmity against them has enmity with me.

Hassan (AS) and Hussain (AS) are the two chiefs of the youths of the paradise, he had said. Then he said, Hassan (AS) and Hussain (AS) are the two earrings of the Empyrean, paradise of God takes pride and potentates due to them.

In his childhood, one day an old man was performing ablution and his ablution was futile and invalid. Imam Hassan (AS) ought to make him aware of his fault but how? If he said to him you are wrong possibly his heart might break. He along with Imam Hussain (AS) decided to create a scene and ask the old man to make the judgment. Imam Hassan (AS) addressed Imam Hussain (AS) and said,I perform a better ablution as compared to yours. Imam Hussain (AS) said,I perform it better than you do. Both of them approached the old man and said,You come and see our ablution and decide who performs a better ablution. Both of them got busy with performing ablution and ended it in a correct and nice way. The old man understood what was the secret of their act and became aware that they meant him to find out his fault, in this way. So he said to them,The ablution performed by both of you is correct, I am an old man, who did not know how to perform the ablution correctly. You made me aware about my fault. I am much thankful to you.

Imam Hassan (AS) whenever he went to Mecca for pilgrimage, he would go walking on foot. Whenever he performed ablution or stood for his prayers he saw himself in the court of God and his body started trembling he said,The time has come for me to submit the deposit of God to Him.

When he came to mosque, he would raise his head, in the prayer place, towards the sky and say,Oh God this is your guest standing in your court. Your defaulter servant has come towards you. And he hopes that you will forgive his bad deeds, by virtue of your kindness and forgiveness.

Source: jafariyanews.com

Source: almujtaba.com

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