Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff

Birth: 15th Holy Ramadhan 3 A.H. in Madina
Parents: Imam Ali (a.s) & Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (a.s)
Death: 7th Safar 50 A.H. in Madina
Death Cause: Poisoned by his wife Juda binti Ashath on instigation and false promises from Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan


One day, the Holy Prophet (saww) was seen carrying al-Hassan on his shoulders and saying,  Allah! I love him, so You also love him.

Abdullah bin Shaddad narrates:

One day, the Holy Prophet (saww) came to the mosque to lead Isha prayer and al-Hassan was with him. When the Prophet (saww) went into sajda, he extended it long. We thought he was receiving a revelation from Allah. Later on, he (saww) informed us that al-Hassan had mounted his back (whilst in sajda) and that he had prolonged the sajda to let al-Hassan get off by himself.


Whenever al-Hassan (a.s)would perform his ablution (wudhu), he would tremble and his face would become pale. He was asked about it and he (a.s) replied, It is only natural that one who stands in the presence of the Lord of the Throne turns ashen, and trembles.
(Rawdhah al-Waidheen)


Once a man came to Ibn Abbas and Ibn Umar and asked them for the interpretation for the two words: Shaahid & Mash’hood in the Holy Quran.

Shaahid means witness.
Mash’hood means one who is witnessed.

Ibn Abbas said that Shaahid stood for the day of Jumuah (Friday) and Mash’hood referred to the day of Arafah.

Ibn Umar said that Shaahid stood for the day of Jumuah (Friday) but Mash’hood referred to the day of sacrifice in Hajj.

The man then put the same question to Imam al-Hassan (a.s) who said that Shaahid refers to the Holy Prophet (saww) and Mash-hood refers to the Day of Judgement. When asked for a proof, Imam al-Hassan (a.s) recited the following two verses from the Holy Quran:

O Prophet! Surely We have sent you as a witness and as bearer of good news and as a warner.. (33:45)-This verse shows that Shaahid (witness) is the Holy Prophet (saww).

This is the day on which people shall be gathered together and this is a day that shall be witnessed. (11:103)-This verse shows that Mash’hood (witnessed) is the Day of Judgement.

When the man heard this, he said, The reply of al-Hassan was better.
(Matalib al-Suaal)


The most eminent of his attributes is his Sakhaa meaning generosity. Once somebody asked him, We do not see you disappoint a beggar. Why? al Hassan (a.s) replied, I am asking Allah for His favours, and I love to be near Him. I am ashamed as I am myself in need of Allah, to repulse a beggar. Allah got me used to a habit; to shower me with His bounties, and I get Him used to me showering His bounties on the people. I fear that should I stop my habit, He may stop His habit.
(Ahsan al-Maqaal)

On the occasion of the martyrdom of Imam al-Hassan (a.s), we extend our heartfelt condolences to Imam-e-Zamana (AJ) and to all the Muslims and Shiahs of Ahlul-Bayt (a.s). Ahsanallahu Lakumul-Azaa.

Mulla Mujaheedali Sheriff
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Source: shiawm.net

Source: almujtaba.com

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