IMAM HASAN IBN ALI AL MUJTABA (AS)

 

 

A

ccepted peace terms with Muawiya for the same reason which made the Messenger of Allah (SA) make peace with the tribe of Banu Dhumrah and Banu-Ashja', and the people of Mecca when he returned from Al-Hudaibiyyah.

 

 

“B

y Allah, if I had fought Muawiya, they would have taken hold of my neck and handed me peacefully over to him. Making peace with him with nobility is more lovable to me than being killed by him as a captive, or set free, which would be a stain for the tribe of Hashim!"

 

 

C

oncern for Islam made him sign the document to play his role, afterwards, in explaining the Shari'ah, its laws and dimensions to Prophet’s Ummah during his remaining years.

 

 

D

 

id not want the Muslims to be uprooted from the surface of earth. He wanted the faith to have men who call to it.

 

 

E

 

stablishing and solidifying the government system on a firm ground was his plan which was soon effective in unearthing the plots of the Umayyads.

 

 

F

aced all the attempts of Muawiya to corner him (before the start of the war) with a lofty, sublime spirit, the spirit which knew nothing but the right and would never lower his head before the forces of falsehood.

 

 

G

 

one to hajj twenty-five times on foot. He shared his property with Allah twice...or three times.

 

 

“H

 

asan and Hussein are the two leaders, whether they go to war (against the unjust), or refrain from doing so.”

 

 

“I

am, by no means, humiliating the faithful, but honoring them. By making peace, I wanted to spare you death, when I saw my followers lingering and refraining from going to war."

J

 

u'dah, the daughter of al-Ash'ath and a wife of Imam Hasan (AS), poisoned and killed him after being bribed by Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan.

 

 

K

 

unya was Abu Muhammad and he was born in the 15th of Ramadan in Medina and was buried in Baqi in the month of Safar.

 

 

L

 

ooking at Al Hasan ibn Ali (AS) is looking at the Lord of the Youths of Paradise.

 

 

M

ission of Imam Hasan (AS) which he shouldered to preserve the sound Islamic line among the people, made the Umayyad rule lose its head and forge a hostile policy to get rid of the Imam and his Islamic leadership.

 

 

N

ot many people, even among the Shias, understand the wisdom behind the peace treaty which Imam Hasan (AS) signed with Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan and because of that, he faced unbearable adversities.

 

 

O

 

 bjections of him being buried alongside the Prophet (SA) were made by Marwan, members of the Ummayad family, and Ayesha, such that numerous arrows were shot at his blessed coffin.

 

P

 

aved the ground for the revolution of the Lord of Martyrs, Imam Hussein bin Ali (AS).

 

 

Q

 

asim was his young son whom he dedicated to sacrifice his life for the service of Husain.

 

 

R

 

esembled the Prophet (SA) in his appearance and disposition.

 

 

S

 

trength of character he possesses as well as strong determination, and swift action to sort out problems and reach sound, logical solutions.

 

 

T

 

rue worshipper, ascetic and merited man among the people of his time.

 

 

U

 

rged his brother Husain and his family members not to shed a drop of blood over him after his death.

 

 

V

 

arious contradictory slogans, views, desires, and interests tore the army of Imam Hasan (AS) to shreads and weakened its ability to fight.

 

 

“W

 

hat Hasan bin Ali (AS) did was better for this Ummah than what the sun had shone on”, says Imam Al Baqir (AS).

 

 

X

 

treme hardship and persecution with no security even in his own house was the condition in which Imam Hasan living during all the ten years of his Imamate.

 

 

Y

 

ellow and pale his face would be when he performed ablution.

 

 

Z

 

ero percent was the intention that Muawiya had in fulfilling the peace terms with Imam Hasan (AS) and he appointed his son Yazid as successor after him.