Birth and Childhood of Imam Hassan (a.s.)
Name : Hasan (a.s.) - the 2nd Holy Imam
Title : al-Mujtaba
Father : Imam Ali(a.s.) - the 1st Holy Imam
Mother : Bibi Fatima Az-Zahra(s.a.) bint-e-Mohammad Rasool-Allah(pbuh&hf)
Birth : At Madina on 15th of Ramzan 3 AH (624 AD)
Death : In Madina at age 47, on 28th of Safar 50 AH (670 AD)
Cause of Death/Burial : Martyred by means of poison and buried in the cemetry of Baqi in Madina.
His other Names
al-Sibt, al-Sayyid, al-Zaki, al-Mujtaba, al-Taqi.
In the mid of the month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, a son was born in the small mud house of Hazrat Ali (a.s.). The Prophet Muhammad (saw), on behalf of Almighty God, named him Hassan. Imam Hassan (a.s.) was brought up in the lap of his father Hazrat Ali (a.s.) and mother Fatima Zahra (s.a.) and learnt lessons from the school of his grandfather Prophet Muhammad (saw).
Imam Hassan (a.s.) had a great worth and status in the eyes of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Such as, one day he Prophet 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 (saw) said, "Whenever I hear the voice of his weeping I get restless". The Prophet Muhammad (saw), having offered his prayer along with the people, would lift Imam Hassan (a.s.) into his lap and would say, "Whosoever loves me, must love this child as well". Sometimes, he (saw) 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 (a.s.) and Hussain (a.s.) he loves me and whosoever nurses grudge and has enmity against them has enmity with me". "Hassan (a.s.) and Hussain (a.s.) are the two chiefs of the youths of the paradise". Then Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, Hassan (a.s.) and Hussain (a.s.) are the two earrings of the Empyrean, paradise of God takes pride and potentates due to them.