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Morality Of Imam Hassan (A.S)

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Quoting his grandfather, Imam al-Sadiq (A.S) has reported: Hassan ibn `Ali ibn Abu-Talib was the most pious, the most devoted and the best of the people of his time. When he was on Hajj, he would often walk on foot and on many occasions bare-footed to the Holy Mosque.

 He would cry or be fainted whenever he remembered death, grave, resurrection on the Judgment Day and crossing the Sirat. He would be writhing like a snake-bitten whenever he was reminded of heaven and hell. He would ask Allah for heaven and sought refuge in Allah from hell.



Imam al-Sadiq (A.S) has reported: A man passed by `Uthman ibn `Affan who was sitting in the mosque asking for money. `Uthman ordered five Dirhams to be given to him. The man said to `Uthman, “Guide me to one who can relieve my pain.”‌ `Uthman asked him to go to those generous youths, indicating with his hand a place in mosque where Imam Hassan, Imam Hussein and `Abdullah ibn Ja`far were sitting. The man saluted them and asked for money. “Begging is not permissible save for three cases; blood money with compassion; debt with a broken heart and poverty which is intolerable. Which is your case?”‌ The man said, “I am afflicted with one of them.”‌ Imam Hassan ordered fifty Dinars to be given to him. Imam Hussein too ordered forty nine Dinars to be given to him, and `Abdullah ibn Ja`far too ordered forty eight Dinars to be given to him.

After having received these Dinars, the man passed by `Uthman once again. `Uthman asked, “What did you do?”‌ The man said, “I passed by you asking for money. You helped me only with five Dinars and did not ask me any question either; but that generous young man having thick hair asked me something while giving me fifty Dinars. The second one gave me forty nine Dinars and the third forty eight Dinars.”‌ `Uthman said, “Who can relieve your pain like these generous young men? They have appropriated knowledge and insight for themselves and have gathered wisdom and benevolence in them.”‌



Imam Hassan’s humbleness was such that one day he was passing by some needy people sitting on the earth and eating pieces of bread. Seeing Imam Hassan, they said, “O son of Allah’s Messenger! Come and share the food with us!”‌ Imam Hassan dismounted and said, “Allah does not like the arrogant.”‌ He was engaged in eating with them. He invited them to his house a few day later, giving them food and clothes.



Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan

Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani

P. 197-199

Other Links:

The Peace Treaty between Imam Hassan (A.S) and Mu’awiyah

Chief of Youth of the Paradise

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