Hasan al-Askari

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The al-‘Askarī Mosque entombs the graves of Hasan al-‘Askarī and his father ‘Alī an-Naqī in Sāmarrā', Iraq.

Hasan ibn ‘Alī al-‘Askarī (Arabic: حسن بن علي العسكري‎; 846874 AD) was the eleventh Twelver Shī‘ah Imām. He was the son of ‘Alī an-Naqī and was the ninth generation grandson of Muhammad.

General subjects[edit]

  • It is sufficient for your morality, not to involve yourself with the things you do not approve of in others.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 377
  • There is a limit to caution and farsightedness; if one goes beyond the limit, fear and wretchedness will result.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 364
  • Know that coyness has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall turn to weakness; generosity has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall become wasting; economy has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall be stinginess; and courage has a certain extent, which if exceeded, becomes recklessness.
    • Nuzhat an-Nadhir fī Tanbīh al-Khawatir, p. 50-51
  • The most temperate of persons is the one who controls hismself, and in doubtful events is self-contained.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 373
  • Everyone reaps what he sows.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 338
  • Beauty of the face is the outward charm of a human being, and the beauty of soul is his inner charm.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.1, p. 95
  • Humbleness is a blessing that is not envied.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
  • Anger is the key to every evil.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
  • A spiteful one is the least comfortable.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
  • The weakest of enemies in cunning, is he who shows his enmity.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
  • Vices have been put in a house whose key is lies.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 

Knowledge[edit]

  • If all the people of this world were intelligent, the world would be ruined.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
    • Mohammadi Rey Shahri, Mohammad. Mizan al-Hikmat. 5. </ref>

Religion[edit]

  • The most pious of people is the one who fulfills his religious precepts, and the most devout of the people is the one who avoids illegitimate acts.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 519
  • Whoever sows good shall harvest happiness, and whoever sows evil shall harvest regret.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 338
  • If anyone of you is pious in his religion, truthful in his speech, gives deposit back to its owner, and treats people kindly, it shall be said about him: ―this is a Shi'a.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "His recommendation to his adherents". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
  • Do not hasten towards a fruit that is not ripe yet for it has its time! …Trust in His (God's) experience in your affairs and do not hurry for your needs at the beginning of your time that your heart may be distressed and despair may overcome you!
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "A Valuable Advice". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 
  • Worship is not abundant fasting and praying, rather worship is abundant pondering; it is the continuous thinking of Allah.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Pondering on Allah". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 

God[edit]

  • Your daily subsistence which has been assured by God, should not prevent you from rising in obedience and performing your duties.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 374
  • Allah has imposed fasting so that the wealthy might suffer hunger and be kind to the poor.
    • al-Shaykh al-Sadūq, Man lā Yahdharul Faqīh, vol.2, p. 43
  • Whoever is given good, Allah has given him that, and whoever is saved from an evil Allah has saved him from it.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 338
  • There are two qualities that no quality is over; the faith in God and the serving of brothers.
    • Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (2005). "Wonderful short maxims". The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari. 

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