Hasan ibn Ali

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Hasan ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (Arabic: الحسن بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب ) ‎(625 – 670 AD) was the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the son of ‘Alī and Fātimah, as well as the second Twelver Shī‘ah Imām.

Regarding Knowledge[edit]

  • If you cannot teach knowledge, then you should teach your intuition.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 111
  • Thought, meditation and pondering is the life of clear sighted people
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.72, p. 115
  • Both the abodes (this world and the Hereafter) are grasped by the intellect, and whoever is deprived of the intellect is deprived of them both.
    • al-Irbili, Kashf al-Ghamma, vol.3, p. 197

General Quotes[edit]

  • The heart that is empty of doubt is the cleanest of hearts.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 109
  • Nothing sweetens life like a pleasant disposition.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 111

Religious-based Quotes[edit]

  • I wonder at those who think about their body's food, but do not think about their soul's food. They keep away disturbing food from their belly, but fill up their hearts with destructive subjects.
    • Shaykh ‘Abbās Qummi, Safīnatul Bihār, Article of Taste
  • Am I not the proof (Hujjat) of the Almighty, being his remembrance upon his creatures? Did not the Holy Prophet of Islam (saww) say, "Hasan and Husayn are two Leaders (Imāms), whether they are sitting or standing"? If I had not done this work (signed the peace treaty), nobody from amongst the Shī‘as would have remained in this world, and everybody would have been killed and annihilated.
    • Shaykh al-Sadūq, Ilal al-Shara'i, vol.1, p. 211
  • I am among Ahlul Bayt, whom God has made obligatory on all Muslims to love. He, the Blessed and Most High, has said: "I do not ask of you any reward for it except love for (my) kin; and whoever earns good, We will give him more of good" [Qur'an, 42:23]. Therefore, earning good is showing love for us, Ahlul Bayt.
    • Shia source: al-Fadhl ibn al-Hasan al-Tabrisi, Majma‘ al-Bayān, vol.9, p. 29
    • Sunni sources: Ibn Hajar Al-Haythami, Al-Sawā'iq al-Muhriqah, p. 101 ; Ali ibn Abu Bakr al-Haythami, Majma‘ al-Zawa'id, vol.9, p. 146 ; al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak ‘alā al-Sahihain, vol.3, p. 172
  • Shaykh al-Mufīd, Kitāb al-Irshād, p. 279-289:
    • (About the death of his father, ‘Alī): There has died tonight a man who was the first among the early (Muslims) in (good) actions. Nor did any later (Muslims) attain his level in (good) actions. He used to fight alongside the Apostle of God, may Allah bless him and his family, and protect him with his own life. The Apostle of God, may God bless him and his family, used to send him forward with his standard while Gabriel supported him on his right and Michael supported him on his left. He would not return until God brought victory through his hands. He, peace be on him, has died on this the night - on which Jesus, son of Mary, was taken up (to Heaven), on which Joshua, son of Nūn, the testamentary trustee (wasi) of Moses, peace be on him, died. He has left behind him no gold nor silver, except seven hundred dirhams of his stipend (ata'), with which he was intending to buy a servant for his family.
    • I am the (grand) son of the one who brought the good news (Bashīr). I am the (grand) son of the warner (Nadhīr). I am the (grand) son of the man who, with God's permission, summoned (the people) to God. I am the (grand) son of the light which shone out (to the world). I am of the House, from whom God has "sent away abomination" and whom God has "purified thoroughly" [Qur'an, 33:33]. I am of the House for whom God has required love in his Book, when God, the Most High, said: "Say: I do not ask you for any reward except love for (my) kin; Whoever earns good, will increase good for himself [Qur'an, 42:23]." The good is love for us, the House.
    • I have not become one who bears malice to any Muslims, nor one who wishes evil or misfortune for him. Indeed what you dislike about unity is better for you than what you like about division. I see what is better for you, better than you see for yourselves. Therefore do not oppose my commands and do not reject my judgement. May God forgive both me and you, and may He guide me and you to that in which there is love and satisfaction.
    • Oh you who mention Ali, I am al-Hasan and Ali was my father. You are Mu'āwiyah, and your father was Sakhr (Abu Sufyan). My mother was Fātimah and your mother was Hind. My grandfather was the Apostle of God and your grandfather was Harb. My grandmother was Khadījah and your grandmother was Futayla. May God curse him who tries to reduce our reputation and to diminish our nobility; (you are the one) who does evil against our antiquity and yet (you are the one) who has been ahead of us in unbelief and hypocrisy.
    • (On his death-bed): My brother (Husayn), I am leaving you and joining my Lord. I have been given poison to drink and have spewed my liver into a basin. I am aware of the person who poisoned me and from where I have been made a subject to this deceitful action. I will oppose him before God, the Mighty and High. Therefore by the right I have with regard to you, say nothing about that and wait for what God, the Mighty and High, will decide concerning me. When I have died, shut my eyes, wash me and shroud me. Then carry me on my bier to the grave of my grandfather, the Apostle of God, may God bless him and his family, so that I may renew my covenant with him. After that take me to the grave of my grandmother, Fatima daughter of Asad, may God be pleased with her, and bury me there. My brother, the people will think that you intend to bury me with the Apostle of God, may God bless him and his family. For that reason, they will gather to prevent you from doing it. I swear by God that you should not shed even your blood into the cupping-glass in (carrying out) my command.

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