Hazrat Imam Hassan May Allah be pleased with him (RA) the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was born in the year 624 CE in Medina to Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Fatima.
He and his brother Hazrat Imam Hussain R.A were the two sons of Amir al-mu’minin ‘Alī and Lady Fātimah, the daughter of the Prophet. Hazrat Imam Hassan (RA) was a prominent figure in the early Islamic era and played a crucial role in spreading the message of Islam.
The Prophet Peace and Blessings upon Him said: ”Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn are the masters of the youth of Paradise.” Shaykh Al-Albaani classified it as Saheeh. Hazrat Imam Hassan was known for his wisdom, bravery, and piety. His other names are al-Sibt, al-Sayyid, al-Zaki, al-Mujtaba and al-Taqi. Imam Hasan(AS) had the honour of performing Hajj on foot twenty-five times.
Lessons to Learn from Hazrat Hassan’s Quotes
His quotes are still relevant and offer valuable lessons for Muslims today. In this article, we will discuss ten compelling quotes by Hazrat Imam Hassan (RA).
1- Fear of the Hereafter
This quote warns against the love of worldly desires. Muslims are urged to avoid the immense love of the world (Dunya). It reminds us that the material world can lead us astray from the path of righteousness as one tends to be less fearful about the Day of Judgement. The focus should be Akhirah and how to attain Paradise, even if it means sacrificing in this world (Dunya).
2- Avoid Bad Habits
These words of Hazrat Hassan emphasize the importance of getting rid of bad habits and inculcating good habits.
Muslims are urged to avoid bad habits – whether they’re practiced in the open or secret. This quote reminds us that bad habits lead to humiliation in the sight of people as well as near Allah in the Hereafter. Here are some habits that can help to Get Closer to Allah.
3- Significance of Consultation
Consultation does not mean that one should accept every opinion of others for making a critical decision. Sometimes the opinion of a single person could be correct, whereas the majority of opinions may be wrong. However, when one opens the conversation by consulting, it gives importance to others’ opinions and its a quality of an open-minded leader.
4- Importance of good character
Muslims are encouraged to be kind, compassionate, and forgiving towards others. This quote reminds us that if we cultivate goodness within ourselves, it’s a sign of wisdom. Islam does not expect us to hold knowledge in solitude. Instead, the beauty of our Deen is to interact with others and display our good conduct.
5- Difference Between a Believer and a Disbeliever
Muslims are urged to look at the long-term life of the hereafter and prepare for it, even if it means settling for less in this world.
On the contrary, a disbeliever has short-term thinking and only looks for the benefits in this world and will strive to attain limited benefits only.
Here, Hazrat Imam Hassan (RA) emphasizes the importance of knowledge and wisdom. In Islam, seeking knowledge is considered a fundamental duty for every Muslim. This quote reminds us that true wealth lies in acquiring and imparting knowledge and applying it to our daily lives. A person becomes wiser when learning from others and should not be shy to reach out to them for more knowledge.
7- Muslim Brotherhood
This quote highlights the importance of Muslim brotherhood in Islam. Especially in modern times where Muslims are divided due to differences, unfortunately, we should adhere to the bond of Muslim Ummah. Our true recognition is from Islam and we should find support within Islamic brotherhood.
8- Wisdom is the Key to Success
Muslims are urged to reflect and have insight so as to make wise decisions. Being equipped with wisdom is the key to attaining pleasures of both this world as well as the Hereafter. One should not let his/her ego act as a constraint for knowledge and more knowledge leads to more wisdom.
9- Truth and Falsehood
Not everything one hears is true. One should verify the news before conveying it to others. One of the root causes of society issues today is that people spread rumours that are not true and defame others. This leads to slandering and causes ill feelings in society.
10- Virtue in Marrying a Pious Person
Here he highlights the importance of finding the right spouse for marriage. It’s the power of faith that teaches man to be of the best conduct. Imam Hassan R.A did not prioritize wealth, caste or looks. Instead, he stressed the importance of being righteous. Muslims are urged to speak kindly and avoid hurting others with their words and actions.
Hazrat Imam Hassan R.A breathed his last in 670 A.D. Majority hold the opinion that he died due to poisoning as part of the Muʿāwiyah conspiracy. He is buried in the cemetery of Baqi in Madina. He briefly ruled as caliph from January 661 AD until August 661 AD. Hazrat Imam Hassan R.A is considered as the second Imam in Shia Islam, succeeding Hazrat Ali R.A and preceding his brother Hazrat Imam Hussain R.A. His life is full of lessons for the Ummah and hundreds of beautiful quotes that can help us in all walks of life.
What is one of the best quote of Hazrat Imam Hassan (RA)?
All the quotes by Hazrat Imam Hassan (RA) hold value. One of the quotes on contentment is: “The best wealth is contentment and the worst poverty is humility.” This quote emphasizes the importance of gratitude and contentment in Islam. Muslims are encouraged to be thankful for the blessings in their lives and to focus on the positive aspects of their lives.
What did Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings upon Him say about Hazrat Imam Hasssan (RA)?
Reported by At-Tirmithi R.A, and was narrated by Usaamah Ibn Zayd, who said: “I knocked on the door of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon Him) for a need and he said: “These (Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn ) are my sons and my daughter’s sons. O Allaah, I love them, so love them, and love whoever loves them.“
When and how did Hazrat Imam Hassan (R.A) die?
Hazrat Imam Ḥasan died in 670. The majority hold the opinion that the cause of his death was poisoning by Ja’dah, daughter of al-Ash’ath ibn-Qays al-Kindi in conspiracy with Muʿāwiyah. Allah knows best. His death was a great loss in the Muslim world.
What was Hazrat Imam Hassan R.A known for?
Hazrat Imam Hassan R.A is a part of the ahl al-bayt. He is also said to have participated in the event of Mubahala. During the caliphate of Hazrat Ali R.A, Hazrat Imam Hasan R.A accompanied him in the military campaigns of the First Muslim Civil War.