I Shall Inform You…

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Each one, teach one.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “As for, (Imam) Al-Hasan, he is my overpowering personality (Hayba) and a man of leadership and as for (Imam) Al-Husayn he is my courage and generosity.”

(Related by Imam Al-Tabarani, Al-Mizzi, Hafiz ibn Hajar and others)

It is narrated from their father Sayyiduna, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, May Allah be well pleased with him, that he said,

“I shall inform you about my children: As for (Imam) Al-Hasan, he is a Fata (chivalrous saint) with many plates and tables of food (to serve guests)… and as for (Imam) Al-Husayn and Muhammad (ibn Hanafiyyah), they are from me and I am from them”.

(Related by Imam al-Baladhuri in his Ansab Ashraf 3:267)

Imam Zayn al-Abidin narrated from his father (Imam al-Husayn), from his grandfather, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib, Allah be well pleased with them,

“The Prophet ﷺ took (Imam) Al-Hasan and (Imam) Al-Husayn by the hand and said: ‘Whoever loves me and loves these two, and their father and mother, he shall be with me in my level on the Day of Judgement.”

(Related in the Sunan Al-Tirmidhi)

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, May Allah be well pleased with him, said:

“(Imam) Al-Hasan is greater in resemblance to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ with regards to what is between the chest and the head, and (Imam) Al-Husayn is greater in resemblance to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ with regards to what is below that.”

(Related in the Sunan Al-Tirmidhi)

Elsewhere it is related, “Imam Al-Hasan, May Allah be well pleased with him, resembled the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in his looks [facial features, expressions] whereas Imam Al-Husayn, May Allah be well pleased with him, resembled the Prophet’s physical features [build, height, weight].”

(Related by Hafiz ibn Kathir – The History of Karbala – History Book – The Beginning and the End – Al-Bidayah Wal-Nihayah)

The Prophet ﷺ said,

‘Al-Husayn is from me and I am from Al-Husayn. Allah loves anyone who loves Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn. They are two of my distinguished descendants.'”

(Related in the Al-Adab Al-Mufrad by Imam Al-Bukhari)

Sayyidah Fatimah al-Zahrah, May Allah be well pleased with her, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ narrates that she took Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ during his final illness and said: “O! Messenger of Allah ﷺ! These two are your sons so make them your inheritors of something.” The Prophet ﷺ, said, “For Al-Hasan, he is my over-powering personality and leadership and as for Al-Husayn, he is my courage and generosity.”

(Related by Imam Al-Tabarani and many others)

Abdullah Ibn `Abbas, May Allah be pleased with him, narrated:

The Prophet ﷺ used to seek refuge with Allah for Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn and say:

“Your forefather (Nabi Ibrahim) used to seek refuge with Allah for Nabi Ishmael and Nabi Ishaq, Peace be upon them, by reciting the following:

‘O Allah! I seek refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.’ “

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ وَهَامَّةٍ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ لاَمَّةٍ ‏

(Related in the Sahih Bukhari – The Book of Prophets)

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