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Imam al-Askari

Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)

Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Askari (PBUH)

He was born in Medina, the abode of divine revelation, the station of guiding angels and the school of the Prophet’s Ahl ol-Bayt or the Blessed Household. The year of his birth was 232 AH corresponding to 846 of the Christian calendar.

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The Establishment of a System of Deputies

The Establishment of a System of Deputies Consider a sect, whom despite its truth, is put under pressure by the government and other political and religious groups. They are slaughtered in the open and in secret, never leaving them a decade in peace, and the government to maintain its hatred and animosity tricks the society,

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Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.) Imam Hassan al-Askari was born in Madina,on 8th day of the month of Rabi' Thani, in the year 232 A.H. He was called 'al-Askari' in connection with the district of Askar in the city of Samarra' in which he (the Imam) and his father, Imam Ali un-Naqi al-Hadi (A.S.) were imprisoned by the Abbasid caliphs.

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The True Imam, Imam Hasan al-Askari (as)

The True Imam, Imam Hasan al-Askari (as)

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Imam Hasan Askari's Life: Some Anecdotes

Imam Hasan Askari's Life: Some Anecdotes One of those was Ishaq al-Kindi. This man was a great philosopher of Iraq. He collected such verses of Noble Qur'an whose meanings were apparently contradictory, in a book called as "self-contradictions". He wanted to prove thereby that it was not the word of Almighty Allah (SWT). When the news reached Imam Hassan Askari (as), he waited for an opportunity to refute him. One day, by chance some of his disciples (students) came to Imam Hassan Askari (as).

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The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.) The Abbasid government did not allow 'Ulama' and jurisprudent to communicate with Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lest his virtues and vast knowledge would be spread among people everywhere, as then people would be affected by him and would turn their backs to the Abbasids. In spite of all the severe procedures the Abbasids took to separate the imam from people, some 'Ulama' and narrators communicated with him and narrated his traditions. Here we mention the companions and narrators in brief because this completes the research on the personality of Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.).

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The Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

The Traditions of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.) Historians agreed unanimously that Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) was the richest scientific personality in his talents at his time, and no one was ever comparable to him in virtue and knowledge. Historians said, 'He was the highest authority for jurisprudents in taking the rulings of the Shariah and the principles of religion. They put forward to him books of Hadith and jurisprudence, and if he permitted these books, they would act according to them. Once, a book written by Ahmad bin Abdullah bin Khanibah was offered to him. He read it and then said to his companions, 'It is true. Act according to it!'[150]

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Wonderful Short Maxims of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.)

Wonderful Short Maxims of Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.) The following are some of the wonderful maxims transmitted from Imam Abu Muhammad al-Askari (a.s.). He said, 1. "If fate is inevitable, then for what purpose is supplication (of man to other than Allah)?" 2. "A believer is a blessing for a believer and an authority on an unbeliever."

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An Account Of The Intellectual Accomplishments Of the 11th Great Imam

An Account Of The Intellectual Accomplishments Of the 11th Great Imam During the time Imam Hasan Askari (a.s) was in imprisonment at Baghdad, for three years at a stretch there was a severe famine. A Christian scholar arrived there and showing a miracle of causing rain he created a great turmoil in the beliefs of Muslims. Everyone began to extol his spiritual feats and the truth of Christian faith. The news reached Motamid. He summoned him and requested him to cause rain. Immediately he raised his hands to the sky and uttered a few words. Within no time a black cloud spread on the sky and it began to rain. Motamid also began to have faith in his miracle and the beliefs of all his courtiers became shaky. Motamid realized that the best course of action was to somehow send this Christian away from his court. When he departed a debate began on this matter. No one could explain it away. 

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The Age of the Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)

The Age of the Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) The study of the age that Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lived in is no longer a kind of luxury or decoration to the book, but it is a necessity that the modern scientific research requires. Studying an age has become from the methodical studies that a researcher cannot leave aside, because it reveals the reality of the general life which that certain person lives, and also it sheds lights on the events that takes place during that age which naturally have a great influence on the behavior of that person. Sociologists say that the social life affects and is affected.

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Imam Hassan al-Askari's Companions and the Narrators of His Traditions

Imam Hassan al-Askari's Companions and the Narrators of His Traditions The Abbasid government did not allow ulama and jurisprudent to contact with Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) lest his virtues and vast knowledge would be spread among people everywhere, and then people would be affected by him and turn their backs to the Abbasids. In spite of all the severe procedures the Abbasids took to separate the imam from people, some ulama and narrators contacted with him and narrated his traditions. Here we mention the companions and narrators in brief because this completes the research on the personality of Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.).

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The Kings in the Age of the Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)

The Kings in the Age of the Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) We should have a short break to talk - in brief - about the kings whom Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) was contemporary with, and give a picture about their conducts and the misfortunes, and distresses the imam suffered under their reigns.

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Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)'s Traditions and Jurisprudence

Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)'s Traditions and Jurisprudence Historians agreed unanimously that Imam Abu Muhammad (a.s.) was the richest scientific personality in his talents at his time, and no one was ever comparable to him in virtue and knowledge. Historians said, ‘He was the highest authority for jurisprudents in taking the rulings of the Shariah and the principles of religion. They put forward to him books of Hadith and jurisprudence, and if he permitted these books, they would act according to them. Once, a book written by Ahmad bin Abdullah bin Khanibah was offered to him. He read it and then said to his companions, ‘It is true. Act according to it!’

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8th of Rabi al-Akher, Food for Thought

8th of Rabi al-Akher, Food for Thought “O You, Whose light covers darkness, O You, by Whose holiness rugged mountain passes are lit, O You, to Whom all the inhabitants of the earth and the heavens submit, O You, to Whom every insolent tyrant surrenders with obedience, O You the Aware of hidden consciences. You are Merciful to everything and Aware of everything, forgive those who repent and follow Your path; protect them from the torment of Fire, give them soon Your victory that You have promised them of and You do not fail the promise! Devastate the people of evil and take them to the worst abode in the worst punishment and the ugliest retreat.”

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The Noble Lineage of Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S)

The Noble Lineage of Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S) Imam Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Askari (a.s.) was from the heart of the prophetic family, by which Allah had honoured the Arabs and Muslims. It was the holiest family that had undertaken the issues of truth and justice among all peoples of the earth. There is no lineage in this world like the noble lineage which Imam al-Askari (a.s.) belonged to.

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The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari (A.S)

The Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari (A.S) During the year 235 A.H., Imam Hadi (A.S) was forced to come to Iraq from Medina by the cruel rulers of Bani Abbas. At that time, Imam Hasan Askari (A.S) was only three or four years old. Due to frequent visits by the people, the caliph had ordered that they should live in a military area and be under tight government surveillance.

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Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the Master of Interpreters of the Holy Qur'an

Imam Hasan al-Askari (A.S.), the Master of Interpreters of the Holy Qur'an The infallible imams of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s) paid excessive attention to the interpretation (tafsir) of the Holy Qur'an. Each one of them had a school of tafsir, and they were definitely the most aware of the contents of the Qur'an and all its sciences.

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Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a)

Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a) Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a) spent his short life in sufferings and distresses. The Abbasid kings spared no effort in oppressing him. They moved him from a prison to another. They subjected him to confinement and imposed on him an economical blockade. They prevented him from meeting with his followers as they prevented ulama and scholars from contacting with him to take from the fountains of his sciences.

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Rabi al-Awwal 8; the Day of Grief

Rabi al-Awwal 8; the Day of Grief The above is a passage from the ziyarah or standard form of salutation to an Infallible Member of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWA) Household, at the news of whose martyrdom today in 260 AH (874 CE), according to contemporary accounts, the city of Samarra wore a deserted look, as grief-stricken traders shuttered their shops and hurried to participate in his last rites.

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Short Sayings of Imam Hassan Askari (a.s.)

Short Sayings of Imam Hassan Askari (a.s.) 1. Imam Al-Askari (peace be upon him) said: Do not dispute (with others) lest you will lose splendor and do not joke(with everyone) lest you will be disrespected.

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