Imam Hasan and Caliphate
By Qurrat-ul-Ain Abidiy
Translated by Sibtul Hasan Hansvi
The life of Imam Hasan (A.S) was both eventful and full of lessons, and yet the significance of his role seems to have been ignored, forgotten, or eclipsed by the extent focus on Imam Husain (A.S). Why has history blackened the radiant face of that Imam in whose adoration forty thousand people unanimously raised their hands to pledge allegiance, and the outside of whose house was continually overflowing with people? This book very nicely redresses that balance by displaying the brilliance of Imam Hasan’s leadership, the farsightedness of his thinking, and his iron-like resolve in serving Allah (SWT) – all characteristics so reminiscent of his father before him.