THE LIFE OF IMAM
AL-HASAN AL-ASKARI
Study And Analysis

By:
Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi

Translation by:
Abdullah al-Shahin

Author: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi
Translator: Abdullah al-Shahin
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications – Qum
First Edition 1426 -2005 - 1384
Thamin Al-a'immah Press
Quantity: 1000
Number of Pages: 232
Size: 162 x 229 mm
ISBN: 964-438-689-2

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEDICATION 4
INTRODUCTION 9
BIRTH AND UPBRINGING 15
  THE IMAM’S NOBLE LINEAGE
HIS FATHER
HIS MOTHER
THE GREAT NEWBORN CHILD
CEREMONIES OF BIRTH
HIS NAME AND SURNAME
HIS EPITHETS
HIS MIEN
HIS UPBRINGING
GOD-FEARING
WITH HIS FATHER
THE DEATH OF HIS BROTHER
WITH HIS BROTHER AL-HUSAYN
THE LOSS OF HIS FATHER
TO THE PARADISE
HIS WORSHIP
HIS PRAYER
HIS QUNUT
HIS DU’A IN THE MORNING
HIS IDEALS
HIS KNOWLEDGE
HIS PATIENCE
HIS STRONG WILL
HIS GENEROSITY
HIGH MORALS
INFALLIBILITY
HIS IMAMATE
THE TRADITIONS ON HIS IMAMATE
FROM THE SIGNS OF HIS IMAMATE
15
16
16
17
17
18
18
19
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
27
27
28
31
31
32
32
32
34
35
35
38
41
IMPRESSIONS ABOUT HIM 49
HIS LETTERS 57
WORDS OF LIGHT 67
  THE PREFERENCE OF THE AHLUL BAYT
HIS RECOMMENDATION TO HIS ADHERENTS
A VALUABLE ADVICE
PREACHING
PONDERING ON ALLAH
WISDOM OF FASTING
DISPRAISING THE HYPOCRITES
PIOUS AND IMPIOUS
WONDERFUL SHORT MAXIMS
67
68
69
69
70
70
70
71
71
WITH THE HOLY QUR’AN 77
  THE TAFSIR ASCRIBED TO HIM
THOSE WHO DEPENDED ON THIS TAFSIR
THE SANAD OF THIS TAFSIR
DEFECTS
80
80
81
84
HIS TRADITIONS AND JURISPRUDENCE 87
  THE INTEREST OF THE ULAMA IN HIS TRADITIONS
TRADITIONS ON RELIGIOUS RULINGS
87
89
HIS COMPANIONS AND NARRATORS OF HIS TRADITIONS 97
THE AGE OF THE IMAM 137
  THE ECONOMICAL LIFE
INCOMES OF THE STATE
VIOLENCE IN COLLECTING THE LAND TAX
INCREASING THE KHARAJ
APPROPRIATING THE WEALTH OF THE STATE
GREAT GIFTS TO BONDMAIDS
ABUNDANT GIFTS TO POETS
PALACES
THE LUXURY OF THE ABBASID WOMEN
THE WRETCHEDNESS OF THE PUBLIC
THE IMAM’S SITUATION
THE POLITICAL LIFE
OPPRESSING THE ALAWIDS
THE IMAM’S AMULET
PERSECUTING THE PEOPLE OF QUM
OPPRESSION AND TYRANNY OF VIZIERS
INTERNAL REVOLTS
THE REVOLT OF YAHYA
THE REVOLT OF THE NEGROES
THE REVOLT OF SHAM
THE DOMINATION OF THE TURKS ON THE RULE
THE RELIGIOUS LIFE
REFUTING AL-KINDI
REFUTING A MONK
LIARS AND FABRICATORS
AMUSEMENT AND DIVERSION
138
139
139
141
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143
144
145
146
147
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150
150
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153
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159
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160
161
162
162
163
164
165
THE KINGS IN THE AGE OF THE IMAM 167
  AL-MUTAWAKKIL
HIS CHARACTERISTICS
HIS ENMITY TOWARDS THE ALAWIDS
WITH IMAM AL-HADI
THE DEATH OF AL-MUTAWAKKIL
THE REIGN OF AL-MUNTASIR
THE REIGN OF AL-MUSTA’EEN
HIS SPITE TOWARDS THE IMAM
ARRESTING THE IMAM
FRIGHT OF THE SHIA
THE DEPOSITION OF AL-MUSTA’EEN
THE REIGN OF AL-MU’TAZZ
THE DEPOSITION OF AL-MU’TAZZ
THE REIGN OF AL-MUHTADI
THE REIGN OF AL-MU’TAMID
167
168
170
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180
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182
183
184
185
186
187
TO THE BETTER WORLD 189
  APPOINTING AL-MEHDI (A.S.) AS THE NEXT IMAM
THE IMAM COMFORTS HIMSELF
ASSASSINATING THE IMAM
THE GOVERNMENT CONFUSION
TO THE BEST OF ABODES
IN HIS LAST ABODE
THE DATE OF HIS DEATH
191
194
194
195
195
196
197
THE ZIYARAH OF IMAM AL-HASAN AL-ASKARI 199
  THE COMMON ZIYARAH
PRAYER FOR IMAM AL-HASAN AL-ASKARI
205
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REFERENCE BOOKS 227