Diana Steigerwald

in Islamic Studies

ISBN: 9780195390155
Published online May 2011 | | DOI:

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Hasan ibn ʿAli ibn Abi Talib, the son of ʿAli (the cousin of Muhammad) and Fatima (the daughter of Muhammad), was born on 15 Ramadan 3/2 March 625. As the grandson of Muhammad, he was particularly dear to the Prophet. Just like Muhammad, Hasan was gentle, good, and pious. Hasan, a pacific man, always preferred to avoid war in order to preserve the unity of the Muslim community. When addressing an audience, he was an excellent speaker. This entry mainly covers his life during the time of Muhammad, his role during the first four caliphs, the tribulations he had to face during his caliphate, his marriages, and how the Shiʿites view him.

Article.  7190 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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