Imam Hasan and Caliphate

The life of Imam Hasan (as) 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 of focus on Imam Husayn (as). A common misconception is that he was just a peace-maker, yet nothing could be further from the truth. For Imam Hasan (as) was overwhelmingly and popularly appointed as Caliph due to his charisma, knowledge and eminent piety. Then he led the Islamic Caliphate for six months with authority and control, and he prepared his army, leading it to war against Muawiya and exhorting it to be brave and unflinching. Moreover, the author demonstrates, with exacting scholarship using authentic sources and the motherbooks of history, how there would have been no Karbala without the groundwork laid by Imam Hasan (as). The book also has great value as a manual of instruction on how one should obey the Imam of one’s time, in war and in peace .Thus making it an excellent way of preparing for the emergence of the Twelfth Imam (ajtf).

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  1. Editors Introduction
  2. Imam Hasan and Allegiance
  3. Historical Background of Kufa
  4. Imam Al-Mujtaba and Caliphate
  5. War Preparations
  6. The Constituents of the Army and Its Quality
  7. The Strength of the Army
  8. Selection of the Leader
  9. From Maskin to Madain
  10. Some Historical Extracts
  11. The Terms of the Peace Treaty
  12. The Peace Treaty’s Consequences and After Effects
  13. The Formal Announcement of Peace