Assalamu alaykum WaRahmtullah WaBarakatuh dear brothers and sisters.
Love for Imam Ahmed Al Hassan
Today brothers and sisters we we'll be talking about why we should love Imam Ahmed Al Hassan peace (a.s), and we will discuss the love they have show us, and ways we can show our love to them. Also know that Showing love to Imam Ahmed al Hasan a.s means you have showed love to Allah, because Allah (swt) says "Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger is with those whom Allah has blessed." [The Holy Quran 4:68] and "We did not send any Messenger but for him to be obeyed by the permission of Allah." [The Holy Quran 4:63] He (swt) made obeying His Messenger tantamount to obeying Himself, and He placed obedience to Himself alongside obedience to His Messenger. Allah promises that doing this will result in an abundant reward and threatens a severe punishment for opposing it
Firstly the reason why we should love them is because they are truly the Qaim of Ale-Muhammed, as there are many proofs proving this, as follows:
In accordance with the Qur’an and the Narrations from the AhlulBayt (pbut) it is incumbent upon every Muslim that he leaves behind a will. It has been enjoined upon you that when you approach death and you are leaving behind your personal property, make a will according to law for your parents and others close to you. This has been enjoined upon the God-Fearing as a duty from Allah.}
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & his family) said to Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (pbuh) during the night of his death:
“‘O Father of Al Hassan, bring me a leaf and a paper’, and he dictated his will until he came to a position where he said: ‘O Ali, there will be twelve Imams and after them there will be twelve Mahdi’s. You, O Ali, are the first of the twelve Imams, God has named you in his heavens Ali Al Mortada, The Prince of the believers, Grand truthful, the bright Farouq (Judge and differentiating between true and false), the trusted, and the Mahdi (rightly guided). These names may not be truly attributed to other than you. O Ali, you are my guardian on my own family, their living and their dead. My women, whom you maintain shall find me tomorrow, and whom you reject I am acquitted of her. I will not see her and she will not see me on the day of resurrection, and you are the successor (Khalifa) on my nation after me. If the day of death comes to you, hand it over to my son Hassan the very beneficial. Then if the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to my son Al Hussein, the Martyr, the Pure and the Assassinated. If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, the master of the servants and worshipers Ali. If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Mohamed Al Baqir.If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Jaâfar Al Sadiq (the honest).If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Moussa Al Kadhim (The Patient).If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Ali Al Reda.If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Mohamed Al Thiqa (The Trustworthy).If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Ali Al Nasih (The Advisor). If the day death of comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Al Hassan Al Fadil. If the day of death comes to him, let him hand it over to his son, Mohammed the Mandate of the Holy Family of Mohamad Peace be upon them all. These are the twelve Imams. Then there will be twelve Mahdi’s after them. then when Allah receiveth him, let him hand it over to his son, the first of the close ones, he has three names, one like mine and my Father’s: Abdollah (Servant of God), Ahmad and the third name is The Mahdi (the guided) and he is the first Believer’.”
— Sheikh Al-Toosi, Al-Ghayba p.150.
— Sheikh Hor Al-Amili, Ithbat Al-Hodat Vol. 1 p.549.
— Sheikh Hor Al-Amili, Al-Iqath Min Al-Haj’a p.393-3.
— Sheikh Hassan bin Soulayman Al Hilli, Mokhtasar Al Bassair p.159.
— Al-Allama Al-Majlisii, Bihar Al-Anwar Vol. 53 p.147.
— Al-Allama Al-Majlisii, Bihar Al-Anwar Vol. 36 p.260.
— Sheikh Abd Allah Al-Bahrani, Al’awalim Vol. 3 p.236.
— Al-Sayyed Hashim Al-Bahrani, Ghayat Al-Maram Vol. 1 p.370.
— Al-Sayyed Hashim Al-Bahrani, Al-Insaf p.222.
— Al-Fayth Al-Kachani, Nawadir Al-Akhbar p.294-9.
— Sheikh Mirza Annouri, Annajm Al-Thaqib Vol. 2 p.71.
— Al-Sayyed Muhammad Muhammad Sadiq Al-Sadir , Tarikh Ma Ba’d Al-Thohoor p.641-11.
— Sheikh Al Mayanji, Makatib Arrassoul Vol. 2 p.96.
— Sheikh Al-Korani, Mokhtasar Mo’jam Ahadith Al-Imam Al-Mahdi p.301-13.
Imam Ali (a.s) said when he was talking about the companions of the 12th Imam:"The first of them is from Basra and the last of them is from Ibdaal" Besharat Al-Islam p.148
A clear narration mentioned by the Prince of the believers (pbuh) in regards to the first companions of Imam Al Mahdi (pbuh). This narration tells us that the first ones among the supporters of Imam Al Mahdi (pbuh) Muhammad son of Hassan a.s is someone that comes from Basra. And it has been understood by a substantial majority among the Shia scholars who have an endeavour in researching about Imam Al Mahdi's case that there are 313 commanders of Imam Al Mahdi (pbut).
In this narration it makes us realise that when Imam Ali (pbuh) says that the first of them comes from Basra,it means that the first of them from Basra is the first to believe in Imam Al Mahdi (a.s). Ahmad Al Hassan (pbuh) is someone who is from Basra who publicly preached and told the people that he is a man from Ahlulbayt whose the first believer and the messenger of Imam Al Mahdi Muhammad son of Hassan (a.s)
Imam Ahmad AlHassan (a.s) who is the first of the 313 is from Basra and he is the true believers as mentioned in the Prophet's will.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:"… is Ahmad and he is the first believer.." Gaibat AlToosi p.151
Book of Fitan by Ibn hamad1/308 -893-Narrated from AlHukm son of Nafe from Jarah-From Arta'a
he said "and a group of people will emerge from the blacks of Kufa who are called the Asab,almost none of them have weapons except a few,and among them is a man from Basra,so then they will march against the supporters of Sufyani,and they will rescue whoever was with them(Sufyani soldiers) from the capturing of AlKufa,and so the black banners will head-on to give allegiance to the Mahdi."
Here we see emphasis towards this man from Basra and this man is among those people with black flags from the East.Notice how in the previous narration there is emphasis from that man from Basra as if he is a special commander of the blacks of Kufa from the East, but there is no mention of his name.
Secondly let us start with what they have done in there past incarnations also to show there love to us:
One of Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) incarnations was Imam Musa Khadim (a.s)
The Character and Virtues of Imam Musa Khadim (a.s)
Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far (a.s) was one of the illustrious Imams who God had set a paragon of moral excellence. Each member of this noble family possessed cardinal virtues. Naturally in some individuals a particular virtue is dominant and more conspicuous. The seventh Imam excelled in tolerance and forgiveness, so much so that he was entitled Al-Kazim, the suppressor of anger.
Never was he heard speaking roughly or harshly to anyone. Even in the most unpleasant situations, he was seen smiling bearing the pain gracefully. This was in accordance with the saying of his ancestor Imam ‘Ali (a.s) that the faithful keeps his grief confined in his heart with a smile on his face.
One State official of Madina was a persistent source of harassment to the Imam. He even used abusive language regarding Imam ‘Ali. (a.s) But our 7th Imam always directed his followers not to retaliate in the same abusive manner.
When his manner became too rude to be tolerated, Imam’s followers sought permission from the Imam to retaliate against him. The Imam appeased them, promising to decide the matter in his own way.
Pacifying his followers, the Imam went to that man on his Farm and treated him with such noble benevolence that the man felt ashamed of his conduct and subsequently changed his attitude and altered his conduct. Explaining his policy to his followers, the Imam asked,“ Was my behaviour better than the methods you suggested?”
They admitted that it certainly was. He thus carried out the instructions of his great ancestor Imam ‘Ali (a.s) which is recorded in Nahjul Balagha to subdue the enemy with benevolence since it is more effective than trying to defeat them with the same methods. No doubt this requires a correct judgement of your adversary’s nature.
Imam ‘Ali (a.s) has therefore warned not to use this policy with the vile and mean, or they will be encouraged to do more mischief.
To vanquish the enemy with goodness certainly requires the foresight the Imam possessed. Strictness is permissible only when the enemy’s continuous vile conduct justifies retaliation or the use of force. If not, these dignified Nufus preferred to deal with that kind of person gently so as to have a valid pretext against the opponent and leave no ground for him to justify his aggression.
This was the noble method usually adopted by all members of Ahlul Bayt. Imam ‘Ali (a.s) even on his death bed behaved liberally with Ibn Muljim who had dealt him a mortal blow only the day before. Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far (a.s) showered his generosity on many of his relatives even when he knew that some of them were envious of him and conspired with the ruler of the time Harun al-Rashid.
As to what may have led to his final imprisonment, we find that it is stated by Al-Fakhri that there were some of the relatives of Musa Ibn a’afar who were envious of him and carried false reports about him to Al-Rashid, saying, “The people paying him the Khums, or one fifth of the property, are accepting the Imamate and he is about to revolt against you”.
They brought this report to Al-Rashid so frequently that it made him anxious and agitated. He gave the accuser some money to keep bringing him more information. But it is related through authentic sources that this relative of the Imam did not have the chance of enjoying that reward for espionage, for as soon as he reached Madinah, he suffered a serious illness and died from it.
It was in that year that Al-Rashid went on the pilgrimage, and when he arrived in Madina, he arrested the Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far, brought him to Baghdad and imprisoned him under the care of al-Sindi ibn Shahik. (Al-Fakhri-Ibnul Tiktika).
This agrees with Majlisi’s comment in Bihar al Anwar that “Harun took him from Madina ten days from the end of the month of Shawwal 177 Hijiri. Then Harun set out for Makka and took the Imam with him when he returned to Basra and had him imprisoned with Issa. About one year later he was taken out of the Basran prison and taken to Baghdad.
He was put in prison there under the watchful eye of the cruelest person named al-Sindi. Majlisi goes on to say that the Imam died in his prison and was buried in the cemetery of Quraish on the south side of Baghdad.
Al-Fakhri adds,” Al-Rashid was at Rakka and sent orders that he should be put to death. They then brought a number of so called reputable men to Karkh to act as coroners and to testify publicly that the Imam died a natural death.
The place he was buried was a cemetery of the Quraish. But soon this place became the focus of pilgrimage on the grave of the Imam. A town grew around the grave yard. The name of the town became Kazimiya, the town of the Imam Kazim (a.s) A reputed school of theology was founded in this town which is still a source of learning for many students from all over the world.
One of their other incarnations was Imam Al Hussain (a.s) who sacrificed themselves and what what they had to save us and Islam. Imam Al-Hussein (a.s) was later nicknamed the "Master of Martyrs."
A man from the family of the Ahlubayt of the prophet about whom the prophet (sawas) said "Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain and Hasan and Hussain are the masters of the youth of paradise", did you ever consider why a man of such stature from the family of the prophet was murdered so viciously? Along with his pure family and companions peace be upon them all. Imam Hussain (a.s) said I rise only for the reformation of my grandfather’s nation and for this he was slain by the tyrant of time. Where his holy blood was spilt on the ground of Karbala amongst him family and companions and where his backbone was broken.
There only remained the 72 true companions who really loved imam Al Hussain (a.s) at the land of Karbala who were martyred, and they are all back today to support the Qaim (a.s) this round amongst the prophets messengers angles and all the righteous ones of all times. They all were sacrificed for the sake of Islam (may allah bless them all). Imam Hussain (a.s) gave up their family and everything all for the sake to come back at this time.
Also there is a tradition form the 12 Shias that "when the blood of Ali Asgar (a.s) son of Hussain (a.s), his holy blood was poured in Imam Hussain’s hands, and it was narrated that he went to throw the holy blood of Ali Asgar (a.s) in the sky but the sky denied it and said "it we'll never rain if it is thrown up in the sky" Then he (a.s) went to throw it on the ground the ground denied saying "if its dropped on the ground crops will never grow, So Imam Al Hussain (a.s) threw it over them selfs and sacrificed them selves" for everyone who lives on this earth because if there was no rain nor crops grew humanity would have gone extinct.
Also The event of Karbala made the true believers hearts for Imam Hussain and the love for them even more and stronger .
Its been narrated that Imam Hussain (a.s) said "O God, I have left the world in Your love, am ready to make my children orphans in Your love, my heart could not divert towards anyone but You, even if You cut my body into pieces in Your love".
The Messenger (s) is also reported as saying, “Truly al-Hussain is one of the gates of Paradise; he who opposes him, Allah would deny him even the scent of Paradise”.
Truly Imam Hussain (a.s) is a Torch of guidance, and his light continues to shine upon us with goodness and blessing; for it distinguishes the path of the Truth from Falsehood at all times and ages, this is in addition to the perpetual presence of his light in his Ma’soom descendent – in the manifestation of his grandson Imam Mahdi may Allah hasten his reappearance. In acknowledging the momentous sacrifice Imam Hussain (a.s) made, and the colossal trial and tribulation he faced on the day of Ashura, Allah Almighty fashioned the Imams – who are the protectors of Islam – in amongst his descendants.
Oh you who claimed to believe in Al Hussein (a.s) where are you? When Al Hussein (a.s) has returned what will be your excuse if you do not believe what excuse will you use in this time and this age? Aba al Sadiq (a.s) said that there is no religion better than this religion in the entire world. For those who say that they wish they were there, when Imam Hussain (a.s) was stranded on his own in middle of the battle field and said is there anyone there to help me" where are you? Imam Ahmed al Hasan (a.s) says in there sermon of hajj that “if you truly and honestly say to al Hussein (a.s) we wish we were with you so that we could have achieved a great victory so here is al Hussein (a.s) he has come amount you by his son Imam Al Mahdi he sees you and watches your actions and he is expecting your support and he is calling you are you turning away from supporting us and moving away from giving us victory!?! Allah is sufficient for us and he is the best guardian. Sermon of Hajj by Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s)”.
O’ Shia of Ale Muhammad verily imam Hussain a.s has returned and will accompany Imam Al Madhi (a.s) to bring an end to tyranny and injustice the question is will you support this time around!?
They have come back as Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) who has opened the doors of forgiveness and mercy for the true ones and also given us the glad tiding of there uprise after the death of King Abdullah may the curse of Allah be upon him.
And know their love for us is more than stronger than a mother who loves her child and they have more of a right over you than your parents and they have more of right that you have over yourself, they love us so much that they don't sleep at night until Allah swt forgives us for our sins and now there question is, if you do not want to bad for them we need to change quickly by changing our way of life! Reflect upon them act like them! And ask yourself in any situation, would imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) do this and that…
We should love Imam Ahmed al Hasan (a.s) because he is the son of Imam Al Madhi (a.s) and is the Qaim of Ale Mohammed. We should also love them because he is the door to Imam Madhi (a.s) also they are the only ones who cane save us in this world and our hereafter and we brothers and sisters, we were drowning in the heartless sea (the dunya), and imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (a.s) pulled us of the heartless sea and we thank you Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) for everything, for your love and mercy you have showed us and everything and all your hard works that you have done, we hope more more people will be pulled out of the water too… InshaAllah.
Aba Sadiq (a.s) said "Your love for your parents is strong but you will be a true believer when you love the Imam a.s. More than your parents and more than your own self and more than everything close to your heart".
The Imam (a.s) Said one day those with a mustards seed worth of doubt in their hearts when the matter comes will fall.
Examine your hearts and prepare yourselves - for the companions of the Imam (a.s), Their hearts are stronger than Iron and cannot be moved they are all descendants of their father (pbuh).
The Imam a.s. also said "love of this world and love for him cannot be gathered in one heart, it is impossible and two different roads going into two opposite directions. Rather love for yourself and love for the proof of Allah are two different roads leading into two opposite directions".
So the ways we can please Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) is to truly and submit to the blessed black banners from the east because this is there banner and this is the banner which guides you to Allah (swt) and it is the truth and its the banner where all the prophets and messengers, archangels, angles, righteous companions and believers of all time.
Imam Jaafer a.s says: (companion of the matter finds a place in Basra) Haft Al Shareef p.175.
In this narration is also one of the provings for those with eyes that see,ears that hear,and hearts that comprehend telling us that the companion of the matters finds a place in Basra.
Imam Ali pbuh says:"And the great Sideeq(trustee/believer)will walk with the guiding banner and the sword of Tholfiqaar with a sceptor until he enters the place of hijra twice which is Kufa,and he shall destroy its mosque and renew its construction from its first time,and will destroy the houses of the tyrants,so he will head to Basra until he reaches its sea,and with him is the Taboot(covenant) staff of Moses,so he will go to it and he will blow on Basra and so it will turn into a soundless sea and nothing is left except its' mosque like the prow of a ship."Besharat Al Islam p.100.
Imam Al-Baqir (a.s) "There is no banner more guided than the banner of Yamani, it is the banner of guidance, because he calls to your possessor, so if the Yamani comes out, selling weapons to people or any Muslim becomes prohibited, and if the Yamani appears, stand up to him, because his banner is the banner of guidance, and its prohibited for any Muslim to turn away from him, and who ever turns away from him, then he's from the people of hell, because he calls to the truth and to a path that is straight". Al-Ghaybah - Mohammad Ibn Ibrahim A' Noâmani p. 264.
From this hadeeth it tells us that the Yamani (pbuh) has a Divine authority where it's not permissible for any person to turn away from his authority "Wilaya"because whoever does it,it will lead him to hell. And Imam Al Baqer (pbuh) (God forbid)he is not saying this out of foolishness but out of sagacity,wisdom,and comprehension of such a matter.
The acumen of Ahlulbayt (pbut) is shown here where they even tell us that when this man arrives he begins to implement a law of Allah (swt) by a Divine decree "selling weapons to people or any Muslim becomes prohibited." As for those who read about the selling of weapons,there are stages when this law is implemented and when this law is restrained and in arabic it is called "AlMubayana".
Ahmad Al Hassan pbuh talks about it and says:
" As for the call of the first Mahdi and the Yamani it is a secret that Ahlulbayt did not wish to reveal with anybody even by those that look at their narrations.Hence,they made it a symbolic picture needing the people to collect all their narrations but it will only be clarified by the companion of it. So forbidding the selling of weapons in the narration of the Yamani it is a symbol that intends a statement that the Yamani is himself the riser and the first Mahdi that will be recognises during his clear appearance,and the lifting of dissimulation (Taqya), and its understood by the collection from the narrations of the Yamani and the narrations of forbidding the selling of weapons to the opposition.It states that the weapons are not prohibited to be sold to the opposition until the Mubayana ("where those who are followers of Ahlulbayt (pbut) realise that there is an opposition who are clearly disbelievers or Nasibis") and that will not happen as what is known until the appearance of the first Mahdi or the riser which will occur during when he appears with the Mubayana from the family of Muhammad against the opposition."
And To truly show then we love him, we have to spread this blessed dawa and giving up everything we have in this delusional world which means nothing. Aba Sadiq (a.s) said regarding this that "this is the time where it's not only a test for the believers but it is also a test for the prophets and messengers and everything single person who has came back. For this is the time where we get revenge back on behalf on Imam al Hussein (a.s), we take revenge for the Ahlulbayt (a.s), we take revenge for the Ahlul-Kisa (a.s). This is the time we are living in today and if the people believe with all there hearts that truly that imam Ahmed al Hassan (a.s) is truly Imam al Hussein (a.s) and that truly that Abdulla Riyahinin is with him and truly the prophets and messengers and here and truly that Ahmed Murad (a.s) is Michele (a.s) and he is Salman and he is Aaroan and he is Abel, and all the prophets and messengers are here in this day and age. By Allah (swt) the true believer will never hesitate for a second he will never hesitate a second to give everything he has for the dawa, of time effort and life and money and children and everything he can sacrifice for the sake of the Ahlulbayt (a.s), and no body would be hesitant to sacrifice everything for this dawa except he who has doubt, and who has doubt is a hypocrite. And he who has doubt and is a hypocrite will fall in this test and he well receive no good. This is the time of the return and the raja. We ask Allah (swt) to give us victory and patience and the ability to completely submit to Ahmed al Hassan (a.s).
We can also please our father a.s through our morals and manners and facing ourselves and becoming a reflection of them through there morals and manners every second of our life and reflect upon there conduct. We can also please them by attending the blessed room of Paltalk which is a command from them for us to go in. Also Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) has said: "Nothing makes him happier than Ansar helping one another.
Also they are still being oppressed by the accursed office but they are doing out of ignorance because they do not know what is in Imam Ahmed Al Hassan’s (a.s) heart and that they are to ignorant to recognise he is the truth, and if imam a.s never had the mercy and love for everyone, mankind would cease to exist, so always be working for this banner of truth as hard as you can because whatever you do this round now will effect your next, and may Allah (swt) guide everyone to this blessed banner inshallah...
Oh people of the world, imam Hussain has returned in this time and age and he is calling you to Allah (swt) will you help him?
May the peace and blessing be upon Imam Hussain and imam Musa Khadim and imam Ahmed al Hasan for all the love and mercy they have shown us and all there hard works they have done and for saving us from drowning in the dunya. We thank you Imam Ahmed Al Hassan (a.s) By Allah (swt) you truly are our father and we ask Allah (swt) to hasten the relief from your heart, may our souls be sacrificed for you.
Allaahumma salle ala Muhammad wa Ale Muhammad al Aemma wal Mahdyeen wa salem tasleeman Katheera