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The undesirable schism of reviling Hazrat Ali (as)

"Hazrat Ali (as) will be remembered with dignity and honour and no abusive language will be used against him; or, according to some narrations, it will not be practiced in the life of Imam Hasan (as)."

This condition, with some variation, has been recorded by the majority of the historians, some of the more prominent ones being: Abul Faraj Isphahani, Ibne Abee-al-Hadeed Mo'tazilli Ibne Khaldoon Ibne Asakir ,Ibne Kaseer Sheikh Mufeed The historian Tabari Ibne Aseer Ibne S'ad Ibne Sabbagh Maliki The scholar Raazi aale Yaseen The scholar Baqar Qarshi. 28

This condition reflects that Imam Hasan Mujtaba (as) was very much concerned about the high status and respect for his illustrious father. He and his group were determined to face all conspiracies meant to hurt the honour of Hazrat Ali (as) and would not show any leniency in this respect.

28. Abul Faraj - 'Maqatil al Talibeen', vol.1, p.43; Ibne Abee al Hadeed - 'Sharhe Nahjul Balagha', vol. 16 p.44; Ibne Khaldoon, 'Tareekhe Ibne Khaldoon', Beirut, Moassasah A'lami lil Mutboo'at, 1971, vol. 2, p. 186; Abdul Qadir Badran, 'Tahzeebe Tareekhe Damishq'..., vol 4, p.224; Ibne Kaseer, 'Albidayah val Nihaya', Beirut, Maktaba al Ma'rif. 1974, vol.8, pp.15-16; Sheikh Mufeed - 'Kitab al Irshad', Teheran, Intisharat-e-Ilmiah, vol. 2 p.10; Tabari - 'Tareekh al Tabari', Beirut: Daarul Kutub al Ilmiah 1988, vol 3, p. 166; Ibne Aseer - 'Al Kamil fee al Tareekh', vol. 2, p.446; Abdul Aziz Salim - 'Tareekh al Daula al Arabia, Iskandaria: Moas sasah Shabab al Jame'h, 1993, vol.2, p.337; Ibne Saad - 'al Tabaqaat al Kubra', Tarjuma Al Imam al Hasan, under publication, research by Abdul Aziz Tabatabai, Qum, Moassa sah Aale Ahle Bait, 1996; Qism min al Jaza-e-Samin' p.76; Ibnul Sabbagh Maliki- 'al Fusool al Muhimmah', Najaf, Darul Kutub, p.145; 261; Baqar Qarshi - 'Hayat al Imam al Hasan bin Ali', vol 2, p.243;

Adpted from the book: "Imam Hasan and Caliphate" by: "Qurrat-ul-Ain Abidiy"

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