Hasan al-Askari

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The al-‘Askarī Mosque entombs the graves of Hasan al-‘Askarī and his father ‘Alī an-Naqī in Sāmarrā', Iraq.

Hasan ibn ‘Alī al-‘Askarī (846 - 874 AD) (Arabic: حسن بن علي العسكري‎ ) was the eleventh Twelver Shī‘ah Imām. He was the son of ‘Alī an-Naqī and was the ninth generation grandson of Muhammad.


  • It is sufficient for your morality, not to involve yourself with the things you do not approve of in others.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.377
  • There is a limit to caution and farsightedness; if one goes beyond the limit, fear and wretchedness will result.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.364
  • Know that coyness has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall turn to weakness; generosity has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall become wasting; economy has a certain extent and if exceeded, shall be stinginess; and courage has a certain extent, which if exceeded, becomes recklessness.
    • Nuzhat an-Nadhir fī Tanbīh al-Khawatir, p.50-51
  • The most temperate of persons is the one who controls hismself, and in doubtful events is self-contained.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.373
  • Everyone reaps what he sows.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.338
  • Beauty of the face is the outward charm of a human being, and the beauty of soul is his inner charm.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.1, p.95

Religious Wisdom

  • The most pious of people is the one who fulfills his religious precepts, and the most devout of the people is the one who avoids illegitimate acts.
    • Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p.519
  • Whoever sows good shall harvest happiness, and whoever sows evil shall harvest regret.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.338
  • Your daily subsistence which has been assured by God, should not prevent you from rising in obedience and performing your duties.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.374
  • Allah has imposed fasting so that the wealthy might suffer hunger and be kind to the poor.
    • al-Shaykh al-Sadūq, Man lā Yahdharul Faqīh, vol.2, p.43
  • Whoever is given good, Allah has given him that, and whoever is saved from an evil Allah has saved him from it.
    • Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p.338

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