He had a great worth and status in the eyes of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.). Such as, one day he (P.B.U.H.) was on the tribune, delivering a speech to the people, he heard the voice of his weeping. He came down from the tribune, went to calm him down, and then returned to his place. When the people asked him the reason for this act. He said, "Whenever I hear the voice of his weeping I get restless. The Prophet (P.B.U.H.), having offered his prayer along with the people, would lift Imam Hassan (AS.) into his lap and would say, "Whosoever loves me, must love this child as well. Sometimes, he lifted this child upon his shoulder and said, "It is hoped that God will purify this Ummah through him. Or he would say, "Whosoever loves Hassan (AS.) and Hussain (AS.) he loves me and whosoever nurses grudge and has enormity against them has enormity with me. Hassan (AS.) and Hussain (AS.) are the two chiefs of the youths of the paradise. Then he said, Hassan (AS.) and Hussain (AS.) are the two earrings of the Empyrean, paradise of God takes pride and ostentation due to them.
Piety and Purity of Imam (A.s.)
Imam Hassan (A.S.) was the most pious, devout and ascetic ,_ worshiper and adorer of God. Whenever he went to Mecca for pilgrimage, he would go walking on foot. Whenever he performed ablution or stood for his prayers he saw himself in the court of God and his body started trembling he said, "The time has come for me to submit the deposit of God to Him."
When he came to mosque, he would raise his head, in the prayer place, towards the sky and say, "Oh God this is your guest standing in your court. Your defaulter servant has come towards you. And he hopes that You will forgive his bad deeds, by virtue of your kindness and forgiveness.
The Charity and mercifulness of Imam (A.s.)
1. A person came to Imam Hassan (AS.) and said "poverty and bad luck is torturing me. You are a family of chastity, purity and infallibility. Get me saved from this cruel enemy." Hazrat Imam called his servant and said, "How much money do you have available?" He replied "five thousand Dinnars" He said, "Give all of this money to this man so that it may become the capital of his business and life and he may relieve himself off and get rid of poverty and resource lessness.
2. One day, Imam Hassan (AS.) went to the house of God. In the very condition when he was busy praying he heard a man addressing his God and saying, "Oh God, I need ten thousand dirhams to get it shaped as the capital of my life and you the merciful one give me this boon and blessing. The moment Imam returned back, he sent the said amount for him.
3. A poor and distressed man came to Imam Hassan (AS.) and recited a rhyme meaning thereby, "I am left over with nothing, not even a single dirham. You can perceive my condition fully well and know it. I have nothing left with me to sell except my honour. I know you are the purchaser and buyer of it." The Imam (AS.) at once called his servant and said, "Whatever money you have got with you, give it to this man."
The servant gave ten thousand dirhams to him. Hazrat Imam (AS.) asked the servant to make excuse as well, because, he did not possess more than that amount to be given out to him. He advised him to take that money and use it for his life and running the wheels of it and possibly getting rid of poverty and distress.
These few stories exhibit this fact that in the same way Imam (AS.) was thoughtful and considerate about the dooms day of the people, he was careful and considerate about their Worldly affairs, for, the World is connected and patched up with the justice day. And the hunger and poverty striken man can not think about his dooms day. We must fully know that the Imam's helps and aids to the people as were not of the sort to encourage people about begging. Instead, these were extended in a manner to extend job and activity chances for them.