Hasan ibn Ali

grandson of Muhammad and the second Shia Imam (625–670)

Al-Hassan bin Ali (Al-Hassan, son of Ali) (born in March 4, 625 CE died in March 9 or 30, 670 CE).[1] was an Alid political and religious leader. He was the son of Ali and his wife Fatimah.[2] After the death of his father, Hasan was chosen the caliph by a group of Muslims in Kufa. He was not accepted as the caliph by the Umayyad leader Mu'awiya. Both signed a peace treaty around August 661 and Mu'awiya became the sole caliph of the Muslim community. Hasan was also a member of Ahl al-Bayt.

Seal of Hasan ibn Ali


  1. Shaykh Mufid. Kitab Al Irshad. p.279-289
  2. "al-shia.com". www.al-shia.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2013-06-16.