Imam Suwed Stephan
BOOK: 100 stories about Hasan and Husayn (RA)
AUTHOR: sheikh Muhammad Siddique Al Minshaawi.
The generosity of Hassan (RA)
It was the practice of Hadhrat Hasan (R.A) to give preference to fulfilling the needs of people over Nafl Ibaadah.
Hadhrat Hasan (R.A) always preferred honour to wealth and would not allow any stain upon the name of the family of Rasulullah ﷺ regardless of how much money needed to be spent.
A person once came to Hadhrat Hasan (RA) and detailed the plight of his poverty, asking for some assistance. Hadhrat Hassan (RA) then instructed his treasurer to bring all the wealth he possessed together with all that was kept in reserve as well.
A person once asked Hasan (RA) “Why do you never refuse a beggar even when you have nothing?” He replied: ” I’m embarrassed to refuse a beggar when I myself am a beggar before Allah.”
Hadhrat Hasan (RA) performed Hajj on foot many times, saying ” I feel ashamed to go to the House of Allah if it is not on foot”.