Hasan on Ali: Hasan descreibes virtues of Ali ibn Abi Talib

‘Amr ibn Hubshi reported: Hasan ibn Ali addressed the people after the killing of Ali ibn Abi Talib and he said, “A man has departed you yesterday whom none from the early generation could surpass in knowledge and none from the later generation will match him. If the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would send him with the banner, he would not give up until victory had been granted to him. He did not leave behind any gold or silver except for seven hundred coins of his stipend that he kept to buy a servant for his family.”

In another narration, Hasan said, “A man has departed you yesterday who was surpassed in knowledge by none from the early generation and none from the later generation will match him. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, sent him with the banner, with Gabriel on his right side and Michael on his left. He did not give up until he was granted victory.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 1721

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ حُبْشِيٍّ قَالَ  خَطَبَنَا الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ بَعْدَ قَتْلِ عَلِيٍّ فَقَالَ لَقَدْ فَارَقَكُمْ رَجُلٌ بِالْأَمْسِ مَا سَبَقَهُ الْأَوَّلُونَ بِعِلْمٍ وَلَا أَدْرَكَهُ الْآخِرُونَ إِنْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَيَبْعَثُهُ وَيُعْطِيهِ الرَّايَةَ فَلَا يَنْصَرِفُ حَتَّى يُفْتَحَ لَهُ وَمَا تَرَكَ مِنْ صَفْرَاءَ وَلَا بَيْضَاءَ إِلَّا سَبْعَ مِائَةِ دِرْهَمٍ مِنْ عَطَائِهِ كَانَ يَرْصُدُهَا لِخَادِمٍ لِأَهْلِهِ

في رواية أخرى قَالَ لَقَدْ فَارَقَكُمْ رَجُلٌ بِالْأَمْسِ لَمْ يَسْبِقْهُ الْأَوَّلُونَ بِعِلْمٍ وَلَا يُدْرِكُهُ الْآخِرُونَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَبْعَثُهُ بِالرَّايَةِ جِبْرِيلُ عَنْ يَمِينِهِ وَمِيكَائِيلُ عَنْ شِمَالِهِ لَا يَنْصَرِفُ حَتَّى يُفْتَحَ لَهُ

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