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Sulh al-Hasan (a) (book)

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Sulh al-Hasan
Author Al-Shaykh Radi Al Yasin
Original title صُلحُ الحَسَن
Language Arabic
Series 1 vol.
Subject Peace Treaty of Imam al-Hasan (a)
Genre Analytic
Published Beirut
Publisher Al-a'lami publication

Ṣulḥ al-Ḥasan (a) (Arabic: صُلحُ الحَسَن) is a book concerning the peace treaty of Imam al-Hasan (a) written by al-Shaykh Radi Al Yasin, the Shi'a researcher and scholar. The book is one of the few analytic and elaborated works written about the life of Imam al-Hasan (a), his political position, and the conditions of his peace treaty with Mu'awiya b. Abi Sufyan. The book is translated into Persian by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei.

Author

Al-Shaykh Radi Al Yasin was the son of al-Shaykh Abd al-Husayn b. al-Shaykh Baqir. He was a scholar and historian in Najaf. He was born in 1314/1896 and died on Dhu l-Qa'da 15, 1372/ July 27, 1953. In addition to a collection of poems, he wrote a book entitled Tarikh al-Kazimiyya fi l-qadim wa l-hadith (a history of Kadhimiya in ancient and modern times) and Awj al-balagha concerning sermons by Imam al-Hasan (a) and Imam al-Husayn (a).[1]

Method of Writing

The author dealt more with analyses of historical circumstances from his own point of view, rather than citing historical reports. However, he carefully referenced and appealed to various historical sources both within the text and in footnotes.[2]

Contents of the Book

The book consists of three parts. The first part provides a brief biography of Imam al-Hasan (a). The second is concerned with people's allegiance to him and the conditions of his army. The last part, which is the main part of the book, is concerned with his peace treaty and factors leading to it.

Farsi translation of the book Sulh al-Hasan (a) by Ayatollah Khamenei

The epilogue of the book contains an account of a comparison between the conditions of Imam al-Hasan's (a) peace treaty and Imam al-Husayn's (a) uprising both with respect to their friends and companions and their enemies.[3]

The Translation of the Book

The book was translated into Persian in 1388/1969 by Ayatollah Khamenei as Imam al-Hasan's (a) peace treaty: the most splendid heroic leniency of the history.[4] In the preface of the book, Ayatollah Khamenei wrote that he had intended to write a book about Imam al-Hasan's (a) peace treaty, but the values and advantages of this book dissuaded him from doing so, and thus, he started translating this book.[5]

See Also

Notes

  1. Gulī Zawāra Qumshaʾi, Muʿarrifī, naqd wa barrasī-yi kitāb ṣulḥ-i Imām Ḥasan (a), 1380 Sh.
  2. Rāḍī, Āl Yāsīn, Ṣulḥ al-Ḥasan (a), p. 392.
  3. Rāḍī, Āl Yāsīn, Ṣulḥ al-Ḥasan (a), index of the book.
  4. Gulī Zawāra Qumshaʾi, Muʿarrifī, naqd wa barrasī-yi kitāb ṣulḥ-i Imām Ḥasan (a), 1380 Sh.
  5. Rāḍī, Āl Yāsīn, Ṣulḥ al-Ḥasan (a). Translated by Sayyid ʿAlī Khāmeneʾī, p. 3.

References

  • Rāḍī, Āl Yāsīn. Ṣulḥ al-Ḥasan (a). Beirut: al-Aʿlamī, 1412 AH.
  • Rāḍī, Āl Yāsīn. Ṣulḥ al-Ḥasan (a). Translated to Farsi by Sayyid ʿAlī Khāmeneʾī. Tehran: Āsyā, 1348 Sh.
  • Gulī Zawāra Qumshaʾi, Ghulām Riḍā. Muʿarrifī, naqd wa barrasī-yi kitāb ṣulḥ-i Imām Ḥasan (a). winter 1380 Sh. No 51 and 52.
  • Sayrī dar kitāb ṣulḥ Imām Ḥasan (a). Library.Tebyan.Net. visited 2021/2/13. (Persian).