(al-)Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib
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, son of ʿAlī and Fāṭima [q.v.], claimant to the caliphate until he renounced the office in favour of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān, and, in the eyes of the S̲h̲īʿīs, the second imām .

Early years.

He was born in 3/624-5 (the month is uncertain; mid-Ramaḍān?) and given the name al-Ḥasan by Muḥammad, while his father wanted to ca…

Cite this page
Veccia Vaglieri, L., “(al-)Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0272>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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