When asked what piety is, Imam Hassan (A) replied, "yearning for virtue and not longing for this world."
When asked what generosity is, Imam Hassan (A) replied, "donation before request and feeding people during drought."
When asked what dignity is, Imam Hassan (A) replied, "agreeing with friends and maintaining good neighbourly relations."
Imam Hassan's (A) Caliphate
On the 21st night of the Ramadan of 40th Hijra his father Hazrat Ali ibn-e-Abi Talib (A) passed away making all the people sorrowful and grieved. Imam Hassan (A) who was 27 years of age came along with the people to the mosque and climbed the tribune and said, "Last night, a man, who was unique in knowledge piety, conduct and character among the previous ages people as