Story No. 308 – Imam Hasan (a.s.) Maid Servant and Anger Management

Once a maid of our 2nd Imam, Imam Hasan (a.s.) dropped a hot bowl of soup on Imam Hasan (a.s.).

She was very scared because she thought the Imam Hasan (a.s.) would be angry and punish her.

She immediately recited the Ayah: “…Those who control (their) anger…”

Imam Hasan (a.s.) smiled and said he was not angry.

Then she recited the next part of the Ayah: “…And are forgiving towards people…”

Imam Hasan (a.s.) said he had forgiven her.

She then finished the Ayah: “…Allah loves those who do good…”

Imam Hasan (a.s.) told her she was free.

The above Ayah is from the Holy Quran: Surah Aal-e-Imraan (3), verse 134.

Moral: The Holy Qur’an is not just there to read but to learn from and act upon. It is the word of Allah and teaches us everything we need to know if only we understood it.