Sayyidina Hassan al Muthanna – Name and lineage  

August 1, 2019
August 1, 2019

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Sayyidina Hassan al Muthanna

Name and lineage  


He is the eminent Sayed Hassan ibn Hassan[1] ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib ibn Hashim al Qurashi al Hashimi, the son of Hassan ibn ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the grandson of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

His great grandfather is the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the Best of Creation and Leader of the Worlds.

His father is Hassan ibn ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the leader of the youth of Paradise.[2]

His grandfather is ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib radiya Llahu ‘anhu, one of the Ten Promised Paradise, and the fourth Rightly Guided Khalifah.

His paternal uncle is Hussain ibn ‘Ali al Shahid radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the leader of the youth of Paradise.[3]

His paternal granduncle is Jafar ibn Abi Talib al Shahid radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the possessor of two wings in Jannat.

His paternal great granduncle is Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the leader of the Martyrs.[4]

His grandmother is Fatimah bint Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib, the Queen of the Women in Paradise.[5]

His great grandmother is Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Leader of the women of Paradise.[6]

As you can see he was surrounded by nobility, blessed indeed are his origins and noble is the house in which he was raised.

توارثهم آباء آبائهم قبل

فما كان من خير أتوه فإنّما

وتغرس إلاّ في منابتها النّخل

هل ينبت الخطيّ إلاّ وشيجه

Whatever good they have done it is merely due to their forefathers previously inheriting it from each other.

The Khatti[7] spears are not produced but by their roots.[8] And date palms can only be cultivated in places fit for it.[9]


As for his mother, she is Khawlah bint Manzur al Fazariyyah.


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[1] He is called Hassan al Muthanna because of his and his father’s name both being Hassan.

[2] Al Tirmidhi, # 3868. Grade: Hassan Sahih.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Mustadrak al Hakim, # 4900. Declared Sahih by al Albani in Al Silsilah al Sahihah, # 374.

[5] Al Tirmidhi, merits of Khadijah, # 3878; Anas radiya Llahu ‘anhu narrates, “The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘Sufficient for you among the women of mankind are Maryam bint ‘Imran, Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Fatimah bint Muhammad and Asiyah the wife of Firoun.’” Al Tirmidhi said, “The narration is Sahih.”

Sahih al Bukhari, # 3624; The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha, “Are you not pleased that you will be the chief among the believing women or of this Ummah?”

[6] As above.

[7] Referring to the spears of a specific place in Bahrayn, known for their quality and endurance.

[8] Referring to the tree from which it is made.

[9] The intent is to prove that a noble person hails from a noble lineage.

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