CHAPTER: THE MERITS OF HASAN AND HUSAIN (ALLAAH BE PLEASED WITH BOTH OF THEM)
Abu Huraira reported Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying to Hasan: O Allaah, behold, I love him. Thou too love him and love one who loves him.
Abu Huraira reported: I went along with Allalh's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) at a time during the day but he did not talk to me and I did not talk to him until he reached Bazar of Banfi Qainuqal. He came back to the tent of Fatima and said: Is the little chap (meaning Hasan) there? We were under the impression that his mother had detained him in order to bathe him and dress him and garland him with a sweet garland. Not much time had passed that he (Hasan) came running until both of them embraced each other, thereupon Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: O Allaah, I love him; love him Thou and love one who loves him (Hasan).
Al-Bara' b. Azib reported: I saw Hasan b. 'Ali upon the shoulders of Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he was saying: O Allaah, I love him, and love him Thou.
Iyas reported on the authority of his father: I (had the honour of) leading the white mule on which rode Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and with him were Hasan and Husain, till it reached the apartment of Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). The one amongst them was seated before him and the other one was seated behind him.