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27) Fatimah’s sons the inheritors of the attributes of the Prophet (saw)

71. عن فاطمة بنت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أنها أتت بالحسن والحسين إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في شكواه الذي توفي فيه، فقالت: يا رسول الله صلى الله عليك وسلم! هذان ابناك فورثهما شيئا، فقال: أما الحسن فله هيبتى و سؤددى و أما حسين فله جرأتى و جودى.

Fatimah (sa) the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (saw) narrates that she took Husain and Hasan to the Holy Prophet (saw) during his illness in which he passed away and said, “Oh Messenger of Allah (saw)! These two are your sons so make them inheritors of something.” The Holy Prophet (saw) said, “For Hasan is my overpowering personality and leadership and for Husain is my courage and generosity.”