The Center of Mosque Studies - Imam Hassan Al- Mujtaba’s peace treaty was
drafted shrewdly so that Islam and the Islamic movement would not enter
the corrupt channel of so-called Caliphate, which in reality had become
a Sultanate—a monarchy. This was Imam Hassan's (a.s.) art. Imam Hassan
Al-Mujtaba (a.s.) delineated the peace treaty so that the original
Islamic movement—which started in Mecca and resulted in the formation of
an Islamic government, lasting through the time of the Commander of the
Faithful (a.s.), and himself—would continue into another passage. If
not in the form of a government—which wasn’t possible anymore—at least
in the form of a movement. This marked the third era of Islam.
Islam became a movement again. The original Islam, the pure Islam, the
anti-oppression Islam, the uncompromising Islam, the unmodified
Islam—which is not a tool in the service of desires, remained intact.
Nonetheless, it remained in the form of a movement. That is to say, at
the time of Imam Hassan (a.s.) the idea of Islamic revolution—which went
through a period of being culminated in power and governance—reverted
to being a movement.
Of course now, the movement had a much harder task ahead compared to the
time of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.). For the reason that, those who were
crying out loud for the religion wore the apparent garment of religion
while they did not care for religion. This is where the difficulty for
our infallible Imams lied.
Speech for the people on 15th of Ramadan
April 11, 1990