Abu Huraira reported that ‘Umar happened to pass by Hassan as he was reciting verses in the mosque. He (Hadrat ‘Umar) looked towards him (meaningfully), whereupon he (gassing) said: I used to recite (verses) when one better than you (the Holy Prophet) had been present (here). He then looked towards Abu Huraira and said to him: I adjure you by Allah (to tell) if you had not heard Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: (Hassan), give a reply on my behalf; Allah I help him with Ruh-ul-Qudus. He (Abu Huraira) said: By Allah, it is so (i.e. the Holy Prophet actually said these words).
Chapter : The merits of Hassan b. Thabit (Allah be pleased with him).