This Day in History: 0846-12-02

(2 December) Islamic scholar and theologian Hasan ibn Ali al-Askari was born during the rule of the Abbasid Caliphate. Being a descendant of Ali bin Abu Talib, Hasan al-Askari is considered to be the 11th Shia Imam. He descends from the lineage of Hussain bin Ali and is the son of Ali al-Hadi.