As counselor to the Government of the day, to rule and to administer the Muslim world was certainly the right of the Ah al-Bayt (A.S.) of the Prophet (S.A.W.), but as common people who had no such right succumbed to the temporal power, The Imams had to lead calm and quiet lives. As such, they could have refused to give any advice or counsel to the Government of the day.
Hussein had a great love for honesty, truth, and justice. He was a man of great courage. He proved his courage and love of Allah at Karbala. In Karbala, he made the greatest sacrifice. His sacrifice for the sake of Islam at Karbala is world famous. You will learn more about it later on.
Imam Hasan was faced with a situation in which he had no alternative but to come to terms with Mu'awiya and prevent senseless bloodshed. If he had persisted in fighting it would have resulted in the gain to the Eastern Roman Empire on the external front
Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq has said that we should not pollute our environment otherwise it would become impossible to live on this planet. Definitely, he had our times in mind when he made those remarks. Pollution was not a problem in his time. There was not a single factory in existence and metals were smelted in small furnaces by burning wood. This was not a theory but a scientific fact which cannot be refuted. It is estimated that if air pollution increases at the present rate for 50 years more, 50% of plankton will die and the quantity of oxygen in the air would be reduced by the same proportion.
The effect of the speech was so powerful that everybody in the court began to weep and blame Yazid. Yazid was afraid that the Imam continued his speech, there would be a revolution and revolt. At the same time, Yazid could not stop Imam and get him down from the pulpit.
As for the returns of the state during the time of Imam Reza, they were plentiful, for examples, only the incoming of land taxes was counted and it was four hundred million dirhams It is worth mentioning that money was not counted but weighed because it was abundant, so they said: "It (money) is six or seven thousand quintals of gold."