Forest won their first game under new manager Dougie Freedman as they got the better of Brighton & Hove Albion away from home.
It was not the most comprehensive of wins, but it was certainly thrilling, as the Nottingham-based outfit edged the encounter 3-2 at The Amex.
Lewis Dunk put Brighton in the lead in the 42nd minute when he headed home Danny Holla's free kick, but Danny Collins restored parity for Forest just minutes later.
Forest went 3-1 ahead in the second half, thanks to Henri Lansbury and Ben Osborn, but Albion substitute Beram Kayal's header in the final minutes set up a tense finish.
However, Forest eventually picked up the three points, leading Al-Hasawi to revel in the win on Twitter.
The Kuwaiti businessman was appreciative of the fans and thanked them for their loyalty, while making it clear that he believes that all the Forest supporters are “loyal” to the club.
A great start with our new manager Dougie Freedman.Thankyou to all the players and thankyou to the fans for supporting our new manager #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) February 7, 2015
We have to stick together through rough times and good times. Thank you to the fans that are loyal to forest. #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) February 7, 2015
What I meant by loyalty is that all the fans that support forest are loyal.I didn't mean that there's a part of fans that aren't loyal#nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) February 7, 2015
Forest are currently 12th in the Championship table with 37 points from 29 matches.