Dexter Blackstock's second-half winner secured victory for Forest at previously unbeaten Birmingham and put a very good spin indeed on the club's season so far.
Indeed, Dougie Freedman's men are now eighth in the Championship table, level on points with Brum and one off the play-off places.
The league standings change very quickly this early in the campaign, as Nottingham Forest were in a far worse position two games ago just last Friday.
And 46-year-old chairman Al-Hasawi was delighted on Twitter, congratulating Freedman, the players and the Red Army.
Forest's next Championship clash will be a barometer for how far they have come, however, as they face promotion contenders Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.
Boro are up to second in the table, although that is just three points above Nottingham Forest after impressive wins at Queens Park Rangers and now Birmingham.
In truth, Freedman's side looked like they were struggling even 70 minutes into the QPR clash. But a late rally there - some of which is owed to Rob Green - has clearly kickstarted their season.