What is so special about the Family of the Prophet (s)?

What is so special about the Family of the Prophet (s)?

When the verse “(O Muhammad) Say, ‘I do not ask for any reward for this (bringing of Allah’s message) except the love for the near kinship.” (42:23) was revealed, the Muslims asked the Prophet: “Who are these near kin of yours whose love is obligatory upon us?” He replied, “Ali, Fatima, and their two sons.”

al-Hakim al-Naysaburi, al-Mustadrak `ala al-Sahihayn, volume 2, page 444 al-Qastallani, Irshad al-Sari Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 7, page 331 al-Suyuti, al-Durr al-Manthur, volume 6, pages 6-7 al-Alusi al-Baghdadi, Ruh al-Ma’ani, volume 25, pages 31-2

The position of truthfulness and virtue of the Ahl al-Bayt was further confirmed by the Qur’an during the disputation with the Christians of Najran. When the verse was revealed “But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near people and your near people, then let us be earnest in prayer, and pray for the curse of

Allah on the liars.” (3:61), the Prophet (s) called ‘Ali, Fatima, alHasan and al-Husayn and said: ‘O Allah, these are my Family

Muslim, al-Sahih, (English translation), book 031, number 5915 0 al-Hakim al-Naysaburi, al-Mustadrak `ala al-Sahihayn, volume 3, page 150. He states that it is sahih in accordance with the criteria of al-Bukhari and Muslim oooo 0 0 Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Fath al-Bari Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 7, page 60 al-Tirmidhi, al-Sahih, kitab al-manaqib, volume 5, page 596 Ahmad b. Hanbal, al-Musnad, volume 1, page 185 al-Suyuti, History of Khalifas Who Took The Right Way, (London, 1995), page 176

Prophet of Allah (s) referred to Imam ‘Ali (as) as an Imam, when he declared: “Three things have been revealed to me about Ali: That he is the Sayyid al Muslimeen (Chief of Muslims), Imam-ul-Muttaqeen (Imam of the Pious), and wa Qa’id ul Ghurrul Muhajj’ileen (Leader of the bright-faced people on Yaum al Qiyamah)”

Taken from Al Mustadrak by Imam Hakim, p 137 & 138 Riyadh al Nadira, by Mohibbudin al Tabari, Vol 2, p 122

O Ali! Soon a rebellious group will fight against you, you will be on the truth. Whoever does not support you on that day will not be
from us” Kanz al Ummal, by Ali Muttaqi al Hind quoting Ibn Asakir, hadith number 32970

“”Ali is with the Truth and the Truth is with ‘Ali” Kanz ul Ummal hadith number 33018

“Oh Allah, turn the truth in whichever direction ‘Ali turns” al Mustadrak, Vol. 3, Page 124

Rasulullah said: “Verily among you will be one who will fight for the meaning of the Qur’an in the same way that I fought for its revelation. People asked will that be Abu Bakr or`Umar? Rasulullah (s) replied ‘No, but he who is mending my shoes, that person was ‘Ali” Kanz ul Ummal, Hadith number 32967


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