• Superiority of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS)

    From the hadith of Thaqalayn, superiority of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) over others can easily be understood, because the Prophet (s) put them beside the Qur'an, called the Qur'an as "Thiql Akbar" and Ahl al-Bayt (a) as Thiql Asghar and never put another person beside the Qur'an. Therefore, the Ahl al-Bayt (a) are superior to others the same way as the noble Qur'an is superior over Muslims.

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  • Wilaya and Leadership of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS)

    There are many intellectual and traditional reasons for the Wilaya and leadership of the Ahl al-Bayt (a). From the viewpoint of intellect and according to the philosophy of Imamate, infallibility is one of the most important requirements of an Imam (a). Verses from the Qur'an also support this issue (Cf. the verse of Uli al-Amr and the verse of Sadiqin).

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  • Infallibility of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS)

    The most distinguished merit of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) is their infallibility which can clearly be understood from the verse of Tathir, since in this verse, Ahl al-Bayt (a) are referred to as those whom God desired to repel all impurity from. The word "إنما" ["Innama"] in this verse [Tathir] and the hadiths about the cause of its revelation shows that this [being free from all impurities] is among the merits of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) and it is special to them.

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  • Who are Ahlul Bayt?

    "Ahl al-Bayt" literally means people of the house and it refers to the family or children of a person. In Islamic terminology, it refers to the family of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) What is the basis of the importance given to the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet? Is there anything about it in the Qur'an and the sayings of the Prophet? Or is this an old Arab tribal concept with no basis in Islamic sources? The Qur'an and the hadith have a lot to say about the Ahlul Bayt. However, before we even go to the Qur'an, a clarification on the concept of Ahlul Bayt is necessary.

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