Sr. Sayeeda Abid Ali
The Ahlal Bait are the Godly ones of the Family of the Holy Prophet
whom the Muslim World as a whole unanimously acknowledges as the Pure Personalities
and hold them as INFALLIBLE Holy ones PURIFIED By God Himself.
* The Almighty Allah has bestowed His trust on Ale Muhammad (The descendants
of Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Them), who are the Strongholds of His Commandments.
From where they are expounded and interpreted. They are The Fountain Heads
of Knowledge Created by Him, Shelters for His Teachings, Forts for Heavenly
Books, And lofty Citadels to defend His Religion. Islam needed help and
support, By them Allah made Islam strong and powerful.*
"And We assigned from among them some Imams(Leaders) who
guide by Our Authority since they were patient and believed firmly in Our
Signs. (Qur'an 32:24)
And, He it is who made the stars for you that ye maybe rightly
guided by observing them in the darkness of the land and the sea; Indeed
we have made plain the Signs for the people who can know. (Qur'an 6:97).
The Holy Prophet said:
" As the stars in the sky are the Source of guidance to the
travellers, The Holy Ones of my Ahlal Bait ( The Twelve Imams) are The
Source of Guidance for the people. And, as the stars will remain in the
sky until The Day of Judgment, The earth will never be without a Divinely
Guide from My Ahlal Bait, That is an Imam".
And say those who disbelieve: "why hath not a sign been
sent down unto him(Muhammad); Verily thou art a warner and for every people
there is a guide (13:7)
Firmly Ground in Knowledge:
"He (God) is He Who Has revealed The Book (Quran) to you.
Some of its verses are decisive; they are the Essence of The Book and the
others are ambiguous; so as for those in whose hearts there is perversity,
they follow the part of it which is ambiguous, seeking to mislead (people)
and seeking to give it ( their own) interpretation. But NONE knows its
interpretation , Save God and those who are firmly established in Knowledge".(Qur'an
"Nay These are The Verses of The Qur'an in the Breast of
those who are gifted with Knowledge. (Qur'an: 29:49).
The Blessed Ones:
Guide us in the straight path: The path of those whom Thou
hast blessed. (1:6&7).
They are those whom Allah has blessed among the Prophets
and the truthfuls, and the martyrs and the righteous. (4:69)
These are The Ones on The Guidance from their Lord and these
are The Ones shall be The successful ones. (Qur'an: 2:5).
The Purified Ones:
Verily It is Qur'an honourable,In a Book hidden, Toucheth
It not save
the purified ones. Sent down by The Lord of the Worlds.
(56:77 to 80).
The Highest degree of purity means to be kept constantly away from all
the causes of impurity. This is termed as the State of Infallibility
in Knowledge, character and action. It could have been applied generally
to the whole mankind who are keeping aloof from all the impurities as The
Word of God Commands; But, God expressively Has confined His Order to certain
Group of Individuals by excluding the rest of the mankind from it in His
Divine Will by declaring the 'Ahlal Bait' as the persons purified by Him
to be constantly in touch with the Qur'an in its original, hidden, well
protected, exalted and purified form. It was Allah's Wish to remove all
Blemish from them:
Verily, verily God intendeth to keep off from you (every
kind of filth), "O' ye The People of The House (Ahlul Bait), and purify
you with a thorough purification. (Qur'an: 33:33).
Commandment to love Ahlal Bait
In this Last Word of God (Qur'an), The Holy Prophet is being Commanded
to ask the believers to love his kith and kin (that is his Ahlal Bait)
and that would be the return of his apostleship.
That is of which God Give the glad tidings unto His
servants who believe and do good deeds; Say thou ('O' Apostle Muhammad!)
" I demand not of you any recompense for it (the toils of apostleship)
save THE LOVE OF (MY) RELATIVES...(42:23).
Ordinance of God :
And after returning from City of Mecca after his last or the parting
Pilgrimage (Hajjatul Vida) at a place called Ghadeer e Khum this verse
was revealed to The Holy Prophet Muhammad, which occupies a very important
and a leading position in The Holy Qur'an and forms a very vital part of
The Word of God:
"O Apostle! deliver what has been Revealed to you from your
Lord, and if you do it not, then you have not delivered His Message, and
Allah will protect you from the people, surely Allah will not guide the
unbelieving people" (5:67)
Acknowledgement of Ali as the Successor:
History reports how the Holy Prophet stopped the caravan, delivered
a long sermon, before a mammoth assemble of thousands of the pilgrims and
he was standing there to convey the Message to the Muslims and to perform
the duty he was ordered to perform. Continuing the sermon, he said
"O people! Shortly I shall be called (to the Heaven),I am leaving amidst
you, two most precious things, worthy of obedience, THE BOOK of ALLAH (THE
HOLY QUR'AN), and 'MY AHLAL BAIT' (The members of his family, Ali and Fatima
and their Godly issues), Should ye be attached to these Two, Never shall
ye get astray after me, for Verily these TWO will not separate from each
other until they meet me at the Fountain of Kausar (Paradise)."And then
he called Ali Ibne Abi Taleb and raising him with the miraculous strength
of his apostolic arms declared:
'Man kunto Maulaho fa haaza Ali-yun Maulahu' that
Whomsoever I am The Maula,(Lord, Master), This ALI is his
And declared him as The Ameer ul Momeyneen(Commander of
Then the Prophet said "Go now, and let those who have been present here
today repeat and convey to those who are absent all that they have seen
Approval of The Religion:
And immediately after this historic event, the Divine inspiration again
"This day I perfected for you, your religion, and have completed
my favor on you and chosen for you ISLAM (to be ) the Religion", ….(5:3).
Commandment To Believe:
Mankind! Verily The Apostle Mohammed hath come unto you
with TRUTH from your Lord. Believe then unto him, it is good for you and
if you disbelieve then God is whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth
and God is All Knowing, All Wise. (4:170).
And We made them Imams (Leaders) by OUR Command and We revealed
to them the doing of Good and the keeping up of Prayers and giving of the
alms. (And Us)(Alone) did they serve (21:73)
God is He who sent down The Book with Truth and The Balance.
What shall make you know , haply the hour (of Reckoning) be nigh (42:17)
"The Two inseparable Associates each one of whom stands as a witness to
the truth of the other."
**Since the Ahlal Bait carry as much weight in the eyes of Allah as
The Holy Quran,the former has the same qualities as the latter. Just as
the Qur'an is true from beginning to end without the shadow of untruth
in it, and just as it is incumbent(duty) of every Muslim to obey its commands,
so also must the
Ahlal Bait be perfectly true and sincere guides whose commands must
be followed by all. Therefore there can be no escape of accepting their
leadership and following their creed and faith. The Muslims are bound by
the sayings of prophet to follow them and no one else.**
Those who have faith in god and do righteous deeds
they are the best of creatures (khairul barriya). (98:7)
These are none but our Infallible Imams.
***Peace And The Mercy Of God Be Upon Muhammad And His Descendants.
Lord, Bless Muhammad and his descendants, The Pure Ones, and Do unto us
what Thou art Worthy of doing in this world, and the hereafter. Verily
Thou Has Power over all things.
Lord Who distinguished Muhammad and His descendants with Excellence;
Entrusted them with Thy mission;
And favored them with Thy privilege (of intercession);
Who made them The Heirs to The Prophets;
Who sealed upon them the succession and Guardianship of the Religion;
Who taught them The knowledge of all what was and all that remains;
Who made the hearts for mankind yearn for them.