Are there hadiths about loving Ahl al-Bayt?
Submitted by on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 15:47
Dear Brother / Sister,
Yazid Ibn Arqam narrates: Hz. Prophet (pbuh) said,
"Indeed, I am leaving among you, that which if you hold fast to them, you shall not be misguided after me. One of them is greater than the other: The Book of Allah is a rope extended from the sky to the earth, and my family - the people of my house - and they shall not split until they meet at the Hawd al-Kawthar; so look at how you deal with them after me." [Tirmidhi, Manaqib 77, (3790).]
Tibi states that the Prophet (pbuh) presents the Quran and Ahl al-Bayt as twins that cannot be separated from each other, asks his ummah to treat both of them well and means"prefer their rights to your rights" in the hadith..
Tibi also attracts attention to the following point: With this advice, the Prophet (pbuh) asks his ummah to fulfill the duty of gratitude, which is an order of Allah Almighty. For, the following verse lays it as a condition for believers to love Ahl al-Bayt of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) in order to be able to fulfill the duty of gratitude for the boons and grants of Allah to believers:
"Say (o Prophet!): ‘No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin.’" (ash-Shura, 42/23)
One of the meanings of the word al-qurba, which is translated as near of kin, is the relatives of the Prophet (pbuh), that is, Ahl al-bayt. It is stated by scholars that the hadith above interprets this verse and was sent down for this purpose.
"The scholars say, in that case, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) asks his ummah not to show ingratitude to the boons. If a person who acts in accordance with that will and pays his debt of gratitude for the boons mentioned above by treating the Quran and Ahl al-Bayt well, these twins, which will never separate from each other on the Day of Judgment until they come to Hawd al-Kawthar, will witness for that person in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). Then, the Messenger of Allah will reward him along with the most appropriate reward given by Allah Almighty.
If a person does not act in accordance with that will of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh), does not pay his debt of gratitude for the boons belief and Islam and does not show respect to the rights of the Quran and Ahl al-Bayt, he will be treated in the opposite way and as an ungrateful person."
In Muslim, the following version of the hadith is reported:
"O people, I am a human being. I am about to receive a messenger (the angel of death) from my Lord and I, in response to Allah's call, (would bid good-bye to you), but I am leaving among you two weighty things: the one being the Book of Allah in which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it."
After uttering the statement above, and encouraging people to read the Quran, the Messenger of Allah added the following:
"I remind you of Allah related to the members of my family. I remind you of Allah related to the members of my family. I remind you of Allah related to the members of my family..." (Muslim, Fadailus-Sahaba, 36; Hakim, Mustadrak, 3/118)
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