Quran and Ahlul Bayt (for 12 years old and more)

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Quran and Ahlul Bayt

(for 12 years old and more)


Two Weighty Things!

The Holy Prophet declared:

“I am leaving two weighty (precious) things (Thaqalain) among you. So long as you hold fast to them you will never go astray. These two valuable things consist of the Book of Allah and my progeny, my Ahlul Bayt. These two shall never separate from each other until they reach me (on) the fountain of Kawthar”.

This hadith shows us that the Holy Quran was there in the life of the Prophet as a complete book. It was in the hands of the people. They were told to hold fast to both the Quran and the Ahlul Bayt, not any others. The Ahlul Bayt will be always with the Quran and the Quran with its correct meaning will be only with the Ahlul Bayt.

Just as the Quran is true from beginning to end, so are the Ahlul Bayt perfectly true and sincere guides.

Just as it is the duty of every Muslim to obey the commands of the Quran, so must the Ahlul Bayt be followed by all.

The Holy Quran is full of knowledge. So are the Ahlul Bayt.

The Holy Quran is light. So are the Ahlul Bayt.

The Holy Quran is pure. So are the Ahlul Bayt. The Holy Quran is guidance. So are the Ahlul Bayt.


Who are the Ahlul Bayt?

We know by the Ayah of Tatheer (33:33) that the Ahlul Bayt are none other than Fatima, her father, her husband and her sons. They are kept pure by Allah himself.

The Ayah of Mawaddat (42:23) makes it wajib on the Muslims to love the Ahlul bayt through obeying them. Allah and His angels recite salawat on the Prophet and He asks believers to recite salawat too. (33:56) Without salawat for the Prophet and his Ahlul Bayt, prayers are not valid. The Holy Prophet said, “Say, Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa Aali Muhammad.”

The Ahlul Bayt are the best of the Creation, Khairul Barriya (98:7) They are the Ahlul Zikr (16:43), and the people who have been given knowledge by Allah Himself, the Rasikhoona fil Ilm (3:7).

The Holy Prophet said

"Ali is with the Quran, and the Quran is with Ali.”

Imam Ali (AS) said

“Ask me about the Book of Allah, because there is no Ayah but that I know whether it was revealed at night or in daytime, on the plain or in the mountain."

He explained that Allah

“has placed us with the Holy Quran and placed the Holy Quran with us. We will never part company with the Quran nor will the Quran part company with us.”

The Quran gives us rules and the Ahlul Bayt show us how to put them into practice.

They are the practical examples of the Book of Allah.

The Ahlul Bayt took great care to educate the Muslims and are the true guides after the Prophet.

Imam Ali (AS) spent the whole night explaining the tafseer of just one verse of the Quran to Ibn Abbas in Koofa.

The Fadak sermon of Bibi Fatima (AS) shows her expert grasp of the Quran.

Imam Hasan (AS), even as an infant, would report to his mother the exact words of the ayah as soon as a verse was recited by his grandfather, the Holy Prophet (SAW).

The close link between the Quran and Imam Hussain (AS) was seen, when people heard his head (after martyrdom) reciting the verses from Sura e Kahf in Koofa …

Alas after the life of the Prophet, the enemies of Islam denied the link to the Ahlul Bayt and tried to interpret the Quran in any way they wanted. They even tried to use the Quran itself to justify their anti-Quranic rule. When the 12th Imam Mahdi (AS) reappears, he will establish the laws of the Quran throughout the world.


An Excerpt from “The Holy Quran and the Month of Ramadhan” written by Sakina Hasan Askari


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