The search of the true identity of Ahl-al-Bait across moderate and extremist schools.
Written by: Mu ̄ammad Salim Al-Khidhr
Translated by: Abu Youssef Alaoui
Edited by: Zakariyya King
“This book examines the linguistic meaning and terminology behind Ahl al-Bayt, as well as the relationship of each respective sect with the Ahl al-Bayt themselves. This is an imperative study and a must read for those who are interested in Sunni-Shia dialogue, since much of the our differences revolve around the meaning of Ahl al-Bayt.” – Mahajjah.com
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
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Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem,
The following is a list of narrators that are considered to be from Ahlul Bayt according to Shia standards. I don’t need to spell it out because anyone who reads this can make their observations themselves.
I chose to keep things simple by quoting the judgements Ibn Hajar in Al-Taqreeb (Dar Ibn Hazm – First Edition) and Al-Jawahiri in Al-Mufeed min Mu’jam Rijal Al-Hadith (Mu’sasat Al-Tareekh Al-Arabi – First Edition) because they generally included final judgements on narrators based on the opinions of early scholars. Furthermore, even though none of the two are perfect, they are considered reliable references when it comes to determining the general status of narrators.
Meaning of terminologies used in the table:
Thiqa = Reliable/Trustworthy (This is the highest form of praise for a narrator’s quality in Hadith.)
Saduq = Trustworthy
Fadhel = Virtuous
Jaleel = Dignified
Majhool = Anonymous
…other terms are already written in English
Note: Some of the tawtheeqaat by Al-Jawahiri are relied upon the views of Al-Mufeed in Al-Irshad. However, some Shia scholars consider this book a history book and don’t consider his comments regarding rijal as final due to his leniency in this book.
I just thought that it would be beneficial to share this information from Tareekh Nisapur by Al-Hakim (p. 232):
Al-Hussain bin Dawud bin Ali bin Eisa bin Mohammed bin Al-Qassim bin Al-Hasan bin Zaid bin Al-Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Talib, according to Ibn Khuzaimah was the Imam of the Muslims in his time. He died in 355 AH.
Al-Hakim Al-Nisapuri, often seen as one of the more objective Sunnis (by Shias) due to his tashayyu states:
He was the shaikh of the aal of the Prophet (pbuh) in his times in Khurasan, and he was one of the closest people emotionally to the companions of the Prophet (pbuh). I accompanied him for a period of time, and I prayed with him the Friday prayers for ten something years, and I never heard him say the name of Uthman without him saying, “Ameer Al-Mu’mineen,” and he would cry. Nor would he mention A’isha without saying, “The sideeqa the daughter of al-sideeq the habeeba of the habeeb of the Prophet (pbuh),” and he would cry.
This was a scholar of ahlul-bayt, since ahlulbayt include the children of Al-Hasan, and isn’t restricted to fourteen individuals.
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