When Nabi-e-Kareem s.a.w was performing his last hajj, he addressed to all mu'meen. he said that he is leaving 2 great things behind, the first being the holy quran and the second the Ahlul-Bayt. Ahlul-Bayt refers to the family of Mohammad s.a.w. it is one of the two most precious Symbols of Islam after His departure. He reminded us to stick to these two weighty things (al-Thaqalain), namely Quran and Ahlul-Bayt, in order not to go astray after him.
The Messenger of Allah also informed us that these two are non-separable and are with each other till the day of Judgment. This requires us that for understanding the interpretation of Quran and the Sunnah of Mohammad s.a.w. we should refer to those who are attached to it, namely Ahlul-Bayt.
Knowing exactly who Ahlul-Bayt are, thus becomes a very vital matter when one considers the above tradition of the Prophet mohammad s.a.w. as well as many other traditions which unequivocally state that adherence to Ahlul-Bayt is the only way of salvation. This clearly implies that the one who follows a wrong set of Ahlul-Bayt (!!), will be led astray.
Most Sunnis are in the opinion that the Ahlul-Bayt of Nabi-e-Kareem s.a.w are:
- Fatimah al-Zahra (R.A) (the daughter of the Messenger of Allah),
- Imam Ali (R.A),
- Imam al-Hasan (R.A),
- Imam al-Husain (R.A),
- Wives of the Rasoullullah s.a.w
Everyday we should pray to allah ta'ala, to preserve our iman and to strengthen it.
Iman hai to sab kuch hai.