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Ahlul Bayt

AHL AL-BAYT
THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH

Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan
Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications
First Edition 1428-2007-1386
Quds Press
Quantity: 2000
Number of Pages: 296
Size: 162 X 229 mm
ISBN: 978-964-438-873-6
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Translator’s Note 15
The Necessity of Getting to know the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s) 16
  The Meaning of Ahl al-Bayt
Ahl al-Bayt in the Holy Qur’an
The Meaning of Ahl al-Bayt in Narrations
The Necessity of Getting to know Ahl al-Bayt in the Narrations
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Ahl al-Bayt, the Best Creatures 24
  The Best Places
Ka`bah and Its Vicinity
The Best Days and Nights
The Grand Night
The First ten Nights of Dhu’l-Hijjah
Days of Allah
The Best Human Beings
People of knowledge
People of Piety
Ahl al-Bayt, the Best Creatures
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The Truth of Ahl al-Bayt 30
The Light of Ahl al-Bayt 34
  The truth of the Holy Prophet
Light
Pen
Intellect
Spirit
The Perfect Light of Ahl al-Bayt
The Followers of Ahl al-Bayt
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The Ranks of Ahl al-Bayt 42
  Man’s Descend and Ascend
Stages of Man’s Descent
Ahl al-Bayt’s Distinction
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The Capacity of Ahl al-Bayt 46
Ahl al-Bayt the Holy Qur’an’s Counterpart 48
Ahl al-Bayt and Knowledge 50
Ahl al-Bayt and Devotion 53
  The Meaning of Devotion
Stages of Devotion
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Ahl al-Bayt and Absorption in Allah 58
Ahl al-Bayt The Whole Truth 61
Ahl al-Bayt; Ark of Salvation 65
Ahl al-Bayt and The Straight Path 70
  Followers of the Right Path 73
Ahl al-Bayt, Allah’s Vicegerents 74
  The Universe’s Need for Allah’s vicegerent
Features of Allah’s Vicegerent
Merits Of Allah’s Vicegerent
Ahl al-Bayt, Allah’s Most Perfect Vicegerents
True vicegerents; Means of Grace
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Ahl al-Bayt; Successors of The Holy Prophet 81
Ahl al-Bayt and Contentment 85
Ahl al-Bayt and Submission 87
Ahl al-Bayt and Infallibility 89
  Man’s Knowledge and Act
Allah’s knowledge and Act
Ahl al-Bayt’s knowledge and Act
Why Are Ahl al-Bayt Infallible?
Infallibility, the zenith of Piety
The Infallibles Are Not Tempted by Satan
The Infallibles’ Knowledge and Act
Infallibility; Not Exclusive
Allah is the True Agent
Self-Purification; Premise of Infallibility
Prophethood and Imamate Are Exclusive
`ismah Can Be Acquired
Sin From The Viewpoints of the Infallible
Those who can really see are not ignorant
Human Power and `ismah
Ahl al-Bayt, at the zenith of `ismah
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Ahl al-Bayt; Allah’s Favorites 98
  Self-Purification Makes Ahl al-Bayt Allah’s Favorites
The Favorites with the Holy Prophet
Obeisance to Ahl al-Bayt Makes you Allah’s Favorite
How To Be Allah’s Favorite?
To please Ahl al-Bayt is to please Allah
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Ahl al-Bayt, Source of Mercy 103
  Mercy in the Holy Qur’an
Source of Mercy
Manifestations of Ahl al-Bayt’s Mercy
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Ahl al-Bayt; Pillars of the Heavens and the Earth 108
Ahl al-Bayt Character Builders 110
Ahl al-Bayt Model for Wayfarers 111
  Models for Human Beings
Worldly People Fail To Understand Ahl al-Bayt
Truth is Not Hidden
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Ahl al-Bayt Means of Perfection 114
  Ahl al-Bayt’s Mediation 114
Ahl al-Bayt A Link To Allah 117
Ahl al-Bayt from the Qur’an’s Viewpoint 120
  The Holy Prophet’s Character in the Holy Qur’an
Obeying Allah and the Holy Prophet
Ahl al-Bayt in The Holy Qur’an
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Ahl al-Bayt in The Bible 125
  Jesus Christ and Paraclete
The Gospel According to John
The Book of Enoch
The Gospel of Barnabas
Allah’s Promise to Abraham
A Very Important Event
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Ahl al-Bayt in the Psalms of David 131
  The Rule of Imam al-Mahdi
What Is God’s Message in the Psalms Of David?
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Merits and Virtues of Ahl al-Bayt In Mystics’ Narrations 133
Abu’l-Fa¤l Meybodi and khajeh `Abdullah Ansari 134
  Conquest of Khaybar
Imam Husayn and a Beggar
The Marriage of Imam `Ali and Lady Fatimah
Imam `Ali’s Knowledge
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Attar Nayshaburi 134
  In praise of Ibn Muhammad, Ja`far al-Sadiq
In praise of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir
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Abu’l-Qasim al-Qushayri 140
Muhammad al-Ghazzali 142
Abu-Sa`id Abu’l-Khayr 144
Mustamli Bukhari 145
Abul Hasan Hajwiri Ghaznawi 146
  A few words in praise of Ahl al-Bayt 146
Sa`di of Shiraz 149
Sayyid Haydar Amuli and Sheikh Muhyi al-Din ibn `Arabi 150
  Purification A Heavenly Food For Devoted servants
Ahl al-Bayt, A Paragon of Purification
Love for Ahl al-Bayt; Desire of the Messenger
Love for Ahl al-Bayt Is Love for Allah
The Secret of Ahl al-Bayt and Some of Their Features
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Morality Of Ahl al-Bayt 154
  Morality of the Holy Prophet
Five Moral Habits of the Holy Prophet
A Jew Becomes Muslim By the Holy Prophet
Interest-Free Loan For The Needy
Eating with the Poor
Piety and Contentment
Amazing Humbleness
Sympathy with People
Kindness against Ingratitude
Devotion
A Permanent Cure
Honoring A Nobleman
Great Forbearance
Courtesy towards the community
Honoring a Guest
Respect for Kindness
Forgiving the Enemies
A Graceful Generosity
Helping a brother-in-faith
Forgiving A Foulmouthed Man
Behavior towards the Chief of Hypocrites
Behavior towards the Companions
Helping a Mother!
Sublime Morality
Tolerating Hardships
Never Annoy People
Nobility
Asking For Fair Price
Gathering Wood For Making Fire
A Gracious Generosity
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Examples Of Imam `Ali’s Moral Virtues 168
  Imam `Ali Intervenes
A Beautiful Pardon
Another Example Of Pardon
Pardoning Talhah
Helping the Orphans
Carrying a Heavy Load
Bare-Food On Five Occasions
Moral Behavior In The Market
Those On Foot Not To Follow Riders
A Jew Becomes Muslim
Justice in The Court
Contentment
Generosity
No Desire For Wealth
Justice
Public Fund
Old Garment
No Love Of Wealth
Giving Clothes To The Naked
Charity
Charity Changes People
Altruism
An Extraordinary Example of Altruism
The Battle Of Camel
The Battle of Siffin
The Battle Of Nahrawan
A Light Diet
One Of The Days
Recompense
The Blazing Iron Bar
An Extraordinary Example of Piety
Dry Bread And Sour Yoghurt
Self-Sacrifice and Generosity
Pardon
A Model Of Generosity
Favoring A Servant
Guidelines to rulers
Fighting Oppression
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Moral Virtues Of Lady Fatimah 190
  Enduring Hardships
Charity
Ask More Questions
Neighbor First!
Intimacy With The Holy Qur’an
The Blessed Necklace
Fatimah’s Bequest
Said about Lady Fatimah
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Morality Of Imam Hasan 197
  Generosity
Humbleness
Write Down Your Needs
Extraordinary Example of Generosity
Giving Away All Savings
Feeding A Hungry Dog
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Morality of Imam Husayn 200
  The Most Generous Man!
What A Sorrow
Helping The Needy
Honoring A Teacher
Seek My Pleasure
Liberality
Better Greeting
Man’s Value
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Morality of Imam Zayn al-`Abidin 204
  The Lepers
Forgiving A Neighbor
A Hidden Charity
Prayer And Charity
A Qur’anic Pardon
Day of Loss
Unknown Among Travelers
Kindness To A Camel
Giving Away His Food
Helping The Needy
The Story of Grapes
Nobility in Childhood
Asking For Forgiveness
Retaliation
Mother’s Right
Security Against Loan
An Extraordinary Example of Forbearance
Reaction To Backbiting
Forgiving The Child’s Killer
Devotion
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Morality of Imam Muhammad Baqir 211
  Charity
Benevolence
Forbearance With A Christian
Hospitality
Wife’s Rights
Praying Together
Surrender To Allah
Prayer At Night
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Morality of Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq 215
  Helping Non-Shi`ites
Helping The Relatives
Generosity
Say Your Request
An Extraordinary Example of Kindness
Do Not Disclose Your Poverty
Honoring A Guest
Attitude Towards Two Needy Persons
Praying To Allah
Patience In Hard Conditions
Paradise, A Reward For Prayer
Kindness To Servants
Working Hard For Living
Worker’s Wage
Lawful Profit
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Morality of Imam Musa al-Ka¨im 220
  Worshiping Allah and Serving The People
Contentment and Generosity
An Extraordinary Example of Generosity
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Morality of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Ri¤a 222
  Feeding The Needy
Honoring All Human Beings
Helping A Needy Traveler
A Worker’s Wage
Devotion
A Letter to His Son
Giving Away His Shirts
Paying off a Heavy Loan
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Morality of Imam al-Jawad 226
  A Blessed Letter
Protecting the Oppressed
Dignity of Imam al-Jawad
Ma’mun’s Trickery
A Shafi`ite’s Opinion about The Imam
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Morality of Imam al-Hadi 229
  Sanitation and Climate
Special Favor Towards Shi`ites
Healing a Leper
Kindness To Relatives
Generosity
Choosing A Name For A Child
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Morality of Imam Hasan al-`Askari 232
  Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil
Charity
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Morality and character of Imam al-Mahdi 234
  Resemblance To The Holy Prophet
Dispensing Justice
Peace and Security
Public Welfare
Removing Harms From Shi`ites
Promoting Intellect, knowledge and Morality
Final Rule
How to Salute Imam al-Mahdi?
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Ahl al-Bayt and Altruism 242
  An Extraordinary Example of Altruism
Generosity under the hardest conditions
Forgiving The Guilty
Forgive Me for the Sake of Hasan and Husayn
Forgiving the corrupt on the Earth and Anti-Islam Fighters
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Ahl al-Bayt and Humbleness 246
Culture of Ahl al-Bayt: Excerpts 249
Ahl al-Bayt And The Holy Qur’an 254
Ahl al-Bayt, The World and the Hereafter 257
Love For Ahl al-Bayt 262
  Signs of Love For Ahl al-Bayt
Requirements of Love for Ahl al-Bayt
1. Acting according to the decrees
2. Taking Ahl al-Bayt’s Friends As Friends (tawalli)
3. Disavowal of Ahl al-Bayt’s enemies (tabarri)
4. Tribulation and Calamity
Difficult Test
Imam al-Baqir visiting Muhammad ibn Muslim
5. Mutual Love
6. Love for Ahl al-Bayt eases agony of Death
7. Presence of Ahl al-Bayt at the point of death
8. Immunity from Chastisement
9. Passing The Sirat
10. Ahl al-Bayt and Forgiveness
11. Associating with Ahl al-Bayt
12. Paradise, Reward of Love For Ahl al-Bayt
Keep Company With Ahl al-Bayt
13. Love For Ahl al-Bayt Puts Hearts at Rest
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Resort to Ahl al-Bayt 279
  Holding Mourning Sessions For Ahl al-Bayt 279
Weeping For Ahl al-Bayt 281
  The Question of Transformation in the Holy Qur’an
1. In Material Field
2. In Spiritual Field
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Visitation to the Graves of Ahl al-Bayt 287
How To Thank The Blessing of Ahl al-Bayt 290
  Thanking the Blessing of Ahl al-Bayt 291
Conclusion 292
  Exaggeration a Threat To Faith 293
Ahlul Bayt(A.S.)

 
Do Both Islamic Sects believe in Imamate?
Ahlul-Bayt in the Holy Quran
Do We Need School of Ahlul-Bayt?
Who are Ahlul-Bayt?
When does the history of the holy shrine of Lady Ma’sumah start from?
Imamat as Defined in Nahjul Balaghah
The Effects of Hajj as Seen by the Infallible Imams
The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams
The Religion Of The Ignorant
The Ahl al-Bayt
Ahl-al-Bayt (`a): Its Meaning and Origin
In praise of the Imams (A.S.)
The Concept of Love in the Shi'i Creed
Who are the Ahl al-bayt of the Prophet (S.A.) ?
References to Proofs mandating Following the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
The Status of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
Qur'anic Proofs in the Praise of the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
The Prophetic Traditions (Sunnah) in the School of the Ahlul-Bait
Monotheism According to the School of Ahlul-Bait
Ahlul-Bait and the Perverted Groups
Ahl ul Bait(A.S) in The Qur'an
Virtues
Birth & Martyrdom
"Al-Ghadir"and its Relevance
Does the verse of Muwaddat (42:23) not refer to the Ahlulbait?
Event of Ghadir Khumm
The Reward of Loving Ahlul-Bayt
Ghadir Tradition
The Status of 'Eidul Ghadir
Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Caliphate
A Brief History of the Prophets Life
IMAM AlI'S BIOGRAPHY
A Brief History of az-Zahra's Life
FATIMA IN QUR'AN
Imam javad (PBUH)
Áyat ut Tathír
Áyat ul Mubáhila
Áyat ul Mawaddah
Áyat ul Wiláyah
Áyat us Salát
Quran, Imam Ali(a.s) and Shi'a
Who are Ulu'l Amr
Sayings of Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra (a)
The Last Will of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s)
Islamic Leadership
Holy Fatimah, the Ideal Lady of Islam
The Great Day of Ghadir
Who is an Imam?
In the Audiene of a Tyrant
The Meaning of Imam
Abbas The Standard Bearer of Husain
Ali Akbar, the Hashmite Prince
An Eloquent Lady
Position of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)
Hazrat Bibi Sakina (A.S)
Why School of Ahlul-Bayt?
Sunni Feedback on the Issues of Infallibility and Ahlul-Bayt
LIFE UNDER THE GRACE OF ETHICS

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