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The Third Narration

Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha says:

 

خرج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم غداة وعليه مرط مرحل من شعر أسود، فجاء الحسن بن علي فأدخله، ثم جاء الحسين فدخل معه، ثم جاءت فاطمة فأدخلها، ثم جاء علي فأدخله ثم قال: (إنما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس أهل البيت ويطهركم تطهيرا‏)

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam went out one morning wearing a striped cloak (made) of a black camel’s hair. Hassan ibn ‘Ali came and the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam placed him under it. Then came Hussain and he entered (the cloak) with him. Then came Fatimah and Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam placed her under it. Then came ‘Ali and he salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam placed him under it. Then he said, “Allah intends only to remove from you the impurity [of sin], O people of the [Prophet’s] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification.”[1]

 

Commentary and Lessons Learnt from this Narration:

  1. This narration holds great virtue for those that were covered in this sheet; they were chosen and purified by Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.

 

  1. The term Ahlul Bayt has three applications:

 

a. Those that were under the cloth. This narration and others attest to this.

b. The Honourable Consorts of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam; the Mothers of the Believers. The Qur’an speaks of them in the following manner:

إِنَّمَا يُرِيْدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنْكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيْرًا

Allah intends only to remove from you the impurity [of sin], O people of the [Prophet’s] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification.[2]

 

وَاذْكُرْنَ مَا يُتْلىٰ فِيْ بُيُوْتِكُنَّ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ وَالْحِكْمَةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ لَطِيْفًا خَبِيْرًا

And remember what is recited in your houses of the verses of Allah and wisdom. Indeed, Allah is ever Subtle and Acquainted [with all things].[3]

The narrations also support this fact that the Honourable Consorts of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam are included in the Ahlul Bayt.

c. Those with regards to whom receiving sadaqah is impermissible as is mentioned in the Fifth Narration. Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam referred to them as the Ahlul Bayt as well.

 

  1. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala intending to purify them holds the meaning of a command to hold fast to the Shari’ah. It is as though Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala is saying, “I command you to practice upon the pure Shari’ah so that you may remain pure from all types sin and evil.”

 

  1. A pious person has a direct effect on his family and descendants. Through him Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala favours those around him. A point to ponder over.

 

  1. When a slave increases his worship, appropriating servitude to Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, humility, and leaving out sin, he becomes pure and complete in the sight of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala. The opposite remains true as well.

 

  1. This narration establishes the desirability of keeping oneself, clothes, house, and surroundings clean as well.

 

  1. This narration and others refutes the notion that the Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum concealed the virtues of the Ahlul Bayt. All the narrations in this book refute this falsity!

 

  1. The permissibility of wearing a black garment.

 

  1. The permissibility of using the verses of the Qur’an or hadith as proof when done correctly.

 

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[1] Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2424.

[2] Surah Ahzab: 33.

[3] Ibid: 34.

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