Followers of Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) are their progeny

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ุนูู…ูŽุฑูŽ ุจู’ู†ู ูŠูŽุฒููŠุฏูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ููŠ ุงูŽุจููˆ ุนูŽุจู’ุฏู ุงู„ู„ู‘ู‡ูุ‘ ุงูŽู†ู’ุชูู…ู’ ูˆูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ู‡ู ู…ูู†ู’ ุขู„ู ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ู‚ูู„ู’ุชู ู…ูู†ู’ ุงูŽู†ู’ููุณูู‡ูู…ู’ ุฌูุนูู„ู’ุชู ููุฏูŽุงูƒูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู†ูŽุนูŽู…ู’ ูˆูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ู‡ู ู…ูู†ู’ ุงูŽู†ู’ููุณูู‡ูู…ู’ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽู‡ูŽุง ุซูŽู„ูŽุงุซุงู‹ ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ู†ูŽุธูŽุฑูŽ ุงูู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ูˆูŽ ู†ูŽุธูŽุฑู’ุชู ุงูู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ูŠูŽุง ุนูู…ูŽุฑู ุงูู†ูŽู‘ ุงู„ู„ู‡ูŽ ุนูŽุฒูŽู‘ ูˆูŽ ุฌูŽู„ูŽู‘ ูŠูŽู‚ููˆู„ู ูููŠ ูƒูุชูŽุงุจูู‡ู ุงูู†ูŽู‘ ุงูŽูˆู’ู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุณู ุจูุงูุจู’ุฑุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ู„ูŽู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠู†ูŽ ุงุชูŽู‘ุจูŽุนููˆู‡ู ูˆูŽ ู‡ุฐูŽุง ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ูˆูŽ ุงู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠู†ูŽ ุขู…ูŽู†ููˆุง ูˆูŽ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ูˆูŽู„ููŠูู‘ ุงู„ู’ู…ูุคู’ู…ูู†ููŠู†ูŽ

Umar Ibn Yazid reports, โ€œImam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq a.s.) told me, โ€˜By Allah! You are from the progeny of Muhammad.โ€™ I asked, โ€˜From themselves, may I be held your ransom?โ€™ He (peace be upon him) retorted, โ€˜Yes, by Allah, from themselves.โ€™ And he (peace be upon him) repeated this thrice. Thereafter, he (peace be upon him) looked at me and I looked at him. He (peace be upon him) said,

โ€˜O Umar! Surely, Allah โ€“ Mighty and Majestic be He โ€“ says in His Book, Verily the closest to Ibrahim of the people are those who follow him and this Prophet and those who believed. And Allah is the Master of the believersโ€™[1].โ€


The Saadaat (i.e. the progeny of the infallible guides a.s.) should all be revered. But if a person follows the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them), should he also be revered? Yes. In fact, the value of following is more than the value of lineage (ู‚ูŠู…ุฉ ุงุชุจุงุน ุงูƒุซุฑ ู…ู† ู‚ูŠู…ุฉ ุงู†ุชุณุงุจ). For example, if a non-sayyed is of the level of Salman (r.a.), should he be revered or not? Here, Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) laid down a very important principle, He (peace be upon him) said, โ€œThose who follow him (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) are the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).โ€

Also, if a Sayyed commits sins, his punishment is double than that of a non-Sayyed.


1.    Behaar, vol. 23, p. 225, H. 43

2.    Majmaโ€™ al-Bayan under the verse

[1]         Surah Aale Imran (3): Verse 68

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