Love of Ahle Bait (peace be on them) and elimination of sins

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قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ  ؑ  إِنَّ حُبَّنَا أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ لَيَحُطُّ الذُّنُوبَ عَنِ الْعِبَادِ كَمَا يَحُطُّ الرِّيحُ الشَّدِيدُ الْوَرَقَ عَنِ الشَّجَر

Imam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq) (peace be on him) said,

“Surely, the love of us Ahle Bait will certainly cause the sins to fall from the servants like a strong winds causes the leaves to fall from the trees.”


One should neither be surprised at such traditions nor look at them skeptically. When Allah the Almighty can forgive all the sins of a person merely on account of his seeking forgiveness and repentance, or the principle that “good deeds eliminate evil actions”, is the love of Ahle Bait (peace be on them) in any way lesser than these acts?


1.    Sawaab al-A’maal, p. 187

2.    Qurb al-Asnaad, p. 19

3.    Bashaarah al-Mustafa (peace be on him and his progeny) le Shiah al-Murtaza (peace be on him), p. 270

4.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 77, H. 9 narrating from Qurb al-Asnaad

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