Paradise is prohibited for the one who oppresses the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them)

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عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَى الرِّضَا عَنْ آبَائِهِؑ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ حُرِّمَتِ الْجَنَّةُ عَلَى مَنْ ظَلَمَ اَهْلَ بَيْتِي وَ آذَانِي فِي عِتْرَتِي 

Imam al-Reza (peace be upon him) reports vide his ancestors (peace be upon him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) informed,

“Whoever oppresses my Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) and troubles me concerning my progeny, Paradise will be made haram (prohibited) for him…”


1)    Oppressing or troubling the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) is not limited or restricted to their lives in this world. It applies to those also who trouble the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) after they have gone to the world of souls (Barzakh). For example, a wretched Saudi mufti orders that the graves of the daughter of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and the Imams of al-Baqee’ (peace be upon him) be destroyed. Thus, such a mufti will never enter Paradise regardless of his other acts of worship in this world.

2)    Those who support the oppressors or defend them or justify their misdeeds are among those for whom this tradition will apply, based on the narration, “One who is satisfied with the action of a nation is like the one who has done that action himself.” (Ghurar al-Hekam).  


1.    Banaa al-Maqaalah, p. 392

2.    Kashf al-Ghummah, vol. 1, p. 106

3.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 26, p. 228, H. 8

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