Ahl Al-Bayt, The Celestial Being on the Earth
The writer begins his book with explaining the necessity of knowing the Ahlul Bayt and then goes on to define The Ahlul Bayt according to The Qur’an and Narrations. These narrations are drawn from both Shi’a and Sunni sources, including Bukhari that Sunnis regard as the most authentic after The Qur’an. Allama covers various aspects of Ahlal Bayt AS demonstrating their superiority over all other creations and their rightful inheritance of the mantle of The Prophet SAWW. After all, The Prophet SAWW declared in public that he left behind him two weighty things: The Book of ALLAH SWT and his Itrah, The Ahlul Bayt AS. Thus to accept the Qur’an and reject the Ahlul Bayt is to reject The Prophet SAWW’s words. This book is a rendition of the truth as it is. The later sections of the book describes the generosity, kindness and help that our Aimmah AS gave to Shi’a and non-Shi’a too, highlighting their traits of humility, affability and justice. The book also describes what it means to be a follower of the Ahlul Bayt AS, visiting their shrines, mourning over them and thanking ALLAH SWT for the blessings of Ahlul Bayt AS. The book concludes with caution about exaggerating the status of Ahlul Bayt AS or to try to reduce their status.