Who are the central figures of Islam after Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)
It is very important to recognize the central figures of Islam after the holy Prphet Mohammad (pbuh), Once we recognize those personalities who are the central figures of Islam, we can easily solve the Shia-Sunni differences, the Muslim Ummah can be saved from divisions and the sects. We will provide a clear guidance and important points from Quran and Hadith. If somebody focuses on those points he can easily solve the Shia Sunni issues. There will be no choice other than choosing Ahlalbait after the Holy Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). We would like to mention the verse of holy Quran to make it very clear that who are the central figures of Islam after the holy Prophet (pbuh). " Wherefore those who contend with thee therein after that which hath come unto thee of the knowledge - say thou: come! Let us call our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then let us humbly pray, and invoke the curse of Allah upon the liars." (3: 61) Both Shias and Sunnis are agreeing that this verse was revealed about Mubahala. The Holy Prophet brought with him Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein in Mubahala. The verse of Mubahala was revealed on 24th of Dhul-Hijja 9 Hijri, Holy Prophet’s own son baby Ibrahim was still alive by that time. The verse of Mubahala says bring your children: The holy Prophet brought only Imam Hassan and Husain. The holy Prophet did not bring his own son Ibrahim. The Prophet wanted to show the special status of Imam Hassan and Husain to the world. We have provided the link of Wikipedia about the date of birth and date of death of Hazrat Ibrahim the son of holy Prophet please find the link.


The other part of verse says let us call our women and your women. The Holy Prophet brought only Lady Fatima with him. In the verse Arabic word NISSA is used which is also used for the wives of prophet (33:32). But the holy Prophet did not choose any other lady, other than Lady Fatima, the holy Prophet showed to the world special status of Lady Fatima (as) over all the women of Islam. The verse says call ourselves and yourselves. In the verse Arabic word (AN FO SA NA) is used which means ourselves. The holy prophet brought Imam Ali with him. Do our Sunni brothers have any explanation on which position holy prophet brought Imam Ali in Mubahala? We have to accept that the holy Prophet (pbuh) brought Imam Ali with him as his part; we have to accept this reality that there was no one else deserving the same status as Imam Ali had, to represent Islam with the messenger of Allah. By this way holy Prophet also wanted to show the world who is his successor after him. The prophet brought Imam Ali in Mubahala on the position of word ourselves. Imam Ali is the part of Prophet Mohammad who represents him on his place in his life and after his life. As the other Ahadiths testify this reality. We would like to mention one Hadiths from Tirmidhi chapter virtues of Imam Ali, the holy prophet said: "Ali is the part of me and I am the part of Ali, No one can deal on my behalf except me or Ali." We also find this hadith in Bukhari, chapter virtues of Imam Ali that holy Prophet said “O Ali you are from me and I am from you.” We are posting the link from Saudi official website, Ministry of religious affairs. please find the link. we are also giving the screen shot in PDF. We want to mention one more Hadith from Tirmidhi and Nisaaie, this is not a weak Hadith, (this Hadith is Hassan in Chapter of virtues of Imam Ali) the holy Prophet said “Ali is from me I am from Ali; Ali is the master of all believers after me.”



We can easily be able to understand from the words of the holy Prophet “O Ali you are from me and I am from you.” that Imam Ali is the true picture of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh); Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) speaks through Imam Ali and Imam Ali is the original successor of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). This is well proven hadith from Sunni sources that the Prophet (pbuh) said Loving Imam is the symbol of faith and enemity of Imam Ali is the symbol of hypocricy. Please find the hadith from Sahi al Muslim. http://sunnah.com .....Please find..... PDF We find the same wordings of holy Prophet about Imam Hussein in Tirmidhi and other books. It has exactly the same meaning as above that Imam Hussein is also the successor of Prophet Mohammad and the teachings of Prophet Mohammad are preserved through Imam Hussein. Some of our Sunni fellows say that the holy Prophet said this is about Imam Ali and Imam Hussein because they had spiritual relation with the Prophet. We want to inform them that all companions of the Prophet and whole nation of Islam have spiritual relation with Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).Could you please show such wording of the Prophet (pbuh) referring to somebody else? We do not want to mention here all those verses and sahih Ahadiths narrated in Sunni books about the successorship of Imam Ali. We want to say if only someone pays attention only on this verse of Mubahala; it could solve the matter of successorship of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). This verse clearly proves that Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein are the symbols of righteousness in prophet's life and after him. The purpose of Mubahala is "curse of Allah upon the liars" as the last part of verse says. That’s why prophet selected only those people who are purified one and infallibles. The Prophet again told to people and showed to his nation at the time of Mubahala by bringing these personalities under the cloth and said "O Allah these are my family (Ahlalbait)" (sahih Muslim - Chapter virtues of Imam Ali,


narration by Saad bin Abi Waqas). Please find the narration http://sunnah.com .....Please find..... PDF The holy Prophet again made it clear for the people that these personalities are the only Ahlalbait for whom Allah revealed the verse 33:33 that Allah wants to purify the family of prophet. Please find the hadith in sahi al Muslim http://sunnah.com .....Please find..... PDF The holy Prophet again one more time made it clear for the people that these are the Ahlalbait for whom he mentioned that "I am leaving two weighty things among you the book Allah and my Ahlalbait" (sahih Muslim, Tarimdhi, Nissaie and others). Please find the hadith in Sahi al Muslim http://sunnah.com .....Please find..... PDF Everybody cannot be mentioned with Quran. These are the special, chosen and purified people who are having worth as Quran. As Quran always leads to guidance, there is no chance that Quran will misguide the humanity. Same thing Ahlalbait are officially appointed for the translation and interpretation of Quran. Ahlalbait are infallibles like Quran, always guide the Muslim Ummah towards truth. The verse of Mubahala also proves that anybody who becomes the opponent of Prophet Mohammad, Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein is a liar. Anybody who fights with these righteous and holy personalities surely he/she becomes the cursed one. We would like to mention another hadith from Tarimdhi, chapter virtues of Lady Fatima, narration by Zaid bin Arqam(rz), "The holy Prophet said to Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein I am in war with that person who is war with you, I am at peace with that person who is peace with you." (Hassan Hadith) How come the companions of prophet can be equal to Ahlalbait? The holy prophet appointed Ahlalbait and Quran for the guidance of his companions. The prophet used the Arabic words (FEE KUM) which means among you.


Are those people who are supposed to get guidance can be equal to those who are appointed for them to give guidance? Those people, who are supposed to get guidance from Ahlalbait if they will take charge and push Ahlalbait in to corner, then guess what happened? This is what happened to Islam and Muslim Ummah when they did not get guidance and interpretation of Islam from Ahlalbait. We can see the end product in the shape of terrorism, extremism, Wahabism and Talibnization. Ahlalbait are the key to understand true Islam. Only those people know these realities are attached with Ahlalbait. The Holy Prophet (pbuh) told his companions to send SALAWAT on his (aalahlalbait) along with him. This hadith is also in Bukhari, please find from Sahi al Muslim here http://sunnah.com .....Please find..... PDF . If somebody prays and does not send (SALAWAT) blessings on prophet Mohammad and Ahlalbait his prayer is not acceptable. The prophet ordered to his companion to send salawat on him and on his progeny. How come the companions could be equal to Ahlalbait? , If they would not send salwat on Prophet and his Ahlalbait, their prayer in invalid. We know the famous poetry of Imam Shafee (Imam of Sunni school of thought) in Arabic “O Ahlalbait, loving you is obligatory in Quran, Anybody who does not send salwat on you, his prayer is invalid.” The Quranic verse (42:23) says " (O prophet), say, "I do not ask you for any payment for my preaching to you except (your) love of (my near) relatives." This verse is revealed for Ahlalbait. Allah (swt) wants people to show their love to prophet's Ahlalbait because Allah (swt) appointed prophet's progeny for the guidance of Muslim Ummah. Anybody who does not show his love to Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein he does not pay his rewards being a Muslim.



How come a Muslim announces his love for Imam Ali, Lady Fatima, Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein at the same time he also loves their enemies? Do our Muslim brothers not know that Moawiya bin Abu Sufyan fought with Imam Ali (battle of safeen) thousands of Muslims got killed. Moawiya started openly hatred and cursing on Imam Ali? (Sahi Muslim chapter virtues of Imam Ali narration by Saad bin Abbi Waqas). Please find the narration http://sunnah.com .....Please find..... PDF While the prophet said "Anybody who will curse on Ali, he curses me"(Al Khasis al Nisaie-chapter 30) Why Muslim Ummah forgot all those lessons of Quran and Hadiths! Why are we having double standards?
Sometimes our Sunni brothers get surprised when Shias use alayhi salam with names of Ahlalbait. We want to show them from Bukhari that Bukhari used alayhi salam with the names of Ahlalbait. But those people who translate Bukhari from Arabic to different languages, they cannot digest it. They do not write alayhi salam with the names of Ahlalbait. There are many examples from Bukhari, but we are giving one example here. Bukhari chapter Khumus 57, Hadith number 2, and English translation: Vol. 4, Book 53, Hadith 325, here is the link , We are also providing screen shot that Bukhari used ALAYHI SALAM with name of Lady Fatima (as). Please find one more example from Bukhari in the same chapter 57, hadith number 1, the hadith prior to above hadith, here is the link Bukhari used ALAYHI SALAM with names of Imam Ali bin Hussein, Imam Hussein and with the name of Imam Ali. We have given the link above. Please find the screen shot.

At the end we would like to mention some saying of Imam Ali from Nahjul Balagha Sermon 108 “We are the tree of prophethood, staying place of (Divine) Message, descending place of angels, mines of knowledge and the sources of wisdom. Our supporter and lover await mercy while our enemy and he who hates us awaits wrath".



We like to share form the sayings of Imam Ali, saying no. 108 from Nahjul Balagha please find the link.
“We, Ahlul Bayt (chosen descendants of the Holy Prophet), hold such central and balancing position in religion that those who are deficient in understanding and acting upon its principles, will have to come to us for reformation, and those who are overdoing it have got to learn moderation from us.”

May Allah (swt) guide those who seek for truth and send blessings to holy prophet Mohammad and his Ahlalbait.


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