Whosoever, in any age or time or space have faith in God and obey God in obedience to the Divine Messengers, they are called people of submission / surrender / faith (Muslim, Mu'min and Muslim Ummah in Arabic / Semitic language). Those who do not obey, even if they might be wives or children or progeny of Prophet and his family, are in reality rejector or denier of truth (kafir in Arabic which literally means one who cover up and in this context who cover up truth, ideals, message after it has been communicated).
For example, Noah and Lot's wife, daughter and son rejected truth and were destroyed as a consequence. Similarly the Qureishi progeny and fellow Arabs of the final Prophet after rejecting the ideals of the Divine Messenger have lost their way and are only counting their days to be completely eradicated and destroyed. (We are in fact witnessing that in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere. More to come possibly in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan etc.).
Only God alone is Infinite, Limitless. All human beings including the Prophets and Messengers are finite, limited. Everyone has to be acceptable (maqbul) to God depending completely upon their own quality and action. Just as man is condemned due to his or her own wrong action or sin.
If anyone were to get salvation just for the sake of the Prophet, then Begum Fatema or Mother Ayesha would have get salvation automatically (this concept of auto salvation is an elitism. superiority complex and a deception by the Devil who himself was an elitist and suffered from superiority complex). But Prophet Muhammad has said to both Fatemah and Ayesha that only with their own spiritual earning and conduct they have to get salvation. They can NOT achieve that in the name of their father or husband.
To get salvation in the hereafter just becoming a khalifa of Prophet or Pir or Spiritual elders, that is not the Way of God in the Divinely Revealed Qur'an or in any other Scripture in that matter (Someone else will carry our sin is a misguided theory injected in different religions by the Adversary). Satan and his khalifa promises many things including salvation. Just as the Adversary Satan has no chance of salvation, so it will fail its promise with its followers.
...wa ma yaidu humush shayatanu illa ghurur
...and the Shaitan does not promise them but to deceive. (The Qur'an 4:120)
And Satan will say when the matter is decided: "It was God Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no authority over you except to call you but you listened to me: then reproach not me, but reproach your own souls. I cannot listen to your cries, nor can you listen to mine. I reject your former act in associating me with God. For wrong-doers there must be a grievous penalty." (14:22)
What happened in the case of every Prophet and Messenger is that afterwards people made Rabbi, Ahbar and Ruhban and followed them more while forgetting the Message along with the Messenger. Active Divine guidance vs individual and limited human perception can not match. Thus the Talmudic interpretation can not match the Message of Prophet Moses or Torah. The understanding of Paul or later generations is not same as the active Revelation to Jesus Christ. But sadly both Moses and Jesus is eclipsed in Racist Zionism or Pauline Christianity. The act and interpretation of the so called Sahabi can not match the Revelation and vision of Prophet Muhammad. Sahabism is what Sunnism morphed Islam into. In case of all misguidance the Rabbi, Ahbar, Ahsab, Ruhban, Sahabis became more prominent in following while they were asked to follow God and His Message through the Messenger.
In the process they turned religion an instrument of Devil to divide humanity. Some of these Ahbar and Ruhban has turned religion into business. We see Dhormo Beboshai, Religious Clergy, Priest, Pharisees turning religion into money making process. In the process the so called religious clergy class start to interpret religion from their own perspective, from universal one Way they reduce it to their clan, culture and limited mindset and give birth to many religions (whereas Divine Sovereignty Commanded for One Single Unified Way or Religion for mankind where Sovereignty of God and His Command is Supreme. This is the meanings of Lord's prayer, Thy Will be Done, Thy Kingdom Come).
In case of the Final Prophet, from the time of his Opening (Fath, Victory) the conspiracy to establish Qureishi dynasty start to cement. The Prophet understood it very well. Thus his primary concern become how to preserve the standard and message from getting corrupted just like how his Spiritual father Abrahamic message got corrupted later on after the ending of Moses and Jesus' mission.
He start to warn his community by saying, "I fear that after I take leave you will corrupt the Deen (Single Divine Way) just like the Jews and Christians. Be careful, if that is the case, you will be the most wretched nation on earth." etc.
He gave further instruction, "If you hold tight to the Book (Qur'an) and my standard, then you will not go astray. I am leaving you two things, the Book of God and my standard / ideal / examples."
Sometime the Prophet said, I am leaving two things to keep on the right course. Qur'an and the family established on my ideals. If you follow the Qur'an while holding on to the ideals of my trained family, then you will never lose path, none will be able to lead you astray."
What does his ideal family means, he explained that in the final sermon. In gadhir khum he called all his followers and provided further instruction. By promoting Zaid and Usamah as leader of the community he taught the Quranic instruction of "The criteria of nobility among you is only by Taqwa or God consciousness." He never favored Meccan Quereishism who vainly were proud of their clan or Hashemite bloodline.
As per the unchangeable way of God, in Divinely mandated religious mission no one has the right to appoint their successor or vicegerent (kalifa) because they themselves were not the product of a man choosing another man as his vicegerent. Thus in the question of Risalat (Divine Messengership) no Prophet or Messenger can appoint anyone in the work of Risalat.
After passing many serious tests of life and death when Abraham was chosen as Imam of humanity, then the friend of God (khalil) Abraham expressed his hope by supplicating to God, "After me will you not make my off-springs as Imam / leaders."
وَإِذِ ٱبْتَلَىٰٓ إِبْرَٰهِۦمَ رَبُّهُۥ بِكَلِمَٰتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّى جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِمَامًا ۖ قَالَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِى ۖ قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَهْدِى ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ
And when his Lord tested Abraham with certain Commands, he fulfilled them. He said: Surely I will make you an Imam of humanity. Abraham said: And of my offspring? My covenant does not include the unrighteous, said He. (2:124)
Thus just because they are off-spring of a Prophet or Messenger, or from his blood connected family, none can claim superiority or leadership automatically. Because Godly righteousness is the universal criterion to God, not race, blood or any other human identity is of importance here.
When the Prophet said I am leaving you my standard and my family, my Sunnah and my Ahl al-Bayt as something to follow with the Qur'an it was the Shaytan / Satan / Devil who entered among the two terms Sunnah and Ahl al-Bayt to cause horrendous division to people. While Divine way is Unity, devil's way is just the opposite, ie division and further divisions.The Message of unity was shattered into two with this misguidance. Come 1450 years later, we are still suffering from that bleeding division, the antithesis of the Message, ie unity. Unity of God and Unity of Humanity.
The Prophet has developed his ideal family with his ideals, his Divinely gifted vision and his mission of life long realization and struggle. Risalat or Divine Messengership is what constitutes his entire ideal. He established an ideal family worthy of a Prophet of God through his family life, his way (Sunnah) and his Message (Risalat). This is his legacy for the entire humanity to have as an example to establish a single family out of the entire family leaving behind all divisions. This is the Sunnah of the Prophet and his family
His Sunnah and his Ahl al Bayt are not two but indivisibly one.
But Shaytan (Satan) is never happy without dividing mankind, causing dissension among the Deen. That's the sole mission of the Devil, to misguide humanity from the Divine Guidance. So in this case Satan and his human children has divided the Way and Family of the Prophet into two. The Sunni has chosen Sunnah (Way) and the Shia has chosen Partisanship based on bloodline (Shiaism) - two great fitna or trial just as racist Zionism and divisive Christianity did before. Racist Judaism boast with their superior race mentality and divisive Christianity boast on the holy family constituting with Mother Mary and Jesus whom they worship in parallel to One God.
Sectarianism no matter how flowery those language has been turned into, are instrument of Satan, in all age, for all Prophet and Messenger.
So the first lesson in understanding Ahl al-Bayt is first to be free from Sectarian bias or Schism.
Second lesson in understanding Ahl al-Bayt is to knowing that the Prophetic Sunnah and his Ahl al Bayt are not two but indivisibly one.
Now comes the identity of those people who were factually and historically developed by the Prophet in his lifetime and who never acted in defiance of him, never opposed him, never violated any adab to cause Quranic revelation to come to admonish them. One sign of their identity is that they are made marginal in the history book developed by those who fell into the prey of sectarianism and schism. Even Prophet himself will be found eclipsed and will be found mixed with fabricated hadith in his name by these enemies of truth.
If one objectively (not what Others Way, but in reality) wants to identity True Ahl al-Bayt, one will come to identify the orphaned Prophet Muhammad himself, his foster mother Barakah, his foster son Zaid, his ideal wife Khadijah, his friend and disciple Abu Bakr, his cousin Ali along with Bilal, Ammar, Shuaib, Salman, Usamah - all of whom are victim of Arab barbarity. Along with them AAL are also all the followers of the Message of Unity of the Messenger until the Day of Judgement.
Those who say only blood relationship defines AAL or Ahl al-Bayt are either ignorant of the Way of God or victim of Satanic deception. Spiritual bond is from spirit and we are talking about a bond which is not of this world. These are people bound by their spirit and their love for God and truth.
Allahumma Salle ala Sayyidina Muhammad wala AALe Muhammad
O Allah please bless our leader Muhammad and the true followers of ideals of Muhammad
What is the meanings of AWLA and AAL
Muslims frequently read the supplication to ask blessings on Abraham, the father of the message of Unity and upon his AAL but lacks a wholesome understanding of what that AAL or Spiritual Family is intended to mean by God.
In the Qur'an lets turn to Chapter 3:
إِنَّ أَوْلَى ٱلنَّاسِ بِإِبْرَٰهِيمَ لَلَّذِينَ ٱتَّبَعُوهُ وَهَٰذَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَلِىُّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
The AWLA of Abraham are those who followed him, and this prophet, and those who have faith. God is the Guardian of the faithful.
And in the very next verse God warns are about division and misguidance by saying "A party of the People of the Book would love to lead you astray, but they only lead themselves astray, and they do not realize it."
Thus AWLA is well and truly defined, not with the definition of bloodline, holy family or sect but with a Spiritual Bond of fellowship and faithhood.
Also the teaching of AAL by God is clear that it has nothing to do with this family member of blood relation alone.
And [mention] Noah, when he called [to Allah ] before [that time], so We responded to him and saved him and his family (Ahlahu) from the great flood. (21:76)
And Noah called to his Lord and said, "My Lord, indeed my son is of my family; and indeed, Your promise is true; and You are the most just of judges!"
God said, "O Noah, indeed he is not of your family (laysa min ahlika); indeed, he is [one whose] work was other than righteous, so ask Me not for that about which you have no knowledge. Indeed, I advise you, lest you be among the ignorant." (11:45-46)
So just being from blood relation doesnt warrant one to be AHL, or family. In fact Allah categorically tells Noah that the standard is righteousness and Noah's son didn't qualify that and hence were not from his AHL. This is God defining AHL e BAYT. AAL and AHL have similar and same meanings.
If any family member internalize the ideals and free themselves from racism, thats well and good. Taqwa is the standard. The Prophet himself called Salman as Ahl e Bayt leaving us proof that it is about spiritual bond of fellowship and faithhood, not for claiming superiority of Hashemite superiority or Qureishi racism.
Thus those who claim Qureshi, Arabi, Hashemite, Siddiqui and Sayyid but are not follower of the Message and Ideal of the Messenger, they are not related to him, neither is he related to them.
Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to God ; then He will inform them about what they used to do. (6:159)
A Black man or woman from Africa, Red Indian from North America, Aborigene from Australasia, Dalit from India, Farmers from Combodia, Javanese from Indonesia or Labour from Japan, whososever in any age when follows the Divine Revelation, All Prophets of God and the Last Divinely sent Prophet, then and there, everyone of them are AAL or FAMILY of Muhammad and Abraham. The Unity of Mankind through the Unity of One God makes One Single Family of Faithfuls. That Single Human Family is now divided into hundreds nationality and thousand sects. This is Satanic deception through division and religious sectarianism is a project used to further this cause.
The Sun has no exclusive country or border, neither the moon favor any nation or sect over another, the rays of sunlight disqualify none, the pure water and pure wind is colourless - likewise God, His Prophet and any people of Faith is not Coloured, nor can they be sectarian, nationalistic and favor boundary. For a prince, the entire kingdom of his King father he has access to, similarly the faithful of One God is universal and is not limited by color or race or clan.
For godless people of division only their own boundary and nationality is what they rejoice in. Because they have confined their identity in confinement of their deluded mind. They have no access to the expansiveness of the heart of faithful and the boundlessness of the soul. Thus their godless way is also constricted within border, boundary, sectarianism, petty nationalism and racism.
God in His infinite wisdom and power carry out His Kingdom's tasks through the angels who are manifestation of His power and action. The major four angels are named Gabriel, Azrael, Michael and Raphael who have their distinct roles according to Abrahamic religion. All cousins of Abrahamic path believe in the angels and God's action through them.
Those who believe in polytheism often like to imagine and innovate four companions of their idols. Some of them invented the idea of four angel of paradise and others four angel of hell. Likewise the mushrik Arabs borrowing influence from others, after the departure of Prophet Muhammad have invented the idea of four caliphs just like four archangels of God.
The concept of four caliph is no where to be found in the Quran or Prophet's teachings. Neither this is from Abu Bakr or Omar. They never called themselves guided caliph, only these terms were added later on. Like four angels of God, they wanted to substitute four caliph of Prophet.
The Sunnis have placed Prophet Muhammad along with four Caliph and have invented a system of five or pentagon. Likewise to match with this invention the other partisan have created Shia Pak Panjatan consisting of Faimah, Ali, Hasan, Hussain along with Muhammad. As a result of such callous division in the Unity Message of the Prophet have caused Mecca, Medinah and Karbala to be burnt in the fire of division which is still burning the Ummah until today. Unless this fire of Sataan is quenched, the Ummah will never rise and the mercy with which the mission of Rahmatallil alameen was sent, can never be re-established. Rahmatallil alameen signify world peace through the Message of Unity that binds humanity as one family.
Just as the Prophet never appointed a Caliph during his 23 years of Prophetic mission, similarly neither Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman or Ali have placed Prophet Muhammad among them to create the Sunni system of Five / Pentagon.
Similarly with his daughter Fatimah, daughter in law Ali, two grandsons Hasan and Hussain was never used to erect four walls of Prophets family by Prophet himself. This is unthinkable to ideals of Risalat. We have to understand that Sunnism and Shiaism are later injection to divide the faithful and humanity as part of Satanic project. The deception has been successful because blind faith coupled with ignorance has produced the worst nightmarish experience to humanity.
A deception is most successful when no one one can question the deception. Thus questioning the action of Sahabi or questioning the action of the Imams are both censored heavily and made into religious practice. Whenever you are told never to ask question, you know something is wrong right? The Sunnis has invented Sahabism and made them infalliable and the Shias as a perfect reaction to this ignorance has invented Hashimism or Shiaism and made them infalliable / masum. Two side of same coins. And in the process the masses are made ignorant about AAL or misguided about who the Ahl e Bayt are.
Has the time not ripe yet to question who did these, how it was done and what happened as a consequence to the indivisible unity of one Ummah? Has the time not ripe yet to understand why unity of faithfuls are never allowed but every other godless ideology is allowed to prosper? Has the time not ripe yet to make repentance / tawbah from any association with any ideology that divide the single Ummah into sects, nations and every other division?
The only way to Salvation is the ONE NATION of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad peace be upon them, and the model is the Nucleus of Muhammad by Barakah, Zaid, Bilal, Suhaib, Salman and Usamah, not Arabs, Americans, Europeans and Asians, nor Sheiahs and Sunnis. Divine Way make no distinction among the any Prophets of God. It never say Moses is better than others, Jesus is the only Son or the entire universe is created because of Muhammad. Those are matra of Zionism, of misguided Christianity and of Mohammedanism. That is NOT the Godly Way or Islam or Abrahamic Path.
Rise for the zenith, or wait for the Deluge. The Armageddon is just ahead.
Our Lord in Heaven, Hallowed is Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
May God bless those who seek His blessings deservingly, before they desire. Ameen.
Based on the Teachings of Imamuddin Muhammad Toaaha Bin Habeeb
PART OF SERIES: FREEDOM FROM SECTARIANISM PROJECT
# See More:
* This is Islam, This is Muhammad (saws) by Imamuddin Muhammad Toaaha Bin Habeeb
* Quran Corpus: The Root word for AAL
* The Root word for AWLA