Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Hadith al-Kisa: The Narration of the Cloak

The Tradition of the Cloak, or Hadith ul-Kisa’, is a narrative of an incident where the Prophet Muhammad assembled Hasan, Husayn, Ali, and Fatima under his cloak. Followers of the school of Ahlul Bayt customarily hold meetings in which this tradition is recited. As one who has taught courses on morality and social conduct, I have discovered lessons in this noble tradition worth mentioning to the followers of Ahlul Bayt.  The Tradition of the Cloak introduces the pure servants of God to the people of the world such that if the public follow them, they would live ideal lives and achieve perfection.  By pondering over the great personalities mentioned in this tradition, as well as the prevalence of this behaviour in society, a pure, wise, and noble culture associated with extreme love, respect, modesty, and courtesy towards one other can be established.


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