Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Love for Ahlul Bayt and its Outcomes

The Ahlul Bayt are the ideal exemplars chosen by Allah to lead and guide people, as they represent Him.  Those who desire to be true believers ask themselves if they merely declare their love, or truly do so by revealing that adoration through actions.  Using the Qur’an and hadiths, this article offers the effects of having love for the Ahlul Bayt in this world and in the next.  A person who is Godwary and obedient, who exhibits qualities such as humbleness, trustworthiness, attending to orphans and the unfortunate, constantly remembers Allah, and restrains from vices is a true believer. It is only then that such a person deserves the intercession of the Ahlul Bayt.  The best way to prepare one’s soul to better follow their instructions are – but not limited to – fully familiarizing themselves with the Ahlul Bayt, emulating them, befriending their friends, detesting their enemies, and patiently enduring difficulties. Consequently, such a believer will experience peace of heart, feel delight at the moment of death, enter heaven permanently, and earns the love of Ahlul Bayt in return, both in this world and in the next.



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