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Quran, Infallibles

Quran and Ahl ul-Bayt are not separatable

We weep when we see Ahl ul-Bayt's calamities and are happy when they are happy

“The brethren who are busy lauding Ahl al-Bayt, those who recount the virtues of the
Imams (as) and the tragedies that befell them, must know their station, what action they
undertake and why. They must know that they are practically implementing the
commandment of being ‘kind to the Prophet’s kindred’ to which the Holy Qur’an refers.
Whether they recount the virtues of Ahl al-Bayt or their tragedies, they thus repay the wage
of conveying the Message and keep people firm on the path of the Qur’an. The Qur’an
states the following:
‘Say: I do not ask you for a reward for it other than being kind to my kindred’
(Qur’an, 42:23).


If someone says, ‘Suffices us the Book of Allah and we have no need fore anything else’, we
will say, ‘Which book are you referring to? Is it the one in which the verse referring to
kindness to the Prophet’s kindred? Can you say that you have no need for Ahl al-Bayt (as)?
Which book do you mean? Is it the one in which this verse exists:
‘This Day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you,
and have chosen Islam for you as your religion’ (Qur’an, 5:4)?
Can this religion be complete without the mastership of Ahl al-Bayt (as)? Which Qur’an do
you mean? Is it the same Book in which the following verse exists:
‘Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah, His Apostle, and the (fellowship of)
the believers, those who establish regular prayers and regular charity, and they
bow down humbly (in adoration)’ (Qur’an, 5:58)?!

 

Can one love Allah but not love those whom He loves?


Yes, had all these verses not been in your Qur’an, you have the right to say, ‘Suffices us the
speech of Allah’. So, we have to know that there is a great obligation on our shoulders, and
the teachers and lauders have to understand that loving these [kindred] is above
everything and it cannot be relinquished. If we love Allah, will we be able not to love those
whom He loves?! Will we then be able not to love the deeds which He loves? Can one love
Allah but not love those whom He loves? And can he love deeds which Allah Almighty
hates? Can this be at all? So, this statement of ‘Suffices us the Book of Allah, and we need
nothing else’, is a blatant lie. It is as though one who says so says about the night as being
daylight and say about daylight as being the night.
There are many verses in the Book of Allah similar to this verse: “Be with the truthful”. This
Book has distinguished the attribute of the pious from the sinners. Look and see who the
sinners are and the pious are; can there be a belief in casting doubt and in distinguishing? If
so, it is the same like one says, ‘I believe in half the Qur’an and do not believe in its other
half. Three hundred years ago, the Jews and the Christians said, “The condemnation of the
Jews and the Christians must be deleted from the Qur’an, and nothing must be kept in the
Qur’an except the worship matters.” Will the Qur’an then remain the same if we thus divide
it? We will then say that the adoration, too, is not necessary. The polytheists will say, “We,
too, would like to maintain our status and our sins, and it is not necessary that we should
believe in the Unity of Allah because we have our idols which we believe will intercede on
our behalf” (“our intercessors with Allah”).
So, if we suppose there is distinguishing, most people are idolaters and not believers; so,
there can be no distinguishing in the religion of Allah. There can be no believing in part of
the Book and disbelieving in the rest.

Ayatollah Bahjat

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