Ahl Al-Bayt

Posted on 03/11/2012 by Cody

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Ahl Al-Bayt أهل البيت.
“The people of the house.” A term used in the Qur’an at several points throughout. Earlier on it references the household of Abraham, and later is used as a reference to Muhammad’s household.

In Surah 33:Verse 33, which says, “God simply wishes to take the pollution from you, O people of the house and to purify you thoroughly” Some scholars argue that the “people of the house” is used to represent the entire Islamic community.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam, Encyclopaedia of the Quran