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 The authority of the Ahl al-Bayt in Hadith of Thaqalayn
The famous narration of the Prophet, the Hadith of Thaqalayn, is narrated in different versions by all Islamic schools of thought with regards to the Ahl al-Bayt. The Prophet may have mentioned it on different occasions due to its importance and to ensure that many can hear it: O People, I leave amo

Different Names and Titles of Lady Fatima (as) and Their Meanings
To give names to their newborn children is of a special importance to advocates of Allah's religion, for a human being is called by his name; hence, a good or, bad name leaves its effect on the holder. Upon studying the life of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (as), we realize that various names have been given to her, each of which mentions a virtue that existed in her....

Imamate (Leadership) in Shi‘i Islam
Imamate (Divinely Appointed Leadership) is a very high position, and it is only Allah who can decide who is qualified for it. And if the Prophet Muhammad (S) announced to the people that the Twelve Imams are the leaders, or that the Ahlul Bayt are the people that we must refer to, or in that Imam Ali is his successor, it was only because he was asked by Allah to do so...

Lady Fatima (as) and the Revelation of Sura al-Kauthar
Before the birth of lady Fatima (as), the Prophet had two sons, Qasim and Tahir, but both boys had died when they were babies. The Prophet had started teaching the message of Islam and had made many enemies. As a result, some of the unbelievers began to make fun of him at the death of his sons, calling him "Abtar"...

What's the reason behind the naming of the Lady Fatima (as)?
From a grammatical perspective, the name Fatimah comes from the root word Fatima which means to separate a child from its mother’s milk; therefore, this term is used for all kinds of separation and disengagement...

Who are the ‘Twelve Imams’?
A set of hadiths narrated by our Sunni brothers about twelve successors of the Prophet will be presented in this article. There are different versions of these hadiths; sometimes the term amir, or ruler/leader is used for the twelve Imams and sometimes the term caliph, or successor, is used. It is interesting to note that in these sets of hadiths, the number twelve is always used...

Who are the Ahlul Bayt?
The Shi‘a agree that the Ahlul Bayt, because of their high status of being alongside the Qur’an, must be infallible, and that this group is a select group of the Prophet’s relatives. The Prophet himself clarified who the Ahlul Bayt are in many narrations (hadith)...