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Aal Allah آل الله are in fact same as Aal Al-Rasool آل الرسول because Aal Al-Rasool are the pious Progeny of the Messenger whose obedience is obligatory on every Muslim being part and parcel of the obedience of the Prophet (SAWA) which is in fact the obedience of Allah (SWT).

Aal Allah are in fact Aal Al-Rasool as they are the Most obedient servants of Allah.


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As the respected Syed has showned, several sources do witness to the height of Abil Fadhl al-Abbs (pbuh).  I would like to add a small note here: Sometimes, we tend to use hyperbolic expressions in our day-to-day language. This is common in many languages. For example, in English you could say "tall as a giraffe", or "as hungry as a wolf", or "I could eat a horse". 

Being consumers and contributors to  the common parlance of the day, we realize that these are hyperbolic expressions; idioms used to express that something is out of the ordinary. Indeed, with time, even hyperbolic expressions tend to become more common, and so we find that expressions like "awesome" and "fantastic" are used in everyday language, whereas their usage previous was limited to extra-ordinary phenomena. 

Given above, I do believe that it would not be far-fetched to understand the statements about the height of Abil Fadhl al-Abbas (pbuh) as hyperbole. That is to say, he (pbuh) was very tall; taller than other people of his time. A way for historians to accentuate this, using the parlance of their day, was to describe his height very tall even when sitting on a horse.

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Yes. Our master Abul Al-Abbas (AS) was tall that his feet touched the ground while he was on the horseback.

This has been mentioned even in Sunni books like Maqaatil Al-Talibiyyeen by Abul Faraj Al-Asfahani (page 56) and Maqtal Abi Makhnaf (page 176).

It has been mentioned in many Shia books like Ma'alim Al-'Awaalim by Al-Bahrain (page 283) and  Biharul Anwaar (Volume 45, Page 39) and Lawa'ij Al-Ashjaan by Sayyed Mohsin Al-Ameen (page 179) and many other books.


Hazrat Abbas (AS) was the chief commander of the army of imam Husain (AS) and he had to remain till the end of the battle.