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1) The Family of Fatimah (sa) is the Ahl-ul- Bait (People of the House)

1. عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يمر بباب فاطمة ستة أشهر إذا خرج إلى صلاة الفجر، يقول: الصلاة! يا أهل البيت: (إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا).

Ans bin Malik (ra) narrates that when the Holy Prophet (saw) used to come out for Fajr (dawn) prayer, as he passed the door of Fatimah (sa), he used to say, “O ‘people of the house’, perform your prayer” and then he used to recite the following verse from the Holy Quran:

“Allah only desires to keep away (all kinds of) impurity from you, O ‘people of the house’! (the Prophet’s family) and to totally purify you,” [al-Ahzab 33:33]

(He did this) for six months.

2. عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه في قوله: (إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ) قال: نزلت في خمسة: في رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم و علي و فاطمة و الحسن و الحسين رضى الله عنهم.

Abu Saeed Khudri (ra) has said about the verse, “Allah only desires to keep away (all kinds of) impurity from you, O ‘people of the house’!”, that it was revealed in honor of the following five personalities: the Messenger of Allah (saw), Ali (as), Fatimah (sa), Hasan (ra) and Husain (ra).