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The Verse of Purification (Tathir)

"... Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you O people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying."

Holy Qur'an (33:33)

It is reported that the reason the Verse of al-Tathir (purification) was revealed was that the Prophet (s.a.w.) called for a Khaibari cloak (made in Khaibar), and covered Fatimah, Imams Ali, Hasan and Hussein (a.s.) with it, and said: "O Mord! These are my family. So keep away uncleanness from them and purify them." 5

In response to the prayer of the Prophet (s.a.w.), this ayah was revealed. It is a witness, given by Allah, in the Holy Qur'an, about the purity of Ahlul-Bait (a.s.), and that they were Islam incarnate.


5. This tradition was reported by Muslim in his Sahih (Authentic Book of Tradition), al-Tirmidthi in his Sahih, al-Nisa'i in al-Khasa'is (Characteristics), al-Tabari in his Qur'anic exegesis, and others. Sahih Muslim mentions it in the 4th volume, No. 2424, through A'ishah, in a slightly different warding. Far mare details, refer to: al-Firaozabadi, Fadha'il al-Khamsah fi al-Sihah al-Sittah (Outstanding Merits of the Five in the Six Sahihs).

Adapted from the book: "Imam Hasan bin Ali (a.s.)" by: "Al-Balagh Foundation"

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