Attachment with the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s Family – A mark of guidance
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has declared relations with His family as a means of deliverance and as a means of safety from misguidance. Whoever attaches themselves with them, will never be misguided. Then please consider, will those pure souls fall prey to chasing this material world?
Thus, on the occasion of the Farewell Hajj (Hujjatul Wada’a), when the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) gave the whole world a message of peace, on the same occasion, He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) also gave the order for attaching oneself with the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s Family. Following them is a means of eternal blessings and is a strong guard against wrong beliefs and the wrong path. There is a Hadith in Sunan Baihaqi and in Jame’ Tirmidhi:
It has been reported on the authority of Hadhrat Jabir (May Allah be well pleased with him): I saw the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) on ‘Arafat. He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was on His she-camel, Qaswa and was giving a sermon. I heard Him saying: O people, I leave with you 2 great bounties. As long as you hold on to them, you will never be misguided. They are: the Book of Allah and my family. (Jame’ Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 3718)
When according to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), His family saves people from misguidance and whoever attaches oneself with them cannot be on the wrong path, then is it correct to blame them with the love of this material world? Is it correct to label their struggle as a political struggle? Even after Allah declares their purity in the Holy Quran:
Allah only intends to remove all the impurity of sins from you, O People of the House (of the Prophet, [even a doubt or trace of shortcoming]) and make you absolutely pure and clean by blessing you with (perfect) purity and wholesomeness. Surah Ahzaab (33:33)
Not only this, but the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) specially prayed for them thus, as mentioned in the Hadith:
Translation: O Allah! This is my family. You remove all uncleanliness from them and grant them absolute purity. (Jame’ Tirmidhi, Hadith No. 3129)