The function of the Ahl al-Bayt of the Prophets from…

The second specialized webinar of Shia Studies Student Association


The second specialized webinar of the Shia Studies Student Association was held on Wednesday, May 19.

Summary of the meeting

The role of Ahlul Bayt Prophets in the holy books of religions (comparative study of Ahlul Bayt Zoroaster, Ahlul Bayt Musa, Ahlul Bayt Jesus and Ahlul Bayt Muhammad “peace be upon him”).

Dr. Abbas Ashrafi, member of the faculty and head of the Faculty of Education of Allameh Tabatabai University (RA), explained the functions of the Ahl al-Bayt and the family of the prophets (especially the prophets of the four monotheistic religions of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) in the second webinar of the Shia Studies Student Association.

Dr. Ashrafi added: “Ahl al-Bayt” refers to the people closest to him, whether this relationship is relative or causal, or in thought and behavior.

He said: The question here is what are the differences between the holy books of religions regarding the Ahl al-Bayt of the Prophet of that religion? To answer this question, one must refer to the scriptures and express the answer from the perspective of these scriptures.

He introduced the family members of these prophets. Religion of Zoroastrian: Cousin of Zoroastrian Madyumah – Sons and Daughters of Zoroastrian – Moghan Association.

_Jewish religion: Moses’ place in Judaism – Moses’ family (Aaron, Miriam, his wife Sapphora, children of Gershom Eliezer) no mention of the family after Moses.

_Christianity: Virgin Mary – children of Mary and Joseph – unmarried Jesus.

_Islamic religion: upright in knowledge – infallibility and purity – first-class addressee of the prophet message – continuous guardianship (guardianship and imamate is an installation, not a choice).

In the end, the associate professor of Allameh Tabatabai University (RA) compared Islam with three other religions regarding the function of the Ahl al-Bayt of the Prophets and concluded as follows:

In Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Christianity, there is no succession from the family, unlike Islam, where succession is the exclusive right of the Prophet’s family.

The infallibility and knowledge of the Ahl al-Bayt of the Prophet of Islam is one of the distinguishing features of this religion.

In Zoroastrianism, the savior of the end of time is a descendant of Zoroastrianism, and in Islam, he is a descendant of Muhammad (pbuh), but this is not the case in the other two religions.

forward-looking and future-building view in Islam is on ahl al-bayt that means  the religion’s survival is due to them.

Similar contents