The invaluable legacy of the Household [Ahl alBayt]
of the
Prophet (may peace be upon them all), as preserved by their
followers, is a comprehensive school of thought that embraces
all branches of Islamic knowledge. This school has produced
many brilliant scholars who have drawn inspiration from this
rich and pure resource. It has provided the Muslim ummah with
many scholars whom, following in the footsteps of Imāms of
the Prophet’s Household (‘a), have done their best to clear up
the doubts raised by various creeds and currents within and
without Muslim society and to answer their questions.
Throughout the past centuries, they have given wellreasoned
answers and clarifications concerning these questions and