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Secondly, persons who have close relationship with Messenger of Allah (PBUH) . They are Banu Hashim and Banu
Abdul-Muttalib and include descendants of `Ali, `Aqil, Ja`far, `Abbas and Harith (May Allah be pleased with them).
Sadaqah is unlawful for the latter category.
َلﺎَﻗ ُﻪﱠﻧَأ ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ًﺎﻓﻮُﻗْﻮَﻣ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﻖﻳﱢﺪﱢﺼﻟا ﺮْﻜَﺑ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋ ، ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َﺮﻤُﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﻦَﻋو
، ِﻪِﺘْﻴﺑ ِﻞْهَأ ﻲﻓ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ًاﺪﱠﻤَﺤُﻣ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
» اﻮُﺒُﻗْرا
ﻟاو ، ُﻩﻮُﻣِﺮْآَأو ﻩﻮُﻣِﺮﺘﺣاَو ُﻩﻮُﻋاَر
ﻢﻠﻋأ ﻪﱠﻠ
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
reverence to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) by honouring the members of his family.''
In this Hadith, the love and respect for the members of the Prophet's (PBUH) family has been tied
with the love and respect of the Prophet (PBUH). In other words, a person who loves and respects the descendants
of the Prophet (PBUH) will be deemed to be a lover and admirer of the Prophet (PBUH). On the contrary, one
whose heart is devoid of the love of the descendants of the Prophet (PBUH), will be considered devoid of the love
and respect of the Prophet (PBUH). But love and respect here does not mean that they are taken for sinless persons
and their status is exaggerated beyond reason, as is the case with the Shiites. Their whole religious thinking is
founded on the exaggeration of the qualities of the members of the family of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and they
have exhausted their imagination in proving them sinless. While their love and respect lies in adopting the noble
features of their character and cherishing their piety. Their love and respect does not lie in sentimental attachment
with a particular family and exaggerating its praise beyond all limits.