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“Ahl-i Bayt” in the Holy Quran

The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Zeki Duman, PhD

Ahl-i Bayt was the name given to the tribe responsible for taking care of the Kaaba, which was called the bayt al-aliha before Islam, as well as the idols therein. Then the scope of the term was expanded, and it was given a meaning which included the defense and administrative activities of Mecca, in addition to its religious connotations.

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Who are the Ahl-i Bayt?

The Companions / The Prophet's Household / M. Bahauddin Varol, PhD

The concept of Ahl-i Bayt (the family/household of the Prophet), which has continued to be problematic with its controversial and ambiguous traits since the early periods of the Islamic history, has a flexible structure in terms of the meaning of the term within the Arabic language.

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