AhleBait (as) are Noor

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Allah (swt) says in Sura Al Asr:

(1) وَالْعَصْرِ (2)  إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ (3)  إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ 


"By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), Verily Man is in loss, Except those who believe, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy." [103:3]

The Question comes... Believe in What? The following Ayah of Holy Quran answers the question:

فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالنُّورِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْنَا ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ


Believe, therefore, in Allah and His Messenger, and in the Light (Noor) which we have sent down. And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do. [64:8] 

Regarding the above verse [64:8] there is a narration in Usool Al Kaafi:

 الحسين بن محمد، عن معلى بن محمد، عن علي بن مرداس قال: حدثنا صفوان ابن يحيى والحسن بن محبوب، عن أبي أيوب، عن أبي خالد الكابلي قال: سألت أبا جعفرعليه السلام عن قول الله عزوجل: " فآمنوا بالله ورسوله والنور الذي أنزلنا  " فقال: يا أبا خالد النور والله الائمة من آل محمد صلى الله عليه وآله إلى يوم القيامة، وهم والله نور الله الذي أنزل، وهم والله نور الله في السماوات وفي الارض، والله يا أبا خالد لنور الامام في قلوب المؤمنين أنور من الشمس المضيئة بالنهار، وهم والله ينورون قلوب المؤمنين، ويحجب الله عزوجل نورهم عمن يشاء فتضلهم قلوبهم، والله يا أبا خالد لا يحبنا عبد ويتولانا حتى يطهر الله قلبه ولا يطهر الله قلب عبد حتى يسلم لنا ويكون سلما لنا فاذا كان سلما لنا سلمه الله من شديد الحساب وآمنه من فزع يوم القيامة الاكبر


Abu Khalid al-Kabuli who has said the following. 

"I asked (Imam) abu Ja‘far (as) about the meaning of the words of Allah, the Majestic, the Gracious, ‘Believe, therefore, in Allah and His Messenger, and in the Light (Noor) which we have sent down' [64:8]

"O abu Khalid, I swear by Allah, it is the Imams from the family of the Holy Prophet (saww) up to the Day of judgment who are called light in the above verse. They, I swear by Allah, are the light of Allah whom He sent down. It is they, I swear by Allah, who are the light of Allah in the heavens and in the earth. O abu Khalid, I swear by Allah, that the light of the (Imams) in the hearts of the true believers is more bright than the light of the sun in the midday. They, I swear by Allah, give light to the hearts of the true believers and Allah, the Most Holy, the Most High, may block such light from reaching the hearts of whoever He may will, thus their hearts remain dark. O abu Khalid, no one would believe in our Divine authority except that Allah will cleanse his heart. Allah will not cleanse the heart of a person until he or she will acknowledge our Divine authority and live in peace with us. When one lives in peace with us Allah will safeguard him against the severity of the Day of recockning and grant him security against the great terror on the Day of Judgment"

[Source: Al-Kaafi Vol.1 Pg.194]


حدثنا الحسين بن أحمد بن إدريس رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا أبي، عن محمد ابن الحسين بن يزيد الزيات، عن الحسن بن موسى الخشاب، عن ابن سماعة، عن على بن الحسن بن رباط، عن أبيه، عن المفضل بن عمر قال: قال الصادق جعفر ابن محمد عليهما السلام إن الله تبارك وتعالى خلق أربعة عشر نورا قبل خلق الخلق بأربعة عشر فقيل له: يا ابن رسول الله ومن الاربعة عشر؟ فقال: محمدو على وفاطمة والحسن والحسين والائمة من ولد الحسين، آخر هم القائم الذي يقوم بعد غيبته فيقتل الدجال ويطهر الارض من كل جور وظلم

Narrated to us Husain bin Ahmad bin Idrees that: Narrated to us my father from Muhammad bin Husain bin Yazid Zayyat from Hasan bin Musa Khashshab from Ibne Samaat from Ali Ibne Hasan Ribat from his father from Mufaddal bin Umar that he said: 

As-Sadiq Jafar bin Muhammad (a.s.) said: "Allah, Blessed and the High, created fourteen lights 14000 years before the creation of the universe, thus they were our souls. It was asked: O, son of Allah’s Messenger, who are these fourteen lights? He replied: Muhammad, Ali, Fatima, Hasan, Husain, and Imams from the descendants of Husain and the last of them is Qaim who will rise up after occultation. Then he would kill the Dajjal and purify the earth from every type of injustice and oppression."

[Source: Kamal Al-Deen, Chapter. 33, Hadees. 7]



Another Hadees of Imam Musa Kazim (as) Endorses the above truth that the Ahlul Bait (as) are NOT Humans and have only come in Human form for the guidance of Human beings :

Imam Musa Kazim (as) while taking about Meraj and referring to Prophet Muhammad (saww) and Imam Ali (as) says:


ظاهر هما بشریة و باطنهما لا هوتیه ظهرا الخلق علی هیاكل الناسوتیة حتی یطیقوا روتیها

“These 2 are apparently (Externally) Human and their Batin (internal) is related to Allah (swt). They have come amongst people in their form (appearance) so that people can see them." 

Imam Musa Kazim (as) continues saying that this has been mentioned in the following verse of the Holy Quran:

وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ مَلَكًا لَجَعَلْنَاهُ رَجُلًا وَلَلَبَسْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ مَا يَلْبِسُونَ 

"If we had made it an angel, We should have sent him as a man, and We should certainly have dressed them the way they are dressed up." [6:9]  

هم خلقوا من الأنوار، و انتقلوا من ظهر إلى ظهر، و صلب إلى صلب، و من رحم إلى رحم في الطبقة العليا من غير نجاسة، بل نقلا بعد نقل، لا من ماء مهين، و لا نطفة خشرة كسائر خلقه، بل أنوار انتقلوا من أصلاب الطاهرين إلى أرحام المطهّرات

"They are created from Light (Noor). And moved from back to back and loin to loin (Sulb) and womb to womb in highest grades without Najasah (uncleanliness). But transferred, not from the despised fluid and not sperm unlike the rest of his creations. But (they are) lights (noor) transferred from pure Loins to Pure wombs."

[Source: Bihar Al Anwar Vol.35 H.24, Tafseer-e-Burhaan Vol.3 H.7, Taawil-al-Ayat Vol.1 Pg:398]


وعن محمد بن سنان عن ابن عباس قال: كنا عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه آله فأقبل علي بن أبي طالب عليه السلام فقال له النبي صلى الله عليه وآله: مرحبا بمن خلقه الله قبل أبيه بأربعين ألف سنة، قال: فقلنا: يا رسول الله أكان الابن قبل الأب؟ فقال نعم، إن الله خلقني وعليا من نور واحد قبل خلق آدم بهذه المدة ثم قسمه نصفين، ثم خلق الأشياء من نوري ونور علي عليه السلام، ثم جعلنا عن يمين العرش فسبحنا فسبحت الملائكة، فهللنا فهللوا، وكبرنا فكبروا، فكل من سبح الله وكبره فإن ذلك من تعليم علي عليه السلام


Ibn Abbas narrates:

We were with the Holy Prophet (saww) when Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) entered. 
The Prophet said to Imam Ali (as), "Greetings to Him who was created 4000 years before His father.

We said, O Prophet of Allah (saww), "Can a son be before his father?"
The Prophet replied, "Yes, Indeed Allah (swt) created Me and Ali (as) from a single light (noor), 4000 years before the creation of Adam (as). Then He split that light into two. He then created the things from My light and the light of Ali (as)."

"Allah (swt) than placed us on the right side of the throne (Arsh). So we did Tasbeeh and hence the angels did Tasbeeh. We did Tahleel and hence the angels did Tahleel. We did Taqbeer and hence the angels did Taqbeer.
So everyone who does Tasbeeh and Taqbeer of Allah (swt), that surely is from the teaching of Imam Ali (as).

(Tasbeeh - Saying SubhanAllah, Tahleel - Saying La ilah illalAllah, Taqbeer - Saying Allahu Akbar)

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 25, Pg. 24]


Imam Ali(as) addressing his companions said:

"What do you accept, that my brother the Holy Prophet(saww) said, I and my Ahlebait(as) we were each and everyone of us One Noor(Light) that were walking in presence of Allah(swt) 14000 years before Adam(as) was created and when Adam(as) was created this light was put on his back and brought to this earth. Then this light was put in the boat through Nooh(as) and then in the fire through Ibrahim(as) and after that transferred on highly esteeemed backs........................."


[Source: Kitab Sulaym ibn Qays al Hilaali, Hadees 11]