NN wrote about "reason and revelation"
The relationship between reason and revelation is that between a window
and light. Revelation is light and Reason ('Aql) is like a window in a house. The bigger and cleaner the window is the more light one will
receive. If the window is small, dirty or obstructed naturally one will
get very little benefit from the light of revelation.
Yes, this is a good point.
"Those who are polluted have no faith".
Naturally that also means that those that are pure and clean have faith.
The cleaner one is the greater their intelligence will be hence the
greater their faith will be.
The filthier one is the weaker their intelligence will be hence the
weaker their faith will be.
Concerning the Ahlul-Bayt (as) we have the following verse:
Allah's wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O Folk of the
This means that the Ahlul-Bayt (as) are on the highest level of
faith and intelligence as they have been purified from all filth. There is
some difference of opinion who exactly are the Ahlul-Bayt (as) referred
to in 33:33, whether it includes the wives of the Prophet or not but
there is no dispute among Muslims that the Ahul-Bayt (as) refers to the
Prophet Muhammad (sawa), 'Ali, Fatimah, Hasan and Husain (as).
These and other verses lead to the idea that the Ahul-Bayt refers not to
physical family or decendents of the Prophet (saw), but to his spiritual
descendents. That is, those who follow the Prophet and have similar
(It is obvious that it cannot refer to those who do evil and have no faith.)
In every Prayer (Salat ) the family of the Prophet is compared to the family
and certainly it is the spiritual family of Abraham that is referred to.
Hamid S. Aziz