Report Are the Wives of the Prophet part of the Household or not? in Shia/Sunni Dialogue Posted February 29, 2016 8 minutes ago, Student_of_Deen said: As far as i know the Sons of Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) were both Prophets and so were some of their descendants in order to guide people towards Allah. we have the Qu`ran to confirm the known Prophets and Messengers among them. First of all I did not said sons. I said offspring. The question was: Why was not all the offspring of Ibrahim a.s. part of Imamate? And we know the answer of Allah to that question. Quote if you are saying the concept of Imamate is the same as Prophethood and only the selected ones by Allah then how do you decide who is an Imam and who is not ? do you have any divine confirmation to decide who was the chosen Imam and who wasn`t ? Who decided Imam Ali a.s. to be the successor of Muhammad s.a.w.? Same principle for the next and then the next and then the next and then the ..