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Asalamu Alaikum,

Does anyone agree that we shouldn't be calling marjahs or any scholar 'Sayed'

It's a word we use for the Ahlulbayt AS,

Other words that should only be used for the Ahlulbayt AS are: Imam, AyatAllah, RuhAllah, Sheikh, HezbAllah,

Those r just the main ones I see used everyday,

If we call everyone with these titles, then that lowers the status of the Ahlulbayt AS,

We all know that the Ahlulbayt AS r infallible and nobody can be like them,

Edited by zeinab94

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Asalamu Alaikum,

Does anyone agree that we shouldn't be calling marjahs or any scholar 'Sayed'

It's a word we use for the Ahlulbayt AS,

Other words that should only be used for the Ahlulbayt AS are: Imam, AyatAllah, RuhAllah, Sheikh, HezbAllah,

Those r just the main ones I see used everyday,

If we call everyone with these titles, then that lowers the status of the Ahlulbayt AS,

We all know that the Ahlulbayt AS r infallible and nobody can be like them,

 

As for Shaykh, that's not only for Ahlulbayt, our classical scholars were called Shaykh al-Saduq, Shaykh al-Mufid.  The title carries the meaning leader, elder, or noble, (wikipedia)

 

Imam can be used for Imam of prayer, but I don't know if it can be used in any other context.

 

The term Ayatullah seems to be a late development.

Edited by al-Ibrahimi

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(Salam)

Sayed also can simply mean "Mr.". They're just words, that have regular meaning. You're confusing religious symbolic terms/concepts with actual language. For example, imam is a leader of a nation, or even a community or masjid, or group of people praying. So it depends on what language a native speaker is using.

If your native language is English or Urdu, sometimes these words are confused to be solely religious symbolic words. Because it is not native to these languages. Translate everything to one language, for eg. English, and it wont be as confusing.

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(wasalam)

 

In Arabic the term "seyyed" means sir, or Mr, certain people who are directly related to the prophet Muhammad (pbuh)   are called this, to show respect to their ancestors(Prophet Muhammad,and his holy progeny).But it seems as if when addressing the Ahlulbayt (as)  with these titles that the context is different, because when you read the translations of some of the duas(e.g: dua Tawassul) the word sayyed is translated as "master".

 

If we call everyone with these titles, then that lowers the status of the Ahlulbayt AS, 

I don't know  if you were meant to mean something else or not, but there is nothing that we could possibly do to lower the status of the Ahlulbayt (as). Certain people give Abu bakr the title "Siddiq" which was the Title of Imam Ali  (as), do you think that the fact that people call Abu bakr a title that belongs to Imam Ali (as) lowers his status? Similarly people such as Yazid would call themselves "Amir al Mo'mineen"- which was also a title that belonged to Imam Ali (as)  only. The fact that yazid gave himself this title does not lower the status of Imam Ali (as) .

 

 

 

wasalaam

Edited by Hamzah313

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Asalamu Alaikum,

Does anyone agree that we shouldn't be calling marjahs or any scholar 'Sayed'

It's a word we use for the Ahlulbayt AS,

Other words that should only be used for the Ahlulbayt AS are: Imam, AyatAllah, RuhAllah, Sheikh, HezbAllah,

Those r just the main ones I see used everyday,

If we call everyone with these titles, then that lowers the status of the Ahlulbayt AS,

We all know that the Ahlulbayt AS r infallible and nobody can be like them,

 

So what are you supposed to do if that's your name ?

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The Quran shows the servants of God pray that God makes them Imams for pious. See suratal furqan.<<<

 

now read the tafsir for it brother :)

The problem with our tafsirs is everything is about Ahlulbayt no matter what. The verses are talking about the servants of the compassionate. 

Edited by StrugglingForTheLight

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The problem with our tafsirs is everything is about Ahlulbayt no matter what. The verses are talking about the servants of the compassionate. 

 

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir [a] said,

"The Qur'an was revealed in four quarters: One quarter is about us (the Ahl al-Bayt), one quarter is about our enemies, one quarter is about traditions and examples, and one quarter is about obligations and laws."

(al-Kafi, Volume 2, chapter 14)

 

 

Courtesy of brother Qa'im.

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