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Quran 33:33 and Challenge of Answering-Ansar

Lets first read Quran Ch. 33, verse. 33

وقرن في بيوتكن ولاتبرجن تبرج الجاهلية الاولى واقمن الصلاة واتين الزكاة واطعن الله ورسوله انما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس اهل البيت ويطهركم تطهيرا

[033:033]  And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity; and obey God and His Apostle. And God only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family, and to make you pure and spotless.

AA team wants to exclude the wives of the Holy Prophet (s) from the later part of the verse, and it says:

If we analyse the verse we see that Ahl’ul bayt (as) are addressed with the masculine / plural term ‘Kum’ whilst in the Qur’an the wives of the Prophet (s) are addressed in the plural feminine ‘Kun’. We challenge the followers of Mu’awiya to show us a single verse of the Qur’an where the wives of the Prophet are addressed with a masculine term.

Lets read Holy Quran Ch. 11, verse. 71-73

وامراته قائمة فضحكت فبشرناها باسحاق ومن وراء اسحاق يعقوب

قالت ياويلتي ءالد وانا عجوز وهذا بعلي شيخا ان هذا لشئ عجيب

قالوا اتعجبين من امر الله رحمة الله وبركاته عليكم اهل البيت انه حميد مجيد

[011:071-73]  And his wife was standing (there), and she laughed: But we gave her glad tidings of Isaac, and after him, of Jacob.

 She said: “Alas for me! shall I bear a child, seeing I am an old woman, and my husband here is an old man? That would indeed be a wonderful thing!”

They said: “Dost thou wonder at God’s decree? The grace of God and His blessings on you, o ye people of the house! for He is indeed worthy of all praise, full of all glory!”

As you can see, Lady Sarah (s) , the wife of Prophet Abraham (a.s) has been addressed with a masculine term ‘kum’ which is 2nd person masculine plural pronoun.

So the wives of the Prophet (s) can’t be excluded from the ahlelbayt because of the stupid reason of Answering-Ansar because if we have to accept that, we would have to reject Sarah (a.s) as the ahlelbayt in Quran Ch. 11, verse 33, which would be absolutely against Quran. Because the address is towards a female

قالوا اتعجبين من امر الله

Qaloo ataAAjabeena min amri Allahi

[011:073]  They said: “Dost thou wonder at God’s decree?

Where ‘taAAjabeena’ is 2nd person feminine singular verb . So if we have to accept the theory of Answering-Ansar, how will we answer this verse of Quran?

May Allah protect us from the deceptions of taqiyah practitioners. Ameen.