Suggested Readings on the Biographies of the Prophetic Household

Answered by Sayyidi al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Hafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him).

Can you recommend books compiled by the masters of the Bā `Alawī Path on the biographies of the Ahl al-Bayt (the Prophetic Household)?

You can read al-Mashra` al-Rawī, Ghurar al-Bahā’ al-Ḍawī and Sharḥ al-`Ayniyyah by Imam Aḥmad bin Zayn al-Ḥabashī. These are some of the books that contain biographies of many of the Imams of the pure Ahl al-Bayt of the Bā `Alawī that have been published. These books and similar books (some of which have not yet been published) may be read.

Studying history in general and the accounts of the pious specifically teaches you many lessons and has the effect of rectifying the heart and filling it with love for and attachment to the friends of Allāh and a loathing for those whom He loathes. All of this brings one closer to Allāh.