دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی
عنوان مقاله [English]
The main question of this research is the possibility that believers may indeed join the people of the household. This research is a conceptual and archival study of the hadith “Salmān is one of us, the people of the household” in the light of the science of Shiite hadith, which is a proper approach to finding a scientific answer to this question. It shows that the statement “Salmān is one of us, the people of the household” in the science of Shiite hadith has been the subject at least of a few traditions, which are related to the function of “the people of the household” in the holy Quran. This statement in so far as the diction is concerned is repeatedly narrated. The documents of the traditions in which these words have been used comprise a wide range which includes weak, documented, good, and correct narrations. Nevertheless, it can be said that the sum of traditions in which this statement comes in so far as the documents are concerned are correct
and in meaning are firm. This article shows that the view of the Shiite leaders on the possibility of the believers joining the people of the household, peace be upon them, is positive and is based on certain criteria. Moreover, the main criteria considered for the Shiite leaders and the most important one that makes Salmān entre the circle of the people of the household is his special knowledge, that knowledge which certainly makes him aware of the previous religions.