Ahl Al-Beit (Ahl Al-Bayt, "People of the House," in Arabic)

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AHL AL-BEIT (Ahl al-Bayt, "People of the House," in Arabic)

Arab term used to designate "those of the family of the prophet Muhammad," that is, his daughter, Fatima, his son-in-law, Ali, and their two sons, Hasan and Hussein. This descent is also designated by the term Ahl al-Aba ("People of the Cloak").

SEE ALSO Ali;Fatima;Muhammad.