Brief Commentary On Hadeeth Al-Kisaa (Tradition of the Cloak)

This text presents a brief commentary for the valuable and well-known Hadith Al Kisaa’ that is commonly narrated by all schools of thought. The author, Jerrmein Abu Shahba, attempts to analyze each event and statement in this authentic tradition in order to extract the obvious and latent meanings and better appreciate its significance which marked the revelation of the Purification Verse (Ayat At-Tatheer) in honor of the purified AhlulBayt of the Holy Prophet (SA).

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  1. Introduction
  2. Authenticity Of Tradition
  3. Jabir Ibn Abdullah Al Ansari – The 1st Narrator
  4. Lady Fatima Al Zahra – The 2nd Narrator
  5. Exchange of Greetings
  6. Physical Discomfort
  7. Station of The Yememite Cloak
  8. Radiance Of The Holy Prophet
  9. Etiquettes Of The Ahlulbayt
  10. Pleasant Fragrance of The Holy Prophet
  11. Imam Hasan – Director of the Prophet’s Pond
  12. The Divinely Chosen One
  13. Imam Husain –Intercessor of The Nation
  14. Imam Ali – Commander of The Faithful
  15. Imam Ali – Successor And Flag Bearer Of The Prophet
  16. Lady Fatima – Flesh Of The Holy Prophet
  17. Members of The Cloak Completed
  18. Superior Position of The Ahlulbayt
  19. Relationship Between Prophet And His Household
  20. Prophetic Prayers Raised
  21. Prayer For Thorough Purification
  22. The Divine Declaration
  23. Divine Identification of The Members of The Cloak
  24. Archangel Jibrael Seeks Proximity
  25. Archangel Jibrael Delivers The Message
  26. Revelation of The Purification Verse
  27. Imam Ali Seeks Explanation
  28. Spiritual Rewards of The Tradition of The Cloak
  29. The Cry of Victory
  30. Wordly Rewards of The Tradition of The Cloak
  31. Conclusion
  32. Full Arabic Text of Hadith Al Kisaa
  33. References