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Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي، ومحمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد - رضي الله عنهما - قالا: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن محمد بن الحسين بن أبي الخطاب، قال: حدثنا النضر بن شعيب، عن عبد الغفار الجازي، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قول الله عز وجل: " إنما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس أهل البيت ويطهركم تطهيرا " قال: الرجس هو الشك.

1. We were told by my father, and Muhammed bin Hasan bin Ahmad bin Waleed, may Allah be pleased with them both, that they both said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Muhammed bin Hussain bin Abi’l-Khattab, that he said: We were told by Nadr bin Shu’aib, from Abdul-Ghaffar al-Jazi, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, with regards to the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «Allah only wants, verily, to remove from you impurity, (O) Household, and to purify you a (complete) purification.» (33:33) He said: Impurity is doubt.