Is it correct to honor al-Ashraf, descendants of the Prophet (s), above others?
Love of the Ansar is a mark of belief; what to say of love of the Muhajirin; what to say of love of the Ashraf (Ahl al-Bayt)?
• “Truly Allah has purified and elected Kinana out of the Banu Isma`il; and He purified and elected, out of the Banu Kinana, Quraysh; and He purified and elected, out of Quraysh, the Banu Hashim; and He purified and elected me out of the Banu Hashim.” (Sahih Muslim)
• “Truly Allah created creatures and He made me come from the best of them, from the best of their subsets (firaqihim) and the best of each two subsets; then He selected the tribes and He made me come from the best tribe; then He selected the houses and He made me come from the best of their houses. Thus, I am truly the best of them in myself (khayruhum nafsan) and the best of them in my House” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi)
Hajj Gibril Haddad