Books on Ahl-ul Bayt


Assalamu alaikum Shaykh Hisham and Shaykh Gibril,

I am interested in reading more about the twelve Ahl-al Bayt Imams according to authentic sunni works and as accepted by Ijma by Ahl al Sunna wa’l Jamaa’ah. I have come across two works and was hoping you could tell me if they are permissible to read;

1) Yanabi’ al Mawaddah fi’l qurba by Shaykh Suleiman Qandozi Balkhi
2) Tadhkirat al Khawaas by Sibt Ibn Jawzi

Alternatively could you kindly suggest other works in addition to these if they are not authentic. My apologies if this question has been previously answered.

JazaakAllah khair Maulana, please remember us in your duas.
Wa ‘alaikum al-salaam wa rahmat Allahi wa barakaatuhu


wa `alaykum salam,

The works you mention are untrustworthy. You should read their biographies in al-Dhahabi’s Tarikh al-Islam or his Siyar A`lam al-Nubala’.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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