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regarding the reason for ablution, said, 'So that the servant is pure when he stands before the Mighty One when engaged in supplication to Him, being obedient to Him through what he has commanded him, purified of filths and impurities, and also because it does away with laziness and repels drowsiness, Ablution and purifies the heart for standing before the Mighty One.?

Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha [as]
Ibid. p. 257, no. 9

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Question : #501 Category: Family Issues
Subject: lineage of Sayeds
Question: How does the status of Sayyed get passed down through marriage and birth?
Answer: Salam Alaykum,
The title Sayyid represents males/sons as descendants of Prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Imam Hasan ibn Ali and Imam Hussain ibn Ali while the title Sayyida represents the females/daughters.

The title is passed down through birth, not marriage, and if both father and mother are Sayyid and Sayyida or the father only is a Sayyid, then both sons or daughters are attributed with this title.

That said, the Sayyida mother and non-Sayyid father sons are not attirbuted the title of Sayyid, but the title of Mirza. The daughters of this relationship are not attributed with any title.

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