Are the Wives of Saaiduna Ali Radiallahu Anhu from the Ahle Bait?
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
Saaiduna Zaid Bin Arqam Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam delivered a sermon in which he said … I leave with you two weighty things- the first is the Book of Allah in which there is guidance and nuur, therefore, hold steadfast to the book of Allah… and my family- I remind you of Allah regarding my family, I remind you of Allah regarding my family.” (At-Taleeq us Sabih Sharah Mishkaat p.385 v.7)
The wives of the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam are included in the Ahle Bait. Allah (SWA) says in the Holy Qur’an:
“Allah only wishes to remove uncleanliness from you O Ahle Bait, and cleanse you with a thorough cleansing.” (Surah Ahzaab v.53)
Also Saaiduna Ali Radiallahu Anhu, Saaidah Fatima Radiallahu Anha and Saaiduna Hasan and Hussain Radiallahu Anhuma. (Mishkatul Masabeeh p.560 v.2)
With regards to your question the other wives of Saaiduna Ali Radiallahu Anhu besides Saaidah Fatima Radiallahu Anha are not from the Ahle Bait. The children of Saaiduna Ali Radiallahu Anhu are called Alawis.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham