In this clip from Iranian state TV channel, an unnamed cleric claims that since Ahl al-Bayt are pure and immune, everything connected to them, including their bodily functions and waste products, is also pure and immune.
In the cleric’s words, “As a Shiite hadith mentions, the Ahl al-Bayt don’t even have ‘excreta’. For example, when the Ahl al-Bayt are going to the toilet, their excreta turns into perfume and the earth swallows their feces leaving nothing as though they had not emitted any feces. However, any narrations which reject our facts, if we’re asked by one of our friends, those belong to the Sunnah narrations and we Shia don’t accept or recognize them.
TV Presenter: Yes, Excellent.
1: Within the Islamic tradition, the term Ahl al-Bayt refers to the family of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. In Shia Islam the Ahl al-Bayt are central to Islam and interpreters of the Quran and Sunnah.
2: Shiite hadith: Categorized collection of hadith of Twelver Shia Immams (narrations).