Irfan Shah sahib said: 'We believe in the companions because of ahl al-bayt.' #Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Rida wrote: 'The companions are not loved because of their own selves, nor are ahl al-bayt loved for their own selves. Rather, they are all loved because of their connection to RasulAllah ﷺ.' [al-Mútamad al-Mustanad, p.144] Shah sahib made a blunder here and Alahazrat has presented the correct Sunni methodology. My question to Shah sahib: if RasulAllah ﷺ had no ahl al-bayt at all, would you love sahabah? If so, why?