What is the importance of Syed in Islam?
Syed’s are the direct descendants of The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) Of Islam. The Prophet’s daughter Syeda Bibi Fatima-tuz Zahra (R.A) was married to Hazrat Ali ibne Abu-Talib (R.A), (Fourth Caliph of Caliph of Rashideen) and who was also the youngest cousin of the Prophet of Islam.
importance…The term Sayyid as an honorific title, is given to males accepted as descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husain ibn Ali, who were the sons of the prophet’s daughter Fatima Zahra and son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib. Daughters of male sayyids are given the titles Sayyida, Alawiyah, Syarifah, or Sharifah. Children of a Sayyida mother but a non-Sayyid father cannot be attributed the title of Sayyid, however they may claim maternal descent and are called Mirza.
In the tradition, we love, respect, and honor the family of the Prophet salla llahu alayhi wa sallam as attested in the many hadiths regarding them. But to be clear being a Sayyid or Sayyida doesnt automatically make one more superior to a Muslim who may not be of the lineage but have ilm, taqwa, and ihsan. muslims also do not go to extremes where they hold the Ahlu Bayt as infallible like the prophets and messengers. In other words, the muslim view is a balanced view of how we should love, respect and honor the ahlu bayt.