Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah, commented on the following narration:

قوله عليه الصلاة والسلام :

( اللهم اجعل رزق آل محمد )

The statement of the Prophet عليه الصلاة والسلام:

“O Allah make the provision for the آل [i.e family/followers] of Muhammad… ”

الظاهر أن المراد بآل هنا أهل بيته وحاشيته، لا أمته

What is apparent is that what is intended with the wording آل is his household and his close family relatives and not His [whole] Ummah…” End quote. [Reference]

Note: Some have said it means متبعوه ‘his followers from his Ummah’. However, the stronger opinion is that it means here his family whom he has close family ties to.

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr