Saturday, December 18, 2010

Detail Article About Noor-e-Mohammadi (Salallaho Alaihi Wasallam)

Detail Article About Noor-e-Mohammadi (Salallaho Alaihi Wasallam)
Qadi Iyad
Qadi `Iyad said in his book al-Shifa', in the chapter on the nobility of the Prophet's lineage:
" Ibn `Abbas said that the spirit of the Prophet was a light in front of Allah two thousand years before he created Adam. That light glorified Him and the angels glorified by his glorification. When Allah created Adam, he cast that light into his loins. "

Imam Hafiz Suyuti said in Manahil al-Safa (p. 53 #128):
"Ibn Abi `Umar al-`Adani relates it in his Musnad. "
[I have seen this reference myself when I went to saudi arabia last year]
In Takhrij ahadith sharh al-mawaqif (p. 32 #12) Imam Suyuti cites it with the wording:
" The Quraysh were a light in front of Allah. "

Ibn al-Qattan in his Ahkam (1:12) narrates it in the following form, although
`Abd Allah al-Ghimari in Irshad al-talib rejects the latter as a forgery:

[kuntu nooran bayna yaday Rabbee qabla khalqi Aadama bi arba`ata `ashara alfa aam]

"Ali ibn al-Husayn from his father from his grandfather said that the Prophet said:
"I was a light in front of my Lord for fourteen thousand years before He created Adam."

Something similar is narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Fada'il al-sahaba (2:663 #1130),
Hafiz Dhahabi in Mizan al-i`tidal (1:235), and al-Tabari in al-Riyad al-nadira (2:164, 3:154).
Related to the above are the following reports:

"`Amr ibn `Abasa said that the Prophet said: "Verily, Allah created the spirits of His servants two thousand years before He created His servants. Then whichever among them recognized each other came close, and whichever did not, stayed apart."

Imam Suyuti in Takhrij ahadith sharh al-mawaqif (p. 31 #10)
says that Ibn Mandah narrated it, while Hafiz Ibn Hajar Haytami in his Fatawa hadithiyya says that it is extremely weak.

QaDi `Iyad (Rahmatullaahi `alayh) writes a lot more about this topic and I have these quotes as well. I may post them later if neccessary.

Imam Shahrastani
Imam Shahrastani is one of the great scholars of Ahlus-Sunna in the field of `Aqeedah. His most famous book is Kitaab al-Milal wan-Nihal.
Imam Shahrastani in his Kitab al-milal wa al-nihal (2:238) said:
"The light of Muhammad went from Ibrahim to Isma`il. Then that light passed through all his children, until it arrived at `Abd al-Muttalib... and with the blessing of this light Allah repelled Abraha's harm"
(wa bibarakati dhalik al-nur dafa` allahu ta`alaa sharra Abraha).

Imam Suyuti cites the above in several of his books, such as Masalik al-hunafa' (p. 40-41), also his al-Duruj al-munifa (p. 16) and his al-Ta`zim wa al-minna (p. 55), all three of which were written to show the bases on which the Prophet's two parents are considered to be in Paradise by the majority of the scholars.

The quote of Imam Shahrastanialso shows that Allaah Ta`aalaa repelled the harm of Abraha with the blessings (barakat) of the light of the Holy Prophet - which took place even before his birth! This also refutes the phylosophies of the Wahabis/Salafis against tawassul bidh-dhaat and the Deobandies/Tableeghies against tawassul by someone far away (this is also a wahabi belief).

Shaykh Ahmad Sirhind
I have found some of the Deobandies claiming to be Mujaddidee, i.e. related to the Naqshbandi Tareeqa from Imam Rabbani Ghawth-us-Samdane Sayyiduna Mujaddid Alf-Thanee Shaykh Ahmad Sirhind . Shaykh al-Mujaddid stated his `Aqeedah in his "Maktoobaat Shareef":

"It must be known that the creation of the Holy Prophet was not the same as other humans. His blessed existance was not dependant or taken from the existance of any other. This is because, he was made from the Light of Haqq Jalla when he did not have a body.
[kamaa qaala `alayhi wa `a-la aalihiS-Salaatu was-salaam khuliqtu min noorillaahi]
He said, 'I was created from the Light of Allah.' And no one else (meaning nothing at all) ever received this gift (or blessing?)." (Maktoobaat Shareef Faarisee, v. 3, p. 191, Maktoob. 100)

The quote shows that the Holy Prophet is "noorullaah" [the light of Allah] and that his light was created first.

Imam Ibnul-Hajj al-Abdaree al-Maalikee al-Makkee
Imam Ibnul-Hajj al-Abdaree al-Maalikee al-Makkee on the light of the Holy Prophet :

Ibn al-Hajj al-Abdari (Muhammad ibn Muhammad d. 736) in his book al-Madkhal (2:34 of the Dar al-kitab al-`arabi in Beirut) cites it from al-Khatib Abu al-Rabi` Muhammad ibn al-Layth's book Shifa' al-sudur in which the latter says:
"The first thing Allah created is the light of Muhammad and that light came and prostrated before Allah. Allah divided it into four parts and created from the first part the Throne, from the second the Pen, from the third the Tablet, and then similarly He subdivided the fourth part into parts and created the rest of creation. Therefore the light of the Throne is from the light of Muhammad !, the light of the Pen is from the light of Muhammad !, the light of the Tablet is from the light of
Muhammad !, the light of day, the light of knowledge, the light of the sun and the moon, and the light of vision and sight are all from the light of Muhammad !."