The Ahlus Sunnah wa’l Jamaah believe that it is indeed permissible to call the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as ‘NOOR of ALLAH’. The Qur’an has itself applied this description to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and so have overwhelming ahadith.
However, it is often at this point that those who oppose this view believe from some erroneous conviction that we deem the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as a non-human , This is indeed a strange and gross/false accusation.
For those who claim that he is not a human, have clearly ventured out of the bounds of Islam, and have entered into Kufr. The belief of Ahlus Sunnah wa’l Jamaah is that our Noble Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) is NOOR and Human.
In the Light of Quran:
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the Light of Allah, something a believer can say because the Qur’an affirms it in the verse:
يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولُنَا يُبَيِّنُ لَكُمْ كَثِيرًا مِّمَّا كُنْتُمْ تُخْفُونَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَيَعْفُواْ عَن كَثِيرٍ قَدْ جَاءَكُم مِّنَ اللّهِ نُورٌ وَكِتَابٌ مُّبِينٌ
[Maidah 5:15] O People given the Book(s)! Indeed this Noble Messenger (Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) of Ours has come to you, revealing to you a lot of the things which you had hidden in the Book, and forgiving a lot of them; indeed towards you has come a light * from Allah, and a clear Book. (* The Holy Prophet is a light from Allah).
The Great Mufassir of Quran Allama Aalusi (Rahmatûllah Alaìh) writes under this aayah:
عظيم وهو نور الأنوار والنبـي المختار صلى الله عليه وسلم
He is the great Light upon Lights (Noor al- Anwaar) and Nabi al-Mukhtar (i.e. given power by Allah to make Laws) – [Al-Aalusi in Rooh al Ma’ani under 5:15] Read the rest of this entry »