HAZIR-O-NAZIR CONCEPT USED FOR RASOOLULLAH (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

ALLAH Mohammed Calliagraphy1. Some people believe that Allah Ta’ala is “Omnipresent”, that is, Allah Ta’ala is Present and Over-looking at every time and at every place. They believe Allah Ta’ala to be “Haazir” and “Naazir”.

2. This is not true, as Allah Ta’ala is not bound by time and space. Allah Ta’ala is Present and Seeing from eternity without time and without space.

3. Allah Ta’ala’s Attributes, namely, Life, Knowledge, Power and Speech, are without time and without place, so are Allah Ta’ala’s other attributes. Allah Ta’ala’s Attributes always exists and will continue to exist till eternity.

4. There is a great difference between Allah Ta’ala being Present and the souls of His creation being present. No one is present like Allah Ta’ala being Present.

5. The Angels, the souls of Prophets, the souls of the Awliya Allah and the souls of pious Muslims are present at any place where they are called. They were non-existent, before being present. They will seize to exist after a while. The souls of the creation were absent before it became present there, and will be absent some time later. The presence of the souls is with time and with place.

6. Now that we have explained the concept of Allah Ta’ala being Present and clarified our position with regards to the station of the souls in this respect, we will explain the concept of Haazir (present) and Naazir (over-looking) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

7. It is the belief of the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’at that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is given power by Allah Ta’ala to be Haazir and Naazir.

8. Some persons say that the Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaat believes that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is present like Allah Ta’ala is Present. This is totally false because the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’at does not have such a belief.

9. The Ulema have used the words “Haazir-o-Naazir” for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

10. Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “How then if I brought from each people a Witness and brought you (O Muhammad) as a Witness against these people”. (Sura al-Nisa: 41) This proves that each Prophet is a Witness for his Ummah, for those who accept Allah Ta’ala and those who reject Him. It also proves that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was present before each Ummah, witnessing their deeds. On the Day of Qiyamah, when they will be questioned about their deeds, they will deny it. Then, Allah Ta’ala will bring the Final Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as a Witness and he will testify because he was present there when they were practising evil.

11. Imam Khaazin (radi Allahu anhu) states, “To be a witness means to be ‘Haazir’ or present.” (Tafseer Khaazin) Read the rest of this entry »

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Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam’s Knowledge of Five Secrets : Uloom al-Khamsah

ان الله عنده علم الساعه و ينزل الغيث و يعلم ما في الارحام وما تدري نفس ما ذا تكسب غدا وما تدري نفس باي ارض تموت ان الله عليم خبير

Undoubtedly, with Allah is the knowledge of the Hour, and He sends down rain and knows what is in the wombs of the mothers and no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow and no soul knows in what land it will die. Undoubtedly, Allah is the Knower, All Aware. [31:34]

The opponents say on the basis of this verse that the knowledge of all the above mention things known as Five Branches of Knowledge lies with Almighty Allah and no one else! By this they conclude that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) did not possess Ilm-e-Ghayb. This is indeed a hasty conclusion. Let us have an eye over some Authentic Commentaries of Qur’an to understand the real and true meaning of this verse.

Commentaries on the Above Verse of Holy Qur’an

Tafseer-e-Saavi Hashiya Ala Tafseer al Jalalain comments under this verse:

اي من حيث ذاتها واما باعلام الله للعبد فلا مانع منه كالانبياء و بعض الاولياء قال تعالى ولا يحيطون بشئي من علمه الا بما شاء قال تعالى فلا يظهر علي غيبه احدا الا من ارتضي من رسول فلا مانع من كون الله يطلع بعض عباده الصلحين علي بعض المغيبات فتكون معجزة للنبي و كرامة للولي ولذلك قال العلماء الحق انه لم يخرج نبينا من الدنيا حتي اطلعه علي تلك الخمس

It means that no one knows about these five things. But on being informed by Almighty Allah Himself it is not prohibited that any of chosen people such as Prophets and Mystic saints (Auliya Allah) may come to know about of anythings belonging to the Realm of the Unseen (Ghayb). Allah Almighty has said that (even) these chosen servants can not encompass the knowledge of Allah except what Almighty Allah pleases to enlighten them and only to the extent revealed by Him. Similarly  Read the rest of this entry »

The Spiritual Orders (Salasul-i-Tariqat)

The spiritual and temporal head of the Muslims is Huzoor e Poor Noor Sayyadul Aalameen Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam . Spiritually He is the fountainhead from whom all channels of guidance and inner inspiration flow to all directions. Although all the prominent Companions (Radi Allahu anhum) of Sayyadinah Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam continued to provide outer and inner guidance to the Muslim people, wherever they happened to be after the departure of Rasoolullah Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam from this world, the main source of spiritual inspiration and training were the first Caliph, Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Radi Allahu anhu) , and the the fourth Caliph Hazrat Ali al-Murtuzaa (Radi Allahu anhu) , who has been described in a Hadith as the gateway to the “City of Knowledge”, the City being Sayyidinah Huzoor e Akram Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam Himself. Knowledge (Ilm) has been identified with inner esoteric knowledge. Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Radi Allahu anhu) was succeded by Hazrat Sulaiman Farsi (Radi Allahu anhu) as a Caliph and the Silsilah Naqshbandiya traces its origin to Hazrat Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (Radi Allahu anhu) through Hazrat Sulaiman Farsi (Radi Allahu anhu) .

The remaining three great Salasul (Plural of Silsila) sprang from the leadership of Hazrat Ali (Radi Allahu anhu) in the following manner:

Hazrat Ali (Radi Allahu anhu) had four Caliphs:

1. Sayyidinah Hazrat Imam Hasan (Radi Allahu anhu) .

2. Sayyidinah Hazrat Imam Hussein (Radi Allahu anhu) .

3. Hazrat Ibn Ziyad (Radi Allahu anhu) .

4. Hazrat Imam Hasan of Basra (Radi Allahu anhu) .

Sayyidinah Hazrat Imam Hasan (Radi Allahu anhu) & Sayyidinah Hazrat Imam Hussein (Radi Allahu anhu) ,
were succeeded by their sons and the sons of of their sons, all known as Aima-Ahl-Bait (Radi Allahu anhum) , who continued to guide the Muslims throughout centuries.

Hazrat Imam Hasan of Basra (Radi Allahu anhu) had many Caliphs, two of them being prominent:

1. Hazrat Abdul Wahid bin Zaid (Radi Allahu anhu) .

2. Hazrat Habib Ajami ( Habib the Persian) (Radi Allahu anhu) .

Hazrat Habib Ajami (Radi Allahu anhu) the second Persian after Hazrat Sulaiman Farsi (Radi Allahu anhu) , carried the torch of the spiritual light of Sufism to his homeland, Iran, and many Arab and non-Arab Shayukh (plural of Shaikh) received training from him.

THE BIG ADVANTAGE KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNSEEN

This search for the truth has also made another point clear. In some Islamic decisions like Fataawa QaziKhan etc, it is recorded that a person, who gives the names of Allah and His Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم as witnesses to a marriage contract, or says that the souls of spiritual guides are present and omniscient, or says that the angels possess the knowledge of the unseen or says ‘I possess the knowledge of the unseen’ is a disbeliever. It implies a declaration of disbelief on account of his personal knowledge, although in these statements there are many possibilities of Islamic interpretation. Here it is not clearly stated that the knowledge of the unseen is definite and the term knowledge is used in good faith. If we go into further possibilities, there will be 42 rather than 21 possibilities. Many of these will be out of the range of disbelief, because assertions of the knowledge of the unseen in good faitry is not disbelief. Baher-ur-Raalq and Durr-E-Mukhtar state as under:

“It is learnt from their issues here trlat one who regards something which Allah has condemned as Haraam being Halaal following his wishful thinking, he will not be condemned as Kafir. He will be condemned as Kafir if he resolutely believes in a Haraam as being Halal, and likewise. What Oartabi has mentioned in the Sharah of Muslim that having wishful thought regarding the Unseen such as the thoughts of the star-gazers and palm-readers regarding the occurrence of things in the future through daily practice which is a correct thought. Claiming to possess the knowledge of the Unseen, apparently such a claim of having ideas of Ghaib is Haraam but not Kufr as against the claim of the knowledge of the Ghaib.

ATTAINING KNOWLEDGE

  • Almighty Allah says: �And of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, diverse hues? The erudite among His bondsmen fear Allah alone. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.� (35:28)
  • Almighty Allah says: �Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have knowledge, to high ranks. Allah is informed of what you do.� (58:11)
  • Almighty Allah says: �And the believers should not all go out to fight. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may gain sound knowledge in religion, and that they may warn their folk when they return to them, so that they may beware�. (9:122)
  • Almighty Allah says: �Say (to them, O Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed�. (39:9)
  • Almighty Allah says: �Allah commands men to invoke in this way: My Lord, increase me in knowledge.� (20:114)

The above quoted Quraanic verses indicate the special status of those who attain knowledge to serve the Cause of Almighty Allah.

Sayyiduna Mua�wiyyah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: �If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah�s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah�s order (Day of Judgment) is established.� (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Abu Musa (radi Allahu anhu) reported that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: �The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. And another portion of it was hard and held the rainwater and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for cultivation. And a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah�s religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah has revealed through me (the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)) and learns and then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah�s guidance revealed through me (He is like that barren land)�.

Sayyiduna Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: �From among the portents of the Hour are the following:

  1. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men).
  2. Religious ignorance will prevail.
  3. Drinking of alcoholic beverages will be very common.
  4. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.� (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: �I will narrate to you a Hadith and none other than I will tell you bout after it. I heard Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) saying, �From among the portents of the Hour are the following:

  1. Religious knowledge will decrease.
  2. Religious ignorance will prevail.
  3. There will be prevalence of open sexual intercourse.
  4. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women will be looked after by one man.�� (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Ibne-Omar (radi Allahu anhuma) reported that Allah�s Apostle (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: �While I was sleeping, I saw that a cup full of milk was brought to me and I drank my fill till I noticed (the milk) its wetness coming out of my nails. Then, I gave the remaining milk to Omar Bin Khat�taab (radi Allahu anhu). The companions of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) asked, �What have you interpreted about this dream?� He replied, �It is religious knowledge��. (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said: �You should preach to the people according to their mental calibre so that they may not convey wrong things about Allah and His Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)�. (Bukhari)

Knowledge is essential to develop a true sense of fearing Almighty Allah. Indeed, the wider a person�s knowledge, the more likely he is to be God-fearing, provided that his knowledge is based on sound faith. It is certainly true that both men and women need to fear Almighty Allah, and to develop that sense. Hence, they need knowledge. Moreover, people need to know what duties are required of them and how to discharge these duties. To do so, they need knowledge. In this, men and women are equal. To start with, they have been required to fulfill the same duties. As such, they stand in the same position with regard to their needs of knowledge. Anyone who thinks that a woman could fulfill her duties, which Almighty Allah has imposed on her without knowledge, while man needs such knowledge for fulfilling his duties, does not know what he is talking about.

It is said that the woman�s duty is to look after the house and the children. Even if we say that it is true, she is in need of education to discharge her duty properly. How do we expect an ignorant woman to look properly after her children? In this day and age, it has become increasingly clear that an educated woman can look after her children better. It is not only that she could look after their own education, but she can also look after them from the health and nutrition points of view, making sure that they are vaccinated, watching their growth, ensuring that they have proper nourishment, etc.

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