Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did have some part of the knowledge of the unseen e.g. prophesized Ashra-e-mubashira, saw several things of the unseen during Miraj etc. even that was only from Allah. Quraan clearly mentions at many places that nobody has the knowledge of unseen except Allah. Still there are some mis-guided Muslim who believe that some baba can give the information about future, which is against Quraan.
Let's see what Quraan says about this issue:
Only Allah has Ilm-e-Ghaib (knowledge of unseen) as stated in the Quran in Surah Anam 6 : 59
Surah Naml 27 : 65وَعِندَهُ مَفَاتِحُ الْغَيْبِ لَا يَعْلَمُهَا إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ ۚ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِن وَرَقَةٍ إِلَّا يَعْلَمُهَا وَلَا حَبَّةٍ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ الْأَرْضِ وَلَا رَطْبٍ وَلَا يَابِسٍ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍYusuf Ali 59: With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read).
اور اسی کے پاس غیب کی کنجیاں ہیں جنہیں اس کےسوا کوئی نہیں جانتا جو کچھ جنگل اور دریا میں ہے وہ سب جانتا ہے اور کوئی پتہ نہیں گرتا مگر وہ اسے بھی جانتاہے اور کوئی دانہ زمین کے تاریک حصوں میں نہیں پڑتا اور نہ کوئی تر اور خشک چیز ہے مگر یہ سب کچھ کتاب روشن میں ہی
Yusuf Ali 65: Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).قُل لَّا يَعْلَمُ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ الْغَيْبَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ ۚ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ أَيَّانَ يُبْعَثُونَ
According to Quraan, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) does not have ilm-e-Ghaib (knowledge of unseen):کہہ دے الله کے سوا آسمانوں اور زمین میں کوئی بھی غیب کی بات نہیں جانتا اور انہیں اس کی بھی خبر نہیں کہ کب اٹھائے جائیں گے
The Quran says in Surah Anam 6 : 50
Yusuf Ali 50: Say: "I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor do I know what is hidden, nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me." Say: "can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?قُل لَّا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ عِندِي خَزَائِنُ اللَّهِ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ وَلَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ إِنِّي مَلَكٌ ۖ إِنْ أَتَّبِعُ إِلَّا مَا يُوحَىٰ إِلَيَّ ۚ قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الْأَعْمَىٰ وَالْبَصِيرُ ۚ أَفَلَا تَتَفَكَّرُونَ
Surah Araf 7 : 188 saysکہہ دو میں تم سے یہ نہیں کہتا کہ میرے پاس الله کے خزانے ہیں اور نہ میں غیب کا علم رکھتا ہوں اور نہ یہ کہتا ہوں کہ میں فرشتہ ہوں میں تو صرف اس وحی کی پیروی کرتا ہوں جو مجھ پر نازل کی جاتی ہے کہہ دو کیا اندھا اور آنکھوں والا دونوں برابر ہو سکتے ہیں کیا تم غور نہیں کرتے
Yusuf Ali 188: Say: "I have no power over any good or harm to myself except as Allah willeth. If I had knowledge of the unseen, I should have multiplied all good, and no evil should have touched me: I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings to those who have faith."قُل لَّا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي نَفْعًا وَلَا ضَرًّا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَلَوْ كُنتُ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لَاسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ ۚ إِنْ أَنَا إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ وَبَشِيرٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
کہہ دو میں اپنی ذات کے نفع و نقصان کا بھی مالک نہیں مگرجو الله چاہے اور اگر میں غیب کی بات جان سکتا تو بہت کچھ بھلائیاں حاصل کر لیتا اور مجھے تکلیف نہ پہنچتی میں تو محض ڈرانے والا اور خوشخبری دینے والا ہوں ان لوگوں کو جو ایمان دار ہیں
O True Believer! You are Bearer of Glad Tidings & Warnings (Allama Iqbal)
O True Believer! You are Bearer of Glad Tidings & Warnings (Allama Iqbal)
اے بندہ مومن، تو بشیری تو نذیری (ینظر بنور الله )
Allama Iqbal told four ingredients of a Muslim as 'Qahhari-o-Ghaffari-o-Quddusi-o-Jabroot' in his poem 'Mard-e-Musalman'. When a Muslim manifests these attributes, he becomes a True Believer (Momin/Sahib-e-Yaqeen) and sees with the light of God, gives good news and warnings. 'Bashiri' and 'Nazeeri' are also attributes of a Momin.
Lets read a Verse of Quran, Ahadees and couplets of Allama Iqbal to explain these attributes of a Banda-e-Momin.
١- بشیری و نذیری
Bashir - The one who gives glad tidings (بشیر - بشارت دینے والا، خوشخبری سنانے والا)
Nazir - The one who warns, warner (نذیر - عذاب سے ڈرانے والا)
1. From Book: Zarb-e-Kaleem:
The Franks(West) have made you forgetful of yourself,
Otherwise, O True believer, you are a warner and bearer of tidings.
Iqbaliat Expert & Iqbal Shahas, Prof. Yousuf Saleem Chishti explained this couplet in his book 'Sharah Zarb-e-Kaleem' as below
Al-Basheer, Al-Nazir, Al-Noor are Names of Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Quran: Surah Saba, Verse 28
And (O Prophet,) We have sent you to the entire mankind as a' bearer of good news and a Warner, but most people do not know.
To the human race he brings both a glad message and a warning,
He comes both as a soldier and as a marshal and prince.
3. (Javed Nama-24) Pegham-e-Afghani Ba Millat-e-Roosia
4. (Javed Nama-41) Zinda Rood Mushkilat-e-Khud Ra Paesh Arwah Buzurg Mee-Gowed - Hallaj
5. From Book: Baal-e-Jibreel: Poem Deen-o-Siasat
Deen-o-Siasat is an important poem of Allama Iqbal and It will be discussed in detail in some later post.
٢. فراست مومن (إنّ المؤمن ینظر بنور الله)
مومن کی فراست سے بچو کیوں کہ وہ اللہ تعالیٰ کے نور سے دیکھتا ہے
1. From Book: Armaghan-e-Hijaz Urdu: Poem
2. From Book: Armaghan-e-Hijaz Farsi: Poem Huzoor-e-Risalat 11: Mera Tanhai Wa..
3. From Book: Pas Che Bayad Kard: Asakay Chand Bar Iftaraq...
Alas! Europe is not aware of this principle,
her eyes do not see through God’s light;
Jamia Tirmizi Jild 2, Hadith 1071
Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said,"Fear of the sight of a True Believer, for, he sees with the light of Allah.”He then recited: Surely in that are signs for the sagacious. (15: 75)
٣. بشارت اور نیک خواب
Ahadith related to Glad Tidings and Good Dreams
Sahih Muslim, Jild 3, Hadees 28
English Translation:It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Musa that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) deputed any of his Companions on a mission, he would say: Give tidings (to the people); do not create (in their minds) aversion (towards religion); show them leniency and do not be hard upon them.
English Translation:It is reported that an Egyptian asked Sayyidina Abu Darda (RA) to explain this verse: "For them there is the good news in the worldly life and in the Hereafter." (10: 64) He said, “No one else had asked me about it since I asked Allah’s Messenger (SAW) about it and he told me that no one had asked him apart from me since it was revealed. It is a good dream of a Muslim - or that which he is shown.”
English Translation:Sayyidina Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “As the time draws near, the dream of a believer will not be false and the truest dream will be of one who is truest in speech. And, the dream of the Muslim is a portion of the forty-six portions of Prophet Hood. And dreams are of three kinds: good dreams are glad tidings from Allah, sad dreams are from the devil and there are dreams about what man experiences with him self. So, when one of you sees a dream that he does not like then he must stand up and spit (out to a side) and he must not mention it to the people”. He also said, “I love to see a chain in my dream because the noblest fetters are to be steadfast in religion and I hate the fetters in the neck”. [Bukhari 7017, Muslim 2263]
English Translation:Allah's Apostle said, "When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true, and a dream of a believer is one of forty-six parts of prophetism, and whatever belongs to prothetism can never be false." Muhammad bin Sirin said, "But I say this." He said, "It used to be said, 'There are three types of dreams: The reflection of one's thoughts and experiences one has during wakefulness, what is suggested by Satan to frighten the dreamer, or glad tidings from Allah. So, if someone has a dream which he dislikes, he should not tell it to others, but get up and offer a prayer." He added, "He (Abu Huraira) hated to see a Ghul (i.e., iron collar around his neck in a dream) and people liked to see fetters (on their feet in a dream). The fetters on the feet symbolizes one's constant and firm adherence to religion."Sahih Muslim, Jild 3, Hadith 1408
English Translation:Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: When the time draws near (when the Resurrection is near) a believer's dream can hardly be false. And the truest vision will be of one who is himself the most truthful in speech, for the vision of a Muslim is the forty-fifth part of Prophecy, and dreams are of three types: one good dream which is a sort of good tidings from Allah; the evil dream which causes pain is from the satan; and the third one is a suggestion of one's own mind; so if any one of you sees a dream which he does not like he should stand tip and offer prayer and he should not relate it to people, and he said: I would love to see fetters (in the dream), but I dislike wearing of necklace, for the fetters is (an indication of) one's steadfastness in religion. The narrator said: I do not know whether this is a part of the hadith or the words of Ibn Sirin.Sunan Ibn Majah, Jild 3, Hadith 773
English Translation:It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Messenger of Allah(saw) said: "A good dream from a righteous man is one of the forty-six parts of prophecy."
Preaching & Administration: (KHAWAJA SHAMS-UD-DIN AZEEMI)
When any branch of knowledge is taken into consideration, two things, because of their significance, immediately become important. The first one is theoretical knowledge, which we possess about that particular branch of knowledge and in its final stage practical demonstration and implementation of that branch of knowledge is observed. In other words, knowledge is the name given to the combination of theory and practice. Like any other branch of knowledge, the spiritual sciences, too, are no exception to this rule, that is, after learning and Rules, Laws, Principle and Formulae Theoretically; they are tested, analyzed and examined practically. There are two possible ways of learning and acquiring knowledge. One method is to learn the theory first and then to use the learnt formulae, principles and laws practically. The other method is to start learning through practical experiments directly.
Example: - There is a person who learns carpentry under the guidance and supervision of a teacher and makes a chair successfully. There is another person who first acquaints himself with the preliminary and elementary principles of carpentry by studying books and other materials and then attempts to make a chair. Now this person might not be able to know, which wood of a particular tree would be most suitable for making various items of furniture, whether the wood, he intends to use, is seasoned enough or not? What is the ratio of water in that wood? What is the pattern of tissues and fibers in that wood? How heavy is a cubic foot of a particular wood, how much shine will be there if that wood is polished, if it is painted what would be its final shape? How long would it last, how much would be its average age, whether termites would eat it or not?
Many a things like these are automatically known by the one who starts learning directly through experiences and handling of tools and the wood practically. One who enjoys the fundamental knowledge of a particular field can be called an engineer but he might not be able to make a chair but the engineer has its own importance. One form of the knowledge is to know something only theoretically and the other form is to know it through direct involvement in its practical use. In such a case one who has practical experience would very naturally be preferred to the one who has only theoretical knowledge of something. And, the third form of knowledge is when one has theoretical knowledge as well as knowledge of its practical implementation.
The universe created by the most exalted God is based and established upon an organized and systematical scheme. To acquire and acquaint ourselves with the knowledge of the cosmos and its structure, in spiritualism, there are two ways. In the first instance, a spiritual master, by exercising his spiritual influence enable his disciple to become a person with practical knowledge. But there is a flaw in this method. If the attempted experience fails, goes wrong or the constructive aspect of the knowledge takes a destructive turn then he finds himself in a helpless situation and is unable to rectify the wrong. But someone who besides having practical knowledge has theoretical knowledge is not only capable of commanding control over any adverse situation but contributes and modifies new discoveries and inventions in that particular science.
Gist of this whole discussion is that only that knowledge is reliable and authentic which is learnt gradually, stage by stage, just as one learns ABC and then the same is practically experienced and exercised. According to the teaching of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Holy Quran, spiritual science also has two distinct sections of theory and practical. During the course of learning through practical experimentation, the teacher or mentor advises his disciple to recite something or suggests a particular exercise, the student or the disciple to comply with the instructions of his teacher obediently starts practicing the suggested exercise or what he is told to recite. As his pupil's learning ability and capacity increases to absorb knowledge, the teacher by exercising his spiritual influences makes him witness one or the other thing. That is, the spiritual mentor called 'Sheikh' conducts his spiritual influence which enables the disciple to behold angels, start communicating with the soul or start peregrinating the gardens of paradise and if the progress of the disciple is considered adequate enough he is made the cognizor of the Attributes of God. According to the other method the laws serving as foundation of a branch of knowledge and the formulae governing the cosmos are taught by the mentor. With the increasing understanding of laws and formulae of this remarkable body of knowledge the ability to enact and operate these formulae and laws is produced in the disciple.
May Allah show u the right path. plz do not compare Iqbal's poetry or any one else's reference and when there is absolute and clear message of Allah in Quraan . Any thing contrary to Qurraan can not be right thing because the life of our Holly Prophet Hazrat Muhammad is nothing but practical application and translation of Quraan . if there is any thing which is contradictory to the basic teaching and principal's laid by Allah in Quraan , i think that is not correct and any one trying to quote it may gain anger of Allah . may Allah forgive me and put me onto right path if i m wrong.AAMEEN .
Following is the translation of Quraan 31:34 and the explaination from authentic Hadeeth. Anyone has courage to ignore clear verse of Quraan and clear authentic Hadeeths should be ready for consequences on the Judgement day. May Allah have mercy on all Muslims. Be witnessed that I have communicated the truth through Quraan and authentic Hadeeths without any of my personal views:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَيُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْأَرْحَامِ ۖ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَّاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا ۖ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
Yusuf Ali 34: Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).(Qur'aan 31:34)
بے شک الله ہی کو قیامت کی خبر ہے اور وہی مینہ برساتا ہے اور وہی جانتا ہے جو کچھ ماؤں کے پیٹوں میں ہوتا ہے اور کوئی نہیں جانتا کہ کل کیا کرے گا اور کوئی نہیں جانتا کہ کس زمین پر مرے گا بے شک الله جاننے والا خبردار ہے
Narrated Abdullah: Allah's Apostle said, "The key of the Unseen are five: Verily with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour He sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware." (31:34) (Sahih Bukhari Book #60, Hadith #151)
Narrated Masruq: I said to 'Aisha, "O Mother! Did Prophet Muhammad see his Lord?" Aisha said, "What you have said makes my hair stand on end ! Know that if somebody tells you one of the following three things, he is a liar: Whoever tells you that Muhammad saw his Lord, is a liar." Then Aisha recited the Verse: 'No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision. He is the Most Courteous Well-Acquainted with all things.' (6.103) 'It is not fitting for a human being that Allah should speak to him except by inspiration or from behind a veil.' (42.51) 'Aisha further said, "And whoever tells you that the Prophet knows what is going to happen tomorrow, is a liar." She then recited: 'No soul can know what it will earn tomorrow.' (31:34) She added: "And whoever tell you that he concealed (some of Allah's orders), is a liar." Then she recited: 'O Apostle! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord..' (5.67) 'Aisha added. "But the Prophet saw Gabriel in his true form twice." (Shaih Bukhari, Book #60, Hadith #378)
I would like to add, a Christian mystic who is known as St. Malachy. The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with the successor of current pope Benedict XVI, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.
Moreover, Yitzhak Kaduri, (died January 28 2006), was a renowned Mizrahi Haredi rabbi and kabbalist who devoted his life to Torah study and prayer on behalf of the Jewish people. His blessings and amulets were also widely sought to cure people of illnesses and infertility.
Forces of evils do exists, hence these prophecies shouldn't be taken wholeheartedly, rather with a pinch of salt.
We might be living in interesting times, the real deal is to be prepared for the times rather be surprised.
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