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THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) IS ALIVE

SOURCE: http://www.raza.org.za/Aqeeda/Aqeeda_Prophet%20is%20Alive.htm

 

BY THE GREAT MUJADDID OF ISLAM, ALA HADRAT, ASH SHAH IMAM AHMED RAZA KHAN AL-QAADIRI (alaihir rahmah)

Some people do not accept the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to be alive. They say that he is dead and mixed with the soil. Allah forbid! The Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’at believes that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is “Hayaatun Nabi”, that is, he is alive both physically and spiritually.Regarding the Martyrs (Shuhada), those who are slain in the path of Allah, Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran: “And say not those who have been slain in the path of Allah to be dead for they are alive and you do not know.” (Part 2, Ruku 3) Since it is evident from the Holy Quran that the Martyrs are alive, then it follows that the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam), whose status are much greater than that of the Martyrs, are also alive. (Fathul Baari Sharah Bukhari)Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not”. (al-Baqarah: 154) “Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s Way as dead. Nay, they are alive, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord”. (al-Ale’ Imraan: 169) The above two Ayahs were revealed after the Battle of Badr. The Ashaabs (radi Allahu anhum) used to feel sorry for those who lost their lives in the battle, and used to say: “Alas, so and so has lost his life and has missed the pleasures of this world!” Allah Ta’ala revealed these Ayahs clarifying that the Shuhada (Martyrs) are not “dead” but are transferred from one place to another where they live and are fed by the Bounteous Lord who is not deficient of anything. If the Shuhada are not “dead”, how can we say that the greatest Apostle, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), is no more amongst us?Referring to the Messengers, Allah Ta�ala says in the Holy Quran: “And ask those of our Mesengers, whom we sent before you, ‘Did We appoint any other god except the All-Affectionate, to be worshipped’?” (Part 25, Ruku 10) This verse proves that the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam) are alive because Allah Ta�ala commands us to ask the Messengers about all matters. If they had passed away and mixed with the soil, surely, we would not have been commanded to ask them about anything. (Tafseer Dur Manthur; Tafseer Roohul Muaani)

Another proof supporting that the Ambiya are alive is that on the night of Me’raj, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) passed by Sayyiduna Moosa (alaihis salaam). He saw him in his grave standing and reading his Salaah.

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Recite Durood upon me in abundance on a Friday since it is a respected day. On that day the Angels are present and whosoever sends Durood upon me on that day, then his Durood is placed before me till the time when they have completed sending Durood and Salaam”. (Sayyiduna Abu Dardah radi Allahu anhu says), “I asked, ‘Huzoor! Will you even hear (the Salaam) after your demise?'” The Prophet (sallal laahu alaii wasallam) said, “Verily Almighty Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to devour the bodies of the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam). Thus, all the Nabis of Allah are alive and they are given sustenance.” (Ibn Majah; Jame Sahgeer; Mishkaat Shareef) We learn from this Hadith Shareef that the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam) are alive and they have only been hidden from us. We cannot understand their position, like those of the Angels that they are alive and present but we cannot obtain (see) them. Yes! Those whom Allah has blessed, they can even see them. This has been confirmed that the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam) are alive. (Umdatul Qaari Shara Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhadith Delhwi (alaihir rahmah) wrote: “There is no death for the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam). They are alive and existing. For them is that one death that has come only once. After this, their souls are put back into their bodies and the life that they had on earth is given back to them.” (Takmeelul Imaan)The greatest proof concerning the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam) being alive is that they make Ibaadah in their graves. They perform their Salaah and they are well provided with food and drink. Like the Angels who are alive, but do not eat and drink. (Mirkaat Shar Mishkaat)Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran: “And how would you deny faith while unto you are rehearsed the Signs of Allah and among you lives the Prophet”. (Sura al- ale’Imraan: 101) This is a typical Ayah proving Hayat-un-Nabi – “among you lives the Prophet”. The word “lives” has cleared all doubts. “Among you” has been generalised, meaning with every individual, wherever he or she may be regardless of time. Man’s vision and power of hearing is restricted, but it is not so in the case of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). His powers are far beyond imagination. If somebody says, “Where is the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)? I cannot see him! Why must I stand and read Salaam?” Surely, this statement is absurd because none of us has seen Allah Ta’ala and the Angels. Kiraaman Katibeen are two Angels constantly present with every individual. Can we deny their existence merely because we did not see them?

It was declared in a Hadith, “When a person greets me, Allahu Ta’ala sends my soul to my body and I hear his greeting.” Some people quoting this Hadith say that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is not alive since his soul returns to his body only when he is greeted.

Imam Jalaal’uddeen as-Suyuti (alaihir rahmah) said in the book “Anba’ al-adhkiya’ fi hayat il-anbiya” that “radda” means “ala al-dawam”, i.e. permanently, and not temporarily: in other words, Allah does not return the soul and take it back, then return it again and then take it back again, but He has returned it to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) permanently, and the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is alive permanently, not intermittently as some ignorant people have suggested.Another explanation of this Hadith is that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is in the ecstasy of seeing Jamaal-Allah (Allah’s Beauty) and forgetful of his bodily senses. Such situations are not scarce in this world, either. One does not hear what people say to one when one is in a deep thought of worldly or heavenly affairs. Can someone who is in ecstasy of contemplating Jamaal of Allah hear any sound ?

Thus, we have proved from authentic sources that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is alive both physically and spiritually.

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3 Comments

  1. abutalhah
    Posted December 25, 2007 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Once again, this article is retarded. Firstly, the life that this verse refers to (when describing the state of the martyrs) is not like this worldly life. Secondly, the same applies for the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaayhe wa Salaam), for Allah said;

    “Verily, you (O Muhammad) will die, and verily, they (too) will die”

    [al-Zumar 39:30]

    So, the ‘being alive’ you speak of, is not like being alive as we, in this dunya are, so no, Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaayhe wa-Salaam) cannot grant us anything in this ‘dunya, nor can we ask him for anything. Doing so, would be shirk, because we can only call upon Allah, as proved in numerous verses in the Qur’an.

  2. Posted December 27, 2007 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    QURAN Surah 49. Al-Hujurat

    [Hujurat 49:1] O People who Believe! Do not advance ahead of Allah and His Noble Messenger, and fear Allah; indeed Allah is All Hearing, All Knowing.

    [Hujurat 49:2] O People who Believe! Do not raise your voices higher than the voice of the Prophet, nor speak to him loudly the way you shout to one another, lest your deeds go to waste whilst you are unaware. (Faith will go waste due to the slightest disrespect towards the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be upon him. To honour him is part of faith. To disrespect him is blasphemy.)

    [Hujurat 49:3] Indeed those who suppress their voices in the presence of Allah’s Noble Messenger, are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for piety; for them is forgiveness, and a great reward.

    [Hujurat 49:4] Indeed most of those who call you from outside the chambers do not have sense.

    YOU HYPOCRITE KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND DONT DARE EVER INSULT PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) CALLING HIM DEAD WHEN ALLAH HIMSELF FORBADE CALLING HIM DEAD
    JUST READ THE QURAN YOU HYPOCRITE

    Holy Quran: “And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not”. (al-Baqarah: 154)

    AND YOU HYPOCRITE QUATE THIS VERSE OF QURAN TO SUPPORT YOUR CALIM

    “Verily, you (O Muhammad) will die, and verily, they (too) will die”

    [al-Zumar 39:30]

    YOU IDIOT DID THE ALLAH SAY IN THE ABOVE VERSE THAT PROPHET MUHAMMAD ( SAW) WILL NOT LIVE AGAIN OR THAT HE WILL DIE FOREVER ??? NO ALLAH DID NOT SAY THAT , IN FACT ALLAH SAID OTHERWISE THAT DONT CALL PROPHET MUHAMMAD(SAW) OR THE SAHEED ( WHO ARE FAR MORE INFERIOR TO THE PROPHET ) AS DEAD

    NOW PLEASE READ THE COMMAND OF ALLAH A MILLION TIMES YOU HYPOCRITE WAHHABI , LAHABI !!!

    Holy Quran: “And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not”. (al-Baqarah: 154)

    Holy Quran: “And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not”. (al-Baqarah: 154)

    Holy Quran: “And say not of those who are slain in the Way of Allah ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not”. (al-Baqarah: 154)

    NOW DON’T YOU EVER DARE CALL PROPHET MUHAMMAD AS DEAD YOU HYPOCRITE ARROGANT IBLIS AS ALLAH HIMSELF HAS FORBIDDEN IT .

    YOU HYPOCRITE LAHHABI DESTINED FOR FIRE OF HELL UNLESS YOU REPENT , SAY THAT THE SATE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD ( SAW) LIVING IS NOT LIKE OUR SATE OF LIVING IN THIS WORLD , AND YOU CLAIM THAT PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) CANNOT KNOW IF SOME ONE ASK FOR HIS HELP OR SEEKS HIS PRAYERS BEFORE ALLAH AND BLESSINGS FOR THE GOOD OF HIS ISLAM , WORLD AND HEREAFTER ???

    THEN READ THIS HADITHS YOU IGNORANT FOOL AND LIAR IN CASE IF YOU WERE BLIND NOT TO READ IT ABOVE IN THE POST

    The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Recite Durood upon me in abundance on a Friday since it is a respected day. On that day the Angels are present and whosoever sends Durood upon me on that day, then his Durood is placed before me till the time when they have completed sending Durood and Salaam”. (Sayyiduna Abu Dardah radi Allahu anhu says), “I asked, ‘Huzoor! Will you even hear (the Salaam) after your demise?’” The Prophet (sallal laahu alaii wasallam) said, “Verily Almighty Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to devour the bodies of the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam). Thus, all the Nabis of Allah are alive and they are given sustenance.” (Ibn Majah; Jame Sahgeer; Mishkaat Shareef)

    We learn from this Hadith Shareef that the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam) are alive and they have only been hidden from us. We cannot understand their position, like those of the Angels that they are alive and present but we cannot obtain (see) them. Yes! Those whom Allah has blessed, they can even see them. This has been confirmed that the Ambiya (alaihimus salaam) are alive. (Umdatul Qaari Shara Bukhari)

    Addressing the Sahaba (radi Allahu anhuma), Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) proclaimed: “What I see you cannot see, and what I hear you cannot hear.” (Tirmidhi Shareef)

    The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “I hear all that which you do not hear.” (Sahih Bukhari; Mishkaat Shareef)

    The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has stated: “I hear with my own ears the Durood of those who love me and I also recognise them”. (Dala’ile Khairaat Shareef)

    Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was making Wudhu for Tahajjud Salaah at the home of Sayyiduna Maimuna (radi Allahu anha). He suddenly called out three times, “Labbaik, Labbaik, Labbaik!” (Here I am) and “Nusirtu, Nusirtu, Nusirtu!” (I helped you). After saying this, he remained where he was and did not leave that place. Sayyiduna Maimuna (radi Allahu anha) further said: “When the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) completed his Wudhu, I asked him why he had called out those words”. He replied: “Raajiz was calling me”. What actually happened was that the Quraish wanted to kill Sayyiduna Umar bin Saalim Raajiz (radi Allahu anhu) as he was on the road leading to Madinatul Munawwarah. He called out: “O Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! Help me or else the enemies will kill me!” Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) responded to his call from home and saved him from death. (Baihaqi; Tibrani)

    This Hadith Shareef proves four points:

    1. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is observing his Ummah.
    2. It is Ja’iz (Permissible) to call the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) for help.
    3. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) can hear the call of his Ummah.
    4. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) can help those in distress regardless of distance.

    MAY CURSE OF ALLAH BE UPON YOU “O” WAHHABI HYPOCRITE, AND MAY YOU COME ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT BEGGING FOR THE INTERCESSION OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD(SAW) AND LET YOUR INTERCESSION BE DENIED AND YOU BE THROWN TO HELL FIRE FOR YOU HAVE SHOWN ULTIMATE DISRESPECT TO YOUR PROPHET (SAW) BY CALLING HIM DEAD AND CLAIMING YOU ARROGANT DEVIL ( IBLIS) DO NOT NEED THE PROPHET (SAW) HELP .

    THE FACT IS YOU WILL BEG ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT FOR THE PROPHET (SAW) TO INTERCEDE FOR YOU BEFORE ALLAH , YES YOU WILL BEG LIKE A BEGGAR AS NOW YOU BOAST LIKE A PHARAOH AND IBLIS THAT YOU ARE IN NO NEED OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD ( SAW) HELP OR PRAYERS

    MAY ALLAH GIVE YOU AND THE LIKES OF YOU HYPOCRITES WAHHABI , SLALFI , ETC ETC WHAT YOU TRULY DESERVE HUMILIATION IN THIS WORLD AND HELL IN HEREAFTER

    QURAN [Taubah 9:61] And among them (the hypocrites) are those who trouble* the Herald of the Hidden (the Prophet) and say, “He is only ears**”; say “He is a listener for your good, he believes in Allah and believes in what the Muslims say, and is a mercy for the Muslims among you”; and for those who trouble the Noble Messenger of Allah, is a painful punishment. (*To disrespect / trouble the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be upon him – is blasphemy. **He believes whatever he is told.)

    [Taubah 9:62] They swear by Allah in your presence in order to please you; whereas Allah – and His Noble Messenger – had more right that they should have pleased Him if they had faith.

    [Taubah 9:63] Do they not know that for one who opposes Allah and His Noble Messenger, is the fire of hell, to remain in it forever? This is the greatest humiliation.

    [Taubah 9:64] The hypocrites fear for a chapter being revealed regarding them, which may disclose what is hidden in their hearts; say, “Keep mocking; Allah will certainly disclose what you fear.”

    [Taubah 9:65] And if you ask them, they will say, “We were just having fun and pastime”; say, “What! You mock at Allah and His verses and His Noble Messenger?”

    [Taubah 9:66] “Do not feign excuses, you have turned disbelievers after becoming Muslims”; if We forgive some of you *, We shall punish others because they were guilty. (* One who kept quiet and later repented.)

    SEE YOU “O” HYPOCRITE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU NOW CONTINUE INSULTING YOUR OWN PROPHET (SAW) IN ANY WAY CALLING HIM DEAD OR LITERALLY THINKING THAT HE IS DEAD FROM THIS WORLD ETC ETC ETC , EVEN AFTER THE ABOVE ARGUMENT BASED ON QURAN AND HADITH

    THEY ARE COUNTLESS EVIDENCE OF WALI OR SAINTS AND PIOUS MUSLIMS SEEING PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) IN IN DREAMS AND REALITY AND RECEIVING GUIDANCE AND BLESSINGS FROM HIM (SAW) IN THE MATTERS OF ISLAM .

    Hadith – Bukhari 9:119, Narrated AbuHuraira

    I heard Allah’s Apostle (SAW)saying, “Nothing is left of the prophetism except Al-Mubashshirat.” They asked, “What are Al-Mubashshirat?” He replied, “The true good dreams (that conveys glad tidings).”

    Hadith – Sahih Bukhari 9:144, Narrated Abu Huraira
    Allah’s Apostle(SAW) 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.”

    “Seeing me( Prophet Muhammad) (saw) in a dream is like seeing me in reality, because Satan neither incarnates nor impersonates me. Whoever has dreamt of me has actually seen me. And he who has dreamt of me will not go to Hell.”

    Sahi Bukhari

    “Who has seen me( Prophet Muhammad) (saw) in a dream will see me in a waking state and Satan cannot take my form
    Sahi Bukhari

    THEN HOW CAN YOU DARE SAY THAT PROPHET MUHAMMAD ( SAW) IS DEAD IN REAL OR LITERAL SENSE AS FAR AS THIS WORLD IS CONCERNED AND HE (SAW) CANNOT HELP US AND HEAR OUR REQUEST TO PRAY FOR US BEFORE ALLAH ????!!!! UNLESS IF YOU ARE AN CONFIRMED HYPOCRITE DESTINED FOR THE FIRE OF HELL !!!

    QURAN Surah 49. Al-Hujurat

    [Hujurat 49:1] O People who Believe! Do not advance ahead of Allah and His Noble Messenger, and fear Allah; indeed Allah is All Hearing, All Knowing.

    [Hujurat 49:2] O People who Believe! Do not raise your voices higher than the voice of the Prophet, nor speak to him loudly the way you shout to one another, lest your deeds go to waste whilst you are unaware. (Faith will go waste due to the slightest disrespect towards the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be upon him. To honour him is part of faith. To disrespect him is blasphemy.)

    [Hujurat 49:3] Indeed those who suppress their voices in the presence of Allah’s Noble Messenger, are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for piety; for them is forgiveness, and a great reward.

    [Hujurat 49:4] Indeed most of those who call you from outside the chambers do not have sense.

    MAY ALLAH GUIDE YOU TO THE CORRECT AQEEDA AND ISLAM ——— PEACE

    • iqrainstitute
      Posted July 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      atleast learn to speak first dont call wahabbi to any one.. wahab is one of the attribute of allah .


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