Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi Speech excerpt Mai’raaj Un Nabee [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam]
Another object that is being spread among the public that no one can see Allaah [Ta’aalaa], on internet and electronic media, SMS, facebook etc. as argument they recite verse from Quraan.
Let me read the verse and answer to this objection as well.
Allaah [Ta’aalaa] says in Holy Qur’aan that eye cannot completely perceive or observe Him. For example I am watching people sitting in front of me, I have eyes and I am watching. So what is the height and body of a person, is my eye perceiving it or not?
Even when you see someone you perceive that whether he is tall, short, fat or slim etc. Qur’aan says eyes cannot completely perceive Allaah Ta’aalaa; we never say that Prophet ﷺ completely perceived Allaah Kareem. Which Islaamic scholar says that Prophet’s eye perceived Allaah Ta’aalaa?
We believe that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ saw Allaah Almighty not perceived Him. There is a difference between vision and perception.
They say that Hazrat Ummul Mu’mineen Saiyyidatunaa Aaishah Siddeeqah
[Radiyal Laahu ‘Anhaa]says that she did not find Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ missing from his bed. They also recite the verse mentioned earlier; they press that this is a mere dream without any physical involvement. We respect mother Hazrat Ummul Mu’mineen and whatever she said but tell us that was Hazrat Ummul Mu’mineen Aaishah Siddeeqah
[Radiyal Laahu ‘Anhaa] married to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at the time of Mai’raaj?
The answer is no; so how can she give such statement? The reality is that these people have doubts in their own hearts; their knowledge is wrong but the event of Mai’raaj is true to the belief.
We also support the statement of Hazrat Ummul Mu’mineen Saiyyidatunaa Aaishah Siddeeqah
[Radiyal Laahu ‘Anhaa] that no eye can perceive Allaah [Ta’aalaa], we do not believe in perception but seeing of Allaah Kareem.
Neither have we believed that Allaah Kareem has some definite body that can be perceived, nor direction.
Now let’s come towards Deedaar or seeing of Allaah Kareem. As long as seeing Allaah Ta’aalaa in dream is concerned anyone can see Allaah Kareem in dream, you may see Him.
Hazrat Imaam A’zam Abu Haneefa [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] our Imaam due to which we are known as Hanafee says he saw Allaah Almighty 360 times in his life.
Even today people see Allaah Kareem in dreams, just like Noor is seen in dreams. Allaah Ta’aalaa shows Himself to whom He likes. I told you about seeing Allaah Ta’aalaa in dream.
Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ said, When Jannati (those who will be blessed with paradise on the Day of Judgment) will enter in paradise, Allaah Ta’aalaa will ask them O my servants are you happy? They will reply we are very happy. Allaah Kareem will say I will make you happier. Allaah Kareem will show Himself to them.
As one sees the full moon without any doubt, similarly Jannati will see Allaah Ta’aalaa in the Jannah. When Jannati will see Allaah in paradise than what is wrong if the owner of that paradise sees Allaah Kareem before them?
We will see Allaah Ta’aalaa in Jannah when we will enter Jannah by the will of Allaah (In shaa Allaah) but he [Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is the owner of Jannah as declared by Allaah Kareem if he had to see Allaah Almighty along with us that what would be the difference between us and him (Prophet)?
Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] said O Muhammad ﷺ Jannati will see me in Jannah but as I have made you owner of this paradise so you may see Me now.
Let’s come towards Quraan that whether Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] can be seen or not?
Hazrat Moosa [Alaiehis Salaam] a very graceful Prophet of Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] requests Almighty Allaah, “O Allaah show me Yourself, I want to see You”.
Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] talked to Almighty Allaah, after hearing the voice of Allaah Kareem he wanted to see Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] that when voice is so sweet how much Divine Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] Himself would be.
What was the reply? O Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] you cannot see Me.
Allaah did not say that I cannot be seen or I (Allaah) cannot be covered by vision but said you cannot see me. Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] may clearly have said that I cannot be seen but Allaah [Ta’aalaa] said you cannot see me which shows that someone may see Allaah Kareem.
Who is that someone, the one whom Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] wants. Allaah [Ta’aalaa] did not say that what question you have asked; no one can see ME [Allaah Ta’aalaa] but said you cannot see me but someone can see Me whom Allaah Kareem likes.
Here what point has been explained by scholars and Soofiyaa e Kiraam is that we believe that Allaah [Kareem] has Self (Zaat), than His features, His names and then His acts. Self, Features, Names and Acts.
His names, features and acts are more than one thus reflections are more than one but Self (Allaah Kareem) is one thus reflection is only one Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] is the reflection of features but requested about Allaah’s Self, so the reply was that you can see My feature or its reflection but not Myself.
In the question and answer between Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu] and Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] it has been cleared that Allaah Kareem can be seen. Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] wanted to see Allaah Kaream, therefore Allaah Almighty said look at the mountain (Toor),Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] saw the mountain and Allaah Kareem showed HIS reflection on that mountain.
Rab our Lord [Allaah Kareem] is not the personal name but feature, when reflection of feature was put on the mountain, it burnt into ashes.
Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] himself got fainted and could not see the reflection of Allaah Kareem’s feature but our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ saw Allaah Almighty Himself smilingly.
Imagine the grace [Maqaam-Status] of our Beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ . Now recite the verse of poetry by A’ala Hazrat you will understand its meanings.
“Someone should ask [Hazrat] Moosa [Alaiehis Salaam] whom did he saw,
Uncounted Salaam and Salutations Blessings over the eyes who saw Allaah Kareem Himself”.
Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] could not see the feature but reflection of the feature. Look at the Tafseer Naeemi by Hakeem ul Ummat Maulana Ahmad Yaar Khan Naeemi [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] he writes Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] saw the reflection of feature, what happened to him?
In the dark night Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] was able to see a black ant faraway over the mountains and even could listen its walking sound. This was the vision of the one who saw the reflection of feature so what would be the status of the one who saw the Allaah Kareem Himself; he [Our belief is our Beloved Rasool ﷺ is watching us from his grave]
Our believes are not artificial, Allaah Kareem did not hide himself from him how can Allaah [Ta’aalaa] hide anything from him (Our beloved Prophet ﷺ).
We believe in seeing of Allaah Almighty by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Allaah Kareem said, Moosaa! [Alaiehis Salaam] if that mountain stood at its place you would see Me.
Is that possible that mountain stands at its place, Yes!
So seeing Allaah Kareem is also possible. So Allaah [Ta’aalaa] can be seen but who can see HIM?
Whom Allaah Almighty wants to show Himself.
Allaah Kareem showed His Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ that Prophet Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] who is Kaleem Ul laah [who talked with Allaah [Jalla Shaanuhu]] who wanted to see Me (Allaah) he left his house for mountain of Toor, he had fasted for 40 days and then requested to see Allaah [Ta’aalaa] but Allaah Almighty said that you cannot see ME.
People say what is the difference between Habeeb Ul laah [Beloved] and Kaleem Ul laah, Kaleem is also a great status but Habeeb is Greater.
The difference is that Kaleem leaves his house, had fasted for 40 days and then request for Deedaar [Vision of Almighty Allaah] but the answer is you cannot see ME but the Habeeb [Rasoolul Laah ﷺ ]did not go anywhere, did not fast, did not request but is present in the Hateem (a round place of Kaabah).
Allaah Kareem orders Hazrat Jibraaeel [Alaiehis Salaam] to take Buraaq [Heavenly Horse] from Jannah and 70000 Angels along with other things from Jannah and go and ask [Prophet] Muhammad ﷺ that Kaleem wanted to see Allaah Kareem but Allaah [Ta’aalaa] wants to see you. Reading poetry…
“O Allaah your grace, verily Your worthy of Independence, on the one hand saying that you cannot see me and the one hand longing to meet, this was the time that [Hazrat]Jibraaeel came with the news that come O Beloved of Almighty Allaah, the ways that were closed for Kaleem [Moosaa Alaiehis Salaam] have been opened for you”
Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ has mentioned that event in various Ahadees, a very lengthy Hadees has been quoted by all books of Ahadees I will just quote few parts out it.
Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ was resting in the Hateem [round place of Kaabah or house of Hazrat Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] Umme Haani that was also near to Kaabah]as this event is before the Hijrat from Makaah to Madeenah.
Hazrat Jibraaeel [Alaiehis Salaam] came in the night, why the time of night was chosen for the visit, why Allaah Kareem called Muhammad ﷺ over the 7th heaven while Allaah Kareem is present everywhere; all these are the questions based upon the common sense or rationale of people. Alaas! You have not learnt religion.
This is the universe of Allaah [Ta’aalaa], He called the Prophet ﷺthere, where the concept of where, here there ends. How one can object the act of Allaah Kareem. By calling Prophet ﷺ over the Arsh (7th heaven) that is above all the places it was showed by Allaah Kareem that we all need some place but Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did not. Allaah [Ta’aalaa] proved that you cannot live without oxygen, earth and other necessities but Prophet ﷺ can live without all these things because he only needs Allaah Kareem and we all need him [Prophet ﷺ].
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