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Ramadan 2011 (Seeking The Truth)


Holy Prophet (S.A.W) hears from Both Near and Afar

Some people whose Aqeeda is that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) cannot hear anything from a distance. They say that He (S.A.W) only hears the voices of his Ummah who are in Madinah tul Munawwarah and that He (S.A.W) can only hear the Darood Shareef that is recited there. They say that if a person believes that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) can hear from both near and far, then he is committing Shirk or Polytheism (i.e. associating partners with Allah (S.W.T)).

Below are a few of many examples, to highlight that those people who have belief like the ones mentioned above, are completely wrong in their thinking.

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (S.A.W) was making Wudu for Tahajjud Salaah at the home of Hazrat Maimuna (R.A). He (S.A.W) suddenly called out three times, "Labbaik, Labbaik, Labbaik!" (Here I am) and "Nusirtu, Nusirtu, Nusirtu!" (I helped you). After saying this, He (S.A.W) remained where He was and did not leave that place.

Hazrat Maimuna (R.A) further said: "When the Prophet (S.A.W) completed His Wudu, I asked Him why He had called out those words". He (S.A.W) replied: "Raajiz was calling me".

What actually happened was that the Quraish wanted to kill Hazrat Umar bin Saalim Raajiz (R.A) as he was on the road leading to Madinatul Munawwarah. He (R.A) called out: "O Nabi (S.A.W)! Help me or else the enemies will kill me!" Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (S.A.W) responded to his call from home and saved him from death. (Baihaqi; Tibrani)

This Hadith Shareef proves four points:

(A) Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (S.A.W) is observing his Ummah.
(B) It is Ja'iz (Permissible) to call the Prophet (S.A.W) for help.
(C) Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (S.A.W) can hear the call of his Ummah.
(D) Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (S.A.W) can help those in distress, regardless of distance.

While addressing the Sahaba (R.A), Rasoolullah (S.A.W) proclaimed: "What I see you cannot see, and what I hear you cannot hear." (Tirmidhi Shareef)

In another Hadith it states that when a person recites Darood Shareef, an Angel takes it and presents it before Almighty Allah. Allah Almighty says, “Take it to the Mazaar of my Beloved servant, Muhammad (S.A.W) so that he may make Du'a-e-Bakhshish for the person who sent the Darood and he may gain coolness in his eyes”.

From this Hadith Shareef it is obvious that the Darood Shareef is first taken to Allah (S.W.T), and then presented in the court of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

Some people argue that if the Prophet (S.A.W) hears the Darood, then what need is there for the Angels to present it to Him?

This argument is baseless, as it is not only contradicting the power of hearing of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), but it is also contradicting the power of Hearing of Allah (S.W.T) as well, since the Darood Shareef is first presented in the Court of Allah (S.W.T). Does this Ma’az-Allah mean that Allah (S.W.T) cannot hear from near and afar?