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 Haazir O Naazir - Present and Witnessing Part-3

A Technical Point
The following Quranic verses are often quoted to show that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) was not present and seeing before his Earthly appearance :

"And you (`O` Prophet) were not with them (present) when they cast their pens(to decide) which of them should be
Mary`s guardian." (S3 v44)

"The Prophet was not present when Musa was called upon Tur" (S28 V46) Yes, the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) was not present (physically speaking) at these events, but this is not to say that he was not seeing (Naazir) these events. On the contrary, he must have been seeing these events, otherwise how can he be a witness to all the events as mentioned in the previous Quranic Verses. And since he was seeing (NAAZIR) he must have been present(HAAZIR), be it spiritually and from afar.

Read the following verses of the Holy Quran :

3)" (`O` Prophet) Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant. " (S105 V1)
This event took place many days before the birth of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam).

4)" (`O` Prophet) Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with (the people) of Aad. " (S89 V9)
Now the people of Aad lived many centuries before the advent of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) on this Earth.

So, how could the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) `SEE` these events? Allah only knows how, but, since it is clear from the verses of the Holy Quran,that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) did SEE these events, then you must admit that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) was present and seeing (HAAZIR NAAZIR) at these events. Furthermore, the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) witnessed these events before his Earthly advent.

Note that Allah did not say, "have you not HEARD..." or "have you not been TOLD..". No, Allah says to the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) "did you not SEE"!

Please apply a little common sense. Is there not a difference between seeing an event and being told about an event.
Mu`adh(RA)reports that the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, "I saw Allah. He put His hand between my shoulders. I felt the coolness of His hand in my breast which enlightened me about everything. And I recognized Him." (Tirmidhi Sharif)

Even a lifetime would not be enough to contemplate on this Hadith, if only Allah would open our minds to contemplation and understanding.

Sayyidina Umar (RA), states "In one Friday sermon, the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) informed us about everything which has happened or will happen from the very beginning of time until the Hereafter when some will inhabit Paradise while the others Hell." (Bukhari Sharif)

Is it not clear, that the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a witness to all that has happened and will happen!

Ibn Abbas (RA) reports that the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, "I know everything which is in the Heavens and the Earth, from the East to the West."(Tirmidhi Sharif)

How can the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) know everything in the Heavens and the Earth and their constant changing conditions, without beholding the conditions of the Heavens and the Earth continuously !

The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) had elevated some of his companions to such a state of being, that even those selected companions were ever seeing the Heavens and the Earth.

Imaam Al Azam, Imaam Abu Hanifa writes that Haaris Ibn La`man and Haarisa bin Na`man have stated, "Once I went to the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked me a question, `O Haaris in what state did you pass the day?` I replied `as a true Muslim`. Then the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked me the state of my faith.

I replied `I see the Throne of Allah and the people of Paradise helping each other and the people of Hell lamenting in Hell. I see in front of me Eight Heavens and Seven Hells as clear as idol worshippers see their Idols. I can recognize each individual just like a miller can recognize Wheat from Barley, even who is to go to Paradise and who is to be found in Hell. In front of me people are like fish and ants. Shall I stay silent or continue to speak?`

The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) told him to stop and say no more. (Fiqah-Al-Akbar)

All it takes is a little common sense, if a companion of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) can behold Allah`s creation in such detail, then what remains to be said about what the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) beholds of Allah`s creation.

Allama Ahmed Qustulani (RA) commentator of Bukhari Shareef, writes in his book Mawahib-ladunya and Imam Muhammad Ibni Hajar Makki (RA) writes in his book Madkhal: "There is no difference between the states of life and death of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), in his seeing his entire ummah and his recognizing of their states, their intentions and their minds, and all this is clear to him; there is no secret thereof to him." (Mawahib p.32, Madkhal p.21).