Saturday, 26 September 2015

Hanafi/Sufi Scholar Qadi Thanaullah Panipati: Siddiqeen are Reflection of the Prophets

The Hanafi, Sufi, Naqshbandi scholar, Qadi Thanaullah Panipati (d.1225 H) explained that the Siddiqeen (extremely truthful people) possess the Kamalat-e-Nabuwwat (perfections of Prophethood) by way of Zill (reflection). Quoting the verse of the Qur'an regarding the Virgin Mary:

وَ اِذۡ قَالَتِ الۡمَلٰٓئِکَۃُ یٰمَرۡیَمُ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ اصۡطَفٰکِ وَ طَہَّرَکِ وَ اصۡطَفٰکِ عَلٰی نِسَآءِ الۡعٰلَمِیۡنَ

And when the Angels said to her: “O Mary! Indeed, Allah has chosen you and purified you, and has chosen you above all the women of the worlds.” (3:42)

Qadi Thanaullah Panipati commented on this verse in his classic Tafsir Mazhari:

صوفیہ نے تجلیات ذاتیہ کی تعبیر کمالت نبوّت سے کی ہے جو انبیاء کو باذات بلاواسطہ حاصل ہوتے ہیں اور ذیلی طور پر انبیاء کی وساطت سے صدیقین کو ملتے ہیں۔ حضرت مریم صدیقہ تھیں اللہ نے فرمایا ہے وَ اُمُّہٗ صِدِّیۡقَۃٌ

اس لئے آپ کو کمالت نبوّت حاصل تھے

Translation: The Sufis have interpreted the personal divine manifestations as being the Kamalat-e-Nabuwwat (perfections of Prophethood), which are directly attained to by the Prophets, and attained to by the Siddiqeen through the intermediary of the Prophets by way of reflection. Mary was a Siddiqah as per the saying of Allah “And his mother was a truthful woman” (5:75) because she had within her the Kamalat-e-Nabuwwat (perfections of Prophethood).

Reference: Tafsir Mazhari; v.2 p.160


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