Friday, 6 November 2015

Ahl al Hadith Muhaddith Proves Two Sendings of Prophet (Alaihis salam) from Quran Surah Jumuah

The great scholar and Muhaddith of the Ahl al Hadith school, Muhammad b. Abdur Rahman al-Mubarakfuri (d. 1483 H), in explaining the verse of the Holy Qur'an

وَّ اٰخَرِیۡنَ مِنۡہُمۡ لَمَّا یَلۡحَقُوۡا بِہِمۡ ؕ وَ ہُوَ الۡعَزِیۡزُ الۡحَکِیۡمُ

And others among them who have not met them. And He (Allah) is the Mighty, the Wise.” (Surah 62:3)

The Muhaddith explains the verse as indicating that the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) has been sent with two sendings, one sending (بعث) to the Ummiyyeen, meaning the unlettered Arabs among whom the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) was born and raised, and a second seconding to the Akhireen, meaning those people who will come after during the latter days, particularly the non-Arabs. Mubarakfuri writes:

قوله وآخرين منهم

مَجْرُورٌ عَطْفًا عَلَى الْأُمِّيِّينَ أَيْ بَعَثَهُ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ الَّذِينَ عَلَى عَهْدِهِ وَبَعَثَهُ فِي آخَرِينَ مِنْهُمْ

meaning that the “Akhireen” are in addition and continuation of what has been said about the Ummiyyeen. That is, the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) has been sent among the Ummiyyeen who were in his time, and he has been sent among the Akhireen from among them.

Al-Mubarakfuri, like many other commentators and scholars, has affirmed the fact that this passage of the Holy Quran proves a sort of second coming or sending of the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) in the latter days but in a metaphoric sense. This fact is further elucidated by the authentic Hadith about faith being brought back from the Pleiades by a man from the people of Salman al-Farisi (R.A).

Reference: Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi; v.9, p.209


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