Thursday, 19 November 2020

Shah Ismail of Delhi: Allah Can Create Millions of Prophet Muhammads

 باسمك اللهم

اللهم صلى على محمد وآل محمد

Some Muslims, especially the Barelawis, object to the following line written by the honorable martyr and champion of Tawhid, namely, Shah Ismail of Delhi رحمة الله عليه

اس شہنشاہ کی تو شان یہ ہے کہ ایک آن میں ایک حکم کن سےچاہے تو کروڑوں نبی اور ولی اور جن اور فرشتے، جبرئیل اور محمد صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے برابر پیدا کر ڈالے

Allah’s status is so Great and Exalted that if He so wishes, He may bring into existence millions of Prophets, saints, jinns, angels, and entities equal to Gabriel and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in terms of status, merely by uttering a word ‘Be’

(Taqwiyat ul-Iman p.54):

According to the Barelawis and others who object to this statement, it is rationally impossible for there to come into existence any being that is the equal of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, the supreme creation of Allah Most High. While we acknowledge that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is the greatest creation of Allah, to object to the belief that if, hypothetically, Allah wished to He could create tens of millions of Prophet Muhammads, is to object to the teaching of the Quran itself, wherein it states repeatedly:

اِنَّ اللّٰہَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیۡءٍ قَدِیۡرٌ

Surely, Allah has the power to do all that He wills

اِنَّمَا قَوۡلُنَا لِشَیۡءٍ اِذَاۤ اَرَدۡنٰہُ اَنۡ نَّقُوۡلَ لَہٗ کُنۡ فَیَکُوۡنُ

Our word to a thing, when We will it, is only that We say to it, ‘Be!’, and it is

(Surah 16:40)

And what is the alternative to this statement of Shah Ismail shahid رحمة الله عليه? It can only be that Allah is incapable of creating a being that is equal in rank and status to the beloved Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, and we seek refuge in Allah from such a heresy.


  1. Another point that can be derived from this blunt statement of Shah Ismail رحمة الله عليه is the possibility of Allah creating new Prophets after the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم

  2. قُلۡ اِنۡ کَانَ لِلرَّحۡمٰنِ وَلَدٌ ٭ۖ فَاَنَا اَوَّلُ الۡعٰبِدِیۡنَ
    Say, ‘If there had been a son to the Gracious God, I would have been the first of worshippers.’ (Surah 43:81)


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