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The Sealed Nectar

 The Sealed Nectar by Shaykh Safi ur-Rahman

The word "ghaib" in the Qur'an is used for hidden things that man cannot see or know. Things that will happen in the future are unknown to us, for instance. Yet everything to do with the future, the future of every individual, country, building and piece of furniture is known to Allah. This is how the Prophet (peace be upon him) was told to explain the knowledge of the invisible (ilm-ul-ghaib) lies solely with Allah:

"Say: 'Allah knows best how long they stayed. The unseen of the heavens and the earth belong to him. How perfectly he sees, how well he hears! They have no protector apart from him. Nor does he share his rule with anyone.'" (Surat al-Kahf: 26)

"Say: 'No one with the heavens or the earth knows the unseen except Allah.' They are not aware of when they will be raised.'" (Surat an-Naml: 65)

"Say: 'My lord hurls forth the truth – the knower of all unseen things.'" (Surah Saba': 48)

In the Qur'an, the Prophet (peace be upon him) is commanded thus:

"Say: 'I possess no power to help or harm myself, except as Allah wills. If I had knowledge of the unseen. I would have sough to gain much good and no evil would have touched me. I am only a warner and a bringer of good news to people who believe.'" (Surah al-A'raf: 188)

Source: Yahya, Harun, The Prophet Muhammad (people be upon him), Global Publishing, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999. P.103

 

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