Book Name:Shan e Usman e Ghani

Hidden knowledge and the blessed saints

Dear Islamic brothers! Through the above-mentioned narration, we have learnt that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bestows the saints with knowledge about these things that when and where they will pass away and where will be their graves? Knowledge regarding the outcome of any activity and knowing future happenings is called knowledge of the hidden or knowledge of the unseen. Everything transpired exactly as Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ had already stated. Now ponder over this! When a blessed companion of the Noblest Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is giving information of hidden knowledge with Divine bestowal then what will be the exalted status about the knowledge of the Hidden of the Noblest Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم as it is stated in the Glorious Quran:

 

وَ  مَا   ہُوَ   عَلَی   ا لۡغَیۡبِ   بِضَنِیۡنٍ   ﴿ۚ۲۴﴾

Translation from Kanz-ul-Iman: And this Prophet is not miserly upon the hidden. (Part 30, Surah At-Takweer, verse 24)

 

Through the abovementioned blessed verse, we have come to know that the Prophet of Rahmah, Intercessor of the Ummah صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم gives knowledge of the hidden and it is obvious that only the knower can state and share things. Imam ‘Allamah Ahmad Bin Muhammad Khateeb Qastalani Shafi’i عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated: The Greatest and Holiest Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم possesses knowledge of the hidden; this fact of knowledge of the hidden of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was very popular amongst the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم. (Al-Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 3, pp. 91)

 

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب       صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد