Mustafa Jaane Rehmat Pe Laakon Salam_
The Blessed Ears of the Prophet
Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Allah’s mercy be upon him) says:
مصطفٰی جان رحمت پہ لاکھوں سلام
شمعِ بزمِ ہدایت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Countless blessings on al-Mustafa, the Essence of Mercy.
Countless salutations on the most resplendent light of Guidance!
دورو نزدیک کے سننے والے وہ کان
کانِ لعلِ کرامت پہ لاکھوں سلام
Those ears that heard from far or near;
Countless salutations on their miraculous powers!
The Messenger of Allah is alive in his blessed grave by the complete permission of Allah. He is both sentient and aware of the salutations and imparting of greetings to him whether imparted from near or far. To each salutation and greeting brought to him by communities of Angels, he responds with full cognisance and many narrations have come affirming this. Allah has given his blessed ears full powers to hear which is truly unique and one of his many special attributes.
Abundant salutations and peace,
On our Beloved, The Chosen One.
Upon his family, Companions and all
Who follow them. Amin.
 For evidential discussions, refer to Imam al-Suyuti’s Inbah al-Adhkiya’ fi Hayat al-Anbiya’, pp.235-253 in al-Rasa’il al-Tisa`, no.7 and Imam al-Sakhawi’s al-Qawl al-Badi`, pp.241-247.
 See for example, Ibn Hibban in his Sahih, 3:195 (#914 = al-Arna’ut’s edn.); al-Bazzar in his Musnad, 1:397and Abu Ya`la in his, 11:462 (for which cf. al-Haythami’s Majma` al-Zawa’id, 8:211) ; al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, 2:241 (with al-Dhahabi’s marginalia and grading); al-Hafiz Ibn al-Qayyim in Jala’il al-Afham, p.24; `Awn al-Ma`bud of `Azim Abadi, 6:21 and Ibn al-Mubarak, Kitab al-Zuhd, p.364 (#1028). See also the detailed treatments by al-Hafiz Muhammad Ibn al-Siddiq al-Ghumari in his small tract Nihayat al-Amal bi-Sihhat Hadith `Ard al-A`mal, pp.13-45 and Sh. Muhammad `Alawi al-Maliki’s Manhaj al-Salaf, pp.182-207 (= G. F. Haddad’s trans. as ‘The Prophets in Barzakh’, pp.33-48).