Alahazrat

Mustafa Jaane Rehmat_prophet distributes Allah’s blessings

Mustafa Jaane Rehmat Pe Laakon Salam_

The Prophet Divides the Divine Treasures

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Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri al-Hanafi (may 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!

اصل ہر بُود و بہبود تُخمِ وجود
قاسمِ کنزِ نعمت پہ لاکھوں سلام

The stem of every bud and the seed for every fragrant thing;

Countless blessings on he who distributes the divine treasures!

Notes:

As a consequence of the plethora of miracles Allah gave to the Prophet, the natural phenomenon (e.g. curtailing the sun,[1] splitting the moon,[2] controlling the winds, causing clouds above the sky for rain[3], sending water down for nourishment and needs[4], causing rain[5] etc.) were brought under his control by Allah’s permission. However, there are two additional gifts granted to the Prophet that constitute a constellation of gifts he was granted not given to any Prophet or Messenger before him: [1] his possession of the “keys to the earth’s treasures” (mafatih khaza’in al-ard)[6] i.e. he was made victorious, triumphant and possessor of the terrestrial domains east and west[7] and [2] he was made the conduit and distributer of the divine blessings remarking: “Thus, I am indeed the distributer who distributes between you…” (fa-innama ana qasim aqsimu baynakum).[8]

s.z.c.

Peace and blessings upon the Best of Creation,

Our Master Muhammad, his Companions,

Family and all those who follow them.

amin.


[1] See al-Tabarani, al-Mu`jam al-Kabir, 24:147 (#390); al-Haythami, al-Majma` al-Zawa’id, 8:297 and al-Suyuti, al-Khasa’is al-Kubra, 2:137. Cf. also the authentic grading of this narration by Imam al-Tahawi in Sharh Mushkil al-Athar, 2:9 and 4:388-389 and al-Nawawi in his sharh (commentary) of Muslim’s Sahih, 12:52.

[2] Bukhari, Sahih (#3437-3439).

[3] Bukhari, Sahih (#5742) and Muslim, Sahih (#897).

[5] Bukhari, Sahih (#3389) and Muslim, Sahih (#897).

[6] Bukhari, Sahih (#6845); Muslim, Sahih (#523) and Ibn Hibban in his Sahih, 14:277 (#6363).

[7] As mentioned by Ibn Abi Shayba in the Musannaf, 6:304 (#31647), Ahmad in his Musnad, 1/98 (#763) and al-Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra, 1:213 (#965). See also the commentaries by al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani, Fath al-Bari, 12:391 and Imam `Ali al-Qari, `Umdat al-Qari, 24:142.

[8] Bukhari, Sahih (#2946). And other narrations mention the wording: “I am the distributer and Allah is the Giver…” (ana ’l-qasim wa Allahu yu`ti); see for example Bukhari, Sahih (#2948) and Muslim, Sahih (#1037).

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