Alahazrat

Mustafa Jaane Rehmat_the uniqueness of the Prophet

Mustafa Jaane Rehmat Pe Laakon Salam_

The Uniqueness of the Prophet

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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!

بے سہیم و قسیم و عدیل و مثیل
جوہرِ فردِ عزت پہ لاکھوں سلام

No Partner, no sum total, matchless and unparalleled;

Countless blessings on that unique solitary jewel!

Notes:

Imam al-Busiri writes in his splendid ode in praise of the Prophet, line 43:

منزّه عن شريك في محاسنه / فجوهر الحسن فيه غير منقسم

Exalted is he above any likeness in his perfection/

For his beautiful essence admits of no division.

Here, Alahazrat pays homage to the Burdah where the Prophet’s uniqueness is unequivocally declared. The doctrine of dissimilarity affirms the utter distinction of the Prophet from the rest of creation.[1] No creature whatsoever shares in his essence, perfection or qualities[2] because he is unique and distinguished.[3] The uniqueness of the Prophet has been discussed by many scholars and the fact is that his reality cannot truly be explicated except by Allah.[4]

s.z.c.

Peace and blessings on Our Prophet,

on His family, companions and

All who follow them.

Amin.


[2] See the Sharh of Imam al-Bajuri, p.43.

[3] See the Sharh of Imam al-Bajuri, p.43.

[4] For some of these unique qualities refer to the various posts on Alahazrat’s “Mustafa Jaane Rehmat”.

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