“Bismillahir Rahmannir Raheem””Al-Hamdu Lillah Rabbil ‘Aalameen was Salaatu was- Salaamu ‘Alaa Sayidinaa Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Asabihi Ajma ‘een (tauheed- risalat- ahkirat and islam-iman-ihsan)
Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah Ansari (ra) reports: I asked: “O Prophet of Allah (ﷺ), What did the Almighty Allah first create?“ The Prophet (saws) replied: “Allah first created my Noor (Light) of His Noor.
This Noor travelled about according to the Will of Allah. At that time, there was no Heaven, Hell, Lawh (Divine Tablet), Pen, Earth, Skies, Sun, Moon, Jinn or Human Beings. When He decided to create, He divided that Noor into four parts. From one part He created the Pen, from the second, the Lawh and from the third, he made the Arsh (Throne).”He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From one, He created those Angels who carry the Arsh, from the second, the Kursi (Divine Chair) and from the third, He created the Angels.”He again divided the remaining parts into a further four parts. From one, He created the skies.
The second was used in creating the planets. From the third, Heaven and Earth were created.”Once again, He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From one part He created the power with which the believers see.
From the second, He created in the hearts of the Believers the Noor of Marifat. From the third, He created in the tongues of the Believers, Noor, so that they can read the Kalima of Tauheed”. (Dalaa’il-un-Nubuwwat, Imam Baihaqi)
This astonishing Hadith Shareef proves that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (ﷺ) is the life of this world and everything in it. When he is the life of this world, then everything that happens in it is clear to him and nothing is concealed from him. Who then can deny that he is not Noor (light)?
Abu Hurayra related that he was asked, “O Messenger of Allah! When was prophet-hood bestowed upon you?” He replied, “While Adam (AS) was still between spirit and body.” (Tirmidhi in his Sunan (#3542), Hakim (2:609), Bayhaqi in Dala’il an-Nubuwwa (2:130)
Tajuddin as-Subki said: “It has been stated that Allah created the spirits before the bodies, and the Prophet’s reference to his prophecy in this hadith may be a reference to his blessed spirit and to the ‘reality of realities’. Our minds fall short of knowing such a reality, but its Creator knows it, as do those to whom He extends a madad (support) of light from Him…” Quoted in Suyuti’s Hawi lil Fatawi (2:100-101) and Imam Qastallani’s Mawahib Laduniyya (1:31-32).
Anas ibn Malik said: “Two men left the Prophet’s (ﷺ) house in a very dark night and all of a sudden there appeared a light before them. As they separated and went their separate ways, so did the light separate with each of them.” (Imam Bukhari in his Sahih (#445, 3367, 3521), Imam Ahmad (#11955, 12511, 13367), Hakim (3:288 Sahih)
The two men referred to were Usayd ibn Hudayr and ‘Abbad ibn Bishr, and it refers to the light of the Prophet (ﷺ).
Abu Hurayra related that the Prophet ﷺ said, “I was the first Prophet to be created and the last to be sent,” and in another narration, “the first person to be created.” (Ibn Abi Shayba (Musannaf, 8:131), Abu Nu’aym in his Dala’il an-Nubuwwa (p. 6), Tabari (Tafsir, 15:10, 21:125-26), Baghawi (Tafsir, 3:508) Imam Suyuti in his Tafsir (Durr al-Manthur 5:184)
Imam Suyuti also cites it in the first chapter of his Khasa’is al-Kubra, titled “The uniqueness of the Prophet (ﷺ) in being the first of the Prophets to be created, the priority of his prophethood, and the taking of the Covenant (mithaq) with him.”He also mentions (Khasa’is 1:102) that Bayhaqi (in his Dala’il 5:483) and Ibn ‘Asakir (in his Tarikh Dimashq) record that Allah Most High showed Adam all of his future children, and among these he saw a glorious light and asked, “Who is this one?” “This is your son Ahmad; he is the first, and the last, and will be the first intercessor.”
Ibn ‘Abbas said that, “The spirit of the Prophet (ﷺ) was a light in front of Allah 2000 years before He created Adam. That light glorified Him and the angels glorified by his glorification. When Allah created Adam (AS), He cast that light into his loins.” Qadi ‘Iyad narrates it in his Shifa’ (1:59), in the chapter on the nobility of the Prophet’s lineage, and Imam Suyuti states in Manahil as-Safa’ (p. 53 #128)
And he (ﷺ) said, “Allah created His creation in darkness, then He cast upon it from His light.” ( Tirmidhi (#2566), Hakim (1:30-31), Bayhaqi (9:3-4), Ibn Hibban (14:43-45 #6169-70))
When I want to talk to Allah I say prayers and when I want that he talk to me I recite quran- Hazrath Ali(ra)
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