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Bismillah, praise be to Allah and may Allah raise the rank of our beloved Prophet Muhammad and protect his nation from which he fears for it ameen,


The Prophet is Bashar, Not created from Light

I would like to notify you about an important issue that many people believe in wrongly and that is their claim that the Prophet is created from light literally. The Prophet Peace be upon him is a bashar, a human, he is created from the "Nutfah" of his parents Aminah and Abdullah, so he is a Human. The exaggeration of some reached to the extent that they claim that our Prophet peace be upon him is a literal Nur, that is a light in creation!

Sufficient in refuting such claim the saying of Allah in the ayah
{قل إنما أنا بشر مثلكم يوحى إلىّ} which means: [Say (o Muhammad) I'm a human being like you, Allah reveals Qur'an to me]. So this Ayah is a clear and explicit proof that the Prophet was a human being (bashar).s

And there is no meaning to "Bashar" or "Human" except that he's composed from soul, body, flesh with blood. He was a human among the humans, he used to wear clothes, milk his sheep, and serve himself. The Prophet peace be upon him used to sleep on the rough rug and marks of the rug used to show on his side, and he used feel the pain of hunger in his abdomen and he used to pray till his feet swell (but without harm), and he used to do Hujamah (Cupping therapy) that extracts the spoiled blood, and his face was injured in the battle of Uhud, and part of his front teeth broke, and he fell off his horse and his thigh was affected by that, and he remained sick for days in his house patient on the calamities Allah inflicted him with.

 
And despite this he used to eat, drink, copulate, and get sick. So would a sane person ever doubt whether all this happens to a human being that has a body, flesh and blood or not? And would anyone with a sound mind claim that the Prophet was created form light? no.

Allah exists without a place. He created all the creations. And the first creation was water.

Whenever the word "Nur - نور" is referred to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, it indicates his guidance and Islamic teachings to people. This is according to the Ijma^ of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jama^ah as Imam al-Mufassir al-Qurtubiy said as well as Qadi ^iyad and many many others clearly stated.


As for the fabricated Hadith Jabir that says: <<. أول ما خلق الله نور نبيك يا جابر خلقه من نوره قبل الأشياء >>
This means:  <<“The first that Allah created, O Jabir, was the light of your prophet.  Allah created him from His light before creating other things.”>> This hadith has no foundation and is a fabrication about the Prophet. Scholars of Hadith classified it as fabricated hadith, as al-Hafidh as-Suyutiy, al-Muhaddith al-Harariy and al-Ghummariy of our times and many others confirmed, because Allah is not a light, he created the light, and because the Prophet is human being born from his parents.

As for the hadith talking about the Prophet being before the creation of Adam, it does not state that our Prophet existed before Adam, rather it talks about the Prophet being KNOWN before he was created amongst the angels before he was even created, and that's how Prophet Adam made his repentance by saying: "O Allah I ask you by the virtue (Bihaqqi) Muhammad that you forgive me" and Allah (Who has the knowledge about everything) told Adam which means "how did you know about him when I did not create him yet"? Adam said: "Because I read his name adjacent to Your name on one of the Pillars of the throne, so I knew he's the most beloved to you" and so Allah said to Adam which means: "you said the truth o Adam, if it wasn't for Muhammad, I would not have created you".

So Prophet Muhammad was known amongst the angels before Allah created him, but He was not the first creation, and he was not created from light as some wrongly deluded.

There are many proofs to that, among them the Ayah: {قل إنما أنا بشر مثلكم يوحى إلىّ} which means: [Say (o Muhammad) I'm a human being like you, Allah reveals Qur'an to me]. So this Ayah is a clear and explicit proof that the Prophet was a human being (bashar).

Also the hadith Al-Bukhariyy, al-Bayhaqiyy and Ibn al­Jarud related that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said which means: "Allah existed eternally and there was nothing, and Allah created the ^Arsh on the Water" This hadith proves that Allah was alone in al-'azal, (the status of existence without a beginning,) i.e., before creating any of the creation. There was nothing with Him: no place, no space, no sky, no light, and no darkness, and that water was the first creation.

As-Suddiyy narrated from many routes in the explanation of Fath Al-Bari the saying of the Prophet:
"إن الله لم يخلق شيئا مما خلق قبل الماء"
Which means:  <<Allah did not create any of His creations prior to the water.>>
And Allah mentioned in al-Qur'an that water is the first creation, and that our Prophet is a bashar like us, and bashar only means human with blood and flesh and not light.

Allah exists without a place, He created everything, and the first creation was water, and from water he created everything else. Allah created the angels from light, the devil from flames, and humans from clay. The Devil was created before Prophet Adam, being created first does not indicate having a higher rank.

Our Prophet is the best of mankind, and the best of the creations, he knows only what Allah conveys to him and not everything that Allah knows as some claim.  Imam Ahmad narrated (in his Musnad), al-Bayhaqiyy (in Ad-Dala’il), al-Hakim (in his Mustadrak), and others from the route of al-^Irbad Ibn Sariyah, the Companion of the Prophet, that he said:  “I have heard the Prophet say:

<< إنى عبد الله وخاتم النبيين، وإن ءادم لمنجدل فى طينته، وسأخبر كم عن ذلك: دعوة أبى إبراهيم، وبشارة عيسى بى ورؤيا أمى التى رأت، وكذلك أمهات النبيين يرين.  وأن أم رسول الله رأت حين وضعته نورا أضاءت له قصور الشام >>“

This means:  <<I was decreed by Allah as His slave and the last of the prophets when Adam, prior to his creation, was still a form of clay. And I shall tell you more.  My revelation as a prophet was Allah’s answer to Prophet Ibrahim’s supplication.  ^Isa, the son of Mary, announced the good news of my forthcoming.  My mother saw the dream about me as all mothers of prophets see dreams about them.>> When the Prophet’s mother delivered him she saw a light that illuminated the palaces of the countries of ash-Sham.”  Al-Bayhaqiyy commented that Prophet Muhammad was predestined as the slave of Allah and the last of the prophets before Adam was created as the father of humans and the first of the prophets.

This the creed of all Ahlus-Sunnah, we ask Allah to keep us steadfast on it ameen.

Allah knows best.

We say what al-Qur'an mentioned, the Prophet is bashar, and not created from light, and that water is the first creation, and that Allah is not a light or a body or an image. Allah exists without a place.

 


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