Thursday, March 21, 2013

Asalama laykum wa Rahmatullah wa Bsisters in islam

The believers will be blessed with seeing Allaah, their Creator, their Master, their Lord Most High!
Ibn Taymiyah mentiones the proofs for this in his beautiful book “al-Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyah”. What follows is the proofs mentioned (by Ibn Taymiyah) and followed by the commentry by Ibn Uthaymeen:
Ibn Taymiyah mentions:
And the proof for this from the qur’aan is below:
Allaah has said;
[Some] faces that day, will be radiant, looking at their Lord.” [Qiyaamah 75:22-23]
On adorned couches, observing.” [Al-Mutaffiffeen 83:35]
For them who have done good is the best [reward] – and extra.” [Yoonus 10:26]
They will have whatever they wish therein, and with Us is more.” [Qaaf 50:35]
And this is plentiful in the book of Allaah. Whoever ponders over the Qur’aan, seeking guidance from it, will have the path of truth clarified for him.
[End quote]
Below, is the commentary of Ibn Uthaymeen on his notes on Al-Aqeeda Al-Waasityah:
Notes: The slave seeing their Lord, the blessed, the Most High
The book and the sunnah affirm the slave seeing his Lord.
The evidence from the book is:
For them who have done good is the best [reward] – and extra.” [Yoonus 10:26]
The prophet (saw) explained the word “extra” to mean looking towards the face of Allaah, the Most High.
The evidence from the sunnah is the prophet’s statement:
You will see your Lord as you see the full moon in a clear night, you will not be impaired in seeing Him. If you are able not to allow yourself to be overcome for the prayer before the rising of the sun or for the prayer before the setting of the sun, then do so.” [Bukhaari 554, Muslim 633]
The analogy that is set up in this hadeeth is between the two visions and not netween what is beeing seen because the letter of analogy  (kamaa) is interacting with the verb of seeing (…) that has been transformed from the verbal noun. Furthermore, there is nothing like Allaah.
What is intended by the two prayers that are mentioned in this hadeeth are the fajr and ‘asr prayers.
The seeing of Allaah will be in the hereafter and not in this world, due to His saying:
You cannot see Me.” [Al-'Araaf 7:143]
And the saying of the prophet (saw):
Know that you will never see your Lord until you die.” [Muslim 2931], Tirmidhee [2235]
The disbelievers will not be allowed to see Allaah due to His saying:
No! Indeed, from their Lord on that day they will be partitioned.” [Mutaffiffeen 83:15]
Ahl as-sunnah have interpreted this seeing to be the seeing of the eyes due to the following:
1) Allaah has annexed the seeing with the face, which is the place for the eyes, He said:
[Some] faces that day, will be radiant, looking at their Lord.” [Qiyaamah 75:22-23]
2) It has come in the hadeeth:
You will see your Lord with your eyes.” [Bukhaari 7435]
The people who make distortions (changes in the text and/or meaning)have interpreted the seeing to be rewards, meaning, “You will see the rewards of your Lord.” This interpretation can be refuted in three ways:
a) it is in opposition to the apparant wording,
b) it is in opposition to the consensus of the salaf, and
c) there is no evidence for it.
[End note]
And how beautiful will that day be! The day we meet and see our Lord who we aim to please every second of our lives. May Allaah keep us steadfast and make us die as Muslims, submitting our will to Him, ameen.
Two more hadeeths not mentioned by the two respected authors:
Jarir bin A’bdullah (May Allaah be pleased with him) reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu a’laihi wa salam) when he looked at the full moon and observed, “You shall see your Rabb in the Hereafter as you are seeing this moon; and you will not feel the slightest inconvenience in seeing Him.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Commentary: Just as when we witness the moon there is no problem, no rush or troublesome gathering of people and no pushing of one another, the pious will see Allaah without any trouble or difficulty. How shall we see Him, we cannot describe this even by any instance or parable. In Surat Ash-Shura, Verse 11, it is said that there is nothing like Him. However, we cannot see him in this world with these worldly eyes. The reason is that, as Imam Malik says, these eyes are just temporary and they cannot bear the Sight of Allaah. This is why the research scholars claim that the Prophet sallallahu a’lahi wa salam did not actually see Allaah during his journey to the heavens; he only talked to Allaah by way of Revelation. The saying of A’ishah (May Allaah be pleased with her) also proves this contention. However, it would be possible to see Allaah in Jannah as everything there will be eternal and indestructible. Similar will be the case with the sight and eyes which will be provided to us there. Such eyes would have the power to see Allaah.
Suhaib (May Allaah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allaah sallallahu a’alaihi wa salam said, “When the inhabitants of Jannah enter Jannah, Allaah, the Glorious and Exalted, will say to them: ‘Do you wish me to give you anything more?‘ They will reply: ‘Have You not made our faces bright? Have You not brought us into Jannah and delievered us from Hell?‘ And Allaah will remove the Veil. The (dwellers of Jannah) will feel that they have not been awarded anything dearer to them than looking at their Rabb.” (Muslim)
The above two hadeeths are from Kitaab Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous), Chapter 372 ‘Some of the bounties which Allaah has prepared for the believers in Paradise’, no 1895 and 1896
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