Allah created the universe through Muhammad (s) and his Ahl al-Bait (a.s.)

بسم الله الرّحمن الرّحيم

If we study the traditions regarding the creation of the universe, the reality will emerge that ‎Allah – the High – did not create everything directly and without means. Rather, He only ‎created the pure ‘light’ of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his Ahle Bait (a.s.) through His Will ‎‎(Masheeyyat). Thereafter, He gave existence to the rest of the creations through the medium ‎of the ‘light’ of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his Ahle Bait (a.s.) For the sake of brevity, we ‎cite a few traditions on this subject:‎

‎1.‎ Jaabir Ibn Abdullah Ansari (r.a.) asked the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.a.w.a.), “What was the ‎first creation of Allah? He (s.a.w.a.) replied, ‎

‎‘O Jaabir! Allah first created the ‘light’ of your Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and then He created all ‎goodness from it.” ‎

‎(Beharul Anwaar, vol. 57, p. 170)‎

‎2.‎ Abbas, the uncle of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), narrates that he (s.a.w.a.) said, ‎‎“O my respected uncle! Allah created us at a time when there was neither sky nor ‎earth, nor Arsh nor Paradise nor Hell. We glorified Allah at the time when no (form of) ‎glorification existed. We revered Him at a time when there was no (idea of) reverence. ‎When Allah intended to create the creation, He split my ‘light’ and created the ‘throne’ ‎‎(Arsh) from it. The ‘light’ of the ‘throne’ is from my ‘light’ and my ‘light’ is from the ‎‎‘light’ of Allah. Hence I am superior to the ‘throne’. ‎ Continue reading →

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The Creation of Janabe Zahra (s.a.)

بسم الله الر حمن الرحيم

The following narration has been reported by both the Shias and Sunnis — which entertains no doubt about its veracity.

Imam Jafar Sadeq (a.s.) says:

The Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.) would kiss Janabe Zahra (s.a.) a lot. Ayesha objected to this and said: O Messenger of Allah, what is the reason behind you kissing Fatemah so much?

(Behar ul Anwaar, vol 18 pg, 315)

The Holy Prophet’s (s.a.w.a.s.) reply to this objection has been narrated by Suyuti in Durre Mansour and Tabrani in his Mojam.

(Durre Mansour, vol 4, pg 153, Al Mojam al Kabeer, volume 22, pg 401).

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) replied:

When I went on Meraaj, I visited the paradise. From the tress of paradise I saw a tree which was better than all the other trees. There was no other tree whiter than this one or any tree more scented than this one. I partook one fruit from this tree. This fruit took the shape of a fluid in my loin and when I returned back to earth I transferred this thing given to me in trust into the womb of Khadija from which Fatemah was formed. Therefore, whenever I am desirous of smelling paradise, I smell Fatemah.

(Tafseer-e-Noorus Saqalain, vol 3, pg 98).

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