Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is Haazir and Naazir – Proof from the Hadith and Awliya Allah

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Following the article concerning the undisputable proof from the Holy Qur’an, the proof presented here from the Ahadith and the Awliya Allah, would Insha Allah further reinforce the belief that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is indeed Haazir and Naazir.

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has stated, “I see the entire world just as how I see the palm of my hand.” [Jaa’al Haqqu Wazahaqal Baathil]

It is stated in the Hadith that Munkar and Nakeer ask the deceased in the grave, “What did you used to say about this man (Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)?” [Mishkaat Shareef ]

The marginal notes of Mishkaat state regarding this Hadith, “It has been said that the veils are lifted for the deceased until he sees the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This is indeed a grand glad-tiding.”

Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dehlwi (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes in its annotation, “By ‘haazar rajul’ it is meant the praised being of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). [Ashiatul Lam’aat]

Some people are of the opinion that ‘haazar rajul’ (this man) points to the person in the deceased person’s mind i.e. “What did you used to say about the person who is present in your mind?” However, this is incorrect because if that truly was the case, a deceased kaafir would not be asked this question because his mind is free from Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Also, a kaafir would not reply “I don’t know” to this question, but ask, “Who are you referring to?” By him saying “Laa adri” (I don’t know) proves that he sees Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with his eyes but does not recognize him.

This proves that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is present in the grave during the questioning by Munkar and Nakeer. That is why the Awliya Allah and lovers of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) cherish death, so that they may see their beloved.

Thousands of deceased people are buried at one time throughout the world. So if Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is not Haazir and Naazir, how can he be present in all of these places? It is now proven that there are veils on our vision which will be removed when we leave this mundane world.

Once, Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) sent Hazrat Saariya (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) to Nawaahind as the commander of an army. While performing a Khutba in Madina Shareef, he began to proclaim, “Saariya! Take the mountain!” After some time, a messenger from that army arrived and said, “The enemies were just about to defeat us when we heard a voice say, “Saariya! Take the mountain!” So we put our backs towards the mountain and Allah Ta’ala gave them defeat.” [Mishkaat Shareef]

If that is the state of the blessed companion of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that he can be at Madinatul Munawwarah and help Hazrat Saariya (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and his army in Nawaahind, is it so difficult to accept that our Master Muhammad Mustafa (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) can be at several places at once, assisting his Ummah in times of need and difficulty?

Imam Ahmad Qastalaani (Rahmatullah Alaih) states, “There is no difference between the life and demise of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He sees his Ummah and knows their conditions, intentions and secrets at heart. All this is manifest for him with no obscurity.” [Mawaahibul Laduniya]

Hazrat Qaazi Ayaaz (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes, “Whenever there is nobody in the house to make Salaam to, say, “Salaam be upon you, Ya Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah Ta’ala.” [Shifa Shareef ]

In the explanation of this extract, Mulla Ali Qaari (Rahmatullah Alaih) states, “This is because the soul (rooh) of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is Haazir in the homes of Muslims.” [Sharha Shifa]

Hujjatul Islam Hazrat Imam Ghazzali (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes, “When you go into a mosque then send Salaam to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) because Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is present (Haazir) in the mosques.” [Mirqaat]

Discussing the internal conditions of Namaaz, during Tashahud, Hazrat Imam Ghazzali (Rahmatullah Alaih) states, “Deem the Noble Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) present and his being Haazir in your heart and say, “As-Salaamu Alaika Ayuhan Nabiyu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh.” [Ihya-ul-Uloom, Vol. 1]

Hazrat Imam Jalaaluddin Suyuti (Rahmatullah Alaih) writes, “It is proven from the Ahadith and traditions that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) keeps an eye on his Ummah’s actions throughout the earth, makes Istighfaar for their sins, and Dua for their afflictions to be removed. He grants them Barkat and attends the Janaazah of a virtuous person who dies from his Ummah.” [Intibaahul Azkiya]

Imam-e-Azam Imam Abu Hanifa (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) states, “Ya Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), whenever I listen, I hear only your remembrance, and when I look, I am able to see nothing besides you.” [Qaseeda Nu’maan] Subhaanallah! While living in Kufa Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) sees Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) everywhere.

Commenting on the Verse, “And He is the Dominant over His bondmen and He sends guardians over you, until when death comes to any of you, Our angels take his soul and they do not fail [Surah 6, Verse 61],” Allama Ismail Haqqi (Rahmatullah Alaih) states, “Extracting souls is not difficult for the Angel of Death, even if there is an extensive amount of souls which are spread over several places.” [Tafseer Roohul Bayaan] Tafseer Khaazin further states, “There is no person in a home or tent not visited by the Malakal Maut twice everyday.” If this is the condition of Malakal Maut, that he can be present at so many places at the same time, then what can be said about our Master Muhammad Mustafa (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), who is the highest creation of Allah Ta’ala?

Huzoor Ghaus-e-Azam Shaikh Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) states, “The soul of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), is watching you. He is pained, at seeing your state.” [Sirral Asraar wa Mazharal Anwaar]

With proof from the Glorious Qur’an, Ahadith as well as consensus of the Awliya Allah, only a person who is heedless of the truth could deny the fact that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is Haazir and Naazir. If one still does not believe, then it is one’s responsibility to search for the truth, because after one dies and realizes in the grave, when Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) will be visibly present in front of you, then it will be too late.

May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq to recognise the truth and to keep away from falsehood and those who spread falsehood, Ameen.