Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Do Not Hold Me Superior Than Yunus..

What is the meaning of the saying of the Prophet, "Do not hold me
superior than Yunus ibn Muta (as)''

A King once invited some ulamā to have dinner with him, and he asked
them the following question, 'What is the meaning of the saying of
Nabī , 'Do not hold me superior to Yūnus Ibn-Mutā (as), while Nabī
Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is superior to all the Prophets and
Messengers?'
They replied with, 'This question can only be answered by one
scholar.' They then brought him forward, the King repeated the
question and the scholar said.: He told him, 'The meaning of 'Do not
hold me superior to Yūnus Ibn-Mutā ' is that Allāh does not have a
fixed place nor does he have a direction. The Rasūl was raised to the
sky (on the Isra wa Miraj) and he passed the skies, the throne of
Allāh (Arsh) and the Kursī and was close to Allāh-Taālā when he said,
'I cannot encompass Your praises, You are as You have praised
Yourself.'
As for Yūnus, he drowned in the ocean, was swallowed by a fish that
was then swallowed by another fish in the depth of the ocean. He was
in the fish's stomach that itself was in the stomach of another fish.
Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is not closer to Allāh than Yūnus who is
in the depths of the sea although he was above the skies. That is the
meaning of 'Do not hold me superior to Yūnus Ibn-Mutā....

Excerpt from the tafsirul quran of Ibrahim Niasse.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ
المُبَشِّرِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ
سَيِّدِ الطَّيِّبِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا
مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ النَّبِيِّينَ.

Allaah..nte muthoone kaakkane..avanem ennem opparaakkane..sarwa
muslimeengalkkum rahmatum magfirathum ekane...

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