Quran is a star house of knowledge and wisdom containing references, related to knowledge and its results. This obviously indicates the great importance on knowledge and its acquirement at all stages of life.
This (Quran) is enlightenment for mankind and guidance and mercy for a people who are certain (in faith). (2)
In its intellectual wisdom, there are 2 types of Knowledge or education, one which is educated in Madrasa, schools, academies and institution of higher education called (the knowledge of the books), in the advanced order. For an untrained-man as well as for the majority of the population this is what institutes the knowledge and it is believed to be enough to fulfill our physical seek and desire in this behalf.
These are the tidings of Unseen that We reveal to you in secret. (7)
However, there is yet another branch of knowledge, which is skilled and achieved directly or straight through the divine support, requiring neither the educational institutes, nor skilled teachers and degree holders. This is the mystical or heavenly region of knowledge, which in Quranic terms is known as the “Knowledge of the Hidden” or (Eilmay-Ghayeeb), constituting one of the essential principles of Islamic faith. In detail, the faith and unfaith in the Hidden “Ghayeeb” is the differentiating spot of an individual being a Muslim or a Pagan.
Conviction of the Ahle-Sunnah about Eilmay-Ghayeeb
Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan (رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه) say’s;
Gracious Almighty Allah has informed His Prophets about certain things from the Unseen. The knowledge of the Prophet is more than anyone else’s. Nobody can be equal to the knowledge of the Prophet’s knowledge in the world. The 5 special things of the Unseen, Allah has informed some of these parts to the Prophet. (4)
This is the office of knowledge, Super-human in nature beating the human intelligence and dominant over all other knowledge, in any other field of human activity, challenging all methods of conveying and getting education and knowledge. This is basically an emblem of Heavenly Grace presented upon the chosen servants of Gracious Almighty Allah, alike tender blissful rain showered upon the hearts and souls of the esteemed inheritors on earth.
I know well that Allah is Capable to do all things. (1)
However, this does not mean that Gracious Almighty Allah restricts and retains the Knowledge of Hidden exclusively to Himself and does not disclose any part of it to any other person. These marvels have been verified at different places in the Holy Quran.
Imam Tabari writes under this verse:
Gracious Almighty Allah has told the Prophet, you must thank Gracious Almighty Allah Who has informed you of what has already happened and what will happen in the future and this is a great grace of Gracious Almighty Allah upon you.(5)
In the verses of the Holy Quran it is clear that Gracious Almighty Allah bestowed the Knowledge of the Hidden upon His chosen Ones, but unfortunately, most people do not know this and contrarily, refuse to believe it, without realizing the consequences. These religious souls at times disclosed this Marvelous bestowment in order to influence the people and clear their suspicions and diverting them on the right track of religious belief and Faith.
KOI GAIB KYA TUMSE NEEHAN HO BHALA
HI NA CHUPA TUMPE KARODON DAROOD
The Hidden Knowledge was also bestowed upon the noble Prophet, the most revealing and surpassing miracle given to the dearest Prophet of Gracious Almighty. More or less, one lack and twenty four thousand Apostles were elevated, at different ages of time with specific knowledge of the Hidden realm. However the Knowledge of Hidden bestowed upon the noble Prophet was boundless in space and scale with, Hidden secrets the Holy Prophet learned thru the knowledge bestowed upon him by the Grace of Gracious Almighty Allah.
Sayyiduna Sahl Bin Sa’d رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated:
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said on the day of Khyber, ‘Tomorrow I will give this flag to that person, by virtue of whom, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will bestow victory. He loves Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Rasul (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) and Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and His Rasul (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) loves him as well. (6)
The undisputed point remains that Gracious Almighty Allah granted the Hidden Knowledge to the noble Prophet and thru Him to “Auliya Allah” Friends of Allah. If someone denies and suspects the genuineness of this Divine Truth, he is certainly guilty of falsehood and declining the prominence of Divine Favor. An individual if convicted as a (Foul mouth), is worthy of being disqualified from the position and rank of Muslim-hood. The eminence of a true Muslim is that he admits and believes each and every command of Gracious Almighty Allah and deeds upon it ungrudgingly and completely and encourages others to do so.
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Mas’ud رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated, ‘Amir-ul-Mu`minin Sayyidunā ‘Ali-ul-Murtada کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم is such a scholarly person of great eminence who possesses both the knowledge of the seen and unseen.’(3)
Respecting the throne of the beloved Prophet is an essential part of a Muslim’s faith!
Darbaar “Throne of Pre-eminences” of the holy Prophet is a (Grand Darbaar), surpassing the dignity of worldly Rajahs and crowned heads. It is an action of misbehavior and misdemeanor to even utter loud words in His Grand presence; such an act reasons the loss of all other virtuous deeds of a Believer, deprived of the Heavenly Grace.
But if anyone opposes the Messenger after the guidance has become clear to him, and follows a path other than that of the believers, We will hand him over to whatever he has turned to, and We will roast him in Hell. What an evil destination! (8)
The companions of the holy Prophet used to sit in his company in due respect holding their breaths and not making any movements to disturb the self-esteem of the gathering. They would only utter courteous phrases like: Dear Prophet of Gracious Almighty Allah! May well, my parents be sacrificed at the feet of your self-respect. Every question positioned to them, their answer used to be, (Gracious Almighty Allah and his Dearest Prophet knows better).
Progenies of Adam and Eve, countless Praises be upon Gracious Almighty Allah for, He has gifted us one of his dearest amongst (approximately) 1, 24000, Forecasters rejoiced upon earth. It is clearly understood there is a Prophet amongst us that knows about tomorrow and everyone knows that our Prophet did know about the future events up to the Day of Judgment and even after. If considered that he knew nothing of the Unseen, how else could he have told us about Hazrat Mehdi (عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام), the Dajjal, the return of Hazrat Essa (عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام) Jesus, the examination (Question & Answers) of the grave, (pull-e-serath) bridge over hell, which every soul will have to cross, the weighing scale (meezaan), where everyone’s deeds will be weighed up.
1- [Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 3, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 259) page 32 Quranic wonders Part-1
2- (Al Quran 45:20)
3- Ibn ‘Asakir, vol. 42, pp. 400, book miraculous wonders of Sayyiduna Ali
6- Book miraculous wonders of Sayyiduna Ali
7- Surah-Ale-Imran, verse 44.
4- See book Ja-alhaq, chapter Masa’la Gaib by Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan.
5- Tafsir Tabari under verse 113 of Surah Al-Nisa. Surah Al-Nisa, Verse 113.
8-(Surah an-Nisa`: verse 115)