الرَّحْمَنُ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ عَلَّمَهُ
(God) Most Gracious! It is He Who has taught the Qur'an. He has created Man.
(Surat ar-Rahmaan, 55:1-3)
If we say this, this is the literal meaning: Allah taught Prophet (s), Allah taught Qur’an and created Creation, but Creation was not there yet. Allah said, “Ar-Rahmaan. `Allama 'l-qur'an,” and after He taught Qur’an He created Creation, but to whom He taught Qur’an? To angels? No. To jinn? No. Because all jinn, all angels, all Creation was created after Allah created the Light of Muhammad (s), so to whom He was teaching Qur’an?
To Prophet (s), Sayyidina Muhammad `alayhi afdalu ’s-salat wa ’s-salaam! But Allah (swt) needs to teach him? Kun fayakoon, when He created his Light from His Noor He put that Light in Bahru ’l-Qudrah, hadith mash-hoor `an Jaabir.
عن جابر بن عبد الله بلفظ قال قلت: يا رسول الله، بأبي أنت وأمي، أخبرني عن أول شيء خلقه الله قبل الأشياء. قال: يا جابر، إن الله تعالى خلق قبل الأشياء نور نبيك من نوره، فجعل ذلك النور يدور بالقُدرة حيث شاء الله،
The Prophet (s) said, “The first thing that Allah created was my Light, which He put in the Bahr al-Qudrah and from that He created everything else.”
Allah (swt) Granted Prophet (s) Unlimited, Continuous Knowledge!
He put the Light of Muhammad in Bahru ’l-Qudrah and that Light was turning, and when it turned, like today they put a turbine on a plane and when it turns that plane will fly, so Prophet’s Light was turning and turning! Without going into that hadith it is long. Allah created from that energy, from that light that was coming out of Muhammad (s), He created Creation, because when it turns it creates energy and all of us are energy. That power, that soul we don’t see it, we call it qudrah in Arabic, in English we call it energy, but is it energy? No one knows, it is something hidden.
“That one who I created first is the one I taught!” Ar-Rahmaan. `Allama 'l-qur'an, He taught the Qur’an to that one whose Light He created before anyone else:
كنت نبي و ادم بين الماء و الطين
I was a prophet when Adam was between water and clay.
كنت نبيا وآدم بين الروح والجسد
I was a prophet while Adam was between soul and body.
Two narrations, Allahu Akbar! So He taught Qur’an to Prophet (s) first! That’s why he said to Jibreel (a) maa anaa bi qaaree, the Holy Qur’an you see it like that, small (the size of a book). The Holy Qur’an is 500 pages, but is this what Allah taught Prophet (s), 500 pages? If that is the case, we are demeaning Allah (swt) and His Prophet (s), we are making Divine Knowledge to look like nothing.
Allah (swt) is giving knowledge, `ilm, laa awwala lahaa wa laa akhira lahaa, you cannot count it, there is no count because it is Allah’s Words. Allah (swt) is teaching Prophet (s) in Arabic, but that is His Own Words, not created words, which means the Holy Qur’an is ghayri makhlooq, it is not created. In Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah, if you say that the Qur’an is makhlooq (created) they say you are kaafir. The Qur’an is Allah’s Words, it cannot be makhlooq, created, you cannot say that, and Allah knows what they are.
But we know there is no limitation on knowledge for Prophet (s), he was given `Uloom al-Awwaleen: even if you go far away, as much as there is of Creation, and do you think Creation ends? It means `Uloom al-Awwaleen that Allah gave to Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is still coming, so can a book contain them? There is no way to count them, so we cannot say “so far” as that knowledge is uncountable, it is infinite knowledge! When we do a book study, we finish volume three, volume four, but for Prophet (s) there are no volumes! There is no one, two, three, four, there is only continuous knowledge, al-`alim:
إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ
To you We have granted the Fount (of Abundance). (Surat al-Kawthar, 108:1)
‘Kawthar’ is knowledge, “We have given you the River of Knowledge,” the Ocean the Abundance, yaa Sayyidee yaa Rasoolullah, yaa Rahmatan li ‘l-`Alameen, albisnaa min hadhihi ’l-`uloom, dress us from these knowledges! Dress us from what Allah (swt) gave to you!
So when Jibreel (a) said, Iqraa, bismi Rabbika ’Lladhee khalaq, It means, “Read on the Power of Attorney that Allah gave to you, read about Khalq!” Khalq, Creation never ends, it has no beginning and no end. That means keep reading, keep taking, keep milking that knowledge. We can say “milking” because when Prophet (s) went to Mi’raaj they gave him three cups and what did he take? The milk, al-bara`a, innocence. So keep taking that, yaa Rasoolullah, tell them about Khalq, Creation!
الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ
Created man from a clot. (Surat al-Alaq, 96:2)
“Tell Those Who Don’t Believer You About the Miracles We Revealed”
“When they don’t believe you, tell them about Creation from wherever you want, from beginning or end, no problem, but if they don’t believe you tell them about the secret of Creation, that Allah created Creation in the womb of the mother from a clot.” From 1500 years ago, Allah (swt) gave them an evidence in the Last Days to understand that, to tell the Wahhabis that Allah has given Muhammad (s) what no one gave!
Suhba of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
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