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The Glorious Birth of Our Master Muhammad 

The Glorious Birth of Our Master Muhammad 

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The Glorious Birth of Our Master Muhammad

Imam Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni
The Glorious Birth of Our Master Muhammad

Imam Abdullah Sirajuddin al-Husayni

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UUUUHAMMAD AMMAD AMMAD AMMAD
Imām‘AbdallāhSirājuddīnal-Husaynī
Excerptfrom‘OurMasterMuКammad
theMessengerofAllah,HisSublimeCharacter&ExaltedAttributes,Volume2.TranslatedbyKhalidWilliams
Releasedby www.sunnipubs.com& www.marifah.net
ThebirthoftheProphet
wasshoweredwithDivinehonour,andoverseenbyHolyprovidence.Uponhis
birth,Allah
revealedmanymiraclesandwonders,asaforeshadowingofhisprophethood,andapreparationforhisMessage,andasignofhisimmenserank,andanindicationthathe
occupiedanexaltedstatus.OnemanifestationofthisOnemanifestationofthisOnemanifestationofthisOnemanifestationofthiswasthelightthatshoneoutatthemomentofhisbirth
.ImāmAКmadnarrated,ontheauthorityof‘IrbāЂibnSariya
,thattheMessengerofAllah
said:‘Indeed,Iwas Allah’sSealoftheProphetswhilstAdamyetlayinhismouldofclay.
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Ishalltellyouofthis:IamtheanswertoIbrāhīm’sprayer,andthegoodnewsof‘Isā,andthevisionmymothersaw,asindeedallthemothersoftheProphetssaw.’‘IrbāЂibnSariyaadded:‘WhenthemotheroftheMessengerofAllah
borehim,shesawalightthatilluminatedthepalacesoftheLevant.’
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Sohe
wastheanswertotheprayerIbrāhīm
       
madewhenhesaid:
OurLord,andraiseupamongthemaMessengerfromamongstthem,whoshallconveyuntothemYourRevelations…
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 Andhe
wasthegoodnewsthat‘Isā
       
conveyedwhenhesaid:
 And(Iam)aconveyerofthegladtidingsofaMessengerwhoshallcomeafterme,whosenameis AКmad…
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Andthelightthatappearedatthemomentofhisbirthwasseenbyhismotherwithherowneyes,clearlyandplainly,astheothernarrationsconfirm.

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Qastalānīsaid:‘Thismeanswhenhelayontheground,beforethespirithadbeenbreathedintohim.’
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AlsonarratedbyBazzārandTabarānī.HāfizIbnHajarsaid:‘ItwasdeclaredrigorouslyauthenticbyIbn HibbānandHākim,andAhmadalsonarratedasimilarHadīthontheauthorityofAbūUmāma;andIbnIshāq narratedthelikeofitontheauthorityofThawribnYazīd,ontheauthorityofKhālidibnMa‘dān,ontheauthorityofseveraloftheCompanionsoftheMessengerofAllah
,whosaidthatBostrainthelandofSyria wasilluminatedbythislight.’
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Qur’ān2:129
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Qur’ān61:6
 
 AbūNu‘aymnarrated,ontheauthorityofUmmSalama
g
,thatĀmina,motheroftheMessengerof Allah
,said:‘Onthenightofhisbirth,IsawalightthatilluminatedthepalacesofSyriasoIcouldseethem.’MuКammadibnSa‘dnarrated,ontheauthorityofseveraltransmittersincluding‘AѢāibn‘Abbās,that ĀminabintWahbsaid:‘Themomenthe
camefromme,alightemergedthatilluminatedeverythingfromeasttowest,andthenhe
felltothefloorandknelt.’‘UthmānibnAbīal-‘Āјnarratedthathismother,theCompanionUmm‘Uthmānal-Thaqafīyya, whosenamewasFāѢimabint‘Abdullāh,
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said:‘WhenIattendedthebirthoftheMessengerofAllah
Isawthattheroomwherehewasbornwasfilledwithlight,andIsawthestarscomeneareruntilIthoughttheywouldfalluponme.WhenĀminaborehim,alightshoneforthfromherthatilluminatedtheroomandthewholehouse,untilIcouldseenothingbutlight.’
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In
al-Sīrat 
al-Shāmiyya 
,
it
is
reportedthatShaykhAbūShāma
said:‘Thelightthatappearedatthemomentofhis
birthwasfamousamongstQuraysh,andoft-mentionedbythem.Itwastothislightthat‘Abbās
alludedinhispoemwhenhesaid:
Uponyourbirth,theearthwasbathedinbrightness, Andbyyourlightthefarhorizonsshone.
’Theappearanceofthislightatthemomentofhis
birthwasasignofwhatwouldlatercome,andthelightthatwouldguidetheworld,andputanendtothedarknessofdisbelief.Allah
said:
TherehascomeuntoyoufromAllahalightandaclearScripture,bywhichAllahwillguidethosewhoseekHispleasuretopathsofpeace,andtakethemoutofthedarknessandintothelightbyHisleave.
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 AndwiththislightwhichhebroughtfromAllah,heilluminatedminds,andgavelifetodeadhearts,andopenedblindeyesanddeafears. Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth
toforeshadowhisProphethoodtoforeshadowhisProphethoodtoforeshadowhisProphethoodtoforeshadowhisProphethoodwasthatnarratedbyBayhaqīandAbūNu‘aym,ontheauthorityofЙassānibnThābit,thepoetoftheProphet
:‘Iwasaboyofsevenoreightyears,
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possessedoffullreasonandabletounderstandwhatIsawandheard,whenoneday,aJewshouted:“OhordesofQuraysh!Wasanyborntoyouthisnight?”Theyansweredthattheydidnotknow,andsohesaid,“Findout,becausethisnighttheProphetofthiscommunitywasborn.”’
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 Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth Anotherofthewondersthataccompaniedhisbirth
toforeshadowhisProphethoodtoforeshadowhisProphethoodtoforeshadowhisProphethoodtoforeshadowhisProphethoodwasthetremblingandsplittingofthepalaceofKhosrau,andthecollapseoffourteenofitstowers,inwhichstateithasremaineduntilthepresentday,asЙāfi҂Zurqānīstated.Thepalacedidnotsplitbecauseofadefectinitsconstruction,sinceitsconstructioninIraqwascarriedoutproficiently,anditwasbuiltwithlargebricksandplaster,itsbreadthonehundredcubitsanditsheightthesame.

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ZurqānīsaidthatAbū‘Umar[Ibn‘Abdal-Barr]andotherscountedherasbeingamongtheCompanions.
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Zurqānīsaid:‘ItwasnarratedbyBayhaqī,Tabarī,andIbn‘Abdal-Barr,andtheauthorof
Fathal-Bārī  
ascribedittoTabarānī,andsaidthatitisattestedtobytheHadīthof‘IrbādibnSariya(whichwehavejust mentioned).’(vi.426)
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Qur’ān5:15-16
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Zurqānīsaid:‘theysaythatheliveduntiltheageofonehundredandtwenty,asdidhisfather,grandfather,andgreat-grandfatherbeforehim;hediedintheyear54AH.’
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NarratedbyHākim,andalsobyYa‘qūbibnSufyānwithasoundchainoftransmission.(
Fathal-Bārī  
)
 
ThecaliphHārūnal-Rashīdwantedtodemolishitbecausehehadheardtherewasagreattreasureburiedbeneathit,buthewasunabletodoso.ThisisbecauseAllah
decreedthatitremainasignofHisProphet
foralltheages.Йāfi҂IbnKathīrdevotedaspecialsectionofhis
Bidāya 
tothesignsandwondersthatappearedonthenightoftheProphet’s
birth,mentioningamongthem:theappearanceoflightashe
wasborn,andhisfallingtotheground,kneeling,andraisinghisheadtothesky,andthelightthatwasseeninthehouseinwhichhewasborn,andthewaythestarsdrewnear,andthesplittingofthepalaceofKhosrauandthecollapseofitstowers,andtheextinguishingofthefires,andthevisionoftheHighPriestoftheZoroastrians.Hethenadded:‘Andthereweremoresignsbesidesthese.’Hethenwentontolistalltheproofsfortheseeventsandtheirmultiplechainsoftransmission.Йāfi҂IbnЙajaralsomentionedanumberofsignsofProphethoodthatwererevealedbeforethemissionbegan,andthensaid,‘AndasforthesignsofhisProphethood
thatappearedathisbirth
,’andthenmentionedtheЙadīthsthatchronicletheappearanceofthelight.Hethensaid:
ThereisalsotheЙadīthofMakhzūmibnHāni’al-Makhzūmī,whonarratedfromhisfather– wholivedtotheageofonehundredandfifty–thatonthenightwhentheMessengerof Allah
wasborn,thepalaceofKhosrausplittwain,andfourteenofitstowersfell,andthefiresofPersiawentoutafterhavingbeenlitforathousandyears,
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andthewatersofLakewadriedup,andtheZoroastrianHighPriestdreamtofwildcamelsleadingArabianhorsesacrosstheTigrisandspreadingthroughtheland.WhenKhosrauawoke,hewasfrightenedbywhathadhappened(i.e.theruptureofthepalaceandsoon),andsoheaskedthescholarsofhiskingdomaboutit,andtheysentamessagetoSaѢīК…(thestorygoeson)
Йāfi҂‘Asqalānīalsomentionedthis,andascribedittoBayhaqī,AbūNu‘aym,Kharā’iѢī,Ibn‘AsākirandIbnJarīr.TheonlyreasonwehavementionedthatthiswasnarratedbyallthesegreatЙadīthmastersistoprovideadefinitiveargumentagainstthosewhoseheartsarediseasedorastray,andtoincreasethecertaintyandstrengthofthosewhowerealreadycertainofthesematters.OneofthewondersthatforeshadowedhisProphethoodOneofthewondersthatforeshadowedhisProphethoodOneofthewondersthatforeshadowedhisProphethoodOneofthewondersthatforeshadowedhisProphethood
andoccurredevenbeforehisbirthandoccurredevenbeforehisbirthandoccurredevenbeforehisbirthandoccurredevenbeforehisbirthwasthestoryoftheOwnersoftheElephant,andhowAllah
sentdensecloudsofbirdstoattackthemonebyone,eachbirdfindingitsmark,notmissingasingleoneofthem,andhowAllah
destroyedthemandcrushedthem. AndallofthiswasfornoreasonotherthantoprotecttheSacredHousewhichwouldbecometheQiblafortheMessengerofAllah
andhisfollowers,andtheirplaceofprayerandpilgrimage,standingfirmforthemuntiltheDayofResurrection.Becauseofthis,Allah
mentionedthisstoryintheNobleQur’ān,andrevealedtotheMessengerof Allah
toremindhimofthisgreatfavour,andhowHe
chargedHimselfwithdefendingthisSacredHouse,whichonedaywouldbetheplaceofprayerandpilgrimagefortheMessengerofAllah
;andsoHesaid:
HastthounotseenhowthyLorddealtwiththeownersoftheElephant?
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ThefireswerekeptburningasareligiousriteofthepaganZoroastrians.[t]
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