The Order of Allahs First Creations | Hadith | Muhammad



Many Muslim people have become confused concerning the issue who or what was the firs creation due to a number of seemingly conflicting verse from the Quran, hadeeth and explanations of the scholars. The aim of this article is to show that verses and the authentic hadeeth of this religion never contradict each other and there is no need for confusion on this issue. In Bukhari, Bayhaqi, and ibn Al-Jaroud reported from Umran Ibn Haseen that the people of Yemen came to Prophet Mohammed and said: O Prophet of Allah we came to you to learn about our religion and to ask you about the Beginning of this thing, how was it? So he replied: It was Allah, and nothing else, and His Throne was on the water, and he (Allah created the pen then he) wrote in the Book (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuth (the preserved tablet)) all things and then he created the heavens and the earth”. This hadeeth indicates the order of Allahs first creations:

Allah created water first. The prophet said, ‘everything was created from water’…” recorder by Imam Ahmed, this chain of narration fulfils the conditions of the Bukhari and Muslim, apart from Abu Maymunah, but he is one of the men of the Sunans, his first name was Salim; and At-Tirmidhi classed him as Saheeh. Imam As-Suddi narrated in his tafsir narrated from Ibn Abbas that he said “Allah the Exalted did not create anything before the water”. Then Allah created his throne above the water (Ibn Hajar said in the explanation of Bukhari that this hadeeth indicated that water was the first creation and then Allah created the throne.)



Then Allah created the pen to write all things. The Prophet said, “The first thing (meaning after the water and the throne as indicated in the above hadeeths) created by Allah was the pen, then, He ordered it to write, so it wrote everything that will happen till the Day of Judgment.” Recorded by At-Tirmidhee, Abu-Dawood, and Ahmad also this hadeeth is recorded in another way by Bukhari. Then Allah created the Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuth (the preserved tablet) to write every thing in it. All things (events for all the creation: past events, present events, and future events) have been written down (exactly how they will/have/or are been decreed) in the Preserved Tablet (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz) this is based on Allahs saying, “No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuth), before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah”. Quran 57:22 Then Allah created the heavens and the earth. The prophet said in Saheeh Bukhari “he (Allah created the pen then he) wrote in the Book (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuth (the preserved tablet)) all things and then he created the heavens and the earth”



Side Point Was The Prophet Mohammed The First Thing To Be Created? The famous hadeeth of Jabir indicates that the prophet Mohammed was the first thing to be created. The prophet said, “The first thing that Allah created was the light of your Prophet, O Jabir”

However Shaykh Albaani said this hadeeth and other similar ones are false in his al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (458). Shaykh Abdullah Al-Ghumari said in his “Murshid Al-Hair li Bayan Wad’ Hadeeth Jabir” and he said, “this is a fabricated hadeeth that has no basis in the books of Sunnah.”

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