The Shadowless Prophet of Allah

On the contrary, there is authenticated proof from the ahadith of the Prophet  and from the writings of great and authentic scholars of Islam which show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Messenger of Allah  did not possess a shadow.

From Hadith

  • Hadith 1: Sayyidina Hakeem Tirmidhi in his book Nawaadirul-Usool narrates from Sayyidina Zakwaan , a close Companion of the Prophet , the following Hadith: “The shadow of the Prophet  could not be seen in the brightness of the sun, nor in moonlight”.

  • Hadith 2: Allamah Ibn al-Jawzi in his Kitabul-Wafa narrates a hadith from Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Abbas  the cousin of the Prophet  in which he said: “The Messenger of Allah had no shadow, not while standing in the sun, but the brilliance of his light (nur) surpassed the rays of the sun; nor while sitting before a burning light, but his luminous light excelled the lustre of the light”.

  • Hadith 3: Imam Nasafi in his Tafseer Madaarik narrates from Sayyidina Uthman ibn Affan , the son-in-law of the Prophet  that he said to the Prophet : “Allah Almighty does not let your shadow fall on the ground, so that no foot of man can fall on it”.

  • Hadith 4: Imam Jalaludeen Suyuti in his Khasaa’is al-Kubra narrates from Ibn Saba : “This is also a unique feature of the Prophet  that his shadow did not touch the ground, because he was light (nur), and when he used to walk in the sunshine his shadow could not be seen.”

From Scholars

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