The Shadowless Prophet of Allah

Having read the words of those who had lived with the Prophet  and had closely watched his every action, we shall now turn to some great scholars of Islam, whose writings are considered most authentic in Islamic affairs. Pay heed to these to dispel any doubts that you may have regarding the subject. All these great scholars firmly believed that the Prophet  did not possess a shadow.

Qadi Iyad:

1. Imam Qadi Iyad  in his Ash-Shifa states:”The Prophet  did not possess a shadow in the brightness of the sun or in the moonlight, because he was light (nur)”.

Imam Ahmad Qastalani

2. Imam Ahmad Qastalani states in Al-Mawahibul-laduniyya: “That the Prophet  did not possess a shadow in the brightness of the sun or moonlight is proven from the ahadith of Tirmidhi of Ibn Zakwaan and Ibn Saba .”

Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi

3. Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi states in Madaarij an-nubuwwah: “The Prophet’s  shadow did not appear in sunshine nor in moonlight”.

Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi

4. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi in his Mathnawi states: “Let alone the Prophet , even if an ordinary servant of the Prophet  reaches the stage of inner mortality (baqa), then like the Prophet , his shadow too disappears”.

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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