The City Of Knowledge. Feb 3, 2020 21:14:03 GMT
Post by yusuf on Feb 3, 2020 21:14:03 GMT
We have it in the Hadith where the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said in seeking the Divine Presence:--
"I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate", this was narrated by al-Hakim and also from al-Tirmidhi with chains from Jabir and Ali, may Allah be pleased with them both.
In this statement is an affirmation of 2 realities, namely:
(1) That the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, encompasses all knowledge granted creation
from the Lord of Creation.
(2) Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, was chosen as the one through whom access to that knowledge was made possible.
Regarding the first reality, we may recall that Allah Ta'ala says in ayat 26 of Surat Jinn of the Holy Qur'an:--
"He discloses not His unseen (ghayb) to anyone, except only to such
a Messenger as He is well-pleased with" (72:26)
Sayyidina Muhammad, alaihi salaat was-salaam, is the Crown of [all] those Messengers with whom Allah is well-pleased. As the one who ascended above the 7 Heavens and the 7 Paradises to his Lord's Presence by "two bows length or even nearer"(53:9); as the one who told of the events that attended the creation of all existent beings; as then one to whom was revealed the inimitable Qur'an, who is more deserving of such a boundless gift-- the gift of knowledge from the Divine Presence?
"And We granted you knowledge of what you knew not, and the
bounty of Allah for you has been infinite" (4:113)