Alusi and Knowledge of the Hour


Barelwis love to quote a part of Alusi’s Tafsir regarding the hypothetical possibility of knowing the Hour, like Ghulam Rasul Sa’idi has done, but they neglect the other parts of his tafsir where he clearly mentions that the Prophet did not know the moment of the Hour.

He says under the tafsir of 7:187:

وظاهر الآيات أنه عليه الصلاة والسلام لم يعلم وقت قيامها.

http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=7&tTafsirNo=52&tSoraNo=7&tAyahNo=187&tDisplay=yes&Page=5&Size=1&LanguageId=1

And the apparent meaning of the verses is that he (peace and blessings be upon him) did not know the time of the hour.

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2 Responses to Alusi and Knowledge of the Hour

  1. M T Akhtar says:

    As salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    Please see the following:

    http://scholarsink.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/knowledge-of-the-unseen-theology-arguments-on-the-scope-of-prophetic-knowledge/

    Please let me know what you think regarding the authors arguements and assessment.

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