Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī: The Prophet has Encompassing Hearing


Explaining how the ḥadīth specifying the Prophet’s hearing of ṣalawāt to it being recited at the grave can be reconciled with his belief in the Prophet having total hearing from near or far, Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī says:

“There is the possibility that he said this before being given all-encompassing hearing.” (Inbā’ al-Ḥayy, p456)

Referring to some ḥadīths mentioning the extraordinary hearing of angels, Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī says:

Since this is the case with the Prophet’s (Allāh bless him and grant him peace) servants and slaves – they hear continuously, always, from a distance of thousands of years – what do you think of the Prophet?! Whatever control or power another has, that was only from the aid and assistance of the Prophet, and was a bestowal and granting of the Prophet.” (Inbā’ al-Ḥayy, p469)

One Response to Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī: The Prophet has Encompassing Hearing

  1. […] and thus has full control over everything in creation including sending people to heaven and hell. He is all-hearing and all-seeing, and thus hears and sees everything in creation. He can be physically present in […]

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