Aḥmad Yār Khān Na‘īmī: The Prophet is Present and Watching Like Allāh


Aḥmad Yār Khān Na‘īmī (1906 – 1971), a very well-known and accepted Barelwī scholar (and student of famous Barelwī scholar Na‘īmuddīn Murādābādī; and someone who had met Aḥmad Riḍā Khān Barelwī), writes:

“It is not permissible to address someone in ṣalāh and speak to them. If someone does this, the ṣalāh will end. [This is the rule with everyone] besides Allāh and the Beloved of Allāh (upon him peace), in the manner that here [the muṣallī] says: iyyāka na‘budu and in attaḥiyyāt says: assalāmu ‘alayka ayyuhannabī. It is realised from this that just as the muṣallī recognises Allāh to be present and witnessing, he recognises the same of the Beloved (Allāh bless him and grant him peace). And just as he makes the intention of pleasing the Lord, in the same way, [he intends to please] the Beloved [upon him peace]. This is why the noble ṣaḥābah in the very ṣalāh itself, showed respect to Ḥuḍūr (upon him peace).” (Tafsīr Naīmī, Maktabah Ismāliyyah, 1:58)

 

2 Responses to Aḥmad Yār Khān Na‘īmī: The Prophet is Present and Watching Like Allāh

  1. […] and all-seeing, and thus hears and sees everything in creation. He can be physically present in many places at one time. Thus to call out to him for assistance, at times of distress or at other times, is […]

  2. Kenan says:

    read the writings of Imam Ghazali about this, and some writings of Ibn Hajar al Makki and Imam Suyuti and others….

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