Ghulam Rasul Sa’idi and Mukhtare Kull

November 6, 2011

The Barelwi scholar says in Tibyan al-Qur’an (4/466) under the verse 7:188 after narrating the ahadith mentioning how the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) gave his uncle Abu Talib the benefit of lesser punishment in hell:

“Those narrations that we have mentioned are not contradictory to the stance that the Prophet is not the owner of giving anyone harm or benefit absolutely (mutlaqan), because Allah will make him a possessor of that. He is only the possessor (maalik) of those things which Allah has made him the possessor of.”

The above quote shows how the author accepts that there are some things of which Nabi is not the absolute possessor of, like for example saving Abu Talib and give him paradise.

Ghulam Rasul Sa’idi Acknowledges that Nabi has not Full Knowledge of the 5

November 6, 2011

The Barelwi scholar Ghulam Rasul Sa’idi, who is the shaykh al-hadith at the Barelwi Madrasa Dar al-Ulum Na’imiyya at Karachi, stated in his tafsir tibyan al-qur’an that it is an exclusive quality of Allah only, to know the full knowledge of the 5 issues, mentioned in the last verse of Surat al-Luqman.

Other Barelwi scholars such as Mufti Muhammad Khan Qadri replied to him in a letter, criticizing his stances mentioned in tibyan. The full letter was posted on a Barelwi forum:

Ghulam Rasul stated:
3)آپ نے سورہٴ لقمان کی آخری آیات میں علومِ خمسہ کے حوالے سے لکھا:
خلاصہ یہ ہے کہ ان پانچ چیزوں کا بالذات ،بلاواسطہ اور ازخود علم تو اللہ تعالیٰ کا خاصہ ہے اور ان پانچ چیزوں کا کلی علم بھی اللہ تعالیٰ ہی کاخاصہ ہے اور اللہ تعالیٰ کی تعلیم اور اس کے بتانے سے ان کی جزئیات کا علم فرشتوں کو بھی ہے اور نبیوں اور رسولوں کو بھی ہے اور اولیاء اللہ کو بھی ہے اورجس کا جتنا مرتبہ زیادہ ہے اس کو اتنا زیادہ علم ہے اور سب سے زیادہ ان کی جزئیات کا علم ہمارے نبی سیدنا محمد صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کو ہے۔ (جلد:9 ،ص 290)
To summarize: the intrinsic knowledge of the 5 without an intermediary and from his own, is exclusive to Allah. And the full (kull)  knowledge of these 5 is also exclusive to Allah. And through the instruction and mentioning of Allah, the knowledge of particulars (juz’íyyat) can be given to angels and messengers.