Commentary of the Hadith on the foresight of a Believer

Question

What is the explanation of ‘firasah’ and is the Hadith “Beware the firasah of a believer” suitable to quote?

 

Answer

This Hadith is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi and is suitable to quote. See here

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3127)

 

‘Firasah’ means foresight or intuition which is basically of two types:

1) Inspiration which Allah Ta’ala places into the hearts of His chosen servants. Through this, they are able to ascertain the condition/state/intentions of people.

2) Knowledge [about people’s states/conditions/intentions] which is achieved through experience by looking at the lives and conduct of people.

(Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 3127)

 

Based on the first explanation, we can understand that this type is not earned, rather it is a gift from the side of Allah Ta’ala which He bestows upon whom He wishes.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar