I would like to query regarding a certain quotation in Fadail Haj wherein it is stated that the soil touching the mubarak body of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is superior to the arsh, is it possible to have anything superior to the arsh?
This statement is not just a personal opinion of the Esteemed author of Fadail A’mal. Rather, it is the mainstream view of the Ahlus Sunnah, which is credited to Imam Ibn ‘Aqil Al-Hambali (rahimahullah) Demise: 513 A.H. and has been approvingly quoted by the following famous Scholars:
Qadi ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) Demise: 544 A.H.
‘Allamah Subki (rahimahullah) Demise: 771 A.H.
‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) Demise: 902 A.H.
‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) Demise: 1035 A.H.
Imam Khafaji (rahimahullah) Demise: 1069 A.H.
Imam Ibn ‘Abidin Shami (rahimahullah) Demise: 1252 A.H.
References for all of the above:
Ash Shifa, see Nasimur Riyad, vol.3 pg.531
At-Tuhfatul Latifah, vol.1 pg.20
Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 9185
Nasimur Riyad, vol.3 pg.531
Hashiyah Ibn ‘Abidin (Shami), vol.2 pg.626.
The rank of our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) cannot be fully comprehended by ourselves. These great Scholars who have echoed the statement of Imam Ibn ‘Aqil Al-Hambali (rahimahullah) is sufficient for this matter.
In your question, you used ‘saw’ instead of the full (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). May I request that you form a habit of saying and writing this salutation in full. It is undoubtedly the nobler option.
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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar