Friday, 30 September 2011

No one knows the unseen in the absolute sense except Allaah


I want to know that Quran says that only Allah knows the Unseen. But i found out in a hadith that Prophet PBUH told us that Jinn the fortuneteller a part of truth and then fortune teller mix it with a hundred lies and tells to us , In another hadiths Prophet PBUH tells us that Astrology is only based on lies " Sun and Moon are only Signs of Allah"

So How does Jinn tells the fortune while only Allah knows the Fortune?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Knowledge of the unseen is
something that Allaah has kept for Himself, as is indicated by the texts of
the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Say: “None in the
heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (Unseen) except Allaah, nor can they
perceive when they shall be resurrected”

[al-Naml 27:65] 

“And with Him are the
keys of the Ghayb (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows
whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but He knows
it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or
dry, but is written in a Clear Record”

[al-An’aam 6:59] 

The Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained these keys as referring to five
things which are mentioned in Soorat Luqmaan, where Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): 

“Verily, Allaah, with
Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows
that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and
no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allaah is All‑Knower,
All‑Aware (of things)”

[Luqmaan 31:34]. 

Al-Bukhaari narrated in his
Saheeh (hadeeth no. 4477) that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with
her) said: “Whoever tells you that he knows what will happen tomorrow is
lying.” Then she recited, “No person knows what he will earn tomorrow.”

But with regard to this
matter it is important to know what is the unseen the knowledge of which
Allaah has kept to Himself, because al-ghayb (the unseen) means that which
is not seen, and that which is not seen may be either that which is not seen
by all of creation – both those who are in the heavens and those who are on
earth – this kind of unseen is known to no one but Allaah, and this is that
which is called al-ghayb al-mutlaq (the unseen in the absolute sense); or
this unseen matter may be unseen for some people, and known to some others.
This is called unseen for the one who is ignorant of it, but it is not
unseen or unknown to all people, and knowledge of it is not unique to
Allaah. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in
Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah (p. 158): What is meant by the unseen
is that which is not seen. The unseen is something relative. But that which
is unseen in the absolute sense (al-ghyab al-mutlaq) is known only to
Allaah. End quote. 

What fortune-tellers say of
things that will happen in the future has nothing to do with the unseen or
with knowledge of the unseen, and it is not knowledge of what will happen in
the future. Rather they are liars who make false claims. But the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has told us that they steal
knowledge of that which Allaah has revealed to His angels. It was narrated
that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: Some people asked the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about
fortune-tellers, and he said: “They are nothing.” They said: O Messenger of
Allaah, they say something and it comes true. The Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “That is a word of truth which the
jinni snatches and cackles into the ear of his familiar like the cackling of
a hen, and they mix more than one hundred lies with it.” Narrated by
al-Bukhaari (7561). 

The Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained how the jinn steal this word. He
said: “…when our Lord, may His name be blessed and exalted, decrees some
matter, the bearers of the Throne glorify Him, then the people of heaven who
are closest to them glorify Him, until the tasbeeh reaches the people of the
lowest heaven. Then those who are nearest to the bearers of the Throne say:
What did your Lord say? And they tell them what He said. And the people of
heaven ask one another for the news, until the news reaches the lowest
heaven. Then the eavesdropping jinn snatch what they can and convey it to
their familiars. What they narrated as they heard it is true, but they add
lies to it.” Narrated by Muslim (2229). 

From this it is clear that
the jinn do not have knowledge of the unseen, rather they steal words that
they hear from the angels, but the angels themselves do not have any
knowledge of that unless Allaah tells them of it. After they are told of it,
it is no longer regarded as unseen in the absolute sense, but before that
they are like anyone else in creation and do not know anything of the
unseen. This depends on Allaah’s telling them of it. Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): 

““(He Alone is) the
All‑Knower of the Ghayb (Unseen), and He reveals to none His Ghayb (Unseen)”

[al-Jinn 72:26]. 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may
Allaah have mercy on him) said: The noblest of the angelic Messengers,
Jibreel, asked the noblest of the human Messengers, Muhammad (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Tell me about the Hour.” He said: “The
one who is asked about it is does not know any more about it than the one
who is asking” meaning, just as you have no knowledge of it, I have no
knowledge of it either. End quote. 

Sharh al-‘Aqeedah
al-Waasitiyyah, p. 158 

And Allaah knows best.

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