Nur Mohammad

Question:

Salamalaikum was rahmathullah wa barakathu.
From hadith, it is said Nur of Rasulullah (SWS) was the first creation of Allah (JJ). From Quran, it is said that everything was created in pairs. How do we understand this ayah with perspective of Rasulullah‘s noor?

Answer:

wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

We hear and believe that everything was created in pairs just as He said, but Allah did not necessarily teach you or me what each of all the actual pairs consisted in.

Moreover, the word used for “everything” (kull) does not preclude exceptions, since one of its meanings in Qur’an, hadith and Arabic is ”most things.” For more on this usage with examples, see the discussion on the hadith “Every innovation is misguidance” in Sunna Notes II.

The same hadith also states that everything else in creation was created from the Muhammadan Light, which suggests that the pair here consists in the Prophetic Nur on the one hand, and on the other hand everything else in creation. Allah knows best.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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