Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Light Of The Heavens And The Earth

Alee ibn Muhammad and Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ibn Shammun from Abd Allah ibn Abd Al-Rahman Al-Asamm from Abd Allah ibn Al-Qasim from Salih ibn Sahl Al-Hamadani who has said the following: "Aboo Abd Allah (a.s) has said the following about the statement of Allah (swt), the Most High, 'Allah (swt) is the light of the heavens and the earth. A metaphor for His light is a lantern in which there is a lamp placed in a glass. The glass is like a shining star, which is lit from a blessed olive tree that is neither eastern nor western. Its oil almost lights up even though the fire has not touched it. It is light upon light. Allah (swt) guides to His light whoever He wants. Allah (swt) uses various metaphors. He has the knowledge of all things.' [24:35] The Imam (a.s) said, "Lantern" metaphorically stands for the Holy lady, Faatimah (s.a), the "Lamp" stands for Imam Al-Hassan (a.s) and "the glass" stands for Imam Al-Hussain (a.s), "The shining star" stands for the Holy lady Fatimah (s.a), who shines among the ladies of the world. "The blessed olive tree" stands for Prophet Ibraheem (a.s). "Neither eastern nor western" means not Jewish nor Christian. The expression: "Its oil almost lights up" means that it almost bursts up with knowledge. "Light upon light" means that there will be one Imam (a.s) after the other Imam (a.s). "Allah (swt) guides to His light whoever He wants" means that Allah (swt) guides through the A'immah (plural of Imam) whoever He wants.' About the expression "Allaah (swt) uses various metaphors" I then recited the following verse of the Holy Qur'aan: 'Or they (the deeds of the unbelievers) are like the darkness of a deep stormy sea with layers of giant waves, covered by dark clouds. It is darkness upon darkness whereby even if one stretches out his hands he cannot see them. One can have no light unless Allah (swt) gives him light.' {24:40}. The Imam (a.s) said, "The word 'Darkness' refers to the first (i.e. Aboo Bakr) and his friend (i.e. Umar). The expression 'With layers of giant waves' refers to the third (i.e. Uthman ibn Affan), and the expression 'Covered with darkness' refers to the second (i.e. Umar). The words 'It is darkness upon darkness' refer to Mu'awiyah (may Allah condemn him) and the disasters caused by the Umayyads. The phrase 'Even if one stretches out his hands' means that even if a true believer stretches out his hands in such disastrous condition 'he cannot see them.' The statement 'One can have no light unless Allah (swt) gives him light' stands for the light from the children of the Holy lady, Fatimah (s.a). The phrase 'Can have no light' means an Imam on the Day of Judgment. The Imam (a.s) said that, "On the Day of Judgment, you will see the believers with their light shining in front of them and to their right. They will be told, 'Paradise wherein streams flow is the glad news for you today. You will live therein forever. This is the greatest triumph [57:12].'" The phrase 'The shining light in front...' is a reference to the Imam (a.s), who will walk in front and on the right of the true believers until they all enter paradise.'"

Alee ibn Muhammad and Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Musa ibn Al-Qasim Al-Bajali and Muhammad ibn Yahya from Al-Amrakiy ibn Alee altogether from Ali ibn Ja'far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, from his brother Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (a.s) a similar Hadeeth.

Narration is Saheeh (Authentic) by Al-Majlisi I in Mir'atul Uqool. Vol. 2, Pg. # 358.

Source: Usool Al-Kafi. Vol.1, Pg. #  115.


  1. Another baseless fabrication from the 12er Shia.
    How can we possibly believe a report transmitted and authenticated by Majlisi, who advised his followers to "Slander your enemies and create false accusations against them!"?
    How can we trust the same Majlisi who thought that large sections of the Quran that was transmitted to us by the Companions on the order of the third Caliph have been lost?
    Who are you people taking your religion from? Definitely not the Ahl ul Bayt, who are innocent of this garbage, may Allah be pleased with them!

  2. So instead you want us to believe the narrations of the Majoosis Bukhari and the other Majoosis like Muslim?! as opposed to the narrations of the progeny of the Prophet (saw)?

    Why should we trust the narrations of Ibn Umar and Malik Ibn Anas who believed that Mus'haf (Qur'aan ) of Uthman was perished?!, even before Majlisi's great, great, great, great,...great grandfather was born!!

    سألت مالكاً عن مصحف عثمان فقال لي ذهب.

    المصاحف ص 241-242

    I asked Malik about the Mus'haf of Uthamn and he said: 'It perished'

    Source: Al-Masahif ibn Abi Dawood, Pg # 241- 242.

    who are you taking your religion from? have you taken your religion from Ahlulbayt(as) then?!