[qadianism] Re: I need some answers
By Suheil Laher @alum.mit.edu
12:46pm
Fri
19
Feb

"Glory be to [Allah] who transported His servant by night, 
from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque . . . . in order 
that We might show him some of our signs." [Surah al-Isra]

1) If it possible to transport the Prophet from Makkah to 
Jerusalem within a single night - something which at least at
that time was considered impossible, then why is it not possible
also to transport him to the heavens - something which some 
people apparently still consider impossible, even though Allah
has allowed man to go into the skies by his own designs.

2) The Isra and Mi`raj was bodily; not only a dream.  Tasbeeh
(SubHaanallaah) is made for surprising things, and there is 
nothing paritcularly surprising about a dream.

3) There are a vast number of ahadith about the Isra and Mi`raj.
Hafiz Ibn Katheer mentions in his tafseer that they are mutawatir.
There is no authentic hadith which gives any indication that it
was merely a dream.

The details above, including the ahadith referred to, can be 
found in Ibn Katheer's tafseer (tafseer al-Qur'aan al-`A.zeem).
Shaykh Ahmad Shakir also has a small booklet on the Isra and 
Mi`raj, in which he argues on the basis of textual and rational
evidence that the Mi`raj was by body.  You can also find 
numerous ahadith about it in Sahih al-Bukhari.

Also, did not Adam (peace be upon him) reside in Heaven before
coming to the earth?  If that is possible, then why is it not
possible for another prophet to ascend to Heaven and then 
return.  In fact, was Adam not created from the substances of
the earth, which were then taken up to the heavens?  Glory be
to Allah, who has power over all things!  Glory be to Allah 
who turns over the hearts of His servants!

- Suheil

Farhan Qureshi wrote:

> It is possible to visit heaven through visions and dream, although
> physicallly I have never heard of... please give references to the
> Prophet's quotes so I can see for myself...
> Wassalaam,
> Farhan
>
> ---Suheil Laher < slahe-@alum.mit.edu > wrote:
> >
> > I am not sure whom exactly you are addressing.
> >
> > It is physcially and rationally possible for a body to ascend to heaven, as
> > indeed is reported also about Idrees and Ilyas (`alayhim al-salam). The
> > Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) also ascended to the heavens
> > on the night of Mi`raj, and did return after that, as I already pointed out
> > in an earlier email.  Why do you use your mind to limit Allah?  Why do you
> > selectively believe the way you think things should be?  If you claim it is
> > abnormal for a body to be lifted up to the heavens, why do you not consider
> > it to be abnormal for another prophet to come?!!
> >
> > There is no strength nor power without Allah.
> >
> > - Suheil
> >
> > Please tell me, what further evidence do you want?
> >
> > Farhan Qureshi wrote:
> >
> > > Why are you so hard headed. You take what one says, and corrupt it!!!!
> > > Allah can do what-ever he pleases!!!!! And there is no doubt in that.
> > > But Allah (SWT) does not do these kinds of things. If Allah (SWT)
> > > wanted I you could turn into a clown right now; but Allah (SWT) is not
> > > abnormal. It is phisically impossible for a body ascention to heaven.
> > > Why would not the Holy Prophet come back if it were that way, or
> > > Moses????? Why Jesus (as). Once again you were unable to answer me by
> > > giving me evidence from the Qur'an, or Hadith. Ya Allahu Khair,
> > > Wassalaam,
> > > Farhan
> > >
> > > --- umaraadi-@excite.com  wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Glory be to Allah! Can there be even the slightest doubt that Allah
> > > can
> > > > raise from the dead whomever He chooses? The qadiani position that
> > > Allah
> > > > lacks the ability to do so shows how very far outside Islam they
> > > have gone.
> > > > May Allah guide them to the Straight Path!
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, 09 Feb 1999 10:28:09 -0500, Suheil Laher wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Farhan Qureshi wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Dear Akhi,
> > > > > > I need references to where it says in the Qur'an that Life may be
> > > > > > given to the dead.......
> > > > >
> > > > > See again my message of yesterday :
> > > > >
> > > > > > "[Have you not considered] he who passed by a city which had
> > > fallen
> > > > > into utter
> > > > > > ruin; he said, 'How will Allah revive this after its death?' So,
> > > > > Allah caused
> > > > > > him to die for a hundred years, and then raised him up." [Qur'an,
> > > > > 2:259]
> > > > > > "Have you not considered those who emerged from their homes in
> > > their
> > > > > thousands,
> > > > > > fearing death?  So, Allah told them, 'Die!' and then gave them
> > > > > life." [Qur'an,
> > > > > > 2:243]
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > In my view point, this day in age, it seems unlikley for Isa
> > > (as) to
> > > > > > come, I can-not see him flying from the sky as the so called
> > > "sunni"
> > > > > > Muslims believe, and that every one will be able to see: it is
> > > > > > impossible: seconldy where will he land.
> > > > >
> > > > > The ahadith specify that Jesus, the Israelite prophet, will land
> > > in the
> > > > > Shaam area (Palestine/Syria).
> > > > >
> > > > > - sl
> > > > >

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