The Prophet’s -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- Shadow

The Prophet’s -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- Shadow

By The Lajna Daimma lil-Iftaa
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Allaah Ta’ala said:
( قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوْحَى إِلَيَّ )
《Say (O Muhammad): “I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me》[Kahf:110]

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The Prophet’s -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- Shadow
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

The Lajna Daimma lil-Iftaa was asked:
Here in Pakistan the scholars of the Barielawi sect believe that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- did not have a shadow and this proves that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was not human. Is this hadeeth Saheeh that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- did not have a shadow?

The Answer:
‘This statement is false, it negates the texts of the Qur’aan and the clear Sunnah which indicate that the Prophet -sallawaat Allaah wa sallamuhu alayhi- was human and him being created as a human is not different to the people, and he has a shadow like any other human.

Allaah having honoured him with the message does not exit him from the human form which Allaah created him upon from a mother and a father.

Allaah Ta’ala said:

( قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوْحَى إِلَيَّ )
《Say (O Muhammad): “I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me》[Kahf:110]

Allaah Ta’ala said:

( قَالَتْ لَهُمْ رُسُلُهُمْ إِنْ نَحْنُ إِلاْ بَشَرٌ مِثْلُكُمْ )
《Their Messengers said to them: “We are no more than human beings like you》[Ibraheem:11]
As for what is narrated that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was created from the light of Allaah, then this is a fabricated Hadeeth.’

[Fatawa Lajna ad-Daimaa 1/464]

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