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    Ahmad Shoaib updated 3 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • Ahmad Shoaib

    Contributor August 10, 2020 at 5:30 am

    42. This is a mention of the second meeting. It seems that after this, these meetings started to happen with great frequency and without any break. The implication is that this observation made by the Prophet (sws) did not take place just once so that people may regard it a flight of fancy or some misunderstanding. He also saw Gabriel again and at this instance too Gabriel was in his real form. It is said that this meeting took place at sidrah al-muntahā (the farthest lote-tree). Imām Amīn Ahsan Islāhī writes:

    The place of the farthest lote-tree is the one where this world of ours ends. It seems that this lote-tree divides our world from the divine realm which is beyond our observation. Neither are we aware of the boundaries of these two worlds nor of the reality of this sign called the lote-tree which bifurcates the two. These things belong to the category of the mutashābihāt. Hence as per the directive of the Qur’ān, it is essential to profess faith in them and one should not try to determine their real form and shape. Only God knows their real form. The knowledge of those who have sound knowledge increases through such things. People who make efforts to try to find out their real form and shape, falter and go astray. (Amīn Ahsan Islāhī, Tadabbur-i Qur’ān, vol. 8, 56)

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