Al-Khabīr (The All-Aware)


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

A Bedouin came to the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and believed in him and followed him. Then he said: “I will immigrate along with you.” So, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) instructed some of his Companions to take care of him

During the battle of Khaybar, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) got some prisoners as spoils of war, and he distributed them and gave him a share. His Companions gave him what had be en allocated to him. He had been looking after some livestock for them, and when he came, they gave him his share. He said: “What is this?” They said: “A share that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) has allocated to you.” He took it and brought it to the Prophet and  said: “What is this?” He said: “I allocated it to you.” He said: “It is not for this that I followed you. Rather, I followed you so that I might be shot here -and he pointed to his throat with an arrow -and die and enter Paradise.”

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) replied: “If you are sincere with Allah, Allah will fulfill your wish.” Shortly after that, they got up to fight the enemy, after which he was carried to the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) after being hit with an arrow in the place he had pointed to earlier.

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Is it really him?” They replied in the affirmative. Thereupon, he said: “He was sincere with Allah and Allah fulfilled his wish.” Then, the Prophet shrouded him in his own cloak, put him in front of him, and offered the funeral prayer for him. During his supplication, he said:

“O Allah, this is Your servant; he went out as an immigrant in Your cause and was martyred and I am a witness to that.”

[Narrated by Al-Nasā’i with an authentic chain of narrators]

Actions of the body organs follow actions of the heart, and salvation on the Day of Judgment lies in the soundness of the heart.

{On the Day when neither wealth nor children will be of any avail,except the one who comes to Allah with a sound heart.”}

[Surat ash-Shu‘arā’: 88-89]

Only Allah, the All-Knowing, the All-Aware, knows what is in the hearts. He says:

{...And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.}

[Surat al- Baqarah: 234]

The Almighty Lord knows the innermost thoughts and feelings of His servants. Nothing whatsoever, outward or inward, is hidden from Him, and nothing happens in His kingdom and dominion, no atom moves or stops, and no soul feels troubled or tranquil except with His knowledge.

His knowledge encompasses both the apparent and the hidden, the public and the secret. It encompasses everything: duties, impossib ilities, possible things, the higher world and the lower one, the past, the present, and the future. Nothing is hidden or unknown to Him.

He informs of the consequences and outcomes of things.

{It is He Who created the heavens and earth and all that is between them in six Days, then rose over the Throne. He is the Most Compassionate, so ask about Him the One Who is All-Aware.}

[Surat al-Furqān: 59]

Allah is All-Knowing of outward things and All-Aware of inward ones.

He is All-Aware of the facts and the meanings and encompasses all things.

And He is the All-Knowing Lord from Whom nothing is hidden or veiled.





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