اَلحَمدُلِلهِ رَبِ العَلَمِينَ ؕ وَالصَّلَوةُ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَى سَيِـّـدِ المُرسَلِين
اَمَّا بَعدُ فَاَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيطَنِ الرَّجِيمِ
بِسمِ اللهِ الرَّحمَنِ الرَّحِيم




السلام عليكم ورحمة الله تعالى وبركاته

Asalamu 3alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh







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The vision of the Prophet

صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم

in a wakeful state



The story of al-Imam Ahmad ar-Rifa'i


رحمه الله



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al Imam Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan al-Buti



رحمه الله









In the name of God, the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.


Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.

The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Reckoning.

You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.

Guide us on the straight path,

the path of those who have received your grace;

not the path of those who have brought down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.

Amen.






Shaykh Ahmad al-Habal ar-Rifa'i and Shaykh Muhammad Said Ramadhan al-Buti






Statement of Cheikh al-Bouti (rahimahullah) by Shaykh Asrar Rashid:


Shaykh al-Buti recognizes the possibility of vision of the Prophet (Sallalahu 'alayhi wa sallam) in the waking state :

Imam Bouti did believe that awliya can have vision of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) in a wakeful state but was only reprimanding the fraudsters of this day and age who use the vision claims to recruit people into their group.

In this clip as in his book (hikam ibn Ata illah), Imam Bouti mentions that Imam Ahmad Rifai had the blessed vision in a wakeful state. I believe this finishes off the entire argument and will not entertain ad hominem:






Transcript :

Know that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) responds to the salutations of him who addresses him!

I must tell you the story of Imam Ahmad Ar-Rifa'i

(may God cover him with clemency)

I hope you will believe this story: it is authentic and truthful.

This man is a saint!

He is one of the great allies of God.

He went to perform the pilgrimage to the Sacred House of God.

Then he went to visit the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

And when he arrived at the grave of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), he greeted him, then said:

"In a state of remoteness I used to send my soul to kiss the land in front if you on my behalf, and now the state of bodies confronting each other is manifest, so extend your hand so that my lips are honoured with it (to kiss)"

At that moment, a hand came out of the grave,

and Ahmad Ar-Rifâ'î could kiss him.

Then he turned and laid his forehead at the door of "Salam".

He wished to humble himself so that his being could not be proud of this episode by which the exalted Lord He raised him.

It really happened!

This is a Mutawatir (public) story because a group of people was present,

and have all seen this episode!



May Allah forgive us.





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wa Asalamu 3alaykoum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh




Subhanak Allahumma wa bi hamdik. Ashhadu al-la ilaha illa ant. Astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk


اللهمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ و عَلى آلِهِ و صَحبِهِ و سَلِّم
Allâhumma salli 'alâ Sayyidinâ Muhammadin wa 'alâ âlihi wa sahbihi wa sallim.



وسُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ وَ سَلامٌ عَلَى الْمُرْسَلِينَ وَالْحَمْدُ لِللهِ رَبِّ الْعَلَمِينَ

wa subḥāna rabbika rabbi l-ʿizzati ʿammā yaṣifūn wa-salāmun ʿalā l-mursalīn wa-l-ḥamdu li-llāhi rabbi l-ʿālamīn