Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
Excerpted from: “From the Loins of Pure Men, and the Wombs of Pure Women: The Family Tree and Lineage of the World And The Lineage of the Pride of Creation; The Most Exalted Amongst The Sons of Adam From Those Who Were Chosen and Sent; Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa.” Translated by Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin
(from p.8-9) “In his masterpiece “Anwaar Muhammadiyya‟ (The Blazing Muhammadan Lights), Imam Allamah Yusuf ibn Isma’il Nabhani (may Allah have mercy on him) included the following tradition narrated by ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (karram Allahu wajhu) and composed the following commentary on it: (1)
“Allah the August took the following oath about Muhammad the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) from Adam and all Prophets who were sent after him, “If Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) is commissioned during your life, you shall believe in him, and you shall assist him, and you shall also take this oath from your nation”. Ibn Abbas also narrated this tradition. When the Lord Most High created the Light of our Prophet, He asked it to gaze at the lights of the rest of the Prophets. When the Light of Muhammad cast a gaze upon the lights of all of the other Prophets, they (the Prophets) became overwhelmed with ecstasy, and exclaimed, “Allah! Who’s Light is this, upon seeing of which we have all become overwhelmed with ecstasy?” Allah Most Majestic replied, “This is the Light of Muhammad ibn Abd Allah, if you shall believe in him, I shall make you Prophets”. They (the Prophets) then testified, “We have believed in him and his Prophethood!” The Lord Most High then asked, “Shall I be witness to this?” They replied, “Yes, Allah!” This was the witnessing referred to in the following verse of the Holy Book,
“When Allah made (His) covenant with the prophets, (He said): Behold that which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge. And afterward there will come unto you a messenger, confirming that which ye possess. Ye shall believe in him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden (which I lay upon you) in this (matter)? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.” (Holy Qur‟an, The Family of Imran, Verse 81).
(The Light of Muhammad was first deposited with Adam)…(Then) the Light of Muhammad was transferred from Adam to his son Sheeth, and as such, he was Adam‟s successor over his children. At his deathbed, Sheeth advised his son of the council of Adam, that the Light of Muhammad (which passed from father to son) should only be deposited into the womb of a pure woman. Hence, from generation to generation, the Light of Muhammad was transferred from the loins of pure men, to the wombs of pure women, until the Lord Most High allowed it to descend upon Abd al-Mutalib, and from him to his son Hadrat Abd Allah. As such, the ancestral lineage (of Allah’s Apostle) was protected from the darkness of ignorance and the filth of adultery and fornication as mentioned in numerous reliable traditions.
Al Bukhari narrated the following saying of Allah’s Apostle from Hadrat Abu Hurayra, “I have been sent as a Prophet in the best of all the generations of Adam’s offspring, generation after generation, until I came to be in the generation that I came to be.”
Wathila ibn al Aska’ narrated that Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah chose Kanana from the sons of Isma’il, and Quraysh from Kanana, and from Quraysh the sons of Hashim, and finally chose me from the sons of Hashim.”
Ibn Umar narrated that Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah examined His creation and chose the children of Adam from among them; He examined the children of Adam and selected the Arabs from among them; He examined the Arabs and chose me from among them, so I was always the choicest of choices. Behold, people who love the Arabs, it is out of love for me that they love them, and those who hate the Arabs, it is out of hatred for me that they hate them.”
1. Imam Allamah Yusuf ibn Isma’il Nabhani in “Anwaar Muhammadiyya‟ (The Blazing Muhammadan Lights), pages 22-29. (Urdu edition)”