Hadeeth about 99 parts of wisdom given to the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam
Fatwa No: 91871

  • Fatwa Date:17-4-2006 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 19, 1427
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Question

I need some help. I hope somebody amongst you may help me. I have a question which needs not a Fatwa but an answer. The question is: God Almighty, scholars say, bestowed 99 parts of wisdom on the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and the rest of one part to the rest of the humanity. Kindly guide me as to on which source this statement is based. Some scholars say this has been mentioned in Tafseer Mazhari but where in and in which volume and page? I read in a book that it has been confirmed in a book called Awariful Ma'arif (Arabic) too. Please guide me and email me because I may not be able to locate this answer on your website. If you are unable then please do guide me more on this.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

We have not come across any evidence on this narration after an extensive search in all our resources.

As regards the Tafseer of Al-Math-hari, it is written by Muhammad Thanaa' Allaah Al-'Uthmaani Al-Hanafi Al-Math-hari An-Naqshabandi who died in 1225 A.H. This Tafseer is written in 10 volumes, and its author had trodden the Soofi way, and it is not among the resources with authentic narrations. The same thing applies to the book of 'Awaarif Al-Ma'aarif, written by As-Sahrawardi. This author is not among the scholars of Prophetic narrations and this book is one of the Soofi books which contained many mistakes and many weak narrations. Since the narration is not authentic, it is not permissible to believe in its content as it is among the news of the unseen which one could not be absolutely certain about except from a text in the Quran or in the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

Allaah Knows best.

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