The Unseen

The Unseen

Muhammad Mitwaly Ash-Sha’rawy | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 51 | Size: 1 MB
The Unseen is anything that is kept hidden from us, for the seen is no longer unknown! This means that what the eyes behold is not considered unseen, but it simply has to be away from our perception. Thus, that which is witnessed does not fall under the hidden or the unknown. If man were to examine his life he would discern that his knowledge is but trivial and what is kept beyond it is far greater. To us the seen merely constitutes our lives, which is a very limited sphere, even when added to it the events we see on television or in other media transmitted to us from lands afar. All what we gain through them, in spite of their multiplicity, is a mere fraction compared to what happens in the entire universe. We could be present in the same place yet in separate rooms, unaware of what is going on in the one next to us. We could be sitting face to face conversing with some people, yet have no clue as to what truly revolves in their minds and hearts. Therefore, we perceive that in our daily lives the least of all is visible and certainly far beyond great is kept unknown to us. Allah, all praise and glory be to Him, says in His Noble Book, (what means): “And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little.” (Al-Isrâ’, 17: 85)

If the knowledge we possess about the witnessed present world is the very least, the same applies to general issues, because no issue that was subjected to careful study and its researchers devoted themselves to uncover it but involved their knowledge of certain things and their ignorance of many others.

Seldom one finds a worldly matter or a passed law that does not need modification or alteration after a while. Why? Because those who studied a given case or established a particular law learned certain facts and missed others, so with the passage of time the hidden realties begin to manifest themselves, hence necessitating amendments. This is the way things are, as every age enfolds its own laws and cases. Every age uncovers certain matters that were kept hidden from the preceding generations and reveals new issues.

As Allah, all praise and glory be to Him, is the Sole Legislator, and because nothing is hidden from Him, His Knowledge is Eternal and fully comprehends everything in the universe even before He brought it into being. Indeed, not even the weight of an atom (or a small ant) or less than that or greater, escapes His Knowledge in the heavens or in the earth.


Chapter One
What is the Unseen?

Solving worldly problems with the Divine Law
We come to the Divine Law and abandon it!
A limited knowledge of existence
Allah reveals to His Messenger some of the Divine Secrets
What is the relative Unseen?
Prediction and the Unseen
The three veils screening the Unseen
The veil of the unseen past

Chapter Two
The Noble Qur’an and the Unseen

The Noble Qur’an amends what the predecessors have distorted
The miracle of creation imparted by Allah
Casting lots to see who would be the guardian of Maryam
Emendation of insertions intruded into previous religions
The Noble Qur’an unveils the human soul
Allah exposes what is inside the hypocrites’ hearts

Chapter Three
Things He reveals …not originate

How did the Noble Qur’an unveil the future?
The letter ‘_’ expressing futurity in the Noble Qur’an
Unveiling future secrets of the human body
Lengthy talk about the unseen future
When do the Noble Qur’an and science come into conflict?
What about the five Unseen matters?

Chapter Four
With Him Alone is the Knowledge of the Hour

The fortunetellers but lie
The Last Hour and the Jews
Heavy is its burden through the heavens
The Blower of the Trumpet and the Last Hour
Portents of the approach of the Last Hour
Humanity at large is helpless

Chapter Five
He knows what is in the wombs

Allah gives Zakariyâ the glad tidings of Yahyâ
The significance of ‘That which is in the wombs’
Provision is only in the Hands of Allah
Provision and accounts
Where death befalls
Fate and the knowledge of man
War and death

Chapter Six
The All-Knower of the Unseen and Seen

The infinite Knowledge of Allah
The life of this world… an abode of trial
Everything with Him is in due proportion
Nothing is haphazard
Preexistent in the Knowledge of Allah
Creation… life…and death
The present world


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