إني لأعلم الناس بكل فتنة هي كائنة فيما بيني و بين الساعة
Certainly, I am the most knowledgeable of people of every fitnah that will occur between me and Qiyamah.
Al Bukhari and others have narrated it.
A narration from Sayyidina Hudhayfah radiya Llahu ‘anhu reads:
قام فينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم مقاما ما ترك شيئا يكون في مقامه ذلك إلى قيام الساعة ألا حدث به حفظه من حفظه و نسيه من نسيه
Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam once delivered a sermon to us. He left out nothing which was going to transpire from that day till the occurrence of Qiyamah but mentioned it. Whoever remembered, remembered and whoever forgot, forgot.
Another narration says:
أخبرني رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم بما هو كائن إلى أن تقوم الساعة
Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam informed me of everything that will come to pass until the Day of Qiyamah.
صلى بنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم الفجر و صعد المنبر فخطبنا حتى حضرت الظهر فنزل فصلى ثم صعد المنبر فخطبنا حتى حضرت العصر ثم نزل فصلى ثم صعد المنبر فخطبنا حتى غربت الشمس فأخبرنا بما كان و بما هو كائن فأعلمنا أحفظنا
Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam led us in Salat al Fajr. He then ascended the pulpit and addressed us until Zuhr time entered. He descended and prayed. He then ascended the pulpit and addressed us until ‘Asr time entered, after which he descended and led the salah. He then ascended the pulpit and addressed us until sunset. He informed us of all past and future events. The most knowledgeable of us is the one who retained the most.
The Rawafid use this narration against the Ahlus Sunnah because it is apparent from it that the Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum knew the unseen.
However, this is furthest from the truth. The hadith only mentions one type of knowledge and that is the fitnahs. Some of them remembered what Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said while others forgot. Nowhere in the hadith does it appear that they knew everything in the heavens and earth and what is in the hearts of people and that nothing was hidden from them as the Rawafid suppose.
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