Does God appear in a form?

First question:

A follower of the illegitimate imams made the claim that God Himself appeared to the Prophet (s.) in a form and laid His hand on the head of Imam Al-Husain (a.). Kamil-uz-Ziyarat is cited as the source on pages 147 to 148. Is this the reality of the report?


The servant of Umar lied!

Ibn Abi Ya’fur reported that Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (a.) said: “When the Prophet Muhammad (s.) was in the abode of Fatimah (a.) and Al-Husain (a.) was on his lap, he began to weep and prostrate himself. Then he said: “O Fatimah, O daughter of Muhammad, the Most High appeared to me in your house at this hour in the most beautiful form and shape.” Then He said: “O Muhammad, do you love Al-Husain?” I said: “Yes, O Lord! He is the apple of my eye, my sweet-smelling spice, the fruit of my heart and skin between my eyes.” Then He said: “O Muhammad!” And he put his hand on the head of Al-Husain (a.) and said: “My blessings, My blessings, My blessings, My mercy and My pleasure are upon him from birth. My anger, My curse, My wrath, My punishment, My humiliation and My retribution be upon his murderers and those who are angry with him, hostile to him and fight him! He is the master of the former and later martyrs in this world and in the next world and he is the master of the inhabitants of the Garden of Paradise among all creatures and his Father is more excellent and better than him. Give him My greeting of peace and proclaim to him the good news that he is the flag of guidance and the guiding star of the patrons appointed by Me. He is My Protector, My Witness of My creation, the Keeper of My knowledge and My proof for the inhabitants of the heavenly and earthly worlds and two weighty things, the spiritual beings and human beings.” [Kamil-uz-Ziyarat of Ja’far Ibn Muhammad Ibn Qawluwaih, pp. 147 – 148 hadith 6; Bihar-ul-Anwar of Al-Majlisi, volume 44 page 238 hadith 29].

ุญุฏุซู†ูŠ ุฃุจูŠ ุฑุญู…ู‡ ุงู„ู„ู‡ุŒ ุนู† ุณุนุฏ ุจู† ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ุŒ ุนู† ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ุนูŠุณู‰ุŒ ุนู† ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ุณู†ุงู†ุŒ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ุณุนูŠุฏ ุงู„ู‚ู…ุงุทุŒ ุนู† ุงุจู† ุฃุจูŠ ูŠุนููˆุฑุŒ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู…ุŒ ู‚ุงู„: ุจูŠู†ู…ุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุขู„ู‡ ููŠ ู…ู†ุฒู„ ูุงุทู…ุฉ ูˆุงู„ุญุณูŠู† ููŠ ุญุฌุฑู‡ุŒ ุฅุฐ ุจูƒู‰ ูˆุฎุฑ ุณุงุฌุฏุงุŒ ุซู… ู‚ุงู„: ูŠุง ูุงุทู…ุฉ ูŠุง ุจู†ุช ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุงู† ุงู„ุนู„ูŠ ุงู„ุงุนู„ู‰ ุชุฑุงุกู‰ ู„ูŠ ููŠ ุจูŠุชูƒ ู‡ุฐุง ููŠ ุณุงุนุชูŠ ู‡ุฐู‡ ููŠ ุฃุญุณู† ุตูˆุฑุฉ ูˆุฃู‡ูŠุง ู‡ูŠุฆุฉุŒ ูู‚ุงู„ ู„ูŠ: ูŠุง ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุฃุชุญุจ ุงู„ุญุณูŠู† ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู…ุŒ ู‚ู„ุช: ู†ุนู… ูŠุง ุฑุจ ู‚ุฑุฉ ุนูŠู†ูŠ ูˆุฑูŠุญุงู†ุชูŠ ูˆุซู…ุฑุฉ ูุคุงุฏูŠ ูˆุฌู„ุฏุฉ ู…ุง ุจูŠู† ุนูŠู†ูŠ. ูู‚ุงู„ ู„ูŠ: ูŠุง ู…ุญู…ุฏ โ€“ ูˆูˆุถุน ูŠุฏู‡ ุนู„ู‰ ุฑุฃุณ ุงู„ุญุณูŠู† ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู… โ€“ ุจูˆุฑูƒ ู…ู† ู…ูˆู„ูˆุฏ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุจุฑูƒุงุชูŠ ูˆุตู„ูˆุงุชูŠ ูˆุฑุญู…ุชูŠ ูˆุฑุถูˆุงู†ูŠุŒ ูˆู†ู‚ู…ุชูŠ ูˆู„ุนู†ุชูŠ ูˆุณุฎุทูŠ ูˆุนุฐุงุจูŠ ูˆุฎุฒูŠูŠ ูˆู†ูƒุงู„ูŠ ุนู„ู‰ ู…ู† ู‚ุชู„ู‡ ูˆู†ุงุตุจู‡ ูˆู†ุงูˆุงู‡ ูˆู†ุงุฒุนู‡ุŒ ุงู…ุง ุงู†ู‡ ุณูŠุฏ ุงู„ุดู‡ุฏุงุก ู…ู† ุงู„ุฃูˆู„ูŠู† ูˆุงู„ุขุฎุฑูŠู† ููŠ ุงู„ุฏู†ูŠุง ูˆุงู„ุขุฎุฑุฉุŒ ูˆุณูŠุฏ ุดุจุงุจ ุฃู‡ู„ ุงู„ุฌู†ุฉ ู…ู† ุงู„ุฎู„ู‚ ุฃุฌู…ุนูŠู†ุŒ ูˆุฃุจูˆู‡ ุฃูุถู„ ู…ู†ู‡ ูˆุฎูŠุฑุŒ ูุงู‚ุฑุฃู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู… ูˆุจุดุฑู‡ ุจุฃู†ู‡ ุฑุงูŠุฉ ุงู„ู‡ุฏู‰ ูˆู…ู†ุงุฑ ุฃูˆู„ูŠุงุฆูŠุŒ ูˆุญููŠุธูŠ ูˆุดู‡ูŠุฏูŠ ุนู„ู‰ ุฎู„ู‚ูŠุŒ ูˆุฎุงุฒู† ุนู„ู…ูŠุŒ ูˆุญุฌุชูŠ ุนู„ู‰ ุฃู‡ู„ ุงู„ุณู…ุงูˆุงุช ูˆุฃู‡ู„ ุงู„ุฃุฑุถูŠู† ูˆุงู„ุซู‚ู„ูŠู† ุงู„ุฌู† ูˆุงู„ุฅู†ุณ


Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi writes: “By the most high is meant His Messenger Gabriel (a.) or it may be that the manifestation is a representation of the final stage of the manifestation of knowledge and the most beautiful form is a representation of the manifestation of the attributes that the Sublime One has perfected for him and the laying of the hand is a representation of the delivery of His mercy.” [Bihar-ul-Anwar, Volume 44 page 238 Hadith 29]

ู‚ุงู„ ุดูŠุฎ ุงู„ุฅุณู„ุงู… ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจุงู‚ุฑ ุงู„ู…ุฌู„ุณูŠ ุฑุถูŠ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ู‡: ุฅู† ุงู„ุนู„ูŠ ุงู„ุฃุนู„ู‰ ุฃูŠ ุฑุณูˆู„ู‡ ุฌุจุฑุฆูŠู„ ุฃูˆ ูŠูƒูˆู† ุงู„ุชุฑุงุฆูŠ ูƒู†ุงูŠุฉ ุนู† ุบุงูŠุฉ ุงู„ุธู‡ูˆุฑ ุงู„ุนู„ู…ูŠุŒ ูˆุญุณู† ุงู„ุตูˆุฑุฉ ูƒู†ุงูŠุฉ ุนู† ุธู‡ูˆุฑ ุตูุงุช ูƒู…ุงู„ู‡ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ ู„ู‡ุŒ ูˆูˆุถุน ุงู„ูŠุฏ ูƒู†ุงูŠุฉ ุนู† ุฅูุงุถุฉ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ุฉ

Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Ibn Faddal reported that he asked Imam Ali Ar-Rida (a.) about the Word of the Exalted One: “And your Lord comes and the angels, row after row.” – 89:22 – He said: “God is not described by coming or going. He is exalted above changing Himself. The meaning of this is: “And the command of your Lord is coming and the angels, row upon row.” [Nur-ul-Barahin by Ni’matullah Al-Jaza’iri, Volume 1 page 411]

ุญุฏุซู†ุง ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ุฅุจุฑุงู‡ูŠู… ุจู† ุฃุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ูŠูˆู†ุณ ุงู„ู…ุนุงุฐูŠุŒ ู‚ุงู„: ุญุฏุซู†ุง ุฃุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ุณุนูŠุฏ ุงู„ูƒูˆููŠ ุงู„ู‡ู…ุฏุงู†ูŠุŒ ู‚ุงู„: ุญุฏุซู†ุง ุนู„ูŠ ุจู† ุงู„ุญุณู† ุจู† ุนู„ูŠ ุจู† ูุถุงู„ุŒ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠู‡ุŒ ู‚ุงู„: ุณุฃู„ุช ุงู„ุฑุถุง ุนู„ูŠ ุจู† ู…ูˆุณู‰ ุนู„ูŠู‡ู…ุง ุงู„ุณู„ุงู… ุนู† ู‚ูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนุฒ ูˆุฌู„: (ูˆุฌุงุก ุฑุจูƒ ูˆุงู„ู…ู„ูƒ ุตูุง ุตูุง) ูู‚ุงู„: ุฅู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนุฒ ูˆุฌู„ ู„ุง ูŠูˆุตู ุจุงู„ู…ุฌุฆ ูˆุงู„ุฐู‡ุงุจ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ ุนู† ุงู„ุงู†ุชู‚ุงู„ุŒ ุฅู†ู…ุง ูŠุนู†ูŠ ุจุฐู„ูƒ ูˆุฌุงุก ุฃู…ุฑ ุฑุจูƒ ูˆุงู„ู…ู„ูƒ ุตูุง ุตู

Statements are also known among the innovators, in which God sent an angel to serve Him as a mediator of the conversation.


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet Muhammad (s.) said: “Our Lord, the Blessed and Exalted One, descends every night to the lowest heaven until He stays for the last third of the night and says: “Who calls Me to fulfil his supplication, who comes to Me to grant him, who asks Me for forgiveness to forgive him?” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith 5962 in Arabic, Book 21 Hadith 241 in English]

ุญุฏุซู†ุง ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ุนุฒูŠุฒ ุจู† ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุญุฏุซู†ุง ู…ุงู„ูƒ ุนู† ุงุจู† ุดู‡ุงุจ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฃุบุฑ ูˆุฃุจูŠ ุณู„ู…ุฉ ุจู† ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ู‡ุฑูŠุฑุฉ ุฑุถูŠ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ู‡ ุฃู† ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… ู‚ุงู„ ูŠุชู†ุฒู„ ุฑุจู†ุง ุชุจุงุฑูƒ ูˆุชุนุงู„ู‰ ูƒู„ ู„ูŠู„ุฉ ุฅู„ู‰ ุงู„ุณู…ุงุก ุงู„ุฏู†ูŠุง ุญูŠู† ูŠุจู‚ู‰ ุซู„ุซ ุงู„ู„ูŠู„ ุงู„ุขุฎุฑ ูŠู‚ูˆู„ ู…ู† ูŠุฏุนูˆู†ูŠ ูุฃุณุชุฌูŠุจ ู„ู‡ ู…ู† ูŠุณุฃู„ู†ูŠ ูุฃุนุทูŠู‡ ู…ู† ูŠุณุชุบูุฑู†ูŠ ูุฃุบูุฑ ู„ู‡


Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani writes: “With the descent is meant the angel of mercy and what is similar to it.” [Fath-ul-Bari Fi Sharh Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 11 page 111]

ู‚ุงู„ ุงุจู† ุญุฌุฑ ุงู„ุนุณู‚ู„ุงู†ูŠ: ุงู„ู…ุฑุงุฏ ู†ุฒูˆู„ ู…ู„ูƒ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ุฉ ูˆู†ุญูˆู‡

Abu Hurairah reported that people said: “O Messenger of God, will we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet Muhammad (s.) said: “Do you have difficulty seeing the sun in a cloudless sky?” They answered: “No, O Messenger of God!” He said: “Do you have difficulty seeing the moon on a cloudless full moon night?” They answered: “No, O messenger of God!” He said: “Then you will see Him like this on the day of resurrection. Allah will gather the people together and then say: “Whoever used to serve a cause (in My place), let him follow it! Then those who served the sun will follow the sun and those who served the moon will follow the moon and those who served idols will follow idols. This community remains alone and among it are hypocrites. Then God appears to them in a different form than those they know and says: “I am your Lord!” But they say: “We take refuge in God before You! This is our place until our Lord comes to us, for when our Lord comes to us, we will know Him.” Then God appears to them in a form they know and says: “I am your Lord!” Then they say: “You are our Lord!” And they follow Him.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith 6204 in Arabic; Book 1 Hadith 349 in English]

ุญุฏุซู†ุง ุฃุจูˆ ุงู„ูŠู…ุงู† ุฃุฎุจุฑู†ุง ุดุนูŠุจ ุนู† ุงู„ุฒู‡ุฑูŠ ุฃุฎุจุฑู†ูŠ ุณุนูŠุฏ ูˆุนุทุงุก ุจู† ูŠุฒูŠุฏ ุฃู† ุฃุจุง ู‡ุฑูŠุฑุฉ ุฃุฎุจุฑู‡ู…ุง ุนู† ุงู„ู†ุจูŠ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… ูˆุญุฏุซู†ูŠ ู…ุญู…ูˆุฏ ุญุฏุซู†ุง ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ุฑุฒุงู‚ ุฃุฎุจุฑู†ุง ู…ุนู…ุฑ ุนู† ุงู„ุฒู‡ุฑูŠ ุนู† ุนุทุงุก ุจู† ูŠุฒูŠุฏ ุงู„ู„ูŠุซูŠ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ู‡ุฑูŠุฑุฉ ู‚ุงู„ ู‚ุงู„ ุฃู†ุงุณ ูŠุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู‡ู„ ู†ุฑู‰ ุฑุจู†ุง ูŠูˆู… ุงู„ู‚ูŠุงู…ุฉ ูู‚ุงู„ ู‡ู„ ุชุถุงุฑูˆู† ููŠ ุงู„ุดู…ุณ ู„ูŠุณ ุฏูˆู†ู‡ุง ุณุญุงุจ ู‚ุงู„ูˆุง ู„ุง ูŠุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู‚ุงู„ ู‡ู„ ุชุถุงุฑูˆู† ููŠ ุงู„ู‚ู…ุฑ ู„ูŠู„ุฉ ุงู„ุจุฏุฑ ู„ูŠุณ ุฏูˆู†ู‡ ุณุญุงุจ ู‚ุงู„ูˆุง ู„ุง ูŠุง ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู‚ุงู„ ูุฅู†ูƒู… ุชุฑูˆู†ู‡ ูŠูˆู… ุงู„ู‚ูŠุงู…ุฉ ูƒุฐู„ูƒ ูŠุฌู…ุน ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ู†ุงุณ ููŠู‚ูˆู„ ู…ู† ูƒุงู† ูŠุนุจุฏ ุดูŠุฆุง ูู„ูŠุชุจุนู‡ ููŠุชุจุน ู…ู† ูƒุงู† ูŠุนุจุฏ ุงู„ุดู…ุณ ูˆูŠุชุจุน ู…ู† ูƒุงู† ูŠุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู‚ู…ุฑ ูˆูŠุชุจุน ู…ู† ูƒุงู† ูŠุนุจุฏ ุงู„ุทูˆุงุบูŠุช ูˆุชุจู‚ู‰ ู‡ุฐู‡ ุงู„ุฃู…ุฉ ููŠู‡ุง ู…ู†ุงูู‚ูˆู‡ุง ููŠุฃุชูŠู‡ู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ููŠ ุบูŠุฑ ุงู„ุตูˆุฑุฉ ุงู„ุชูŠ ูŠุนุฑููˆู† ููŠู‚ูˆู„ ุฃู†ุง ุฑุจูƒู… ููŠู‚ูˆู„ูˆู† ู†ุนูˆุฐ ุจุงู„ู„ู‡ ู…ู†ูƒ ู‡ุฐุง ู…ูƒุงู†ู†ุง ุญุชู‰ ูŠุฃุชูŠู†ุง ุฑุจู†ุง ูุฅุฐุง ุฃุชุงู†ุง ุฑุจู†ุง ุนุฑูู†ุงู‡ ููŠุฃุชูŠู‡ู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ููŠ ุงู„ุตูˆุฑุฉ ุงู„ุชูŠ ูŠุนุฑููˆู† ููŠู‚ูˆู„ ุฃู†ุง ุฑุจูƒู… ููŠู‚ูˆู„ูˆู† ุฃู†ุช ุฑุจู†ุง ููŠุชุจุนูˆู†ู‡

Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani writes: “When the angel speaks to them: “I am your Lord! Then they see the signs that creatures possess in him, and when they come to the realization that he is not their Lord, they seek refuge from him for this reason.” [Fath-ul-Bari Fi Sharh Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 11 page 392]

ู‚ุงู„ ุงุจู† ุญุฌุฑ ุงู„ุนุณู‚ู„ุงู†ูŠ: ูุฅุฐุง ู‚ุงู„ ู„ู‡ู… ู‡ุฐุง ุงู„ู…ู„ูƒ ุฃู†ุง ุฑุจูƒู… ูˆุฑุฃูˆุง ุนู„ูŠู‡ ู…ู† ุนู„ุงู…ุฉ ุงู„ู…ุฎู„ูˆู‚ูŠู† ู…ุง ูŠุนู…ู„ูˆู† ุจู‡ ุฃู†ู‡ ู„ูŠุณ ุฑุจู‡ู… ุงุณุชุนุงุฐูˆุง ู…ู†ู‡ ู„ุฐู„ูƒ

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