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SaraMukhtar12
06-24-2015, 09:44 PM
Well, this may sound silly but I am curious, the prophets have done miracles ( because of allah) but why can't we have any psychic abilities or do any miracles? Like when u make a dua about getting super powers altho this sounds ridiculous but doesn't allah answers someone dua? I want a convincing answer for this. (Sorry if this sounds silly but I'm really curious about it)
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Aaqib
06-24-2015, 09:51 PM
I too am a bit curious about this
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Lady A
06-24-2015, 10:33 PM
If I had psychic powers I would want multiple minions to do my chores, my homework and errands :D ...just wishing!
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BeTheChange
06-24-2015, 10:54 PM
Asalamualykum,

Well, the Prophets peace and blessings upon them all, had a message to relay.

We human beings don't have a revelation or a message to spread, as the Quran is the final revelation.

“Say: “None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (Unseen) except Allaah” [al-Naml 27:65]

From my understanding, miracles were performed for the people by Prophets, (peace and blessings upon them all), as a sign, a testification of the truth in the message.

We don't need need to perform miracles because, Allah swt hasn't given us the ability. Our purpose is to worship Allah swt in the best way we can.

In terms of knowledge of the unseen, or psychic powers, it depends which area you are referring to but, generally speaking, whatever knowledge Allah SWT has given us, this is sufficient for us.

There will be wisdom behind what is not being disclosed, as this life is a test.

If we knew, felt, experienced and saw heaven and hell for example, it wouldn't be a test.

We're in this dunya to be tested.
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Abz2000
06-24-2015, 10:57 PM
Lol they were tools in the hands of Allah and i imagine many of them would have chosen a peaceful life in submission to Allah over all the fitnah they had to face due to the enmity and hostility on the part of the deniers of truth and reason. (prime example is yunus ibn matta (pbuh).

Allah shows you miracles in every aspect and most of the stuff that was done through them were for a very good reason, yet once we are given them, how do we use them???

We live in an age where Allah is showing us secrets behind many of the miracles which were performed at the hands of the prophets, telepathy is so common that even 5 year olds are walking around with devices capable of international sound and vision transmission.

You've got cameras and hard disks capable of recording events for years and reviewing them despite no human being having been present at a scene to witness any given event, this would have been considered among the aspects of 'ilm al ghaib not long ago.:

"I inform you too of what things you eat, and what you store up in your houses.* Surely in that is a sign for you, if you are believers." (Quran 3:49)

You have medical capabilities to not only remove cataracts and restore sight, but even to improve the natural sight with injectable bi-focal lenses.
And cosmetic surgery able to make even frankenstein look like clark kent - aside from all the other sking grafting and healing techniques inspired to us over the ages.

"I also heal the blind and the leper." (Quran 3:49)


"I create for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with God’s permission." (Quran 3:49)

You have aeroplanes dropping delicious food packs,
"When the disciples said: O Jesus, son of Mary! *Is your Lord able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven? *He said: Observe your duty to God, if ye are true believers.* They said: We desire to eat of it and our hearts be at rest, and that We may know that you have spoken truth to us, and that We may be witnesses thereof.* Jesus, son of Mary, said: 'O God, our Lord, send down for us a Table laden with food out of heaven, that shall be for us a recurring festival, the first and last of us, and a miracle from You.* And provide us our sustenance, for You are the best of providers!" (Quran 5:112-114)

And also dropping payloads heavier and more destructive than those mentioned in surah al fil.


And are now trying to create zombie armies resembling descriptions of gog and magog in facilities across the planet!

"…and I bring to life the dead, by the permission of God." (Quran 3:49)

Most of the stuff you do today would have been considered a miracle just 200 years ago - let alone 1,400 and 2,000 years ago.
You would have been carried on peoples shoulders and given the best of treatment by kings and princes if you were able to communicate messages across the planet within the twinkling of an eye, something that some people in prophet sulaiman pbuh's time considered to be amongst the highest of favours from Allah.

Question is, what do we do with them except destroy each other and show our ingratitude to Allah?
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Abz2000
06-24-2015, 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by BeTheChange
Asalamualykum,

Well, the Prophets peace and blessings upon them all, had a message to relay.

We human beings don't have a revelation or a message to spread, as the Quran is the final revelation.

Ukhti, you just relayed Allah's message on the world wide web and thought nothing of it. :)

*And proclaim unto mankind the pilgrimage. They will come unto thee on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine.
Quran 22:27
Umm Salama, a wife of Muhammad (pbuh), is quoted as saying that;

His [the Mahdi's] aim is to establish a moral system from which all superstitious faiths have been eliminated. In the same way that students enter Islam, so unbelievers will come to believe.[21]

When the Mahdi appears, Allah will cause such power of vision and hearing to be manifested in believers that the Mahdi will call to the whole world from where he is, with no*postman*involved, and they will hear and even see him.

Other sources:

The dominion (authority) of the Mahdi is one of the proofs that God has created all things; these are so numerous that his [the Mahdi's] proofs will overcome (will be influential, will be dominant) everyone and nobody will have any counter-proposition against him.[37]

People will flee from him [the Mahdi] as sheep flee from the shepherd. Later, people will begin to look for a purifier. But since they can find none to help them but him, they will begin to run to him.[38]

When matters are entrusted to competent [the Mahdi], Almighty God will raise the lowest part of the world for him, and lower the highest places. So much that he will see the whole world as if in the palm of his hand. Which of you cannot see even a single hair in the palm of his hand?[39]

In the time of the Mahdi, a Muslim in the East will be able to see his Muslim brother in the West, and he in the West will see him in the East.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/?title=Mahdi
Weren't people marvelling at these "superpowers" when they were informed of them?
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BeTheChange
06-24-2015, 11:14 PM
Asalamualykum,

Sorry, i meant our Prophets peace and blessings be upon them all, had to introduce and lay down the foundations of Islam.

We don't have this task of establishing Islam. Our deen is already established so we don't need to perform miracles.

Hope that makes sense.
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whosebob
06-25-2015, 11:17 AM
I am schizophrenic, Trust me, you don’t want to evens wonder what it like to be anything close to a “psychic” They don’t really exist. Hearing voices is not a good thing. It’s hard and it’s not a super power.

If you really want a Super power make duaa for believers. Your duaas could change someone’s destiny inshallah. That’s better than being Superman :)
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Signor
06-25-2015, 01:50 PM
Assalamu Alaikum

This will be helpful Insha Allah.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:
The kashf (intuition, insight, finding out about things that are unseen) that may happen to a person is of several kinds. One type is psychological, which both Muslims and kaafirs have in common. Another kind is spiritual, which comes via revelation. A third type is satanic, which comes via the jinn.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:
We do not deny that people may experience some kind of kashf, whether when awake or in their dreams when the soul is less connected to the body, either by means of spiritual practices or otherwise. This is the psychological kashf which is the first type of kashf.

But it is also proven through rational evidence as well as shar’i evidence that the jinn exist and that they tell people things about the unseen, as happens in the case of soothsayers, those who are possessed and the like.

The second type is that which is done by outside forces, such as the jinn who tell the soothsayers many things. This is something that is well known, especially to those who have experienced it, and we have come to know about these things on many occasions. This is a type of kashf that has nothing to do with the first type, and this is the second type of kashf.

With regard to the third type, it is what is conveyed by the angels and this is the noblest type, as is indicated by the texts and by rational evidence. Information about the unseen may come from psychological sources, or from evil sources, whether they are satanic or not, or it may come from angelic sources.

Al-Safadiyyah, p. 187-189

Ibn al-Qayyim said:
Partial kashf is something which both believers and kaafirs, righteous and immoral, may share, such as knowing what is in a person’s house or what is in his hand or under his garment, or whether his wife is pregnant with a boy or girl after the gender has been determined, or things that cannot be seen such as things that are taking place far away, and so on. This may come from the Shaytaan sometimes and from one's own self sometimes, hence it may happen to the kuffaar such as the Christians and people who worship fire or the cross. Ibn Sayyaad told by means of kashf the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) what he was hiding for him. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to him, “You are from among the brethren of the soothsayers.” He told him that his kashf was like the kashf of the soothsayers. Similarly the liar Musaylimah, even though he was a kaafir of the worst type, could tell his companions of what one of them had done in his house and what he had said to his wife, because his shaytaan told him that so that he could mislead the people. The same was true of al-Aswad al-‘Anasi and al-Haarith al-Mutanabbi al-Dimashqi, who emerged at the time of ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwaan, and others of their ilk, whose numbers are known only to Allaah. We ourselves and others have seen a group of them and people have witnessed the kashf of monks who worship the cross, as is well known.
Spiritual kashf of this type is like the kashf of Abu Bakr when he told ‘Aa’ishah that his wife was pregnant with a girl; and the kashf of ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) when he said, “O Saariyah, the mountain!” – i.e., stay close to the mountain. There are many such instances among the close friends (awliya’) of Allaah.

Madaarij al-Saalikeen, 3/227, 228

Secondly:
What happened to ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) is saheeh and is well proven. Naafi’ said that ‘Umar sent out a military detachment and he appointed a man called Saariyah in charge of them. Whilst ‘Umar was delivering the khutbah one Friday, he said, “O Saariyah, the mountain! O Saariyah, the mountain!” And they found out that Saariyah had moved towards the mountain at that moment on the Friday even though there was the distance of a month’s journey between them.

Narrated by Ahmad in Fadaa’il al-Sahaabah, 1/269; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1110

This was a miracle (karaamah) bestowed upon ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him); either it happened by means of inspiration and his voice reached Saariyah – as is the view of Ibn al-Qayyim – or it happened by means of psychological kashf and his voice reached Saariyah – which is what we will see below in the words of Shaykh al-Albaani. In either case, it was undoubtedly a miracle (karaamah).

Thirdly:
With regard to what happens to the Sufis, it is not spiritual kashf, rather it is either psychological kashf which is something that they have in common with the kuffaar, or it is of satanic origin, which is usually the case.

Spiritual kashf only happens to the close friends (awliya’) of Allaah who establish sharee’ah and venerate it. It is known that the Sufis do not do that. What happened to ‘Umar, although it is correct to describe it as kashf, was spiritual kashf.

Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
There can be no doubt that the call mentioned was inspiration from Allaah to ‘Umar. That is nothing strange, because he was “muhaddath” (inspired) as was narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but that does not mean that ‘Umar was shown the situation of the army or that he saw them with his own eyes. The use of this as evidence by some of the Sufis for the claims that they make about the awliya’ (“saints”) having kashf and that they can see what is in people’s hearts is utter falsehood. How can it be otherwise, when that is one of the unique attributes of the Lord of the Worlds Who alone has knowledge of the unseen and sees what is in people’s hearts?

I wonder, how can they make such a false claim when Allaah says in His Book (interpretation of the meaning):

“(He Alone is) the All‑Knower of the Ghayb (Unseen), and He reveals to none His Ghayb (Unseen).

Except to a Messenger (from mankind) whom He has chosen” [al-Jinn 72:26-27]

Do they believe that those awliya’ are Messengers of Allaah so that it may be said of them that they can know the unseen as much as Allaah tells them?! Glory be to You (O Allaah)! This is a great lie (cf. al-Noor 24:16).

This story is saheeh and is proven. It was a miracle (karaamah) with which Allaah honoured ‘Umar, by means of which the Muslim army was saved from capture or destruction. But it does not mean that he had knowledge of the unseen, as the Sufis claim. Rather it was a kind of inspiration, in the sense defined in sharee’ah, or a kind of telepathy, which is not infallible. It may be correct, as in this incident, or it turn out to be wrong, as usually happens to people. Hence every close friend of Allaah (wali) must adhere to sharee’ah in everything that he does or says, lest he do something that goes against sharee’ah and thus lose the status of being a friend of Allaah, which Allaah has described in comprehensive terms when He said (interpretation of the meaning):

“No doubt! Verily, the Awliyaa’ of Allaah, no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve.

Those who believed, and used to fear Allaah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins and by doing righteous deeds)”
[Yoonus 10:63]

And the poet said:
“If you see a man flying through the air or walking on the water, but he does not adhere to the limits of sharee’ah,
then you should realize that this is a temptation which is leading him astray, and he is a man of bid’ah.”

Al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 3/102-104

And Allaah knows best.

http://islamqa.info/en/12778
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Lady A
06-25-2015, 11:00 PM
Originally Posted by whosebob
I am schizophrenic, Trust me, you don’t want to evens wonder what it like to be anything close to a “psychic” They don’t really exist. Hearing voices is not a good thing. It’s hard and it’s not a super power.

If you really want a Super power make duaa for believers. Your duaas could change someone’s destiny inshallah. That’s better than being Superman :)
Terribly sorry for your schizophrenia. Allow the setback to secure your place in Jannah, inshaAllah! :sunny:

So true...DUA is a SUPERPOWER!!! Dua is our strongest connection with Allah. And it is so strong its also known as 'the weapon of a believer' subhanAllah.
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