Allah chose to leave things this way. There is a wisdom in it, which only Allah knows. The early scholars agreed that probing into what Allah chose not to reveal to us is a fitnah. How is it useful to have debates on how many children Adam AS had, or the kind of birds that Allah gave life to when Ibrahim AS asked for Allah to show him His power of giving life? All these details are not relevant, for the point behind these stories is to show the power or qudra of Allah. This is the main message.

Even in the early gospels of Christianity, there is the Book of Jonah (Yunus AS). Every Christian knows about Yunus AS and the whale, for this is what Allah revealed to them. Similarly, for the staff of Musa AS, when it transformed into a snake, it does not matter if it was long, short, poisonous, male or female. Some scholars say that this species of snake does not even exist in this world, thus closing the debate. Certain miracles belong to a time and place, and once the era has passed, the miracle is over.

Now, when you look into every miracle behind that, Allah mentions in the Qur’an, there is a message behind it. Today, we seek detail when we have no authentic knowledge to validate it. We debate with each other about these points, being so occupied with our unfounded theories that we forget the message entirely.

For example, the Qur’an mentions that Musa AS approached a tree which appeared to be on fire in the valley of Tuwa. Once he arrived at the scene, Allah did not give details of the fire or the type of tree. Instead, the Qur’an immediately talks about the conversation between He and Musa AS, and of Musa’s AS mission to make da’wah to Pharaoh. This means that the gist of the story is about Musa’s AS mission, not whether the tree was tall or short like a shrub, or whether the fire was actual, electrical or hallucinatory!

Similarly, does it matter if Maryam AS was pregnant for one, seven or nine months, whether she was sixteen or twenty when she delivered Isa AS? How does this knowledge benefit you in becoming a better Muslim?

Rasulullah SAW said: “Avoid (asking) me as long as I leave you; surely those before you were destroyed for their numerous questions and disobedience to their prophets. When I command you with something, do as much of it as you are able; and when I forbid you from something, stay away from it.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

We should be careful, for the past followers of the Prophets and Messengers caused their own undoing by being unnecessarily inquisitive about details which did not concern them. The next time we want to ask a question, ask ourselves what we are hoping to achieve – to strike up a lively debate, or rather, to perfect our own iman? Will the knowledge be useful to us? Will the knowledge strengthen our faith in Allah? Will the knowledge correct a wrongful action on our part?

May Allah guide us, ameen.

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  1. Thank you!

    JazakAllah khair for this! If we busy ourselves with questions that have no benefit, we miss out on the important things.

  2. Jazakallahu khairan brother

    Jazakallahu khairan brother that is absolutely true
    May Allah swt increase us by his guidance the understanding of his deen

  3. jazakallahukairan

    It always good 2 inform ourselves about our deen(islam)and am really happy 2 be part of ”HADITH OF THE DAY”

  4. This is very important

    This is very important because as muslims we should believe in the unseen and avoid unnecessary and irrelevant questions. Thank you for the reminder.

  5. Jazakkalah Khairan

    Alhamdullilahi for being part ☀̤̣̈̇ƒ HOTD. This article will really help me $ friends ☀̤̣̈̇ƒ mine that always ask mysterious questions… Jazakallah Khairan

  6. Thanks for reminder. I think

    Thanks for reminder. I think the man can’t reach d deepest significant of d judgement of ALLAH so we should not quest d unseen in our short life time span.

  7. Wrong questions.

    I agree with the above teachings, however, my religion Islam is so full of people with little or almost no knowledge of Islam. Unfortunately, Islam is also full of people who distort both hadith and ayat to to their benefit. These people call themselves Ulema-e-Karaam to add holiness to themselves and try to propagate their own version of Islam. These so called Ulema-e-Karaams readily call others kafirs when a question is put before them. Very obviously, these people, especially those belonging to taliban and alqaida belong to his category. These people use the same hadith and ayat, but to achieve Saudi objectives aimed at destroying my country of origin (Pakistan). What does Quran and Hadith say particularly about such people who are killing everyone who does not agree with them?

  8. From Admin

    Today we are at the end of time. We see what is happening in Islam when we go extreme right or extreme left. Either Islam becomes like you said, so-called so respected Ulama who give us their own view, and lead us astray. We have plenty of them to the point that Islam becomes a bunch of singing and dancing. This is completely not acceptable. And we have the other extreme, when Islam becomes a bunch of rules and regulations and any opposition has to be killed. They have their own verification and also they take the people astray. When you look today to all of the above groups, ideology, sects, cults, without mentioning names since there are too many of them, we lost the middle path. Now it is up to us as individuals to search for the middle path and try to live it, spread it or propagate it the maximum we can. Can we correct the whole earth? No way. Can we stop any evil or wrongdoer in any way? We can only do according to what Allah allows us to do and this is why today, I believe without any doubt that the ultimate goodness you can do to yourself and other is to spread the right path, the middle path, the one the majority of the ummah agrees about. This, little by little, will diminish the rest by the will of Allah. Again, remember each of us is responsible for himself and what we are spreading. This topic I believe should have a sense of urgency and responsibility and every guided soul wants to be saved and save others the maximum we can. May Allah make us among those. Remember that every day coming will be worse than the day before.


    ALHAMDULILLAHI ROBBIL ‘ALAMEEN! Dis is a good reminder, for i’v realy learnt from it. Jazak Allahu Khayr

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