Download PDF: Your Son is in Jannah
It is reported that in the Battle of Badr, an arrow was shot and killed the son of Sayyidah Rabee’a binte Nazr Radi Allahu ‘Anha. His name was Hadrat Sayyiduna Haarith Radi Allahu ‘Anhu. Sayyidah Rabee’a binte Nazr Radi Allahu ‘Anha then approached the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and asked, “O Prophet of Allah! Why are you not giving me news about Haarith? If my son is in Jannah, I will continue to display patience otherwise, I will only mourn his loss.” However, the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam replied, “O Umme Haarith! There are many categories of Jannah, however, your son is in Jannatul Firdous!” (Bukhari Shareef)
This proves beyond a shadow of doubt that our pious predecessors had this firm belief that the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam had certain knowledge of where a person would be in the Hereafter! They also knew that he was fully aware of whether the person was in Jannah or Jahannam. This is the reason that she was bold enough to ask him this question. If she did not believe this, why ask the question in the first place?
At the same time, we must also bear in mind that the knowledge of whether a person is in Jannah or Jahannam is also part of the Knowledge of the Unseen. In other words, the blessed Ashaab had this firm belief that the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam certainly had the Knowledge of the Unseen!
A’la Hadrat, Imam Ahmed Raza Radi Allahu ‘Anhu has explained this in the following words, “How can anything Unseen actually hide from you, O Prophet of Allah Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, when Almighty azza wajal Himself did not hide His Divine Being from you and upon you, is a hundred thousand Salaam.”
We should also possess the same belief of the blessed Ashaab and also believe that Almighty azza wajal had certainly blessed the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam with the Knowledge of the Unseen.
We also make Du’a that Almighty azza wajal blesses us with the true and pristine beliefs of the Ahle Sunnah wa Jamaah. Aameen.