WIFE OF ABU LAHAB COULD NOT SEE HOLY PROPHET

When Surah Lahab ”تَبَّتْ یَدَا” was revealed, Abu Lahab and his wife ‘Umm-e-Jameel’ were condemned. As a result, Umm-e-Jameel became furious and lost her self-control. She came to the sacred Ka’bah bringing a huge stone. At that time, the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was reciting the Holy Quran in Salah and
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضی اللہ عنہ was sitting nearby. Umm-eJameel reached grumbling and came to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضی اللہ عنہ whilst passing by the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. She said out of extreme anger, ‘Tell me where your Prophet is? I have come to know that he has belittled me and my husband.’ Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضی اللہ عنہ said, ‘My Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ) is not a poet who would ridicule others.’ She became more furious, roamed around the Ka’bah in search of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم whilst chattering and murmuring nonsense.

Finally, when she could not see the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, she left from the sacred Haram grumbling. Whilst leaving, she said to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضی اللہ عنہ, ‘I came here to trample the head of your Prophet with this rock, but alas, I could not find him.’ When Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضی اللہ عنہ mentioned this event to the Noble Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم, he صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, ‘She passed by me many times, but an angel came between me and her in such a way that she could not see me.’ The following verse of the Holy Quran was revealed in relation to this event.

وَ اِذَا قَرَاۡتَ الْقُرۡاٰنَ جَعَلْنَا بَیۡنَکَ وَ بَیۡنَ الَّذِیۡنَ لَایُؤْمِنُوۡنَ بِالۡاٰخِرَۃِ حِجَابًا مَّسْتُوۡرًا ﴿ۙ45﴾
(پ15، بنی اسرائیل:45)
And you read the Quran O dear Prophet (Muhammad), We created an invisible veil between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 15, Surah Bani Israel, verse 45)
(Khazaain-ul-‘Irfan, pp. 515)

Moral: Umm-e-Jameel, regardless of looking with full wide open eyes, could not see the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم despite passing by him again and again. Undoubtedly, this is an unusual happening and it is definitely a miracle of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم.
Such miracles were exhibited by the Great Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم many times and there are several Walis (friends) of Allah from whom similar miraculous marvels are exhibited. Marvels exhibited by a Wali of Allah are in fact the miracles of the Beloved and Blessed Rasool صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم because a marvel (Karamat) by any Wali of Allah is actually a miracle of his Prophet.

اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی سَیِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰی اٰلِ سَیِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَّبَارِکْ وَسَلِّمْ

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