Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi: The Prophet (s.a.w.) is Granted the Keys to the Treasuries of Dunya

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi said, in the hands of the Prophet (s.a.w.), were Placed the keys of the treasuries of the Earth.  Abu Hurayrah (r.a.) said that he had heard the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) say, “I was Sent with comprehensive speech, I was Supported with terror, and, while I was asleep, I was Brought the keys to the treasuries of the Earth and they were placed in my hand.”  “Comprehensive speech” is the ability to state the most profound truths very clearly, in few words.  Second to the Qur’an, the most comprehensive expression undoubtedly belongs to the Prophet (s.a.w.).  To be “Supported by terror” is Allah’s (s.w.t.) striking terror into the hearts of his enemies so that they are at a disadvantage before the actual confrontation takes place.  This hadits is recorded in Swahih al-Bukhari.

Having Given him the keys, Allah (s.w.t.) Left it to him to divide things among the people as he pleased.  This is why he said, “Allah Gives and I am the divider!”  This is also in Swahih al-Bukhari, Bab al-‘Ilm.

Allah (s.w.t.) Said to Sulayman (a.s.):

“Such are Our Bounties: whether thou bestow them (on others) or withhold them, no account will be asked.” (Surah Swad:39)

And if Sulayman (a.s.) had freedom to give or withhold at will, then how much more freedom did the Master of all Prophets (s.a.w.) have?


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