Imam Ahmad as-Sirhindi (q.s.) on Prophetic Inheritance

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

On prophetic inheritance, Imam Ahmad al-Faruqi as-Sirhindi (q.s.) said, “It is mentioned in the hadits of the Prophet (s.a.w.), ‘Scholars are the inheritors of the prophets.’  The knowledge of prophets is of two kinds: knowledge of laws and knowledge of secrets.  The scholar cannot be called an inheritor if he does not inherit both types of knowledge.  If he takes only one type of knowledge, he is incomplete.  Thus, the real inheritors are the ones who take the knowledge of the laws and the knowledge of the secrets, and only the saints have truly received and protected this inheritance.”


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