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Question:     Does the Prophet have Ilm Ul Ghaib
Answer:     Indeed Allah Ta'ala is A'alim Ul Ghaib (i.e. knows all what is unseen and unknowable) and grants this knowledge of the unseen (Ilm Ul Ghaib), as the Lord Himself says in the Holy Quran:

(He is) the Knower of the unseen. So He does not inform any (common man) of His unseen.

Except for His Messengers with whom He is well-pleased (and reveals to them alone the Unseen because that is an exclusive trait of Prophethood and a Messenger’s miracle as well). So indeed He appoints protectors at both front and rear of him (the Messenger, for the security of the knowledge of the Unseen),

Surah Jinn (72:27-26)

Allah Ta'ala says:

And, (O Beloved,) had not Allah’s Bounty and Mercy been upon you, a party of these (treacherous) people had resolved to lead you astray whereas they are only leading themselves astray and can no way do any harm to you. And Allah has revealed to you the Book and Wisdom and has bestowed upon you all that knowledge which you did not possess. Mighty indeed is Allah’s Bounty on you.  Surah Nisa (4:113)

This shows that Allah Ta'ala has taught the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) everything, be it what is ordinarily seeable or unseen, whether it is obvious or hidden.

And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,

[Associate Professor of Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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