Contents > Chapter 3: Pantheism, Wahdat al-Wajood or Moksha > Refutation of Wahdat al-Wajood in light of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah


 

Refutation of Wahdat al-Wajood in light of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah (continued)


(C) The Fitrah (Natural Inclination)

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “Every child is born in the state of Fitrah (i.e. a Muslim). Then his parents make him a Jew, Christian or a Zoroastrian.”[1] It is against the conviction of natural pure Fitrah to believe that all creation is Allah, which also includes filth and dirty places. No sane Muslim would ever accept such corrupt and immoral belief about His Lord, except him who has lost his senses or his Fitrah has been corrupted, as the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) stated: “…Then his parents make him a Jew, Christian or a Zoroastrian.”

 

Even a simple-minded Hindu in India remember the Lord as, “Uper-wala” or ‘the One Who is above’. The disbelieving Pharaoh too was naturally inclined to this belief, “…The Pharaoh said, ‘O Haamaan, build a lofty place for me so that I may attain the ways of (reaching the) Heavens for me to behold the God of Moosa…”[2]

 

(D) Isra wal-Meraj

Another manifest proof that Allah is above the Seven Heavens is the miraculous event of Isra wal-Meraj, during which Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) was taken above the Seven Heavens to meet Allah, the Exalted. If Allah is present everywhere and in everything, (Na’oodho billah); the virtues and wisdoms behind the journey of Meraj would prove to be insignificant and worthless!


[1] Saheeh al-Bukharee, vol. 8, no: 597, and Saheeh Muslim, vol. 4, no: 6423.

[2] Soorah Ghaafir (40): 36-37.