Allah(SWT)’s 1st. Creation: The Creation of the Light of Muhammad(Darood)




It is evident from numerous Ahadith that the first thing that Allah Ta’ala created was the Noor-e-

Muhammadi or the Light of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Rasoolullah (Sallallahu

Alaihi Wasallam) has stated in the Hadith, “Awwalu ma Khalaq Allahu Noori,” i.e. the first thing

Allah created was my Noor. [Madaarijun Nubuwwah, Vol 2]

It is stated in the Holy Qur’an, “No one is associated to Him, so I have been commanded and I am

the first Muslim.” [Surah 6, Verse 163] The Sahaabah asked Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi

Wasallam) to explain the phrase “I am the first Muslim” in this verse, as Hazrat Adam (Alaihis

Salaam) and the other Prophets up to Hazrat Isa (Alaihis Salaam) were born on earth before him,

and all these Prophets were Muslims i.e. they surrendered to the will of Allah, so how could

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) be the first Muslim? It was then that Rasoolullah

(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) explained that Allah Ta’ala had created him as Noor-e-Muhammadi

out of Himself many thousands of astronomical years before Allah Ta’ala decided to create the

universe. Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has also stated, “I am the first Prophet to be

created and the last one to be sent.”



“O Jabir, verily Allah first created my Noor (Light) from His Noor before He created anything

else. This Noor stayed in obedience according to the Will of Allah. At that time, there was neither

the Lawh (Divine Tablet) nor the Qalam (Pen), neither heaven nor hell, and neither any angel,

earth, skies, sun, moon, jinn or human beings. When Allah wished to create something, He

divided that Noor into four parts. From one part He created the Qalam (Pen), from the second,

the Lawh (Divine Tablet) and from the third, He made the Arsh (Throne).



Once again, He divided the fourth part into a further four parts. From the first part He created the

Noor with which the believer (Mu’min) sees. From the second, He created in the hearts of the

Believers the Noor of Ma’rifat (spiritual realisation). From the third, He created a Noor in the

tongues of the Believers to recite the Kalima-e-Shahaadat, Laa Ilaaha Illallah Muhammadur

Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. (And from the fourth part everything else was created).”

[Dalaa’il-un-Nubuwwah; Muwaahibul Laduniya; Ibne Majah]


لَا شَرِیۡکَ لَہٗ ۚ وَ بِذٰلِکَ اُمِرْتُ وَ اَنَا اَوَّلُ الْمُسْلِمِیۡنَ ﴿۱۶۳﴾

 اس کا کوئی شریک نہیں مجھے یہی حکم ہوا ہے اور مَیں سب سے پہلا مسلمان ہوں(ف۳۴۰)

No one is associated to Him, so I have been commanded and I am the first muslim.



The Ayah,

﴿وَأَنَاْ أَوَّلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ﴾

(and I am the first of the Muslims.) means, from this Ummah, according to Qatadah. This is a sound meaning, because all Prophets before our Prophet were calling to Islam, which commands worshipping Allah alone without partners. Allah said in another Ayah,

﴿وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ نُوحِى إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ أَنَاْ فَاعْبُدُونِ ﴾

(And We did not send any Messenger before you but We revealed to him (saying): “None has the right to be worshipped but I, so worship Me.”) ﴿21:25 Allah informed us that Nuh said to his people,


The Creation of the Light of Muhammad :-

Allāh swt said:

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures. (al-Anbīyā’ 21:107) There are two meanings for the Arabic ‘alamīn. ‘Alamīn can refer to humankind and jinn. It can also mean everyone and everything. Everything that Allāh (swt) has created is included in ‘alamīn. As Allāh said in the opening of the Qur’ān (Sūrat al-Fātiha):

الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

All praise is for Allah Lord of the Worlds. (al-Fātiha 1:1) ‘Alamīn means Allāh (swt)s the Lord of everything. The Prophet (s) as a mercy to the worlds (‘alamīn) is correspondingly sent as a mercy to all of Allāh’s creation. Anything and everything that is other than Allāh (swt)s a recipient of His mercy and blessings through the Prophet (s) .

             The Prophet (s) told Jābir (r), “O Jābir! The first thing that Allāh created is the light of your Prophet.” If we heed what modern physics is teaching us, then that light must be the source of the great Big Bang. Physicists say that before that event, there was nothing. Then Allāh said, “KunBe!” and “it was―fayakūn.”

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