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Why Do We Kiss the Thumbs when We Hear the Name of Prophet (s) in Adhan

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

Tuesday April 07, 2009, Lefke, Cyprus

I saw that when I was young, when I was like seven or eight years of age. My uncle was the

head of scholars and shaykhs in Lebanon. He studied in Egypt, Al-Azhar. He was very famous. He used to teach four schools of thought: Shafi`i fiqh, Hanafi fiqh, Hanbali fiqh and Maliki fiqh, only to scholars, not to students. Students weren’t allowed.

First time when Adhan …I still remember like when I was seven…. whenever the adhan goes and if I’m at his house or he is at our house whenever the Prophet (s) name would come he would rub his thumbs and kiss. I was wondering why, so I asked him. I was young at that time and I hadn’t studied [Islamic Studies yet] so you [when you don't know you] ask your guide, your shaykh, uncle. So I asked why. His name was Shaykh Mukhtar al-Alayli. I asked him "Why is it that every time the Prophet's (s) name comes you rub your eyes?" And he said, "Every time his name comes Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (r) used to rub his thumb and shahada finger and put them on his eyes and he would say "qurata `aynee bika ya Sayyidee ya Rasoolullah - May Allah give me happiness or beauty with you, O Rasoolullah, in my eyes." And he was the closest to the Prophet (s). So it is a tradition from the time of Sayiddina Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (r).

One time I explained this on Sufilive.com and I don’t think you were there, [laughing]. I explained this in a scientific way. Because it is a hadith of Prophet (s) many Sahaba know this hadith and most of them were kissing and rubbing their eyes.

As I was mentioning in the suhba before:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا

[And as for thee,] O Prophet - behold, We have sent thee as a witness [to the truth], and as a herald of glad tidings and a warner,... (Surat al-Ahzab, The Confederates, 33:45)

"We have sent you as a witness…" Witness on what? Witness on you. How does he know us? There must be a scientific code. What is the thumb? The thumb is what…I’m giving you a very quick answer. The thumb is your ID. Your fingerprint. My thumb is not going to be like anyone else’s thumb in the whole universe. It's different. The encrypted code knowledge is here in the thumb. And this is what? Shahadah finger. You are saying Ya Sayiddee, Ya Rasoolullah with the shahadah finger (shahada). With my ID you are presenting your passport saying that I am this person and I am making Shahada, and I want you, ya Rasoolullah (s), to be a witness on my shahada. Because ashadu means, "I bear witness that Allah is my creator and Prophet (s) is my messenger. I want you to bear witness that's what I said that Ya Rasoolullah." And why do you put your fingers on your eyes? Because as scientists found today, your iris also contains your ID.

So, this scientific knowledge was granted to Sayiddina Abu Bakr Siddiq (r) 1400 years ago. So

kissing their thumb and shahada finger, because might be someone is left-handed they are

confirming it with your other ID code, your iris. So now two witnesses you have. This one (thumb) and your eye. How many witnesses you need in Islam? Two! It’s correct?


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