Tasarruf with the word “Kun” (be)

It is from the miracles of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam that when he said to
somebody, “Become like this”, then they became like Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi
wasallam had said.
Imam Hakim narrates a hadith and classes it Sahih and Imam Bayhaqi and Imam Tabrani
also narrate it. ‘Abdur Rahman bin Abu Bakr Siddiq radiyallahu ta’ala ‘anhuma narrates
that Hakam bin Abil ‘Aas would sit near Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam and when
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam talked, he would imitate him in a mocking manner.
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said to him, “Become like this”. Hence, till the day
he died, his face was disfigured. {al-Khasa’is al-Kubra, vol.2, p.79}

Imam Bayhaqi narrates from ibn ‘Umar radiyallahu ta’ala ‘anhuma that one day
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam was giving a khutba. A man was sitting behind
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam and was mockingly imitating him. Rasulullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said to him, “Become like this”. The man then fainted and fell
down. His relatives then carried him home and his health was the same until two months
later when he finally recovered. After his recovery, his face was the same as when he
used to mock Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam. {al-Khasa’is al-Kubra, vol.2, p.79}

Imam ‘Allama Sha’rani writes:
“Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam used the word “Kun” in the battle of Tabuk for
two reasons: Firstly to show that it is allowed to do so and, secondly, to show that he had
permission to perform miracles. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “Become
Abu Dhar”, so that person became Abu Dhar and he said to a branch from a date tree,
“Become a sword”, so it became exactly that.” {al-Yawaqit wa al-Jawahir, vol.1, p.147}

‘Allama Sha’rani continues:
Sayyidina Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir says: “Takween will become yours and you will receive
guidance that will be as apparent as the midday sun and this guidance will be from the
Kalam of Allah which is more beautiful than anything. You will receive Ilham that will
be free from any interference (talbis) and so pure that the whispers of Shaytan and the
evil thoughts of the nafs will not affect it”.
Allah has stated in some of his revelations: “Oh son of Adam! I am Allah, there is no
other deity but Me. I say to something, “Be”, and it is. You must obey Me and if you do,
I will grant you this power that you will say to something, “Be”, and it will follow your
command. Allah has bestowed this authority on many of His Prophets and chosen
people”. {al-Yawaqit wa al-Jawahir, vol.1, p.147}

‘Allama Sayyid Mahmud Alusi writes:
Shaykh al-Akbar said: “Asif bin Barkhiya did tasarruf with the throne of Bilqis. He made
it disappear from its location and appear before Sulaiman ‘alaihis salam and nobody
realised this apart from Him who knows everything. The time that it disappeared [from
Bilqis] was exactly the same time as it appeared [before Sulaiman]. Everything happened
in one moment of time. In chronological terms, Asif only performed one action because
the accomplished people gain a state where their speech is granted immediate action by
the announcement of “Kun” by Allah”. {Ruh al-Ma’ani, vol.19, p.185}

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