Shaykh Nasir al-Din alAlbani said
It is among the specialties of Prophet peace be upon him that He can hear those things which others can not hear. Like He used to see and talk with Gabriel Aleh salam. But people can not see and hear him.
It is mentioned in Sahih al Bukhari that one day Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “O `Aisha! This is Gabriel sending his greetings to you.” Aisha ra said, “Peace, and Allah’s Mercy be on him (Gabriel). You see what we do not see.”
But these Specialities must be proven from authentic ahadeeth rather than weak ahadeeth, Qiyaas or opinions.
Now a days people are in two opposite directions in this case.
1. One group rejects these authentic ahadeeth on specialities of Prophet peace be upon him because they are not mutawatir or against the intellect.
2. Second group tries to prove those things for Prophet peace be upon him which are not proven. Like
a) Prophet peace be upon him is first creation.
b) His (peace be upon him) shadow does not touch the ground,
c) or when He (peace be upon him) used to walk on sand his foot signs does not appear.
d) or When He (peace be upon him) put his foot on a rock there would be a sign of his foot.
All of that is false and fabrications.
The moderate saying in this matter is according to Quran, hadeeth and consensus of Muslims Prophet peace be upon him is a human. He must be characterized by all the proven siffat and specialities proven from Quran and sunnah. And when they are proven than it is obligatory to accept them, It is not allowed to reject them because of intellect or philosophical arguments.
It is sad that the Fitna of rejecting authentic ahadeeth is spreading because of minor doubts created by some people. Even some people leave ahadeeth whatever they want to leave and accept whatever they want to accept like they do with the sayings of other non Infallible people…
We ask Allah to save us from both of these extreme and false groups mentioned above ameen. [Nazm al Faraid mimma fe silsilatil alAlbani min al fawaid 1/151-152 نظم الفرائد مما في سلسلتي الألباني من فوائد ]