Following is the translation of an Article by Abu Abdullah Saarim which was published in Majallah as-Sunnah no. 35 page 13 of Shaykh Ghulam Mustafa Zaheer.
“Some people have started a false aqeedah against Qurah, Hadeeth, Muhadditheen and the Taaifah al Mansoorah that Prophet peace be upon him is Haadir Naadir (Omnipresent). See the short evidences of ahadeeth against this false and extremely deviant aqeedah.
1. Aisha reported
فَقَدْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَيْلَةً مِنَ الْفِرَاشِ فَالْتَمَسْتُهُ
One night I missed Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) from the bed. [Sahih Muslim no. 486]
2. Abu Qatada said
أَصْبَحَ النَّاسُ فَقَدُوا نَبِيَّهُمْ
They would have in the morning found their Apostle missing from amongst them [Sahih Muslim no. 681] 3. Abdullah Ibn Masood said
كُنَّا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ذَاتَ لَيْلَةٍ فَفَقَدْنَاهُ فَالْتَمَسْنَاهُ فِي الأَوْدِيَةِ وَالشِّعَابِ فَقُلْنَا اسْتُطِيرَ أَوِ اغْتِيلَ – قَالَ – فَبِتْنَا بِشَرِّ لَيْلَةٍ بَاتَ بِهَا قَوْمٌ
we were in the company of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) one night and we missed him. We searched for him in the valleys and the hills and said. He has either been taken away (by jinn) or has been secretly killed. He (the narrator) said. We spent the worst night which people could ever spend. When it was dawn we saw him coming from the side of (the cave of) Hira’. He (the narrator) reported. We said: Messenger of Allah, we missed you and searched for you, but we could not find you and we spent the worst night which people could ever spend. [Sahih Muslim no. 450]
4. Aisha said:
افْتَقَدْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ذَاتَ لَيْلَةٍ فَظَنَنْتُ أَنَّهُ ذَهَبَ إِلَى بَعْضِ نِسَائِهِ فَتَحَسَّسْتُ ثُمَّ رَجَعْتُ فَإِذَا هُوَ رَاكِعٌ أَوْ سَاجِدٌ يَقُولُ “ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ”
I missed one night the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) (from his bed). I thought that he might have gone to one of his other wives. I searched for him and then came back and (found him) in a state of bowing, or prostration, saying: Hallowed be Thou and with Thy praise; there is no god but Thou. [Sahih Muslim no. 485]
5. Abu Huraaira said:
أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَدَ نَاسًا فِي بَعْضِ الصَّلَوَاتِ
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) found some people absenting from certain prayers.
6. Abu Huraira said
أَنَّ امْرَأَةً، سَوْدَاءَ كَانَتْ تَقُمُّ الْمَسْجِدَ – أَوْ شَابًّا – فَفَقَدَهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَسَأَلَ عَنْهَا – أَوْ عَنْهُ – فَقَالُوا مَاتَ
a dark-complexioned woman (or a youth) used to sweep the mosque. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) missed her (or him) and inquired about her (or him). The people told him that she (or he) had died. [Sahih Muslim no. 956]
7. Anas said
أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم افْتَقَدَ ثَابِتَ بْنَ قَيْسٍ، فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، أَنَا أَعْلَمُ لَكَ عِلْمَهُ. فَأَتَاهُ فَوَجَدَهُ جَالِسًا فِي بَيْتِهِ مُنَكِّسًا رَأْسَهُ،
The Prophet (peace be upon him) noticed the absence of Thabit bin Qais. A man said, “O Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)! I shall bring you his news.” So he went to him and saw him sitting in his house drooping his head (sadly) [Sahih al Bukhari no. 3613]
8. Abu Huraira said:
نَّهُ لَقِيَهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي طَرِيقٍ مِنْ طُرُقِ الْمَدِينَةِ وَهُوَ جُنُبٌ فَانْسَلَّ فَذَهَبَ فَاغْتَسَلَ فَتَفَقَّدَهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُ قَالَ ” أَيْنَ كُنْتَ يَا أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ ”
he met the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) on one of the paths leading to Medina in a state of (sexual) defilement and he slipped away and took a bath. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) searched for him and when he came, he said to him:0 Abu Huraira, where were you? [Sahih Muslim no. 371]
9. Qura bin Iyaas said:
one of the companion from Ansar used to visit Prophet peace be upon him, He had his son with him. One day Prophet peace be upon him asked him: O so and so Do you love him? He said ” Yes O messenger of Allah
فَفَقَدَهُ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَسَأَلَ عَنْهُ ، فَقَالُوا : يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، مَاتَ ابْنُهُ
(one day) Prophet peace be upon him missed him, so He asked (from his companions) regarding him. They said: O messenger of Allah. His Son died. [Musnad at-Tiyalisi p 145, Musnad Imam al Ahmad 3/436, Sunan an-Nisaee no. 1871, Mustadrak al Haakim 1/384 with an authentic chain]
This hadith has been authenticated bu Ibn Hibban (2947), Imam al Haakim said “This hadeeth has an authentic chain”, ad-Dahabee also authenticated it, Hafidh Ibn Hajar said “The chain is Authentic” (Fath al Bari 3/361)
10. Abu Barda Aslami said
فخرج رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في غزوة له. قال: فلما أفاء الله عليه قال لأصحابه: ” هل تفقدون من أحد؟ ” قالوا: نفقد فلانا ونفقد فلانا. قال: ” انظروا هل تفقدون من أحد؟ ” قالوا: لا. قال: ” لكني أفقد جليبيبا “. قال: ” فاطلبوه في القتلى “. قال: فطلبوه فوجدوه إلى جنب سبعة قد قتلهم، ثم قتلوه
Prophet peace be upon him went for a Ghazwah. When Allah bestowed them (with booty) He (peace be upon him) asked from his companions. Do you miss someone? Sahaba said we can not find so and so. He peace be upon him asked do you miss someone else? They replied no. He peace be upon him said: But Jalbeeb is missing find him in the dead. Companions found him by the side of seven kuffar who were killed by him and then he was martyred by them. [Musnad al Imam Ahmad 4/422]
These are Ten evidences in the shape of authentic ahadeeth.
It is clear from these evidences that Prophet peace be upon him was not even omnipresent (Haadir Naadir) in his blessed life. He peace be upon him and his companions used to find eachother. If He peace be upon him was omnipresent then why it was like that? See another hadeeth in this regard:
Narrated Mughira bin Shu`ba:
كُنْتُ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي سَفَرٍ فَقَالَ “ يَا مُغِيرَةُ، خُذِ الإِدَاوَةَ ”. فَأَخَذْتُهَا فَانْطَلَقَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَتَّى تَوَارَى عَنِّي فَقَضَى حَاجَتَهُ
Once I was traveling with the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he said, “O Mughira! take this container of water.” I took it and Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) went far away [Sahih al Bukhari no. 363, Sahih Muslim no. 274]
When some person can go as far that other person can not see him, How can he be Omnipresent?. This is even impossible and against aqal that Prophet peace be upon him is omnipresent because dirty and impure things are also included in places. Private rooms of people and the places which even a normal Muslim don`t want to see. How can it be possible for a Muslim to do his daily activities when Prophet peace be upon him is present and watching over him? Many of the allowed acts are there which a Muslim can not do in front of other Muslims leave a side he would do in front of Prophet peace be upon him!!!
It is a request for the readers that read the above evidences and see whether Prophet peace upon him is present and watching or not [Haadir Naadir (Omnipresent)]!!!