How many languages does the Syed (A.S) speak?

How many languages does the Syed (A.S) speak?

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Hamza Staff asked 2 years ago

How many languages does the Syed (A.S) speak?

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Anis Staff answered 2 years ago
Other than his native language of Arabic, the Syed (A.S) has some knowledge of the English language, given he has provided translations on FaceBook of some of his own posts and given his education as a Civil Engineer from Basra University. However, there is no evidence that he is fluent in English, nor does he know any language other than Arabic.
This question alludes to some narrations that the Imam of the time must be able to speak all languages of the earth. This type of narration is not reliable, as the Syed as explains in Aqaid Ul Islam
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(And had We made it a non Arabic Qur’an, they would have said “Why have its verses not been expounded. A non Arabic (Qur’an) with an Arab). Say “for those who believe it is guidance and a cure. And those who do not believe, they have lead in their ears and it is blind on them. They are the ones who will be called from a far place”.

Some people believe that to know all languages is a quality that is necessary for Allah’s vicegerent in His earth. This is a void belief for which there is no evidence.

So Allah’s proof (hujjah) in this physical world is like other humans with regards knowing languages. So in this physical realm he is unable to know all other languages, other than by virtue of a miracle, and this is another matter. So, here we are not talking about the miracle that may or may not occur as per the divine wisdom. We are merely talking about a necessarily miraculous quality, i.e. each hujjah (proof) knowing all languages in this physical realm, all the time. This is a matter that some ignorant people
and extremists believe – and it is incorrect. In addition to someone like this missing any proof, since it is in opposition to historic reality, sense, as well as the Qur’an. It is explained as follows:
If the Hujjahs (proofs) spoke every language they would use them to convince their opponents, when they faced them. There is no solid proof that the vicegerents of Allah proved themselves to their own people through use of language. Why would they need any other miracles, if they had the miracle of knowing every human language . What would Moses do with the staff if he knew several languages without learning.

Allah’s vicegerent Moses was not able to talk well in any language, just as it is clear in the Qur’an: Allah said (And my brother Aaron is more eloquent than me, so send him with me as a support, to affirm me. I fear that they may deny me. Al Qassas: 34). And my chest becomes tight and I am unable to talk, so send for Aaron (Poets: 13). “And open a knot in my tongue, that they may understand my speech” (TaHa: 27-28)
The Torah (Old Testament) it says:
And Moses said to the Lord (Hear, oh Master. I am not an eloquent person since yesterday, nor before yesterday, nor since you spake to Your servant. In fact, I am heavy in the mouth and the tongue. So the Lord said to him, “Who gives human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute, who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? So now, go and I will be with your mouth and I will teach you what you will say.”
He said, “Hear, oh Master. Send someone else.”
And the anger of the Lord came onto Moses and He said, “is Haroon Al Lawi not your brother? I know better that he will talk. And here he is coming out to greet you When he says you he will be pleased. so speak to him and put words in his mouth. And I will be with your and his mouth and I will teach you what to do. And he will talk to the people on your behalf.
And for you he will be a mouth and for him you will be a god.
(Exodus 4:verse 225)
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﴿وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآناً أَعْجَمِيّاً لَّقَالُوا لَوْلَا فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ أَأَعْجَمِيٌّ وَعَرَبِيٌّ قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاء وَالَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ فِي آذَانِهِمْ وَقْرٌ وَهُوَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَمًى أُوْلَئِكَ يُنَادَوْنَ مِن مَّكَانٍ بَعِيدٍ﴾[فصلت: 44].
بعضهم يعتقد أنّ معرفة كل اللغات صفة ملازمة لخليفة الله في أرضه، وهذه عقيدة باطلة لا دليل عليها.
فحجة الله في هذا العالم الجسماني كسواه من الناس في مسألة معرفة اللغات، فهو في هذا العالم الجسماني لا يمكن أنْ يعرف اللغات الأخرى جميعها إلا بالمعجزة، وهذا أمر آخر فنحن لا نتكلم هنا عن المعجزة التي قد تحصل وقد لا تحصل وفق حكمة إلهية، وإنما نتكلم عن صفة معجزة ملازمة، أي كون كل حجة يعرف كل اللغات في هذا العالم الجسماني في كل وقت، وهذا أمر قد يعتقد به بعض الجهلة والغلاة وهو غير صحيح، وإضافة إلى فقده للدليل فإنه مخالف للواقع التاريخي والعقل والقرآن، وبيانه في نقاط:
أولاً: لو كان الحجج يتكلمون كل لغة لاحتجوا بها على من واجهوهم لكي يؤمنوا بهم. ولم يثبت بدليل قطعي أنّ خلفاء الله احتجوا بمعرفة اللغات الإنسانية الأخرى على أقوامهم ليؤمنوا بهم. ثم ما حاجتهم للمعاجز الأخرى لو كانوا يعرفون كل اللغات الإنسانية، فماذا يفعل موسى بالعصا إذا كان يتكلم عدة لغات دون تعلم؟!!!
ثانياً: خليفة الله موسى (عليه السلام) لم يكن يجيد النطق بأي لغة بصورة صحيحة، كما هو واضح في القرآن قال تعالى: ﴿وَأَخِي هَارُونُ هُوَ أَفْصَحُ مِنِّي لِسَاناً فَأَرْسِلْهُ مَعِيَ رِدْءاً يُصَدِّقُنِي إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَن يُكَذِّبُونِ﴾[القصص: 34]،﴿وَيَضِيقُ صَدْرِي وَلَا يَنطَلِقُ لِسَانِي فَأَرْسِلْ إِلَى هَارُونَ﴾[الشعراء: 13]،﴿وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي * يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي﴾[طه: 27- 28].
وفي التوراة – العهد القديم:
«فقال موسى للرب استمع أيها السيد. لست أنا صاحب كلام منذ امس ولا أول من امس ولا من حين كلمت عبدك. بل أنا ثقيل الفم واللسان. فقال له الرب من صنع للإنسان فما أو من يصنع اخرس أو أصمّ أو بصيرا أو اعمى. أما هو أنا الرب. فالآن اذهب وانا أكون مع فمك وأعلمك ما تتكلم به. فقال استمع أيها السيد. ارسل بيد من ترسل. فحمي غضب الرب على موسى وقال أليس هرون اللاوي أخاك. أنا اعلم انه هو يتكلم. وأيضا ها هو خارج لاستقبالك. فحينما يراك يفرح بقلبه. فتكلمه وتضع الكلمات في فمه. وانا أكون مع فمك ومع فمه وأعلمكما ماذا تصنعان. وهو يكلم الشعب عنك. وهو يكون لك فما وأنت تكون له Exodus 4:13, الها»([225]).
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