Did the Prophet Muhammad knows Unseen (ghaib)?

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“All unseen knowledge are “Verily, Allaah, with Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allaah is All‑Knower, All‑Aware (of things)” [Luqmaan 31:34]
No. The very most important things to know that we must differentiate between the knowledge of Unseen and Wahi. Ghaib-Ilm means Knowledge of the unseen is something that Allaah has kept for Himself. As a matter of fact, ghaib applies to every such thing which is hidden from the creation but is in the knowledge of Allah, and such things are countless and limitless. As is indicated by the texts of the Quraan as following Allah says: “None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (Unseen) except Allaah, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected” [al-Naml 27:65]
The Arabic word wahi is used to describe divine revelation. It has a variety of different meanings in the Arabic language, being interpreted as “a quick or divine indication”, “to give or convey a message” or “gentle speech”. In Islamic terminology, wahi can be precisely defined as God’s divine message conveyed to Allah’s chosen persons (Prophets). This message can be conveyed openly or in a hidden and concealed manner, imparting wisdom and knowledge that is beyond the material and physical realities of man. People get confused between unseen knowledge and wahi. Prophets and Messengers too depend on Allah for everything. So it’s totally wrong to ask him for anything. Even they are unaware of the future destiny. But at they same time they have been given a special previledge and  higher status which other human being don’t possess.

“And he revealed to His Servant what he revealed”. (Quran. 53,10)

Prophet Muhammad pbuh never claimed that he knows unseen knowledge (gaib ilm) but always said I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. He was given the title of (محمد عبده ورسوله) Adahu wa Rasulahu, what we testify while reciting Shadah. The Prophet’s job to convey the divine message to mankind was no less or no more.

“O people, say what you must say but do not allow Satan to deceive you. I am Muhammad the son of Abdullah, the servant of Allah and His Messenger. By Allah, I do not love that you raise my status above what Allah the Exalted has granted me”. (Musnad Ahmad)

Therefore, the safest course of action is to refer to the Messenger of Allah as the “servant of Allah” and “His Messenger” without adding any exaggerated titles to this.

“Say (O Muhammad SAW): “I possess no power of benefit or hurt to myself except as Allah wills. If I had the knowledge of the Ghaib (unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance of wealth, and no evil should have touched me. I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe.” (7:188)

 The Prophet pbuh said, “The keys of the Unseen are five and no one knows them but Allah: no one knows what is in the womb but Allah, no one knows what will happen tomorrow but Allah, no one knows when it will rain but Allah, no one knows where he will die but Allah, and no one knows when the Hour will be established but Allah.” (Source: Bukhari)


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