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The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr | Faith in Allah الإيمان بالله

It is important to note that a proper Qur'anic view allows only The Risen Messiah, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Elijah and Enoch as alive today from ages past. See below for the reasoning that destroys the Immortality myth of Al-Khidr, as it should be destroyed. The Sufi view of Al-Khidr that is referred to below is nothing but Osiria-Mesopotamian pagan myth with occultic East Indian overtones. It is rife with magic and is totally wrong.

The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr | Faith in Allah الإيمان بالله

The True Story of the Life and Death of Al-Khidr

 | November 13, 2011 Reply
Answered by Dr. Salah Al-Sawy at AMJA Online
What is the correct view regarding the life of Al-Khidr and his death? Some Sufis claim that he is a part of their spiritual chain™.
In the name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and those loyal to him.
The Ahadith that mention Al-Khidr and his life are all fabricated, as there is not even one single authentic narration from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم about him. The “proof” that people transmit are only tales and stories of some men claiming to have seen him, so what a wonder! Is there any sign by which these men can claim to have recognized him? Most of those people are fooled when one tells them, “I am Al-Khidr,” and it is known that such news cannot be taken unless there is a proof from Allah about it. So how would someone who sees him be sure that this person is not lying?!?
The correct view is that Al-Khidr passed away, and the textual evidences from the Qur’an and the Sunnah have explicitly stated so, in addition to the consensus of scholars and verifiers, not to mention that such fact can be known through common sense. The Qur’an says:
 وَمَا جَعَلْنَا لِبَشَرٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ الْخُلْدَ ۖ أَفَإِن مِّتَّ فَهُمُ الْخَالِدُونَ
And We did not grant to any man before you eternity [on earth]; so if you die – would they be eternal?
[Surah Al-Anbiya 21:34]
And if Al-Khidr were still alive, he would surely be immortal. As from the Sunnah, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
Indeed, one hundred years after this night, none of the people who are on the face of the earth will still be alive.
[The Hadith is agreed upon]
And in Sahih Muslim from the narration of Jabir bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said a few moments before his death:
No living soul (living today) shall be alive one hundred years from now.
Also, Jabir رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
By the One in Whose hands is my soul, if Moses was still alive, he would have followed me.
So how would Al-Khidr be alive and not pray behind the Prophet, join the Friday prayer and fight with him? As for the agreement of verifiers and scholars – May Allah bestow His mercy upon them – many trustworthy scholars have reported this fact. Imam Bukhari was asked whether Al-Khidr and Ilyas are still alive. He said: How would that be possible when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
No living soul (living today) shall be alive one hundred years from now.
And Ibrahim Al-Harbi was asked about the immortality of Al-Khidr, so he replied, “Whoever talks about a person who is absent, then he is not fair, and if one stands among people and claims to be Al-Khidr, then he is indeed a devil!”
Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah was asked about him and answered:
If he was alive, it would be obligatory upon him to come to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and fight with him and learn from him. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said during the Battle of Badr:
O Allah, if this group of Muslims is defeated today, no one will be left to worship you.
And it is known that they were 313, whose names and the names of their fathers and tribes are known. So where was Al-Khidr then?
He then said, “Ibrahim bin Ishaq Al-Harbi and Abul Husain bin Al-Munadi, the great scholars, stated that he was dead.”
As for common sense and logic, if he was alive, it is obvious that fighting disbelievers, and attending prayers in the Masjid, attending the Friday prayer and teaching people is much better than travelling in isolated deserts! In fact, this would be a form of insult and shame, mind alone that if it is taken to be true that a man lives until the end of days from the moment he was born before the time of Noah, he would be a great sign and a miracle that the Qur’an would have mentioned, and Allah has already mentioned the story of a man who lived 950 years and made him a sign to ponder upon, so how would it be about someone who is immortal? That is why some people of knowledge said the man who claims to be Al-Khidr and that he is alive must be a devil.
In conclusion, he passed away just like all those who passed away before, and all that is mentioned about his life are fabrications and lies. And Allah, the Most High, knows best.

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