In this short talk, Sheikh Nouman Khan reflects on the following verse from Surat Al-Baqarah (the 1st Chapter of the Qur’an) in which Allah says:
When my slaves asks you about Me, I am near, no doubt about it… (Al-Baqarah 2:186)
He begins his talk by raising the question that, who is meant by the pronoun “you” in the verse? It is the Prophet (peace be upon him). So who is asking who?
A slave/believer is asking the Prophet, so who is going to answer if he is asked? The Prophet himself should answer, but what if he is asked about Allah? The Prophet should say “Allah is near”.
So the expected language of the verse was: When my slave asks you about me, then say to him that Allah is near, but in the verse, the Almighty Allah says that He will answer directly without an intermediary. So the Almighty Allah is so near that He can talk directly to His slave.
Enjoy watching this interesting talk with Sheikh Nouman Khan.