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Holy Qur'an Addresses the Soul

Shaykh Nour Mohamad Kabbani

5 August 2023 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Rahim. The Holy Qur'an was not only addressed to Rasulullah (s) and the Sahabah, it was addressed from RasulAllah's time until Qiyamah, Judgment Day. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) is saying that Qur'anu 'l-Kareem is speech to all humanity, addressing all human beings, and it has come in Arabic.

Why do non-Arabs take pleasure and feel love and passion to read a book they don't understand? Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) said, “That is the biggest testimony that the book they are reading, Qur'anu 'l-Kareem, is a Divine book.” It has Sirru 'n-Ilahi, a Divine Secret, because it is addressing your essence, ruh. You might not understand it, but it's addressing your being. That's why you read it over and over.

Allah (swt) is addressing you in Qur'anu 'l-Kareem.Every human being from the beginning up to the end has a share in the Qur'an. Our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will read the Qur'an and it will apply to their lives and everyday events up to Judgment Day. Every human being that is reading the Holy Qur'an will know it is addressing their difficulties, concerns and worries. Qur'anu 'l-Kareem addresses all the matters of this world. That's why we all read it because we want to find our way in this maze.

Allah (swt) says in Holy Qur'an:

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ مِن سُلَـٰلَةٍ مِّن طِينٍ

And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay. (Surah al-Mu'minun, 23:12)

Allah says: "We have created human beings from a chain of teen: clay, soil, from dirt, from earth."

It is said that when Allah (swt) wanted to create Adam, He sent Jibril (a) or another angel to Earth, who collected soil from every corner—its sweet part, the sour part, the bitter part, the salty part—from the valleys and mountains, red, yellow, and white sand. And he collected from all colors of the rocks.

He collected everything, small portions from all areas of Earth and brought them up. Allah (swt) created Adam (a) from all of these portions of soil. That's why it is said that human beings differ in their colors and character, because of the different colors of earth and their various characteristics. Earth is hot, cool, solid, and soft. So you have different features and qualities in human beings that reflect the different kinds of soil present on Earth from the mountains, valleys, and deserts. Jibril (a) collected all of them, put them in the soil of Adam (a), and from him it went into his children.

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) described how people resemble animals. Because each animal represents something that is either from the bad or good characteristics of Earth. The Earth's elements can burn, kill, harm, and be cruel, or be tender, kind, giving and generous.

So both colors and characteristics were put by Allah (swt) in Adam (a). Awliyaullah said that Allah (swt) also created each animal from one of these characteristics. Thus we see that hirs, hoarding, is seen in some creatures. Allah (swt) created mice, ants, and others with the characteristics of packing, hoarding, and greed.

AwliyaAllah also said He (swt) put shahwa, sexual desire, in human beings, which is seen strongly in birds and roosters. Allah (swt) put ghadab, anger, in cougars and panthers, the big cats that anger very quickly.

Allah (swt) has shown bad and good characteristics in each different species, and many of us carry them, as well. For example, hiqd, hatred mixed with vengeance and rage, is found both in snakes and human beings.


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