8 January 2012 Lefke, Cyprus
Astonishing! Astonishing! Allah! With the power of the spirit (...)
وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الرُّوحِ قُلِ الرُّوحُ مِنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّي وَمَا أُوتِيتُم مِّن الْعِلْمِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً قَلِيلاً
wa yasa'loonak `ani 'r-rooh quli 'r-roohu min amri rabbee wa maa uteetum min al-`ilmi illa qaleelan.
Say (O Muhammad), "The soul is from the affair of your Lord, but what you have been given of knowledge is very little (O men)." (17:85)
Human beings have such power that their vision can reach galaxies or any distance in an instant. Allahu Akbar! The deputies of Allah (swt) have been created with different abilities. SubhaanAllah. They say the light of the North Pole star reaches the Earth after forty light years and that is how our power reaches.
يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ
Yaa ‘ayyuha ‘l-’insaanu maa gharraka bi Rabbika ‘l-Kareem.
O Man! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Bountiful? (al-’Infitaar, 82:6)
SubhaanAllah! Our bodies are considered as nothing, but the power Allah (swt) granted from His bounty to servants is astonishing! You may ask about this matter, but what can you understand of it? You do not understand and the only answer is, “Say, ‘The spirit comes by the command of my Lord.’” Allahu Akbar al-Akbar. Allah, Allah! Galaxies are described as being millions, trillions, or quadrillions of light years away. So far their light doesn't reach us, but with the vision of human beings who are just one step higher, he can see that galaxy!
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ
wa laqad karamna Bani Adam.
We have honored the Children of Adam. (Surat al-'Israa, 17:70)
Allahu Akbar al-Akbar! SubhaanAllah. Sultan Allah. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee.
Tawbah, astaghfirullah. The human being must value himself; now he does not value himself or any other human being. They think we are worthless and of course we are not!
هَذَا عَطَاؤُنَا فَامْنُنْ أَوْ أَمْسِكْ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
Haadha `ataa’una famnun ‘aw ‘amsik bi ghayri hisaab.
This is Our gift to grant or withhold. (Surat as-Saad, 38:39)
SubhaanAllah! SubhaanAllahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem. Now the human being does not value himself or any other human. Allah (swt) granted human beings something of which even they, who are granted generously from their Lord, are not aware! If he knew what he has been granted, he would not oppress or disagree with anyone (as he would respect all others). Allah (swt) has granted value to the Children of Adam, but between themselves they do not value that!
Subhaanahu wa ta`ala. Yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Tawbah. He does not get occupied with one matter over any other! Who has the right from among the Children of Adam? Some are dressed with an order, and they value themselves and others. This value cannot be measured with a scale or other forms of measurement; rather, we must look to ourselves, who have been created by Al-Haqq (swt)!
هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَوِّرُكُمْ فِي الأَرْحَامِ كَيْفَ يَشَاء لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
Huwa ‘l-ladhi yusawwirukum fi ‘l-’arhaam kayfa yashaa’u.
He is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases. (Aali-`Imraan, 3:6)
Who is Huwa, “He”? He (swt) has no limit: "He is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases.” He did not say, "Allah is the One Who..." but He said, "He is the One Who..." Where is He?
One time a Jewish man asked Sayyidina `Ali (r), "Where is Allah?" and he replied, "The One Who created 'where' has no 'where.'"
"Where" is from the creation of Allah (swt). To define realities for Man from the Unlimited Ocean is considered nothing (so small in the Divine scheme). Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi 'l-hamd!
It is a pity that human beings in this time do not put any effort into knowing about things related to Heavens, but instead they are busy with things that they have no chance to attain. No! Allah (swt) has put boundaries and limits for everything. It is impossible for you to go beyond your boundary. Your vision is something and his vision (pointing to someone) is something else.
Allahu Akbar! Subhaanahu wa Ta`ala, yaa Rabbee! Teach us, so we may stop the pointless and tasteless arguments between ourselves. Why are there wars and arguments between people and for what reason are they divided? They are divided from beginning to end, but then they leave or are taken away and they drop everything. No one will take anything from this material world to the spiritual world, no! When Man's spirit is fully active then he can say to something "Be!" and it is. What would he want from the whole world when he is in that state?
One day a young graduate of the University of Damascus knocked on the door. I opened it and he said, "I wanted to visit you, O shaykh."
I said, “Welcome to you.” He told me about himself, and then I said to him, "If you have graduated from the University of Damascus, tell me one hadith or something that you have learned."
يا عبدي اطعني اجعلك ربانيا تقول لشي كن فيكون
Yaa `abdee ati`anee aj`aluka Rabbaniyyan taqoolu li shay'in kun fayakoon.
O My servant! Obey Me and I will make you Rabbani, you can say to a thing "Be!" and it will be.
He said, "Allah (swt) said through the Prophet (s), ‘O My servant! O My servant!’” (To be addressed by Allah) is an endless honor! "O My servant! Obey Me. I will make you Rabbani." (Hadith Qudsi) He will make you Rabbani. Then the Prophet (s) explained Al-Haqq's words to His servants by saying, “If you say to a thing ‘Be!’ it will be."
"I will make you Rabbani." "Rabbani" is related to the Lord, but a human being can be Rabbani and say to a thing "Be" and it will be! However, human beings in our time now, which is the time of the first ignorance and the worst also, do not look at the hadith that Allah (swt) granted to the Prophet (s). He (swt) said, "O My servant! Obey Me and I will make you Rabbani. If you say to something 'Be,' it will be." Laa ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina Muhammadun Rasoolullah (s).
Now people in our time are busy with useless things. They say, "We are in the era of technology. We do everything with the technology that we have." Haqq (swt) says, "O My servant! Obey Me and I will make you Rabbani. I will give you knowledge. O My servant!” That knowledge could make a person of zero value reach to a level where if he says to something “Be,” it will be. There is no need to exhaust yourself with technology, no! Obeying the Lord will open for you an area that you never thought about or that you can ever understand. Allahu Akbar! Forgive us, O Lord.
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