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The Sciences, the Saliqas & the Blessings of the Prophet (saws)

C360_2013-01-06-19-17-58Science of Blessings
Science is wonderful because it reveals the inner working of the Universe,
Science is an answer to the mystics’ persistent prayers to the Almighty;
“O’ Lord, before I seek more blessings from Thee,
Unveil what is hidden and awaken me
To the Reality of Your Blessings
That is already surrounding me.”
………

Oak_Tree_ComboSCIENCE. Notrumi wrote this observation many many years ago, ‘Some scientists utilise their talent and science to explain God while other use science to explain away God.’ And I think this is true now as it was then. What do you think, my love?

LIMITATIONS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE. Of course, physical sciences may only go so far to illustrate Allah’s amazing handiwork. The science of understanding Allah’s plans is a matter for the spiritual ‘metaphysical’ sciences, that subtle and highly nuanced area of inner knowledge that exists within and gives real meaning to the outer reality of our shapes and forms. People generally call such knowledge and practices as religion.

The Saliqas (seekers of Truth) call it life.

IMG_20150824_184434How do you pray, sunshine? Is it a peaceful blissful moment? Or are you often harangued in mid-prayers by a disconcerting voice -
O’ beggar! There you go, pleading and begging Allah (swt) for more and more blessings. O’ ingrate, think for a moment and ask Allah (swt) to reveal to you the truth of His blessings that are already benefiting you without you even being aware of it! O’ ignoramus, this is enough for you! Your feeble consciousness is simply unable to comprehend the sheer quantity and quality of His blessings that courses through the very sub-atomic particle that forms your body! O’ sinner, Allah’s (swt) all-encompassing love and compassion for His creation precedes you in the past, in the present and in the future! That is why your thankfulness and gratitude must be accompanied with a conscious seeking of His forgiveness and His mercy!”

311766_10151127343404879_1431177460_nThe Blessings & the Grace of Muhammad (saws). For most of us we dwell somewhere between these four polarities. But wherever we are, however high or low our state, we are, in truth, forever in His keeping, in Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful God’s good grace. And it is in this realisation that all Saliqas pray, plead, beg and cry to be guided by Allah’s own Beloved and Mercy to Creation – our Sayyidina Muhammad (saws), the Arch-intercessor & Seal of the Prophets.

For you see, the Prophet (saws), through the service of the saints and sainted ones, is the blessing that just keeps guiding and guiding, and a mercy that keeps giving and giving – the abiding assurance to the faithful, and a stern warning to all that prostrate in fearful awe of God the Most High, the Most Pure!

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

A CUP OF BARAQA …the Creator, the Created and the Ego

IMG_20160622_181313_resizedThe Calling
I am calling them,
But few heed Me,
All they hear is
“My servant, my servant”,
And in pride,
they turn away.

Had they heeded Me,
Would have they not found in Me
Their greatest hopes?
And even more would
I have bestowed.

Would I have not
Taken them closer to Me?

In the intimacy
Of their companionship
With their children
Is an analogy
For all to wonder,
But they enquire not
And remain blind,

They say, “I am me”,
Not knowing their true nature.
Lo, that the truth would have set them free,
But they do not understand.
…………..
(Extracts from the DamSunSunAna, circa 2007.)

Divine Goodies. In this holy month of Ramadan that God Almighty has created for His servants, what wonderful openings are given to even the most miserly of sinners to seek forgiveness and blessings and often enough, simply to give thanks to Allah (swt) for all the divine goodies He has given us, the quality and quantity of which we shall never truly appreciate.

Bat-Blind. That is why the good ones always have the dzikrullah (remembrance of God) emanating from their lips and reverberating in their hearts. It is because they realise that they shall forever (and ever and ever) be indebted to their Creator, quite bat-blind to the baraqa (divine blessings) that nourishes them from pre-eternity to this very moment now. And constantly they are pleading, “O’ Lord, forgive us, for we are blind and deaf to all the blessings You have given us, save for the few miserly (that word again!) number of blessings that we are able to realise and acknowledge by Your inspiration.”

ffsfsThe Cup. So that is a good place to start, sunshine. We must ask Allah (swt) to inspire us to see the wondrous baraqa that is already overflowing out of the cup of baraqa that is our life. At the door of gratitude we approach our Lord Most Generous, following the noble steps of our betters, guided by the lantern of faith and mercy to all the worlds, Sayyidina Muhammad (saws).

The Calling & the Ego. Only once we have answered HIs call may we finally begin to learn who we truly are. Be warned though that our ego will not be happy with such humble attitude and it will react. Thus we ask Allah (swt) to give us the fortitude to reject the self-deceiving exhortations of our rampant ego claiming it knows best. Truly only Allah the Creator encompasses real awareness that is within His creation, from the brightest star in the night sky to the smallest worm burrowing in the earth. We need only accept Allah  Almighty and then ask Him – through that ever-so-nicely-and-politely-manner as is taught to us by the Prophet Muhammad (saws).

Don’t you agree, sunshine?

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way