All Creation from The Reality of Muhammadun Rasulullah (s)
This Article Has Been Translated
From the Realities of Mawlana (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi
A’uzu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the rejected one
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
We are asking that Allah (AJ) dress us from His Mercy oceans and love oceans. Alhamdulillah, if we don’t know where we came from we don’t know where we are going. Always a reminder that whatever teachings, if something is not understood to have patience so that it can dress the soul and enlighten the soul until the soul has an understanding.
Our Mother is a Means to Come to this Earth
As we understand that we come from our mother and we enter into this world by a means and a source. That is an important because they want the mind to think and understand from the heart that you come from your mother. And if you tell somebody that they will never say, “It is shirk,” or “No you come from Allah.” Of course everything comes from Allah (AJ) but by means of your mother you are coming onto this Earth. Means there is a wasila, a means, through which you arrive onto this Earth.
The Haqayiq and reality of the soul is based on laa ilaha illAllah Muhammadun Rasulullah (sallallahu wa sallam). So when we understood that we came into this world by means of our mother and father. And that is not an association and partnership with Allah (AJ), this is not about worshipness, but “Who knows himself will know his Lord”, his lordship and that which governs him.
مَنْ عَرَفَ نَفْسَهْ فَقَدْ عَرَفَ رَبَّهُ
“Man ‘arafa nafsahu faqad ‘arafa Rabbahu”
“Who knows himself, knows his Lord.” Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)
The way of marif’ah and Gnosticism, is in the quest of: where is it that I come from and that will begin to describe where is it that I am returning to. We come from a source, we come from a reality and to that reality we shall return, wa ilayhi rajioon.
36:83 “Fasubhanal ladhee biyadihi Malakutu kulli shay in wa ilayhi turja’oon.” (Surat Yaseen)
“Therefore Glory be to Him in Whose hand is the [heavenly] kingdom of all things, and to Him you shall be brought back.” (Holy Quran, 36:83)
Allah describes in Surat Yaseen that “My Subhaan upon the Malakoot and it is all encompassing and to it you are going to be returned.” Means we come from the Malakoot, we come from the world of light and to that world of light we shall return.
If in the way of marif’ah you say okay that your light is from the light of Allah (AJ) then now you move into becoming a partner with Allah (AJ), laa shareek, there is no partnership with Allah (AJ). There is no resemblance to Allah (AJ)! Allah (AJ) is a Qudrah and Power that we know as laa ilaha illAllah which describes the Oneness and everything in the Malakoot is powered by that Oneness!
We Return to the Ocean of Muhammadun Rasulullah
It is not the Oneness of laa ilaha illAllah that we return to, but the oneness of the ocean of Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ. That is important in our marif’ah not because we are constantly describing the Haqayiq and the realities of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, but the importance of the Muhammadan reality is our reality. Allah (AJ) describes “Feekum Rasul“, that light is “in” you, that reality is “within you”.
2:151 – “‘Kama arsalna feekum Rasulam minkum yatlo ‘Alaykum ayatina wa yuzakkeekum wa yu’Allimukumul kitaba walhikmata wa yu’Allimukum ma lam takono ta’Alamon.” (Surat al Baqara)
“Just as We have sent among (within) you a messenger from your own, reciting to you Our Signs, and purifying you, and teaching you the Scripture/Book and Wisdom and teaching you New Knowledge, that which you did not know.” (Quran, The Cow 2:151)
Hadith al-Jabbir is that Sayyidina Jabbir (ra) asked Prophet ﷺ “Ya Sayyidi, yaa Rasulullah what was the first that Allah (AJ) created?” It is a long Hadith that Prophet ﷺ replied, “It is my light.”
أَوَّلُ مَا خَلَقَ اللهُ نُوْرِ نَبِيِّكَ يَا جَابِرْ
Awwalu ma khalaqAllahu nuri Nabyika, Ya Jabir.
“The first thing that Allah created was your prophet`s light (referring to himself ﷺ) O Jabir.” Prophet Muhammad (saws)
Means the first thing that Allah (AJ) created is my light. For us to understand that all the Prophets in (the verse) amanar rasul, (Surat al-Baqara, 2:285) Allah (AJ) is describing all the souls of the Prophets.
2:285 – “… kullun amana billahi wa malaikatihi wa kutubihi wa rusulihi, la nufarriqu bayna ahadin min rusulihi, …” (Surat al Baqarah)
“… All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], ‘We make no distinction between any of His messengers…’.” (Holy Quran, 2:285)
We envision a huge ocean of light, all the souls of the Prophets are the heart of that reality, that Nabi, means they have Noor of Bahrul Qudrah. These are predestined realities that Allah gave to those souls. Means from that whole world of light what we would understand is the Qalb and the emanation of power. Everything has a source of power like you follow a water stream and you go to the waterfall, its source. The source of all that power, what we understand is the Qalb, all the souls within that Qalb are from the Prophets and the Messengers. Whomever one of them you love, takes you back into that ocean of the heart.
It means if you have love for Sayyidina `Isa (Jesus) (as), he described to his companions, “I am the way,” not the physicality only. You follow the physicality the rules and laws but for the Haqayiq. Prophet ﷺ came to describe that brotherhood is even in more detailed, yes all the Prophets are the way, but he described that, “You will be with whom you love, in that ocean.”
[quote]الْمَرْءُ مَعَ مَنْ أَحَب
Almar o, ma’a man ahab.
“One is with those whom he loves.” Prophet Muhammad (saws)[/quote]
It means the love and the bond of love is through the Malakoot, that love traverses all time and all space and all realities; it is the most powerful bond. It is not the bond of understanding through the head but it is the light that begins to emanate through the heart.
They teach us with that light and that love your soul will bond with them. And all of them are in the heart that is why in the latayif of the Qalb they have to teach us. Sayyidina Adam (as) teaches us that if you are coming in our heart where we are all associating, we are in that diwan, what we call the ‘association of the Prophets’, their souls are in that ocean. If you want to come and be familiar with our souls, then let us teach you the latayif and the realities; the subtle reality of your soul and your heart. Sayyidina Adam (as) is first and the keeper of knowledge.
Sayyidina Nuh (Noah) (as) is second [level of the heart] and the reality of the soul and building the ship of realities, Sayyidina Ibrahim (as) and Sayyidina Musa (as) and Sayyidina ‘Isa (as) and then Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
[For more information on the Levels of the Heart, please refer to the Levels of the Heart – Latayiful Qalb]
The First of Every Creation is Muhammadan Light
It means the teaching for us if we don’t know where we are coming from, we don’t understand where we are going back to. The way of the Haqayiq and realities, the way of marif’ah is coming and teaching us that hadith Prophet was describing that, “The first of every creation is my light.” It means that everything comes from the Muhammadan Light, the Prophetic Light. For other faiths that are watching, it is the Prophetic Light and all the Prophets are in that center, all from their realities Allah (AJ) is creating everything.
Prophet ﷺ is describing to the Muhammadan Kingdom and the Muhammadan Reality that, “My light was [created] before the Throne, before the Ka’bah, before the ‘Arsh before the Malayikah,”. Everything is from the Muhammadan ight. Ka’bah is created from Nooru Muhammad ﷺ, the Malayikah Angels (ملائكة) because they have a Meem م ; Allah (AJ) was giving us hints for us to understand that the Malayikah carry the Meem م and the turban of that light, they are the most purified Muhammadan Lights. And that is why they deliver and work for Allah (AJ) through the order of His eternal Rasulullah ﷺ. [Prophet ﷺ said] “I was a Rasul before Adam was between his clay and his water.”
كُنْتُ نَبِيًّا وَآدَمُ بَيْنَ الْمَاءِ وَالطِّينِ
“Kuntu Nabiyan wa Adama baynal Maa e wat Teen.”
“I was a Prophet and Adam was between clay and water.” Prophet Muhammad (saws)
Means: my risalat that I represent Allah (AJ) eternity in the world of Light. “Malayikah are from my light, they take from my orders and they come down into Creation.”
It means, when you begin to ponder that Malayikah are from the light of Prophet ﷺ, the Holy Ka’bah is from the light of Prophet ﷺ, Bayt al Mamur is from the light of Prophet ﷺ, Arsh ar Rahman from the light of Prophet ﷺ, all Paradises from the light of Prophet ﷺ. And then a no-mind person wants to discuss: should we do Mawlid or no Mawlid [celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ]? It is absolutely… you have lost your mind.
Paradise is Under Mothers’ Feet, What’s Under Prophet’s ﷺ Feet?
Then we understand the significance of praising upon the Prophet ﷺ because we are beginning to understand our reality: where is it that I come from yaa Rabbi? (Allah says) why did I ask you to respect your mother? Can you be adam, a human being if you don’t respect your mother, the source that brought you onto this Earth? You are Abtar, you become like a person cut-off. Allah (AJ) describes that, no, no, Paradise is under your mother’s foot. This was a vehicle to bring my physicality onto this earth. What you think about the source of my soul?
If my soul is coming from the Muhammadan Light and Allah (AJ) is describing that Paradise is under my mother’s foot, then what is under the foot of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ? Every Haqayiq, every reality, everything that you can imagine through the heart (is under his foot). But worshipness is for Allah (AJ) (only); prayers are for Allah (AJ). Because we are trying to understand the ocean of Creation and not the Creator. We don’t come from the Creator, we come from the ocean of this Creation and to understand my source and where is it that I come from yaa Rabbi.
Seekers Search Source of Light, Like Orphans Search for their Parents
As an orphan child, a yateem, you watch on Television and it is very sad for the children who have been given away at birth. With all that they may have accomplished in life, there is still an emptiness to find who their parents are? Who gave me away for a reason or for no reason? There is a hole in their existence. Imagine the salik, the seeker? Yaa Rabbi where is it that I come from? Who gave me this light? What is it that I owe this light? How am I going to return back to that light?
Soul Mate Is Your Reality, Not Your Wife
They begin to teach and if you think a little bit, Prophet ﷺ is describing that: the Ka’bah and the angels are from my light, everything is from my light, so you are from my light. Because one drop and one drop is one drop. This is not the world of form anymore, one drop of water and one drop of water makes an ocean. In the ocean everything is lost and annihilated in the oneness of that reality: wa khalaqal insaan min nafsan wahid and we created its zawj, its reality. Not that we find its soul mate and we say, “That is my wife, she’s my soul mate.” That is your wife.
خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا
39:6 – “Khalaqakum min nafsin wahidatin thumma ja’ala minha zawjaha…” (Surat Az Zumar)
“He created you (all) from one soul: then created, of like nature, his mate;…” (The Troops 39:6)
The mate of your soul, the reality of your soul is where is it that you came from? What ocean did you come from and it can’t be the ocean of the Creator. The Creator is the Creator and Allah (AJ) is laa ilaha illAlah. When we say laa ilaha illAllah which is the first zikr that means there is absolutely forget about Me. Don’t look at Me and that you come from Me, or you are like Me, that you breathe with Me, that you eat with Me, I am beyond that. I created Hay (Life) and Mayt (dead) to test you.
Attributes Are Descriptions of the Divine Kingdom
Allah (AJ) is not even in the Attributes; the Attributes are a description of the reality in the divine kingdom of Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ. Because you cannot give the Attribute to Allah (AJ) al Hay, we are singing it in the zikr, Allahu Hay, Allahu Hay, Allahu Hay, but Allah (AJ) is not Hay because Allah (AJ) is not Mayt (dead). There is no life, nor dead for Allah (AJ). Allah (AJ) [[says] I created life to test this Creation, I created death to test this Creation.
67:2 “Alladhee khalaqal Mawta wal Hayata liyabluwakum ayyukum ahsanu ‘amalan, wa huwal ‘Azizu ul Ghafoor.” (Surah al Mulk)
“He Who created Death and Life, to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving.” (Holy Quran, The Sovereignty)
It means every Attribute is a divinely description or a direction and a sign that points to the oceans of Creation. You want to know My Mercy it is in that ocean of Creation. By Mercy I have dressed your souls, by blessings I have dressed your souls, and by Generosity I have given you life. Sifat al Khaliq (The Creator), I keep for Myself and I am uniquely the Creator of all Creation.
Means that is the importance of understanding why Prophet ﷺ said, “If you know yourself, you will know the lordship that governs you.” “arafa nafsahu, ‘arafa Rabbahu”.
“Man ‘arafa nafsahu faqad ‘arafa Rabbahu”
“Who knows himself, knows his Lord.” Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)
Not Allah (AJ), Rabbahu, means if you know your nafs (self/ego) you will know your Rabb (lord); not that you know your nafs, you will know Allah (AJ). Because marif’ah معرفة has a Meem م , these are the ‘arifeen عارفين of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. That Allah (AJ) allowed for them, that annihilate yourself, annihilate yourself, annihilate yourself , go back into your heart and figure for your heart that Prophet ﷺ said, “I am from Allah (AJ) and Bani Adam is from my light!”
Only Human beings Make Ascension through Their Heart
Allah (AJ) gave us a secret through our heart, that we are the only Creation that through this heart can begin to traverse into these realities. A gorilla can’t do that, a giraffe can’t do that, a monkey can’t do that. Allah (AJ) said, “Walaqad karamna bani adam,
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ…
17:70 – “Wa laqad karramna bani adama…” (Surat al Isra)
“We have certainly honored the children of Adam…” (The Night Journey 17:70)
I gave you a tremendous honour, through your Qalb, your heart”. The heart of Bani Adam, and all his progeny can make a mira’j, make ascension. As soon as they go into their heart and begin to find their origin that: I come from a world of light. And the world of light is not like this world of form where we discriminate and we based it on status. A world of light that has no form means that one drop and one drop is still one drop. One billion drops is still one drop.
Then the mira’j into that drop, yaa Rabbi let me be taken to where all those drops are going, into that ocean, into that reality and let me be lost in love of that reality. As much as you begin to praise upon the Prophets, praise upon Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ that reality will begin to pull you up. They begin to pull you up and pull you up and begin to crush all of the desires of the physicality. All which is physical is so temporary and everything we are seeking is from that reality. Yaa Rabbi let me to return back to the ocean of Muhammadun Rasulullah.
Reality of Kalimah – Where the Two Rivers Meet
That is where Nabi Musa wanted, that the Pen was writing laa ilaha illAllah for seventy-thousand years and then began to write Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ. Then it began to write Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem. Means before the unfolding of all Creation which is known from Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem is the story of Creation. Before that was the story of Laa ilaha illAllah Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ.
That Nabi Musa said, “I want to reach where the two rivers meet.
18:60 “Wa idh qala Mosa lefatahu laa abrahu hatta ablugha majma’a albahrayni aw amdiya huquba.” (Surat al Kahf)
“Behold, Moses said to his attendant, “I will not give up until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travel.” (Holy Quran, The Cave 18:60)
I want yaa Rabbi not from the reality that you gave to me, for me and for my community, I want from Your Heavenly Reality where the two rivers meet. I want from laa ilaha illAllah Haa, Meem م (Shaykh joins two hands from Haa to Meem م) Muhammadun Rasulullah, I want from that ocean where Hidayat meets with the Waw and these are the people of Hu. The Hu describes whom? It is the Hu of Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ.
Nabi Musa (as) wanted that reality and it was known (to him) when he was walking on that path. He found it as soon as the fish came to life.
18:63 – “Qala araayta idh awayna ilas sakhrati fa-innee naseetu alhoota wa ma ansaneehu illash shaytanu an adhkurahu, wat takhadha sabeela hu fee al bahri ‘ajaba.” (Surat Al-Kahf 18:63)
He said, “Did you see when we retired to the rock? Indeed, I forgot [there] the fish. And none made me forget it except Satan – that I should mention it. And it took its course into the sea amazingly”. (The Cave 18:63)
Fish came to life because these are the people of hayaat, they can bring that which is dead back to life, not resurrect the physical dead. The physical dead they do not need as they are already back with Allah (AJ). But the light and the emanations that are emanating from their (the people of hayat) souls because the light that is emanating is from the light of Prophet ﷺ. That light can revive the soul that has given up hope, the soul that is bewildered and lost, that light and that emanation begins to dress it. That is the sword that Allah (AJ) gave to Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ the Zulfiqar.
Reality of Zulfiqar and Lam Alif
Zulfiqar is the laa ilaha illAllah Muhammadun Rasulullah. It is the Laam Alif, that the handle is the point of Laam Alif where they meet; the Laam and Alif meet and the two blades that come out.
That was the sword given to Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ and he gave it to Imam `Ali (as) and he ﷺ described that he is Baaba hu. (the door)
“ana madinatul ‘ilmin wa `Aliyyun baabuha.“
“I am city of knowledge and `Ali is the door.” Prophet Muhammad
That reality guarding laa ilaha illAllah Muhammadan Rasulullah. These are from `Ibaad ur Rahmaan, its guard is Imam ‘Ali (as).
[For more information on Lam Alif and Imam ali, please refer to article Secrets of Lam Alif and the Name of Imam Ali (as).]
The reality is the first zikr is laa ilaha illAllah; Laa comes to the head that, ‘don’t use the head’, ilaha ‘nothing but’ (pointing towards right shoulder) illAllah (moving from right shoulder to the left and the heart) ‘nothing but Allah into the heart’. It means that is the reality of Lam Alif , that is the reality of the Muhammadan Reality.
Everything in Creation Praises Allah through Muhammad ﷺ
When we understand that all Creation, all Malayikah are from that light; all the trees are from the light of Prophet ﷺ, the light of all the Prophets, every rain, every ocean, everything that you can imagine. Then we understand why Allah (AJ) describes, innAllaha wa malayikatahu yusaloona `alan nabi ﷺ, then adds that, “If you like to join in that barakah you too can do that.”
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيماً
33:56 “innAllaha wa malayikatahu yusalluna ‘alan Nabiyi yaa ayyuhal ladhina aamanu sallu ‘alayhi wa sallimu taslima. ” (Surat AlAhzab)
“Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O you that believe! Send your blessings on him, and salute him with all respect. ” (Holy Quran, The Combined Forces, 33:56)
We make that salawat by praising upon Allah (AJ) allahumma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa `ala aali Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Means every flower is growing from the Muhammadan Light, every drop of rain from the Muhammadan Light, every tree from the Muhammadan Light, every soul is coming from the Muhammadan Light. Everything in Creation is coming from the light and all of it praising upon Allah (AJ) through Prophet ﷺ by saying, allahumma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa `ala aali Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Sallim.
O Allah! Send Peace and blessings upon Muhammad and upon the Family of Muhammad (Peace be Upon him)
Mawlid un Nabi is the Celebration of Our Existence
So Mawlid an-Nabi ﷺ is not only the celebration of Prophet ﷺ, it is the celebration of our existence. That in every moment, everything in this Creation is praising upon Prophet ﷺ; praising the Divinely Presence that: yaa Rabbi you gave us an existence through the ocean of Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ. If not for this ocean of Muhammadun Rasulullah ﷺ we are non-existent. So everything is praising and thanking Allah (AJ) for that existence and for that life.
We pray that Allah (AJ) join us in that praise and in that love and for us to understand where we come from. When you begin to understand where you came from, you begin to correct your adab (manners). When you make istighfar y(ask forgiveness), you say: ya Rabbi, ya Allah astagfirullah, astagfirullah, astagfirullah. The Ahlul Marifi’ah got a reply back, “Yaa ‘Abdee y(o my servant) you have nothing to do with Me. Don’t think you harmed Me, I am far beyond anything that you can approach.” Who did you harm? You harmed Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Allah Created Prophet (s)’s Light & Creation from Muhammad (s)’s Light
Allah (AJ) begins to teach that He gave you from his light. He gave you a drop of existence from his light, Abu Arwah, (father of the Souls) [one of prophet (saws)’s names]. That the soul that you have, they describe, the Misbah that Mawlana described is a glass where Allah (AJ) put all the Creation, it is contained within a lantern
اللَّـهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ … يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ… ٣٥
24:35 – Allahu noorus samawati wal ardi. mathalu noorehi kamishkatin feeha misbahun, almisbahu fee zujajatin, azzujajatu kaannaha kawkabun durriyyun … yakadu zaytuha yudeeo wa law lam tamsashu naarun. noorun ‘ala noorin…(Surat An Noor)
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: … though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light!… (The Light, 24:35)
And from ayat al Quran, qulna yaa naaru koonee bardan wa salaaman – Allah’s (AJ) Qul, His Divinely Speech is a fire that nothing can cool it but the reality of Prophet ﷺ.
21:69 – “Qulna ya Naaru, kuni Bardan wa Salaman ‘ala Ibrahim.” (Surat al Anbiya)
“We said, “O fire, be cool and Peaceful upon Abraham.” (Holy Quran, The Prophets 21:69)
When Allah (AJ) begins to make a praising upon that lantern it’s `qulna yaa naaroo`, Siffat an-Naaroo begins to praise upon that, the shyness and the reality of the light of Prophet ﷺ (from) Qul-na yaa naaru koonee bardan wasalaman, the coolness of Prophet ﷺ mix from the heat of Allah (AJ) and the coolness of Prophet ﷺ begins the condensation and the drops of existence. So just like in your car when it is freezing outside and it’s hot inside and all the dew, the condensation and the water that come into existence. What did Allah (AJ) say? My Creation and My Throne upon that water
11:7 – “Wa huwal ladhee khalaqas samawati wal arda fee sittati ayyamin, wa kana ‘arshuhu ‘alal ma ye liyabluwakum ayyukum ahsanu ‘amalan, …” (Surat Hud)
“And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed…”(Holy Quran)
Means everything comes from that water and from that sweat. That Allah’s (AJ) praise upon the reality of Prophet ﷺ and Prophet’s ﷺ coolness and tranquility to take that and all the sweats of dew that come into existence, those are all the pearls of Creation, and every Creation is within that lamp.
We pray that Allah (AJ) dress us from those lights, bless us from those lights and allow us to return to that reality.
Subaana rabbika rabbil izzati `amma yasifoon wa salaamun `alal mursaleen wal hamdulillahi rabbil `aalameen. Bi sirri surat al-Fatiha.
[Special thanks to sister Saira and sister Hafsa for their help with transcribing this suhbat.]