Monday, April 23, 2012

DAALIYYA


"Is there for me a way to travel swiftly towards Tayba,
To visit the tomb of the Hashimi Muhammad?(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
That which has spread its fragrance under his protection
Has caused the pilgrims to convulse in the direction of Muhammad(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
I went away bathed in tears, tears falling like a downpour,
Yearning towards that Prophet Muhammad(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
I swear by the Rahman, I possess not a single excellent trait,
I am only totally encompassed in the love of Prophet Muhammad(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
I give a description of the affliction of my longing for him, which is plain to see
For me there are no enjoyments without visiting that Master
I have become exhausted yearning to hasten to his grave
Truly for me, there are no pleasures and joys in life without Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
He is the sun of illumination, crown of guidance, the sea of generosity(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
Indeed there is no good except in following Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
He is the downpour whose blessings encompass all creatures
Rather, the entire creation of Allah is less than Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
If I had traveled to Tayba, I would have obtained the object of my desires,
Being completely covered in the dust of the sandals of Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
The tomb of Ahmad is plastered with fragrances
I am strengthened with the scent of musk, the fragrance of Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
The sun is nothing nor is the eclipse which distorts it,
There is no eclipsing the light of that Guide.
The desire of my heart is to visit his house,
My tears overflow from the loss of that Master.
My tears pour forth when I remember his demise,
For I am consumed in the love of Prophet Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
If it is said to me 'Who fills you with longing among mankind?'(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
Then I will say, 'I am passionately in love with Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
Completely destroyed is the one, who refuses to follow his path,
His torment will be prolonged here and likewise in the next life.
Arise with us and let us run to the sun of guidance,
Let us swiftly traverse the open dessert to visit the grave of Muhammad.(swallallahu alaihi wasallam )
Lets fasten our saddles heading towards the beauty of the Day of Standing,
Lets us role ourselves in the dust of that mosque in Tayba.
                                            from the poem of uthman Dan fodio
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NOORUN ALA NOOR


                                                NOORUN ALA NOOR
'Hazrat Ibn Abdullah Ansari (RA) narrates that he asked the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam),
"what was created first?"

Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) replied: "the first thing that Allah created was my noor, with his own noor, before anything else. The noor was floating about and travelling wherever Allah wished. Then Allah wanted to create everything, so he split the noor in to four parts. With the first He created the Pen, with the second he created the tablet of destiny, with the thirdhe created the Arsh, and He split fourth in to another four.

With the first of that He createdthe angels that would carry His throne,
with the second He created His throne, with the third He created the rest of His angels, and He split the fourth in to another four.

With the first He created the Heavens, with the second the planets, with the third he created paradise and hell, and he split the fourth in to anotherfour.

With the first of that he createdthe noor of the mu'min's eyes, with the
second he created the noor of the mu'min's hearts and with the third he
created love..."
(This Hadeeth has been narrated by Hazrat Abdul Razzaq (RA), in his book
Fatawa-e-Hadithia, page 289.)

It is clear from the above Hadeeth that the Prophet's (salallahu alaihi wasallam) noor is manifest in all of creation. The Universe was dark before it was illuminated by the noor of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam). Thenoor of Rasoolallah is manifest even in the sun. The sun never sets; it is always shining somewhere. And the people whose eyes have been blessed by Allah the almight can see the noor of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) present in the core of the sun. All the miracles of nature are under the command of the noor of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam).'

'Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) relates that Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) once asked Jibra'il
(AS):

"Oh Jibra'il, how old are you?"

He replied: "I do not know. But I know this much, that there was a star in
the fourth heaven that used to shine after every 70, 000 years and I have
seen that star 72, 000 times."

On hearing this Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) said: " By the honour of Allah the almighty, I am that star!"

70 000 x 72 000 = 5, 040, 000, 000 (five billion, forty million) years. That
star that shone for billions of years before creation - is it not shining
now?

Imam Qastalani (RA) writes that when Allah the almighty created Hazrat Adam (AS), Allahput in his heart: "oh Allah, why is one of my names Abu
Muhammad?"

Allah (SWT) told him to raise his head. When he looked up, he saw a noor and he asked:"Oh Allah what is this noor?" Allah the almighty replied:"This is the noor of a Prophet from among your descendents.His name in the heavens is Ahmad (salallahu alaihi wasallam) and on the earth Muhammad (salallahu alaihi wasallam). If it was not for him I would not have created you, nor would have I created the heavens or the earth."

Whoever learned to live, learned to live because of Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam). Whoever got something or received something, received itbecause of Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam).

There is no blessing in any gathering that does not have his name mentioned in it. The remembrance of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) is the sole reason for the beauty of this world. The excitement and the exhilaration we feel in this world is because of Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam).

If someone insulted Allah the almighty, Allah may choose to ignore the person's indiscretion. But if someone insulted the Habib of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) He will never ignore this.

When the people of Salih (AS) hamstrung the camel of Hazrat Saleh (AS), Allah the almighty did not tolerate this and destroyed them. The people of Salih (AS) hamstrung the camelof Salih (AS) and Allah destroyed them all. But the people had been denying the existence of Allah the almighty for a long time before they hamstrung the camel.

The punishment came becausethey insulted the Prophet of Allah - by killing his camel. Allah the almighty did not tolerate this. Then consider this -
what about insulting the Habibof Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam)?

To say again and again, by calling out their names that the Prophets can't do anything and don't know anything is inexcusable and disrespectful.

This is like standing in the presence of the King and saying that the King's
minister is nothing, has no authority and can do nothing - declaring that all the control is the King's hand. To say this in the presence of the whole
court of the King is something the King will not tolerate. It is true that in the presence of the King, nobody has any authority. But in spite of this, asserting that the minister cannot do anything is an insult to the King. It is the King who has given the authority to the minister. Hence, to deny the authority of the minister is to deny the authority of the King.

Likewise it is Allah who has given the authority to the Prophets (AS) and to deny this in His presence is not only an insult to the Prophets (AS) but also an insult to Allah the Almighty.

And understand this as well! The love of Rasolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) is higher in status than the obedience of Allah the almighty. You may be obedientto Allah but might not love Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam). But if you truly love Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam),
then you will be obedient to Allah the almighty.

Obedience can be without love.For example a servant may be obedient to his master but thatdoes not mean he loves his master. It is quite possible that the servant may obey his master but when he meets with other people he is disrespectful to his master. But a lover can never criticize his beloved. If this is true for an ordinary lover and his beloved - then how can we even dare tocriticize and question the best of creation, the one who has no faults, the embodiment of perfection (salallahu alaihi wasallam)?

Whenever anyone was grippedwith misfortune he escaped hiscalamity through remembrance of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam).
Do you think that Allah the almighty can ignore the remembrance of His
beloved? No never!

Everlasting contentment and exhilaration in the love of Rasoolallah salallahu alaihi wasallam is drinking a glass full of His love. If this glass was for sale we would sell everything to get it. What are crowns and thrones - we wouldsell our souls to get this one drink of the love of Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam).

Oh the King of Beauty (salallahu alaihi wasallam)! Neither to listen, nor to say anything but simply waste away and remain engrossed in your love (salallahu alaihi wasallam) is the best life in thisworld. Our sayings, if based on true love, in praise of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) are above shirk. Our condition is pitiable; we do noteven have the
words that can justify the magnificence and splendour ofRasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam). How can we, the worthless statues of clay, adequately praise the Habib salallahu alaihi wasallam of Allah the almighty?

Ya Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam)! If we sacrificed our wealth, our lives, our souls for you - even then we would not have fulfilled the rights of Your love. To sacrifice everything forYou is what love truly is.

Without Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam) what jannat is that? To wither away in the search for Rasolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) is better than paradise. Without finding Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam) there is
no comfort what so ever. This sort of shirk we do everyday - and neither do we refrain from it and nor will we avoid it.

The author, Babaji Sarkar, says if according to some people, Allah the
almighty will command me to be thrown in to the fire of Hell for the crime of loving Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) - then this humble servant with his heart full of love for Him (salallahu alaihi wasallam) will jump in to the fire of Hell with no fear whatsoever! To be in the fire ofHell with His love (salallahu alaihi wasallam) is a lot better than going to
paradise without Him. And understand this as well - no firecan ever overcome the noor of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam). The love of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) will cool the fire of Hell - and this is such a strong part of my iman that no reasoning and no amount of argument can ever change it.

What you think will get me thrown in the fire of hell - for me it is the key
to paradise. It is possible that on the Day of Judgment, Allah the almighty
may not forgive the one who prayed five times a day. But there is no doubt that the Aashiq-e-Rasool (lover of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam)) will undeniably be forgiven.

Hell fire is haram for the lovers of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam). The fire of hell can never burn the true lover of thebeloved of Allah the almighty and neither will Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) be able to bear seeing his lover in the fire of Hell.

You have everything but the love of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) - it is as if you have nothing.

O my Master (salallahu alaihi wasallam), may my soul be sacrificed for you! This world is in existence because of your one smile. This world and all that is in it has been decorated just for You. You are the sole purpose for the whole of creation.

Ya Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam), your one look of affection is enough for my whole life. Ya Habiballah, we do not have the words to justify your magnificence. This is the reason why we are silent.Whenever somebody called out to You (salallahu alaihi wasallam), You never turned him away.

Ya Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) hear our call now as well! We desired but were unable to do. Our last wish is that we come walking on our heads and sacrifice our lives forYou (salallahu alaihi wasallam)!'


May Allah the almighty grant us the true, authentic and sincere love of Rasoolallah (salallahu alaihi wasallam). Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, aameen bi hurmathi nabiyyil ameen swallallahu alaihi wasallam

                                                                      Wali e Akmal Hazrat Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat Ali (RA

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A LAMP FROM THE LIGHT


1. A lamp appeared from the Light of the Unseen. I t appeared and
returned, and it surpas sed the other lamps . I t was a ruling
moon, manifes ting itself radiantly among the other moons . I t
was a s tar whose as trological house is in the Empyrean. Allah
named him ‘unlettered’ in view of the concentration of his
aspiration, and also ‘consecrated’ because of the majes ty of his
bles s ing, and ‘Makkan’ becaus e of his res idence in His vicinity.
2. He expanded his breas t, and raised his power , and lifted from his
the burden ‘that had weighed down thy back,’ and He imposed
his author ity. As Allah made his Badr appear so his full moon
ros e from the cloud of Yamãma and his sun aros e on the s ide of
T ihãma (Makka), and his lamp shone from the source of all
divine munifence.
3. He did not repor t about anything except according to his inner
vis ion, and he did not order the following of his example except
according to the truth of his conduct. He was in the presence of
Allah, then he brought other s to His Presence. He saw, then he
related what he was . He was sent for th as a guide, s o he defined
the limits of conduct.
4. No one is capable of discerning his true s ignificance, except the
S incere, s ince he confirmed its validity, and then accompanied
him s o that ther e would not remain any dispar ity between them.
5. No Gnos tic ever knew him who was not ignorant of his true
quality. His quality is made clear only to those to whom Allah
under takes to disclose it. ‘T hose to whom We have given the
Book, and the recognize their sons , even though a par ty of them
conceal the truth, and that wittingly.’ (2.46)
6. T he lights of prophecy is sued from his light, and his light
appeared from the light of Mys tery. Among the lights there is
none more luminous, more manifest or more uncreate- thanuncreatednes
s than the light of the Mas ter of Generos ity.
7. His aspiration preceded all other aspirations, his exis tence
preceded non-exis tence, his name preceded the Pen because it
exis ted before.
8. T here was never on the hor izons, beyond the hor izons, nor
below the hor izons anyone more graceful, nobler , wiser , mor e
jus t, kinder , more God- fear ing or more s ympathetic than the
holder of this role. His title is Mas ter of Creation, and his name is
Ahmad, and his attr ibute is Muhammad. His command is mor e
cer tain, and his es sence is more excellent, and his attr ibute is
mor e glor ious , and his aspiration is unique.
9. Oh marvel! What is more manifes t, more vis ible, greater , mor e
famous , more luminous , more power ful or more discerning than
him? He is and was , and was known before created things and
exis tences and beings . He was and s till is remembered befor e
‘before’ and after ‘after ’, and befor e subs tances and qualities . His
subs tance is completely light, his speech is prophetic, his
knowledge is celes tial, his mode of expres s ion is Arabic, his tr ibe
is ‘neither of the Eas t nor the Wes t’ (24.35), his genealogy is
patr iarchal, his mis s ion is conciliation, and he has the title of the
‘unlettered’.
10. T he eyes were opened by his signs , secrets and selves
perceived by his being there. I t was Allah who made him
ar ticulate by His Word, and being the Proof, confirmed him. I t
was Allah who sent him for th. He is the proof and the proven. I t
is he who quenches the thir s t of the vehemently thir s ty hear t, it
is he who br ings the uncreated wor d that is not touched by what
touches it, nor phrased by the tongue, nor made. I t is united to
Allah without separation, and it surpas ses the conceivable. I t is
he who announces the end and the ends and the ends of the
end.
11. He lifted the cloud, and pointed to the S acred House. He is
the limitation, and he is a heroic war r ior . I t is he who received
the order to break the idols , and it is he who was sent to
mankind for the ex termination of them.
12. Above him a cloud flashed bolts of lightning, and below
him a bolt of lightning flashed, shone, caused rain, and fructified.
All knowledge is but a drop from his ocean, and all wisdom is but
a handful from his s tream, and all times ar e but an hour from his
life.
13. Allah is with him, and with him is reality. He is the fir s t in
union and the las t to be commis s ioned as a prophet, the inwar d
by reality, and the outwar d by gnos is .
14. No scholar ever attained his knowledge nor did any
philosopher become cognizant of his unders tanding.
15. Allah did not sur render (His Reality) to His creation,
becaus e he is he, and his being ther e is He, and He is He.
16. Nothing came out of the M of MHMD, and none entered
into his H, and his H is the same as his second M, and his D is as
his firs t M. His D is his perpetuity, his M is his rank, his H his
spir itual s tate, as is his second M.
17. Allah made his speech manifes t, and enlarged his mark,
and made his proof known. He sent down the furqan to him, he
made his tongue adequate, and He made his hear t shine. He
made his contemporar ies incapable (of imitating Qur ’an). He
es tablished his clar ification and exalted his glory.
18. I f you flee from his domains , what route will you take
without a guide, oh ailing one? T he max ims of the philosopher s
ar e like a s lipping heap of sand before his wisdom.



      source :from the book THE TAWASIN by shaik Hallaj
                                      english translation by aisha abdu rahman