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

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