Kashfol Asraar (Unearthing The
Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity &
Makki (Makkan Period i.e. the
first 13 years of Divine
Revelation in Makkah)
Chapter 112, 4 Verses
Jews, and polytheists of
Qoraish enquired from the Messenger
Mohammad about the origin and essence of the Lord: Who & What It
Qoraish was the tribe of Mohammad’s family. This chapter starts with
which is the commandment to the Prophet to convey the answer for the
RAHMANIr RAHIM(I): 
In The Name of Allah The Most
Beneficent The Most
Say (O Mohammad): It is Allah,
The One & Only;
Allah is Samad i.e. the noble self-sufficient
whom all the creatures need and It needs no one;
It begets not and nor It is
LAHOO KOFOWAN AHAD(ON):
And there is none like unto It.
Gnostic) & Adabi (Moral & Ethical) Tafsir (Exegesis)
In The Name of Allah The Most
Beneficent The Most
Merciful: Beginning with
the name of the Divine Lord utterly unique &
singular, unparalleled in Sifat (Attributes), afar & away from
deservedly deified & deitate, the knower of commandments &
limitlessly generous nonesuch & resistless, affectionate to Its
deserving every commendation and every praise, Its beauty &
(Immemorially Preexistent), Its edict mightily overpowering, Its speech
eloquent & elegant, Its dominion away & afar from evanescence,
& purified from any faults & wrongs, afar & away from any
imagination and outside the realm of reasoning & rationalization.
all praise upon Your beautiful face
heart & eyes, all three sacrificial offer
You do, our hearts so appeased
be it costing our life, so pleased
1. Say (O Mohammad): It is Allah, The
One & Only:
O Mohammad the strangers are asking about our origin, say, “A deity
essence and unique in Sifaat (Attributes), unchallenged in might &
singular in divinity & godship, nonpareil in Abad (Eternity) &
(Sempiternity), deservedly deified omniscient in all divine affairs,
heart of Its friends the light of Its endowment lucent, concealed from
while fully manifest in Its artistry & handicraft. Benevolent &
affectionate, illimitable in grace & mercy a wonderful deity,
knower of all
secrets and confidential conversations, owner of “Lofty Horizon” (Ofoqel
A‘alaa) , the creator of the Divine Throne as well
as what lies underneath
the earth, more intimate than any intimacy and worthy of all paean
the eye though intimate with the heart
to the heart yet concealed from the eye
2. Allah is Samad: Being Samad 
means all slaves
need It yet It needs no one & nothing. All disobedient slaves are
of Its generosity & forgiveness, the healing of every pain is due
beneficence and elation of the miserable are due to Its beauteous Jalal
(Momentous Sublimity), blest the one who is intimate with Its Names,
& dignified the one proffered Its remembrance, jubilee the heart It
enchained, cleansed & purified that tongue in Its remembrance,
the one his days passed in Its love & affection. Some boast about
Paradise and others boast about the Divine Love! This Divine Love the
for the one whose efforts are focused solely for It.
brim-filled with the face of my Love
with these eyes whilst glancing at my Love
Discerning the eyes from my Love
Either my eye is It or It is my eye
Samad is It, causing the
bewilderment & bedazzlement of
minds at Its Jalal (Venerably Glorious & Splendid), intellects are
stressed & anxious facing Its beauty, cognitive faculties
attempting to grasp Its secrets, thoughts uprooted musing Its affairs,
drowned are hearts facing Its Qahar (Defeat & Subjugation), afire
charred & smoldered getting to know & comprehend It.
Pir (Old Sage) of Tariqat (The
Path) said, “The Beingness
that is unfolded once reaching the Adam (Nonbeing & Nihility) is a
false-existence and not a reality! Ahoy poor soul read your Adam
& Nihility) upon the tablet of Qedam (Time Immemorial), raise the
your nothingness upon the realm of Its Beingness. Upon the perception
presence of Qedam (Time Immemorial) lose your perplexed & baffled
become unconscious of your own intelligence! Forsake your Beingness
obeisance (Rokoo’) & prostration (Sojood), within the absolute
Jalal’s (Divine Momentous Sublimity’s) Beingness tear apart the gown of
false-existence and say to It:
When by my
Self, fade, less and less my beingness
Your side indeed I am as vast as the universe
accept me! And set me free
even free I am too expensive!
In this chapter each verse is
the interpretation of the
previous verse. As they asked, “Who is It?” Say, “It is Ahad (Unique
“Who is Ahad?”, Say “It is Samad”. “Who is Samad?”, Say, “Samad is who
not and nor It is begotten”. “Who is the One that begets not and nor It
begotten”, Say “The One that there is none like unto It”!
HOWA (Divine It) 
uncovers all secrets, ALLAH uncovers
(secrets for) the souls, AHAD (Unique & Singular) uncovers (secrets
the hearts and the rest of the chapter uncovers (secrets for) the Nafs
of the believers.
HOWA (Divine It) 
uncovers (secrets for) the maddened
& sorrowful lovers, ALLAH uncovers (secrets for) the Mowah-hid
Divine Oneness), AHAD (Unique & Singular) uncovers (secrets for)
(Divine Cognoscenti), SAMAD  uncovers (secrets
for) the scholars and the
rest of the chapter uncovers (secrets for) the wise & intelligent.
O Mohammad tell the lovers of
the Divine that HOWA (Divine
It) suffices to be their secret and their enslaver, (they) mentioned
Divine Names & Attributes since these are the folk of Qayrat (Not
Other Than ALLAH) who see not and hear not anyone uttering names and
attributes of their Divine Love! In spite of It being the heart and
these lovers they say:
has pushed me to the verge
for my eyes even Your face
(This poem means that the
slave falls in love with Allah to
the point that physical descriptions, thoughts, imaginations and so
constituting a face that he faces thinking about his Beloved becomes
and unacceptable since the slave seeks the true Beloved and not the
of the Beloved)
O Mohammad tell the ‘Aref
(Divine Cognoscenti), The ALLAH
that has thrown upon them the Tafrid, has
drowned them into this name ALLAH to the verge of incomprehension of
Deity”. (Referring to the Islamic standard phrase “No Deity but Allah”.
‘Aref engulfed within the name Allah to the point that no other words
“No Deity” makes sense any longer)
O Mohammad tell the Mowah-hid
(Believer in Divine Oneness)
that AHAD (Singular & Unique) is the life-giving light of luminous
Tawhid (Divine Oneness)!
Indeed peace for their soul found within the Tawhid (Divine Oneness).
O Mohammad tell the scholars
about “Allah is Samad”
 so they ought to appeal their neediness to the
Divine Court of Needlessness
and doubtless they shall not come back empty handed.
O Mohammad tell the wise about
“It begets not and nor It
is begotten”, so the
ponderous minds know that It has no wife &
children, no relations & coupling, nonesuch & incommensurable.
O Mohammad when the enemies
oppose you I (Allah) will answer
them and if they address me you ought to respond on my behalf. I call
Love, thus know me as your Love.
RAHIM(I)” The lower-case ‘r’ connects to the following word’s ‘r’ in a
smooth ‘rrrr’ sound. ‘(I)’ is optional, in Koran you can read or omit
at the end of the verse.
is both the neuter & male pronoun 3rd-person
single corresponding to the English word ‘it’. However in Koranic
refers to the “Divine It” without gender. It also pronounced as HOO.
is Arabic with number of meanings as following:
The One that all creatures in the world need it but itself needs no
feeds all hungry creatures but itself needs no food. Anyone whether
believe in It or not, ask It for their needs even though they know not.
grants all prayers and wishes but needs nothing to ask for. It asks
from Its creations such as favors or needs. Every one who is in fear
refugee to it but Allah fears no one. All creatures need Allah to
their lives second by second.
They need Allah to reproduce
their race. But Allah needs no
one and needs no means of extending its life via reproduction. Has no
children nor has any parents or need in parenting.
This word amongst the ancient
Arabs had several meanings:
- Arabs called their noble overlords the
samad, which meant the overlord that oversaw their affairs, and they
went to this person for their needs and emergencies. So Allah is the
perfection of this attribute and all goes to It for their needs and
- Solid and rigid object that has no
inside or hollowness or belly. This means that Allah needs no one free
of all weaknesses and neither in need of eating nor drinking (no hollow
belly in need of food).
- The eternal or everlasting being who
is not prone to destruction even if all Its subjects are destroyed or
voided It still lasts beyond all.
- Non-changing in terms of Its
existence, It is constant beyond anything or any power in the world
imposing change upon It.
- It does not breakdown, needs no
repair. It does not get sick. Has no problems and shortcomings or
- Its dominion as an overlord can never
be transferred to another king. No one and nothing can ever cause
change or transfer Its kingdom to anyone else.
[53,7]: Where the archangel Gabriel, in high
horizon, appeared to Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him. I guess this
the owner of revelation to prophets.
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