Lesson 15

The lover is the shadow of the Beloved (The Creator). Every place the Beloved goes the shade (the lover) follows: How can shadow be separated from light?

This shadow follows It (The Creator) according to this rule: “It is my Lord that is on a straight path” (Koran[11:56]) and can not go astray since its forelock is held by Its hand and other than the set path can not go anywhere: “There is not a moving creature, but It has the grasp of its fore-lock” (Koran[11:56]) :
No frivolity! And creation was not produced for neglect
And in case their actions did not land on target
Upon the stipulation of Names flow all their affairs
Decrees sailing upon the wisdom of attributes of Essence

Jonaid was asked, “What is Tawhid (One-ness)?”. Replied, “ I heard a musician [1] sang once:
Enrich my heart for I, freed me from all want and I sang
And we are where ‘It’ is not, ‘It’ is not where we are at
Hallaj was questioned, “What is your Mazhab (sect)?” Responded, “I am on the Mazhab (road entered upon) of God”[2]:

The one who designed a thousand worlds from colors[3]
O! Poor one, where did it take mine and yours?
These dyes just whims and lust, all just thoughts
‘It’ is color-less, best to be colored by Its dyes

If the earth is uneven then the shadow will be crooked. That crookedness is the essence of its correctness, like the function of the eyebrow is through its arch:
“From this crookedness comes the straightforwardness just like from the bent of the bow comes the straightforward flight of the arrow.” [4]

“Truth is spherical”. Placing the finger upon any point, the truth is at the center! Far from the mark! [5] Where have I fallen?

Know that the sun of loving rises from the east of the absence and disappearance (of Beloved). Beloved draws the curtains of Its shadow over the desert of manifestation and asked the lover: Why don’t you gaze upon my shadow? “Have you not turned your vision to your Lord? How He does prolong the shadow”[6] in other words if you look at My Shadow along its length (at the end) you will see Me!

”Say: Everyone acts according to his own disposition…” (Koran [17:84]) should not be trusted (it is misunderstood). If the person does not move, his shadow will also not move: “If He willed, He could make it stationary!” (Koran [25:45]). If the sun of One-ness does not rise from the ascension of greatness, then there shall be no shadow. Since any shadow that neighbors a sun, that very sun embraces the decree: “Then We draw it in towards Ourselves…” (Koran[25:46]):
In a desert, once the rays of sun engulf the terrain
No one whatsoever can produce a shadow upon that desert

What an amazing affair? Wherever there is sun no shade remains, and shadow cannot exist without a sun! Anything has within an essence, and for shadow there is no essence except the person (standing in front of the light), therefore the movements of shadow subject to the movements of the person [7]:
As long as the hand moves endless
Movements of shadow follow helpless
Once the hand gives the shadow its essence
That essence not from the shade itself

Whatsoever its ‘being’ is not from itself
Placing the trust upon it not clever
A being subsisting upon the Haqq [8]
That being is not ‘It’ but a Name in fact

The old sage of Islam (?) once said, “If a created being can hide within a non-created being, indeed shall shatter within that non-created being. And once this truth is made pure and clear, much shame shall come from “My Self”! What (nonsense) is this “My Self”? Uttering “I” and “You”, if you are the truth, then where is the Haqq? If there is a Haqq, It is only one, not two”:
You and I made the count for Mankind two
Without you and I, You are Me and I am You [9]

Language: ‘Name’ is used in the context of all things including sciences, knowledge(s), software, data, techniques, research, imaginations, symbols and names, theories, formal languages… For more  research on this click on this link

[1] ‘Musician’ in Araqi cipher means “awareness raiser”.
[2] ‘Mazhab’ amongst the Muslims mean denominational and sectarian groupings and partitions of religion e.g. Catholicism vs. Protestant. However the word in Arabic has other meanings e.g. going, leave, departure, escape, way out, road entered upon, to follow, embrace and etc. So the first ‘Mazhab’ in the question for Hallaj was refereeing to 'sect' and the second his response refers to a departure or a road/path he is on towards his Lord. 
[3] Color & Dye have diverse meanings in Farsi and Sufism e.g. wealth, power, force, ability, technique also they means tricks and sorrow.

[4] Mankind thinks he is independent of the light and a shadow cast by itself or we think evil is committed without the permission of Allah but in reality it’s all a part of Allah’s design for the universe to go on a straight path towards its goal.
[5] Phrase “Far from the mark” which is to mean “how preposterous”, is an Arabic/Koran word ‘Hayhut’ which is used always in the negative tone, Koran[23:36]:
"Far, very far is that which ye are promised!”
This is in reference to a Prophet telling his people that they will be resurrected again after they die and the response is Far or preposterous. Araqi is using this saying that he is far away from the sphere of truth! With a negative tone to blame himself and belittle himself.

[6] Koran Chapter 25 Al-Furqan (The Criterion) verse 45. Metaphor is that Allah is at the end of the shadow pulling it to elongate it. So if you look along the shadow, at the end you see Allah.

[7] “Allah is the Light of heavens and earth”Koran Chapter 25 Al-Furqan (The Criterion) verse 46  and we see we understand and we act like a shadow subjected to this Light no matter what contradictions we feel in this.
Just like the shadow cannot be separated from light, we cannot be separated from Allah. Lover cannot be separate from Beloved. (Functionality/design of the arrow can not be explained without the bow)

The Light may not be photonic and the shadow may not cast from darkness.
[8] Arabic/Koranic word ‘Haqq’ which is one of the attributes (Sifat) of Allah is used in its transliterate Arabic form. It reads like 'hat' with ‘qq’ sounding like ‘r’ in French. This is the best explication I can offer at this time based upon Koran and two reputable dictionaries:
  1. Haqq means truth but in Arabic this word is a verb as well. So the concept is an active verb meaning “to truth” or “truthing” or “truthed”!?
  2. Haqq is an attribute (Sifat) of the Creator. Which means this attribute represents to human eyes a clue to the imperceptible within of the Essence (Zaat) of the Beloved. It ‘does’ act truthful and It is by nature truthful even if it does not do anything or does not say anything It is truthful.
  3. This attribute is perpetual, which means the Creator was/is/will be always truthful. Even if there is no one in existence It was truthful. No matter who challenges the Beloved, It remains truthful.
  4. Absolute, Does not discriminate to be truthful for some people, some time and on some subject matters.
  5. Haqq hates untruth, lies, half-truth and anything with the potential and possibility of being away from truth.
  6. What goes away, from Haqq’s truth towards falsehood, will be brought back to truth, again by Allah. Falsehood is temporal. So there is the concept of omnipotent truth but there is no 'omni-' concept for falsehood, it will be exposed and done away with by the Creator.
  7. To correct, Allah is Haqq when corrects a wrong doing by Mankind.
  8. To enforce
  9. Reality, when and where all ambiguities evaporates and things for all become as it is supposed to be with no confusion. The word may be derived into the form ‘Haaqqah’ which is also a name for the day of Judgment.
  10. Worthy, fit, deserving, competent it may be derived in the forms ‘Haqiq’ or ‘Ahiqqa’.
  11. Realization, actualization when we say as humans something (other than Allah) is Haqq means we realized that something is a true reality.
  12. Making sure, conviction. When Allah said It makes Haqq for Its own words, it means that Allah make sure these words are true with a conviction and assurance from It Self.
  13. Legitimate, legal, valid, sound and proper.
  14. Authentic, genuine
  15. Rights in derived form ‘Hoqooq’. The concept of rights applies both to the Creator and the creation, ‘Divine rights’ vs. ‘Civil rights’. In this context, Allah has rights over people and people have rights over Allah. First example: Only one god to be invoked and worshiped. The latter example, people are born, fed and clothed by Allah.
  16. Beyond doubt, when a believer says or invokes Haqq in his mind there is no doubt It is out there and listening.
  17. To carry through actions or carry into effect, fulfilled and put into action to implement.
Warning: Haqq in Farsi, Afghani derivations and Kurdish (Yezdanies) may not mean the Arabic word Haqq as we have described above. It is a historical coincident that the name of an ancient Persian deity coincided with the Arabic word Haqq. The Farsi pagan version does not mean the truth it is the name of a deity like Mitra or Shiva. If you hear this word from someone please enquire about the meaning and the origins of the word. If you hear the term ‘Yaa Haqq’ (O! Haqq) from Iranians/Kurds enquire about what they are talking about. And be assured for writing this expose I would be killed on the spot in many areas of northern Iraq and Iran and parts of Syria. I know this not from books. My own family was “Ali-Allahi” which is a pagan cult in Iran worshiping secretly Imam Ali the cousin of Prophet Mohammad PBUH. These cults use the word Haqq to refer to avatars human-gods. They are not referring to the Creator or the Beloved or the one God Allah. As for me: There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is Its messenger.
[9] “You and I i.e. the people on this earth” saying: we made “falsely” the count for Mankind two, Creator #1 and we humans #2. Without “the falsehood of you and I i.e. the people on this earth” says Allah unto It Self, “you are me and I am you”. Sufis like Hallaj were killed for such usage of language. I am fairly certain that they did not mean they are Allah!? But why did they risk such slaughter and dangers to write like this. Because they were rebels against corrupt societies of their time. They used such language to attract people’s attention to their follies. They wanted the rulers, the scholars the masses to question them for what they wrote, not to be blasphemous which they were not, but to challenge saying: “Hey! Are you really sure about the meaning of what you say?”.

Background: Electron Shadow Casting.    
Look carefully along the electron shadow of these phages and you shall indeed see the Beloved Creator at the end stretching and manipulating the shadows. Even the non-living machine can see the Creator why can’t I?

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