Risaleh Ruh Al-Arwah
By Abul-Qasim Ahmad Ibn Abi
Al-Muzaffar Mansour Al-Sam’ani (480 HQ)
Earlier write-up by Razi
is the most exclusive of all identifiers.
is a name that although you pronounce by the mouth, yet the
gatekeepers of the heart i.e. the tongue and the lips have no business
comes not from the tongue’s tip, IT originates from the midst of the
soul and the depth of the heart and innermost core of the bosom.
must glide up from the unfathomable depth of the heart, and do so by
a cleansed Nafs (Self)
from a cleansed heart, from a purified Sirr
Observatory), from deep within the inmost core of the human,
destined for the Sanctified Divine Court—sprint gushing and gashing
like the blinding lightening like the raging gales:
Nothing coalesces with Hu
while Hu immingles with nothing.
If you glance at the realm of power the Divine
Throne renders you
as a tiny particle, and yet if you view the realm of wisdom a tiny
particle makes you into a throne!
To be with That Divine Beloved is most felicitous when having nothing,
and without That Beloved even having it all is most unpleasant.
Whomsoever is veiled against That Beloved resides within the source of
all afflictions, even though might be in possession of the keys of all
cosmos’ treasures; whomsoever gravitates (Majzub) by the grace of That
Beloved resides within the source of all endowments even if has no
bread for the night.
Ey Shabnam-e Bihisht (O Eden’s Dew)
When you go by the sea, what catches your eye first and foremost? The
beach? The crowd? The seagulls? No, some resistless force of gravity
attracts your attention to the sea, as a sole source of attraction,
while with mind body and soul you POINT at it!
Place a toddler on the sands, and s/he uncontrollably POINTS at
sea, the child that knows no language with most cognitive faculties
still in development stretches the arm and the finger towards the sea.
towards the direction of Hu is
a fundamental of the nature.
Cosmos and all that you see and specially your Self were engineered to
point at Hu,
for IT is to be pointed at, at all times, at all
112:1. Qul Huwa
is complete, the epitome of perfection. The rest
is there because you had questions.
هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
2:115. Whichever direction you turn, there is the Wajh (Divine Face) of
وَالْمَغْرِبُ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ
Q: Whichever direction you turn there is a magnificent sea, but why
your eyes bedazzled and busied with the sands and seagulls?
A: Because of you! Turning away from this Divine Sea is all about being
Del-Barā (O Heart throbbing love):
Take off the goggles of you-ness for this sea’s dive needs nothing of
you, as opposed to the dive into the life of this world that requires
wearing these goggles, manufactured by all that is you:
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