The Ardor is Allah’s Ishārat (Hinting,
Pointing at someone), The Irādat (Elan)
is the angel’s Ishārat (Hinting,
Pointing at), The Khatara (Notion,
Voice within) is Ma’refat’s
(Divine Gnostic’s) Ishārat (Hinting,
Pointing at), The Intention is the Satan’s Ishārat (Hinting,
Pointing at), The Carnal Lust is the Nafs’s (Psyche’s,
Self’s) Ishārat (Hinting,
Pointing at), The Pleasurable Distraction is the Disbelief’s
Sufi points at entities and in return they point back at the Sufi. When
Hu (IT) points at the Murid (Seeker), s/he is filled with energy to
move! The surge of energy is a vector: at one endpoint Hu (IT) and at
the other end the Murid (Seeker).
Similarly when a notion or a thought
appears in the Murid’s (Seeker’s)
mind his/her Ma’refat (Divine Gnosis) is pointing at him. The advent of
the notion/idea is a vector: one
endpoint is his Ma’refat (Divine
Gnosis) and the other end the Murid (Seeker).
When the Murid (Seeker) is troubled by his sincerity is when the Satan
has pointed at him, aiming to corrupt his intentions.
Desires boil within the Murid (Seeker) when his own Nafs (Psyche)
points at him, attempting to get his attention.
And when the Murid (Seeker) wastes time idling then Disbelief is
pointing at him, because had the Elan and Ardor of his Beloved was
blazing within his heart then he would have not idled.
Pointing at someone) used to be the core language of Sufism and
indeed an atavistic prophetic form of expression, which has been lost
for many centuries. Sufi points at objects by the notions in his mind,
by his deeds, by his worships, by his money, by his courage, by his
silence, by his poverty, by his love and finally by his death.
© 2004-2002, Dara O. Shayda,
Editor: Dr. Mohammad Tolba