Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Understanding the Limitlessness of Allah (s.w.t.)
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Allah (s.w.t.) is al-Ahad, the Unique One without Limits and asw-Swamad, the Whole. The Qur’an reveals this. Leave our prejudice aside, and think deeply and genuinely about the Limitless Wholeness of Allah (s.w.t.). Limitless Wholeness of Allah (s.w.t.) implies the absence of anything else, for there is no place where the Limitless One would come to an end and cease to exist, so as to make room for something else to arise beside Itself.
As Allah (s.w.t.) is the One without Limits, then all that we observe as Existing in this universe is from Allah (s.w.t.) and Belongs to Allah (s.w.t.), as nothing is there besides the Limitless One. All beings are Created by Allah (s.w.t.) from within themselves, and they all serve Allah (s.w.t.) alone; ultimately, that is the One within. We must be aware of the Unseparated Wholeness of Allah (s.w.t.), and live to accept our absence beside Hu with contentment. We must free our mind from the heavy burden of the Self with a total absence of concern about our person and thus let the hidden roses blossom out of the limitless nowhere within.
We have come to witness Allah (s.w.t.) as the Limitless One, and not sacrifice our freedom for the illusion of these limited passing appearances. Knowing the meaning denoted by the noun, ‘Allah’ is enough for us, if we truly know how to make an inner commitment to our faith.