Shaykh Abu al-Baqa’ al-‘Ajami (q.s.) on the Visible Manifestation of the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Makkan scholar, Shaykh Abu al-Baqa’ al-‘Ajami (q.s.) said, “This thariqa’ is founded on an inner submergence accompanied by a visible manifestation when you see the Prophet (s.a.w.) himself.  This is the outcome when you try to follow him in your words and deeds, when you busy your tongue with saying the tasliyyah and repeating it at every moment in public and private until the glorification of the Prophet (s.a.w.), namely the tasliyyah, overwhelms your heart and permeates your deepest self, so that you quiver when you hear him mentioned and the vision of him takes hold of your heart and you see his form before your inner eye.  Then, Allah (s.w.t.) will Bestow upon you His Clemency, outwardly and inwardly.  Thereafter, you will see a vision of the Prophet (s.a.w.) in many of your dreams while asleep as a first step; secondly you will see him unexpectedly while dozing off.  Finally, you will see him awake.”  This was quoted from Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali as-Sanusi (q.s.).  The tasliyyah is the asking of Allah (s.w.t.) to Bless and Grant Peace upon the Prophet (s.a.w.).


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