Shaykh Nazhim al-Haqqani (q.s.): The Spiritually Blind Cannot See Prophetic Guidance

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “Abu Jahl looked at the Prophet (s.a.w.), but never saw the lights of prophecy on his face.  Bilal (r.a.) looked and saw it.  Abu Lahab denied it; Bilal (r.a.) declared it.  If a person is blind, we cannot give any description to him about the difference of colours.  We can say that it is blue, white, black or yellow, but he will not understand.  In the same way, a spiritually blind person will never be able to understand Divine Messages, Divine Books, Divine Commands or Divine Rules.

Those who are blind do not differentiate between their words and the words of the Lord.  They think that one book is like the other.  They do not have any lights in their eyes to clarify what is what.  Some blind people can operate their eyes and begin to see, others are hopeless.  Those who do not believe in the Divine Message are either born blind, or have become so afterwards.  It is impossible to make them understand.

Ideas are from the mind.  We can think something and then change it quickly.  Reality cannot be changed.  The biggest mistake people make nowadays is to think that the Divine Message can be compared with their own ideas.  That is impossible.  They cannot differentiate between an imitated diamond and a real one.  They both look the same, even though one is made of plastic.  Only an expert can tell the difference.  People are learning from imitated diamonds, not from real ones.  Therefore, when they look at real diamonds, they still think that their own is more valuable.”


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