Saturday, 20 May 2017

Shaykh Nazhim al-Haqqani (q.s.) Explaining the Sirr of "Allah"

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “When the letter, ‘Alif’ is removed from ‘Allah’, we are left with ‘Lam-Lam-Ha’’.  It is read as ‘Lillahi,’ which means ‘for the sake of Allah’, or ‘belonging to Allah’.  This is the reality of Creation.  Creation and the Source of Creation here, is then, ‘Alif’.  All of His Creation contained within the two realms, invisible and visible is between the secret of the two letters ‘Alif’ and ‘Ha’’.  This represents the Attributes of the Unseen Creator.

When we remove the first ‘Lam’ from ‘Lillah’, we arrive at ‘Lahu’, which is ‘His’.  This emphasises His Ownership of Creation.   When we remove the next ‘Lam’ from ‘Lahu’, we arrive at ‘Hu’, which is essentially ‘Huwa’.  Such is the Name, ‘Allah’, that even the removal of letters does not impinge on His Sovereignty of Oneness.  This is the dzat of tawhid.   In each instance, we refer only to Allah (s.w.t.) and none other.  In truth, ‘Allah’ cannot be translated.

‘Alam al-Lahut is the realm of His Divinity and ‘Alam al-Jabarut is the realm of His Power.  And they are found within the ‘Alif’ and the ‘Ha’.  ‘Alif’ as the first letter in ‘Allah’, symbolises Ahad, His Oneness.  It is the realm of His Divinity.  ‘Ha’’ is from Hidayah, Guidance.  And that leads to the realm of His Power.  With Guidance comes awareness and with awareness comes the knowing of His Overwhelming Will.  They are two sides of the same coin.  They represent His Jamal and Jalal, His Beauty and His Lordship.”

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