Saturday, 20 May 2017

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

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “When a thing exists, it has its name.  The name or ‘word’ is created by the letters.  The source of all the letters is ‘Alif’, the first alphabet.  ‘Allah’ is spelled with four letters: ‘Alif-Lam-Lam-Ha’’.  Within these four are contained the four dimensions: Lahut, Jabarut, Malakut and Mulk.  The first letter of the alphabet, ‘Alif’, is also the first letter for all His Names.  ‘Alif’ has the property of Self-Subsistence, the Source and the unseen force which Manifests the forms.  It is separated and it stands alone, independent.  The last alphabet, ‘Ha’’, is related to the word ‘Hu’, in Arabic, meaning, ‘He.’  It describes the Absent, Unseen, indescribable One, the First and the Last.  When the Jews write, ‘God,’ they would spell it out like this: ‘G-D.’  This is because they understand that there is no description that may fit His Descriptions, not even in written form.  He is simply the Indescribable.”

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