Sunday, April 24, 2005

Early morning roam on the net.

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

Having a little roam around on the net since about five o-clock.Worked a lot in the garden yesterday and tired myself out .. went to bed and,having woken up early wanted to do my isha prayer.Used EFT to overcome my normal head-turning-and-not-doing-anything style ..and prayed.
As usual,after a bit of dhikr,went to the old lappie .First looked at some general stuff under Life after death ...I'll put some links on later ..anyway,came up with this.

24th April 2005. 07.15.Hrs. Orgiva.

"You must try to join your powers with each other. Don't be alone. We know through traditional knowledge, that if a person is alone he will not be able to reach Holy Power, but if 40 persons join, they will reach it. Holy Power is more important than all of technology. It can move it back. It is like 40 taps. If each one runs by itself, it will never even make a mill stone turn, 40 will. So these good people who want to help and heal people must be at least 40 all together then their power will be joined by a Heavenly Power. Heavenly Power means, the power of a Holy Person. Men or women, but it has to be 40. If they move all together, their spiritual power will be able to help people."

Part of a sohbet given by Sheikh Nazim. found here . (It's the one called "An enlightened spiritually powered 21st Century."

Thoughts about actions (!) … something in that lecture this morning,roaming around in Life After Death stuff. The lecturer talked about how matter is inert ..that is it cannot do anything or change on its own.It needs energy or an outside force in order to change.
He said that all energy takes place in the spaces in between the atoms..It reminded me very much of Sheikh’s talk on Al Samad, Allah’s name, sometimes translated as The Eternal Support of All, being what is in between the atoms and what, essentially, holds the whole of the universe of forms together ..Which also reminds me of the place in the Koran where Allah says to Muhammad PBUH, Look and look again,your sight will come back to you amazed,you will find no crack or fissure in it.
Allahu Akbar!
God, The Greatest of all , or,God,The Greater, because He is always greater than anything else but Him..and .. in reality,there is nothing but Him! It is only our thinking and dualistic minds which cause us to think of ‘other than Him’ which is a logical impossibility ..and really is pure shirk or association “Wherever you look there is His face.”

The thing about inert matter ..and the fact that nothing is known or seen until there is energy or movement ... together with the stuff about forty people's energy kind of came together in my brain to convince me about action..the necessity of action in order for effects to be seen.In other words there is no real proof of one's faith for instance,if there is no action,either individually in the form of prayers and dhikr and koran reading and such,or comunally in getting together with others for worship.

They are such simple things really ..but somehow my brain has to be convinced..otherwise,for instance,I tend to feel it is just O.K. to believe and have faith,without actually physically worshipping.Of course the opposite is underlined by the famous hadith qudsi in which there is the proof of sufism.

"Allah the Almighty has said:Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine,I shall be at war with him.My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him,and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him.When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears,his seeing with which he sees,his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks.Were he to ask [something] of Me,I would surely give it to him;and were he to ask Me for refuge,I would surely grant it to him. (It was related by al-Bukhari.)

This hadith and this way of being,displayed by our Sheikh,Sheikh Nazim al Haqqani ... and of which the highest example was the Prophet,peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and all his family and friends also the proof of and the link to the 'direct knowledge' which Imam al Ghazzali helped to champion and explain to the orthodox and more 'exterior' Muslims.
What most of us tend to do..(and myself obviously included) is what Sheikh reminds us of when he uses a traditional saying .."Taking ten books to make an eleventh one."
I am so aware of this,this morning..and again a bit popped up by destiny (not by chance) ..where Sheikh was talking about this when Omar was looking at the bible and old texts and he told him "Leave that ya Omar .. ..why are looking there when I am bringing new fresh knowledge ?"

In the same way that the Prophets who were the most dedicated to God Almighty Allah brought revelation the saints who are the next most dedicated to Allah after them..bring inspiration,called "wahy" in arabic.

The more faith we can have in our Sheikh and the more belief in his connection to the Divine,the more we can benefit from it.


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