The beatific vision after revelation converts into the heavenly light. In other words, the beatific vision becomes the heavenly light which turns into an object or phenomenon. In this world every phenomenon is created from the beatific vision and light and then ends in it. This phenomenon can be manifested again if Allah wills. However, a Sufi can embezzle with that phenomenon directly.
1. Miracle (mojaza)
2. Wonder (karamat)
3. Atypical Actions (istidraj)
It is necessary to understand the difference among the three types of embezzlement. Atypical action is the knowledge of a purgatory or of a person who follows evil spirits due to some reasons. The person who has the knowledge of atypical action will not get cognizance of Allah. The difference between the knowledge of atypical action and the knowledge of Prophethood is that of knowing mysterious things and the cognizance of Allah. Miracle is some unusual habit of the Prophets. After the end of Prophethood this traditions got transferred to the saints and the unusual actions from the saints are called Karamat (contrary to nature). The embezzlement of miracle and Karamat is constant it remains as long as the Prophet (PBUH) wishes for it. On the contrary, the atypical action is not constant and its effect dismisses as the environment changes. Whatever happens under the effect of atypical action is called magic. One of its instances happened during the age of Holy Prophet (PBUH).
In that age there lived a boy named Saad Bin lbne Syad in the garden near Madina. Once, devil's pupils carried him off and awakened his sixth sense. He used to cover himself with a blanket and use to observe and listen to the activities of angels. He used to mention those activities in the public. When the Holy Prophet (PBUH) heard about his popularity, he said to Hazrat Umer Farooq one day, "Lets' visit Ibne Syad." At that time he was playing on the red hill near Madina. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) put a question to him, "Tell me who am I?" He stopped and started thinking and said, "You are the Prophet of illiterate but you say you are the Prophet of Allah." The Holy Prophet (PBUH) replied, "Your knowledge is limited, he was in doubt." Then the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, "Tell me what is in my heart." He said, "Non believer." The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, "Your knowledge is limited, you cannot make progress, you don't even know why it is." Hazrat Ummer said, "O Prophet! if you allow me I will kill him." The Holy Prophet (PBUH) replied, "O Umer! If this is Dajaal_you cannot control him and if this is not Ddajaal then it is useless to murder him, so spare him."
No such person as Ibne Syad can be dear to Allah. It is difference between atypical action and the knowledge of Prophet (PBUH). The knowledge of atypical action is just confined to mystery but the knowledge of Prophethood leads us toward the recognition of Allah. Pebbles prayed in the hands of the Prophet (PBUH) and the sound of those pebbles was also heard by Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Umer and Hazrat Usman. This scientific era is the testimony to it.
Once in the afternoon Hazrat Usman came to the Prophet (PBUH) and at that time Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umer Farooq were also there. The Prophet (PBUH) asked him, "What thing have you brought here?" He replied, "The love of Allah and his Prophet (PBUH)." Before this Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq and Hazrat Umer had also replied in the same way. After that the Prophet (PBUH) took seven or nine pebbles in his hand and the pebbles started reciting in the hands of Prophet (PBUH) and their sound was similar to the buzz of bees. The Prophet (PBUH) handed over those pebbles to Umer, Abu Bakr and Usman separately; the pebbles started reciting even in their hands too.
Sound is important in our lives. Sound is the source of transportation and the way to exchange information with one another. We recognized many things due to their sound patterns and we also enjoy many musical talks. Some sounds are called ultra sonic. The use of ultra sound waves is now common to explore and search in trade and industry, to cure and diagnose the complicated diseases. These waves work on the base of vibration, echo and principle of vibration. These waves can differentiate between different states of matter. The human beings can hear sound waves with frequency of 20 to 20 thousand Hertz. But the frequency of non-audible sounds is between 20 thousand hertz to 2 billion hertz that's why we cannot hear them.
There are two major types of wave's first wave which contracts and expands while moving ahead and the second which moves ahead while moving up and down. The types of waves are due to the frequency and wavelength. The waves cover a particular distance while moving up and down. This is called its wavelength. In wave length, a particle moves up and down. A Peak and trough of a wave completes a cycle and number of cycles per second of any wave is called its frequency. Wavelength and frequency are reciprocal to each other.
Radii waves are electromagnetic waves of short frequency and the waves of T.V broadcasting are higher electromagnetic. Electromagnetic waves don't require any medium to travel but the waves of sound do. These waves move ahead without water and air and but in space. If the frequency of a wave increases very much it is converted into rays that moves straight. The waves of less wavelength and high frequency can pass easily from anything. Allah says in the Holy Quran at many places that everything prays to him. It means that everything in the universe speaks, listens and recognizes each other.
Allah has created every individual in this universe. In the computer, all information is stored about the galaxy system. Like a computer disk the information is stored in every computer. This continuation of information of galaxy system travels every moment through waves. Every living object exchanges information with the other living ones. Scientists consider the speed of light the fastest but it is not as fast as it could disconnect time and space. The distance between time and space remains within the reach of waves. If any individual does not exchange the information regarding ghosts, angels, skies and earth in his mind then he cannot discuss about angels, ghosts, trees, mountains, the sun and the moon. Thoughts in individual of all types of species in the galaxy system and universe are transferred to us through waves. Similarly, all thoughts concerned with our lives use to transfer to every creature through waves. This is another matter that all other creatures except human are not aware of this law.
In fact, the transfer of thought can be the source of recognition of any creature. We are impressed by a man or any creature because the waves of that creature get absorbed in our inner self. The unconscious of human beings maintains a continuous link with the far flung corners of the universe. With this link a man can convey his message to every particle of this universe and can also be aware of the thoughts of others. But the only thing that a man should be aware of this law is that all creatures of this universe are linked through waves. Thought is information that every moment is closer to life or keeps us away from this worldly life.
KHWAJA SHAMS-UD-DEEN AZEEMI
Many a scholar has written a lot about spiritualism and pantheism. One school of thought is of the view that as saints often used to wear wooly dresses therefore people would call them sufis. Wool is called sauf in Arabic. They used to wear such a dress, for it had been the habit of many a prophet, saints and pious people. According to some people, as they have been associated with the Ashaab-e-suffa that is why they are called sufis; whereas according to yet another school of thought the word sufi is linked with suf a.... but all these explanations are not satisfactory.
In fact, the terminological meaning of Sufi'ism (tasawaf) is self cleansing. It is the name of a true spirit that is related to conscience and the light of conscience is always inherent. A sufi always thinks in the context of Allah. His talk moves around Allah. He lives with Allah and dies in the name of Allah. He recites His words and always praises Him and remains enmeshed in His love. He sacrifices everything in order to see and meet Allah.
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