Eleven Thousand Appellations

There are eleven thousand appellations of Allah. The Elohistic Appellations have three descents.       

1.    Implied name (Isma-e-Itlaqiya)

2.    Substantial names (Isma-e-Ayniya)

3.    Controlling names (Isma-e-Kniya)

 Implied Names are those appellations of Allah which are only known to Allah, the most wise. Man or any existent has no direct access to these appellations. For instance, Aleem; the Omniscient. Being Omniscient only Allah Himself knows about His own knowledge and its characteristics. Any flight of man’s perception or any attempt of human mind cannot comprehend the idea of His Omnisciency. This state if the Omnisciency is the Implied Name. Here two characteristics of the Implied Names are established; the Omniscient as the Being and Omniscient as the Incumbency of Allah, the Evolver. Omniscient as the Being is that Attribute of Allah which is not correlated with the existents. Whereas, Omniscient as Incumbency of Allah is that Attribute if Allah whose correlations is enjoyed by existents.

 According to the Sufis there are about eleven thousand Implied Names of Allah. Reflection of one side of these Implied Names is called the Latent Subtlety and the reflection of the other side is the Obscure Subtlety. Thus the Firmly Affixed Inscription (Sabita), in its first correlations, is a collection of eleven thousand Attributes of Allah, the Most High. One who has the Knowledge of Mysteries can observe the allegorical illustrations of these eleven thousand Beatific Visions by persual of inscribed impressions of Firmly Affixed Inscription.

 When the Firmly affixed inscription is made to be correlated with the Omniscient it indicated that existents are linked with Allah in His capacity of Omnisciency but this link is not with the Whole of Omniscient, rather is only a part of the Omniscient. The Whole of Omniscient is that which is Allah’s Own special knowledge. Thus when man was blessed with the Knowlede of the Names through Firmly Affixed Inscriptions, he acquired the affinity of the Omniscient. This very knowledge is termed as Ghaib-e-Ikwan (unseen controls). This knowledge is acquired through the affinity of the Omniscient; Aleem.


 This affinity, in fact, is a memory. If a person makes himself attentative towards this affinity with a vacated mind he can observe all the Beatific Visions of Firmly Affixed Inscription. If someone intends perusal of this memory through Muraqbah, he can do so by virtue of his perception, Reminiscence (warood) or Observation (Shahood). Prophets and people with legacy of prophets have made their access to this memory through the Mode of Discernment. 


Loh O Qalam

Qalandar Baba Auliay (R.A)

Alshaikh Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, Chief Editor of the monthly Roohani Digest, the renowned spiritual scholar, founder of the chain of Muraqba Halls the world over has had the honour of learning the spiritual sciences from his spiritual mentor, His Divine Grace Qalander Baba Auliya, the sage of this age. In order to teach him the spiritual sciences Qalander Baba Auliya made Alshaikh Azeemi to pen down the words that he used to narrate. Alshaikh Azeemi being a devoted disciple not only noted the contents but also did his best to understand what he was taught. The eventual out come of his dedicated work took the form of the ‘Loh-o-Qalum’, the first ever book that comprises the whole syllabus of the spiritual science. Who else was more suitable to explain the contents of this document but Alshaikh Azeemi, the very able student of Qalander Baba Auliya. Dissemination of that knowledge, which is the legacy of prophets and had reached him in disciplic succession, has become an obsession for Alshaikh Azeemi because, according to him, this knowledge is the only elixir and the antidote for the ailing humanity in present times.