The Personal Innate Name

Now we shall dwell on the subjects of the word 'Allah'; the Personal Innate Name.

Alpha of the word Allah is denomination of the Beatific Vision of all circles of OnenessAhadiyat). The term Beatific Vision of Oneness is indicative of that formation of creation which are the luminescences of the Incumbent; Descent of the Being. These luminescences are dispersed in the existents through the Channel of Black DraftNeher-e-Tasweed). Latent Subtlety of every ‘Sabita' is irrigated by the same Channel of Black Draft. Every Latent Subtlety is thus acquainted and familiar with one another. All those living creatures of the universe which have Latent Subtlety are linked and associated with one another in a hidden relationship by means of channel of Black Draft. This is the basis which enables us to know every-thing about the existents of the universe. Subtile luminescences of Black Draft Channel are those rays which act as memory of man, jinns and living beings. Complete record of the existents is inscribed in these very rays.

When we want to recollect something or intend to learn something, the very same rays move and transfer to the Substantiality and from there they shift to the Confluence, to become our Conscious and the things forgotten or once known is revived in our conscious mind. This thing provides a vivid description of the fact that all informations from Eternity (the Remotest Beginning) to Infinity the Remotest Ending)are preservedly stocked in man's Latent Subtlety. If he could practise to make use of this stock of informations, he would be provided with informations of various events, happenings and incidents of various ages from the rays of the Latent Subtlety.

All the ingredients of life of existents are the same which were there in the knowledge of Allah before the universe came into existence. It is necessary to understand that all the compositional ingredients of existents could only have been those which had already existed there in the Mind of Allah. Arrangement of the same compositional ingredients, according to a specific law, resulted in the form of life and its existence. In order to give a more vivid description of this thing we raise a question. Answer to this question would certainly reveal many dimensions of the law.

Question: What is life?

Answer: Man, his form and figure, for instance, existed in the Mind of Allah exactly as he is born presently, attains maturity and lives a life for a certain period of time in the form of a specific manifestation. Explanation of this example would be that man's ego is a movement. The movement which commences by the Order of Allah. This movement has thousands of ingredients and every ingredient is also a movement. Man's ego, to wit, is a collection of inestimable movements. When man made the first movement of his life, it accorded a chance to the beginning and climax of that movement to become separate manifestations. The movement which took place initially was a manifestation of the Creative Attribute. That movement reached its completion after passing through its initial phases. Initial movement…the first part and its completion.. . the second part, both these two parts combine together in allegorized form of man's life. Immediately after this, second movement of man's life started. This, too, was completed and casted into another allegorized illustration (Tamseel)are two separate records. If the record of the first illustration had not been preserved, the first movement of life which is an integral part of life, would have been destroyed. Similarly, if the record of the second illustration had not existed, the second movement would have annihilated. If this chain of destruction had continued, every movement of life would have suffered annihilation soon after taking place. The whole life of man would have thus been negated and we could have never called life, life as it is. Therefore, it was necessary that every movement should remain preserved. Every biological function; every movement of life takes place because of Creative Attribute of Allah i.e. it is manifested within the limits of the Creative Attribute. Preservation of this movement; the biological function was only possible when that Attribute of Allah which is encompassing and protecting could take over. Hence it was required compulsorily that the movement which starts because of Creative Attribute should be completed in the limits of Omnipotency. Thus it became mandatory for every movement to commence in the jurisdiction of the Attribute of Creation i.e. Mercifulness and to be finalized and completed in the limits of the Attribute of Ownership i.e. the Attribute of Omnipotency. It is evident, from this principle, that a movement can only exist under the umbrella of Mercy and Omnipotency. Without the support of these two Attributes, existence of a movement is not possible.

It is, hence, proved by the above statement that life is a collection of Mercy and Omnipotency. Each and every Attribute of Allah is sure to be infused with Mercy and Omnipotency.

The luminescences that have been termed as ‘alpha’ are known as 'Sirr' (Arcanus) in terms of Sufism. These luminescences because oi their subtleness can only be observed by those who enjoy the fine faculty of Observation (Shahood) of the highest rank. These very luminescences irrigate existents through the Channel of Black Draft and through the very same luminescences a spiritual associate (salik) reaches the goal of spiritual cognition of Allah.

Luminescences of the Channel of Abstraction (Neher-e-Tajreed), the Channel of Evidence (Neher-e-Tashheed) and the Channel of Manifestation (Neher-e-Tazheer) cannot help in cognizing the Supreme Being. For the purpose of cognition of Supreme Lord, a spiritual associate is required to develop cognition of the luminescences termed as alpha’.

It is the Law of the Preserved Scripturum that when an individual is introduced to another one he accepts the influence of the other person. Thus, out of the two, one casts an influence and the other accepts it. Technically, one of them is the 'sensitive' and the other is 'sensible'. Sensitive is the dominated one and accepts the influence of the other. When, for instance, Tom sees Dick, he forms an opinion based upon his informations about Dick. This opinion is the characteristic quality of Dick which is acknowledged by Tom as a feeling or sensation, that is, a person acknowledges his defeat and subjugation after accepting the characteristic quality of the other person and surrendering himself before it. At this point all the human beings, animals, plants and other non-living, inanimate objects become equipollent and the supremacy of man is almost lost. Herein, it becomes necessary to envisage that, after all in what capacity can man maintain his supremacy and how this position can possibly be achieved.

For achieving this position the method adopted by the Prophets of Allah was that when they had to think about something they would never directly associate themselves with that thing. Their thinking approach always used to be that Allah is the Owner and Master of every thing worthy of its existence in the universe, including them. Nothing is directly related to them. Everything which is related to them, is associated with them because of Allah, the Most High. Their thinking would gradually develop into an inveterate approach and their mind would generate such tendencies that before having any thought about anything they habitually had this notion that, that thing had no direct association with them and they were related to that only because of Allah.

When they had this thinking approach every movement of their mind had a sense of awareness of Allah, the Most Exalted. Allah, as the sensible would become the only regarded object of their aim and, as a matter of principle, the Attributes of Allah would become the source of their sensations and feelings. Gradually the Attributes of Allah would settle in their minds permanently, or to wit, their mind would be succedaneum or locum-tenens of the Attributes of Allah. After having this position every movement of their mind would be the movement of the Attributes of Allah, the Most Exalted. And, since no movement of the Attributes of Allah is devoid of the force of Authority and Power therefore their mind possessed the power to motivate and activate any particle, or individual being of the existents according to their will and intentions.

Intrinsic and true explanation of 'Bismillah' (In the name of Allah) contains the very same fundamental lesson. This is the mind which is delegated to 'Auliyas' entrusted with administrative duties by Allah, the Most Exalted and the 'Auliya of supererogation' try to get hold of the very same mind through austere mystic practices and endeavors.


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.