The Second Scripturum

In Sufism "Joo" (The Ethereal Realm) is that collection of existents which comprises the features of the Attributes of Allah, the Most High. “Joo” is called the second Scripturum because it is a detailed text of the first Scripturum; the Preserved Scripturum.

Loh-e-Mehfooz is the pictorial collection of the commands and orders of Allah regarding the creation of the universe. Picture of every movement that has to take place in the universe is inscribed exactly as it is on the Preserved Scripturum. Allah has granted the power of determination to man. When pictures of human determinations mix up with pictures of Preserved Scripturum, the first Scripturum takes the form of second Scripturum and the same is called Joo by the Sufis. The Preserved Scripturum is the first allegorical realm and Joo is the second allegorical realm in which human intentions and determinations are also included.

Before proceeding any further it seems necessary to dwell upon the definition of Allah which has been stated in the Holy Quran.

“say, He is Allah (God), the One and the Only. Allah, the Eternal, Absotute and Undependent. He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him” (Surah CXII)

Herein five Attributes of Allah have been mentioned, First, He is One, that is, He is not multifarious. Second, He is Unconcerned, id est His Undependency for anything. Third, He has not fathered an offspring. Fourth, He has not been procreated and fifth He has no family. This is the definition of the Creator and the description of the Creator has to be an inverse description of the creatures, or the creatures would thus be defined oppositely to the Creator. If we, without involving into the descriptive limits of the Creator try to define the creatures we would say that if the Creator is one, the creatures are many (multifarious); the Creator is Undependent, the creatures are dependent; the Creator does not have a procreative source Whereas the creatures do; the Creator has no off spring but the creatures do, Creator has no family but the creatures have to have a family. 


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.