“Say, the soul is the Edict of My Lord.”


Soul has been declared as the Edict of the Lord therefore it is also the Realm of Behest. But this Realm of Behest is altogether a different thing from that Realm of Behest which was made to come into being by the utterance of the World, ‘Kun’ (Be!).

Had both these Realm of Behest been one and the same, Allah would never have mentioned that I breathed My soul into the body of Adam. It is expressedly depicted from these words that the Realm of Behest enlisted above at NO. 2. is the General Command and that at No. 3. is the Specified Command.

From here the Knowledge and the Manifestations are subdivided into two categories, which have been termed as the Knowledge of the Divine Scripturum and the Knowledge of the Divine Pen, that is the Pen and the Scripturum by the Holy Quran.

Now the arrangement would be as follows:-

No. 1. The Self of Allah (The God-Head)

No. 2. The Realm of Specified Behest, Beatific Vision of the Godhood (The Indispensable Being),

No. 3. The Realm of Behest, The Command in General or the Beatific Vision of the Attributes.

And after these three stages the fourth is that of the Created Realm.

Six subtleties have been mentioned earlier. With the exception of the God-head; the Self of Allah, rest of the three stages have six sides in total i.e. every stage is di-hedral. One side of the Realm of Specified Behest; the Beatific Vision of the God-head or the indispensable Being is towards the Supreme Being of the God-head and its other side is facing the General Realm of Behest. This makes them two subtleties. First one of them is known as the ‘Latent’ and the other one is called the ‘Obscure’. First side of the Realm of General Behest is towards the Realm of the Specified Behest and its other side is facing the Created Realm. The first one is known as the ‘Arcanum’ and the other one is called Spiritic”.

One side of the Created Realm (the Phenomenal world) is facing the Realm of the General Behest and the other side is towards the Cosmos (Matter). The first of these two is called the Subtlety of Heart and the other is known as the Subtlety of the Self.

            We can exemplify all this with a sheet of fabric which is woven by the threads of the Light (Noor). Space in which these strings of the Light are staying could be termed as the Realm of Specified Behest. The Strings used in this fabric as the ‘Weft’ could be named as the Nasmic Realm. Upon all these three Realms there is the shell of Senses known as the Body. 

Cognition of the Realm of Nasma, in Sufism, is termed as the True Knowledge (Ilm-ul-Yaqeen). Cognition of the Realm of General Behest is called the Exact Truth (Ain-ul-Yaqeen) and the cognition of the Realm of the Specified Behest is known as the True Reality (Haq-ul-Yaqeen) and this is that stage which is the cognition of the Supreme Being or the God-head, the rest are the stages of the cognition of the Attributes.

 Human body is a shell. This shell has two sides -- the body and the mind. Mind is facing the Realm of the General Behest and the same is called the Nasma. But this mind or the body is not the man. Man who could be called a point of the Beatific Vision of the Being, in fact, lives in both of them. This point which is the human self is a particle of the Fabric woven from the Light. This particle has a shell (cover) which is known as the Body and the same is the manifestation. 


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.