I am better than he: Tafsir 7:12

 

38:75 Said IT/He: O Iblis! What has kept you from prostrating yourself before that [being, human, Adam] which I have created with My hands? Are you too great, or are you of those who consider themselves as high?

قَالَ يَا إِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَن تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَيَّ أَسْتَكْبَرْتَ أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ الْعَالِينَ

 

38:76 Answered [Iblis]: I am better than he: You created me out of fire, whereas You created him out of clay.

قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِينٍ

Here is Iblis created from heat and energy and  flames and light, an exotic superior creature, most loyal and loving to Allah, intimate friend of Allah, and yet Allah fashions another creature from the dust of some tiny marooned planet across the cosmos, in mammalian form, with all the horried familiar consumption and violence.

And Allah asks this seemingly pure and chosen Iblis to bow to wishes of the new grotesque mammalian being!

Iblis refrains and disobeys.

Allah does not force Iblis to reconsider, but asks Iblis : Do you think you are so great and high in status?

Iblis replies: I am better than he.

Allah cursed Iblis and cast it away. Not because of some heinous crime, not for some huge neglect, but for feeling better than others!

Supremacy, supremacist:
the state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status.

In our times, Muslims openly without any inhibition nor shame believe that that they are superior to believers of other religions and conduct their affairs along with the language and rhetoric of the supremacists. Not far ahead are Jews and Christians.

Nothing could be further than truth , further than Allah’s Presence.

You might think that your house is better than your neighbor’s or you have better job or prospects. You might think that you are better educated or better suited for performing a certain daily task. Or you might think that your country is a better place to live and you have better laws or community or culture.

But to feel your person, something within you, is better than another human being is assurance to be jettisoned off the Path plunging hapless into a curse from Allah.

Byproduct of the better-ness feelings:

Bigot, bigotry:
a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions.

To feel and believe that your sect is better, or your Sheikh is better, your Imam or president is better than others’. Nothing endeavoured but swift branding by bigotry.

Steadfast bigots and supremacists overwhelm the ranks of false scholars of Islam. Muslims be warned!

To feel you are better than women in presence of Allah, no greater shame for a Muslim!

Allah has promised no superiority nor victory to Muslims and has not allowed any high handedness or subjugation of others.

Know the exact verbiage of Allah’s promisses:

58:21 [For] God has thus ordained: I shall most certainly prevail, I and My messengers! Verily, God is powerful, almighty!

كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَأَغْلِبَنَّ أَنَا وَرُسُلِي إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ

 

48:28 IT/He it is who has sent forth ITs/His Apostle with the [task of spreading] guidance and the religion of truth, to the end that IT/He make it prevail over every [false] religion; and none can bear witness [to the truth] as God does.

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَكَفَى بِاللَّهِ شَهِيدًا

 

Allah‘s promise to Arab of Quraish:

106:4 Who has given them (Quraish) food against hunger, and made them safe from danger.

الَّذِي أَطْعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٍ وَآمَنَهُم مِّنْ خَوْفٍ

 

48:1 VERILY, [O Muhammad,] We have laid open before you a manifest victory,

إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُّبِينًا

 

As you review these promises, it is patently evident that there is no promise to the Arab (promise was to person of Muhammad) or any promises to Muslim people wearing beard and Pakistani Shalwar Qamis, or women wearing Moroccan scarves!

There is no indication of Muslim superiority.

I look at my life an I do not find any promises from Allah that if I wear beard and perform Salat and fast Ramadan that triumph shall flood my way. I find no promises of any kind! Focus of these worships and spiritual arts is to find a way nearing Allah’s Exalted Presence so to love and beloved.

 

علا

‘Ala: High, opposite of low, one of the Divine Names of Allah. Above all, subjugates all, above all lowliness and all nobilities. Above all defects and inefficiencies.

38:75 Said IT/He: O Iblis! …  or are you of those who consider themselves as high?

قَالَ يَا إِبْلِيسُ … أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ الْعَالِينَ

 

Same verbiage used to let human being know what prevents ascend to the other realm:

28:83 As for that [happy] life in the hereafter, We grant it [only] to those who do not seek to exalt (‘Ala) themselves on earth

تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ

 

Aborning and sobbing

And yet faces blooming vernal

With a thousand smiles

No better be and no lesser be

And let last smiling gasps sighed

While everyone sobs

 

© 2017-2002,  Dara O Shayda

 

 

Who benefits from so-called Jihad?

Salaam Sayyidi and Salaam to all respected members

Today I was watching a coverage on ‘London Terror Attack at Westminster’ on youtube. I could not scroll down the comments since there was far too much hate speech and unspeakable words against the muslims although the investigaton have not started yet. It seems that to the West ‘Any terror attack=Muslim’.

I was wondering when did this all started? This so called Jihadi movement? Who arms them, fund them and train them? Who benefits from them? It is all a political game, isn’t it? If imperial giants like The USA, Russia, and others really wanted them to be uprooted and wiped out with their super military resources, how could these handful of brainwashed men possibly stand a chance?

Warning to American Muslims: your passports are revocable

Salaam to everyone

I had noticed in the past that Muslim immigrants in USA had different passports than regular Americans and other immigrants.

As we discovered this week, the Green Cards do not mean permanent residency for Muslims. They are merely revocable long-term visas.

The passports you are given by the Americans are fake!

You need to get legal help and call your local lawmaker and demand a regular standard issue American passport.

Dara

Habitat of Tahlil

Source:

http://www.untiredwithloving.org/papillon.html

 

In your mother’s womb you were an aquatic weightless organism, like unto a cosmonaut traversing from one universe to another, incubated in a fluid chamber to ease the voyage.

Passing through the singularity of birth, you exited the cocoon of womb into gaseous atmosphere of this planet and upon her hard crust, emerging a new creature with de novo physiology, motility and uniquest innovative mentation.

Upon this earth and within her atmospherics a habitat for new-you, and similarly the womb an aquatic habitat, your living-life in perpetual metamorphosis from one habitat to another.

Yet upon the exit of the womb, you suffer from total amnesia of what was inside the mother’s incubation chamber, the new-you has no recollection of prenatal events.

You are extant in multi-verse, metamorphosed in myriad of distinct habitats e.g. the womb and this earth to name a few, the grave to name another.

Some are causal habitats with passage of time, some non-causal out of the time’s streams.

Prophet peace be upon him informed that there is another habitat, within which humans have a truly real existence, extant entirely in and of itself, namely Habitat of Tahlil or Divine Oneness.

“Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Il-lal-lāhu (Tahlil:No deity other than Allah) is a noble Kalimat, she has a place by Allah. She was gathered and beautified (in the eyes of humans). Whosoever says her sincerely from the heart enters Al-Jannah (Paradise) and whosoever says her while lying, shall remain safe in his body and his belongings until he returns tomorrow to Allah Almighty Who will settle accounts with him.”

كنز العمال الإصدار 2.01 – للمتقي الهندي
المجلد الأول >> الفصل الثالث في فضل الإيمان والإسلام وفيه فرعان: >> فضل الشهادتين من الإكمال
227 – لا إله إلا الله كلمة كريمة على الله ولها عند الله مكان جمعت وسولت (التسويل: تحسين الشيء وتزينه وتحبيبه إلى الإنسان النفسية أوتصوله – انتهى. مصححه) من قالها صدقا من قلبه دخل الجنة ومن قالها كاذبا حقنت دمه واحرزت ماله ولقي الله عز وجل غدا يحاسبه
(أبونعيم عن عياض الأشعري).

The Prophet stated : “Gibril informed me that Allah Almighty states:”Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Il-lal-lāhu (No deity other than Allah) is My fortress, whosoever enters it is safe from My punishment”.” (Reported from Ali ( ra)).

كنز العمال الإصدار 2.01 – للمتقي الهندي
المجلد الأول >> الكتاب الثاني من حرف الهمزة في الأذكار من قسم الأقوال وفيه ثمانية أبواب >> الباب الأول في الذكر وفضيلته
1769 – حدثني جبريل قال: يقول الله تعالى: لا إله إلا الله حصني فمن دخله أمن من عذابي.
(ابن عساكر عن علي).

 

Habitants of this habit form a collective:

There is no anxiety of desolation for the inhabitants of Lā ‘Ilāha ‘Il-lal-lāh (No deity other than Allah) in death, in grave or in resurrection. As if I (Muhammad) am watching over them while the blast goes off (The doom’s day blast) while shaking off the dust off their heads and saying: Al-Hanmdu Lil-lāhi (Perpetual Praise for Allah)—Al-Ladhi (That Which)—took away the sorrow from us [35:34].

الجامع الصغير. الإصدار 3,22 – لجلال الدين السيوطي
المجلد الخامس >> باب: حرف اللام
7620- ليس على أهل “لا إله إلا الله” وحشة في الموت، ولا في القبور، ولا في النشور. كأني أنظر إليهم عند الصيحة ينفضون رؤوسهم من التراب يقولون: “الحمد لله الذي أذهب عنا الحزن”
التخريج (مفصلا): الطبراني في الكبير عن ابن عمر
تصحيح السيوطي: ضعيف

 

As you do not recall ever being within the habitat of the womb, you also suffer from amnesia each time upon exiting from the habitat of Tahlil; in this bio-psychological form you cannot remember much of that habitat, though it is the humanity’s most true form of existence.

Dhikr(Divine Remembrance) is a spiritual practice to remember beyond the bio-psychological amnesia of birth.

Most notable reality of this habitat is that foul deeds cannot enter it, each and every human being can live in this habitat and their sins will not be allowed inside i.e. flawless.
الجامع الصغير. الإصدار 3,22 – لجلال الدين السيوطي
المجلد السادس >> باب: حرف لا
9703- “لا إله إلا الله”: لا يسبقها عمل، ولا تترك ذنبا
التخريج (مفصلا): ابن ماجة عن أم هانئ
تصحيح السيوطي: ضعيف
Allah firmly establishes those who believe with a Moveless Speech within the life of this world and the world after’ [14:27]

يُثَبِّتُ اللّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ بِالْقَوْلِ الثَّابِتِ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الآخِرَة

The ‘Moveless Speech’ is Tahlil, it is unaffected with any deeds the human might do, whether good or evil, untarnished by any sin, on the contrary it affects the sins, washes them away.

Imam Razi

Al-Isma’ Allah-i Al-Husna

Thabit (‘Moveless Speech’) means this habitat is untouched by human deeds i.e. human piety or evil does not increase or decrease Tahlil.

Habitat of Tahlil has may names, one particular one:

Al-Qaul-i Al-Sadid (The Barrier Verbiage)
The exegetes believe that Tahlil is a barrier that prevents all evil and doubt to enter the hearts of her speakers.

33:70 O you who have attained to faith! Remain conscious of God, and [always] speak Al-Qaul-i Al-Sadid (The Barrier Verbiage) i.e. Tahlil

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدً

 

Another name:

Kalimat Al-Baqiya (The Everlasting Word)
[43:28] And he left it as a Word to endure among those who came after him, that they may turn back (to Allah).

وَجَعَلَهَا كَلِمَةً بَاقِيَةً فِي عَقِبِهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

This habitat is for you to everlast, while your body and molecular mind withers, the sanctity of this habitat is rest assured for your true existence in multi-verse.

No matter what happens to you here on this planet, no matter what of good and foul you do, you can always return to the safety and sanctity of the habitat of Tahlil.

Imam Razi points at the event of Pharaoh threatening his magicians,  who were bedazzled by the Light of the Tahlil emanating from Moses peace upon him, as they submitted without his permission and did not fear the consequences of prolonged gory reprisal that awaited them:

Once exposed to the sight of the Habitat of Tahlil the concerns and anxieties of this world vanish.

For those who seek the secrets of cosmos:

Maqālid-u Al-Samawāti Wa  Al-Ardh (Keys to the Heavens and Earth)
[39:63] To Hu (IT, Him) belong the keys of the heavens and the earth: and those who reject the Signs of Allah, it is they who will be in loss.

لَهُ مَقَالِيدُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

The foundation of cosmos is upon Tauhid (Divine Oneness), thus within habitat of Tahlil keys to secrets of cosmos readily available for whom Allah wishes to bestow.

 

© 2017-2002,  Dara O Shayda

State

Salaam Sayyyidi  and Salaam to all respected members

I have got a few questions.

If I were sinful right now or maybe for many years, am I away from Allah?

Similar questions regarding the inhabitants of Hell, would they be away from Allah’s love?

I have learnt a new thought that no matter what, where or how we are, good or bad, people of paradise or hell fire, we are always facing to Allah. Everything in the cosmos is facing that Direction. Perhaps anything other than Allah is facing to Allah.

Soliloquy: Al-Isra’ 17:80

وَقُل رَّبِّ أَدْخِلْنِي مُدْخَلَ صِدْقٍ وَأَخْرِجْنِي مُخْرَجَ صِدْقٍ وَاجْعَل لِّي مِن لَّدُنكَ سُلْطَانًا نَّصِيرًا

17:80. And Qul (Say): (My) Lord (pleasantly) enter me an entrance of Sidq (Beauty) and exit me an exit of Sidq (Beauty) and grant me from Yourself a triumphant strength (reign).

 

Ibn Arabi

And Qul (Say): (My) Lord : Modality of Divine Presence for Oneness within The Eye of Togetherness

Dara: Muhammad upon, hearing these words, entered into the state of Insan Kamil (Perfected Eye) as Hadith Qudsi 25 indicates. Within this modality the pronunciation of the Qul (Say) is altered i.e. the ending Lum, the ‘L’ sound of the end of Qul, is merged with the beginning letters of the coming word Rabbi i.e. Qu-rrr-rabbi, the ending Ya (ee sounding letter) omitted from the My of “My Lord”, in this state there is Allah and very little residue of Muhammad and cosmos in the midst.

Hadith Qudsi 25:
Messenger of Allah said: Allah (mighty and sublime be Hu) said:

Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.
تفسير تفسير القرآن / ابن عربي (ت 638 هـ)

{ وقل ربّ أدخلني } حضرة الوحدة في عين الجمع

 

Qushairi

Sidq means to enter and exit into circumstances by means of Allah and with/by nothing and no one else!
تفسير لطائف الإشارات / القشيري (ت 465 هـ)

أي أدخلني إدخالَ صدقٍ وأَخرجني إخراجَ صدقٍ. والصدقُ أن يكون دخولُه في الأشياء بالله لله لا لغيره، وخروجه عن الأشياء بالله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا لغيره

 

‘I’rab Nuhas

Sidq referring to how these entrances and exits are so beautiful since Allah ITself is so beautiful!

 

وحُسْنَ عاقبة فَجَعَلَ الصدق موضع الاشياءِ الجميلة لأنه جميل

 

Ibn Ajiba

Entering and Exiting to and from all situations in life, including entering and exiting into and out of graves, and doing so by Allah not by one’s Self (Nafs), only by aid and power of Allah and nothing of one’s Self, in most pleasant assuring manner.
تفسير البحر المديد في تفسير القرآن المجيد/ ابن عجيبة (ت 1224 هـ)

يقول الحقّ جلّ جلاله: { وقل } يا محمد: { ربِّ أَدْخلني } في الأمور كلها { مُدْخلَ صدقٍ }؛ بأن أدخل فيها بك لا بنفسي، { وأَخرجني } منها { مُخرجَ صدقٍ } كذلك، مصحوبًا بالفهم عنك، والإذن منك في إدخالي وإخراجي. وقيل: أدخلني قبري مدخل صدق راضيًا مرضيًا، وأخرجني منه عند البعث مخرج صدق، أي: إخراجًا مرضيًا مُلقى بالكرامة.

 

© 2016-2002,  Dara O Shayda

On Divine Origin of Randomness

In European Thoughts of Middle Ages and even in the modern Western Thoughts of most of us, Randomness is equated with un-Godly characteristics!

In other words, Random systems are far away from any God, and concept of God cannot contain Random systems. After all God is perfect and thus anything God makes has to be perfect, orderly systems are perfect, yet Random systems are imperfect.

Western antique concept of Perfectness originates from perfectly shaped and polished structures in opulent buildings of the affluent, or posh attire perfectly garmented snugged to the shape of the body, or Consonant notes pleasing to the ears; symmetric patterns indicate Perfectness; asymmetric patterns render imperfections.

“Scheiner, a Jesuit mathematician at the university of Ingolstadt (near Augsburg), wished to preserve the perfection of the Sun and the heavens and therefore argued that sunspots were satellites of the Sun.”

Source: http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/observations/sunspots.html

To those European the concept of perfection for the Sun was that of a perfect disk or globe and therefore sunspots were troubling, if God made the Sun, then it has to be  perfect since God himself is prefect, then how could there be random smudges on the surface of the Sun?

Today most of us with Western education and exposure to Western media and ideals suffer from the same antiquated concepts of Perfectness.

In all these there is a single central theme: man walks in his village, man fathoms what is perfect what is not, man imposes the concept on God and God’s creation. “God has to be like this (my idea) or God is not perfect and therefore there is no God”.

This lack of perfection has been projected into stochastic or randomized systems i.e. a deterministic system is perfect, a non-deterministic system (subject to randomness) is imperfect.

God CAN only make deterministic systems or there is no God whatsoever, non-deterministic systems are far from God.

These European thoughts have plagued even the most brilliant of their scientists:

In 1943, Einstein, in conversation with biographer William Hermann, concerning what is real and exists versus what is but mental constructs, stated the following: [2]

Nature doesn’t know chance, it operates on mathematical principles. As I have said so many times, God doesn’t play dice with the world.”

god_dice

 

Source: http://www.eoht.info/page/God+does+not+play+dice

Note the rendition: God is also white European male look alike, just a little bit bigger. Therefore it is the White European Male who determines the concepts of perfection and what is Godly and what is not and even if there is a God.

Those who have studied the Kolmogorov Complexity Theory, could rebuttal:

ONLY God can throw a dice!

To build a machine to throw a random dice or software algorithm to generate random number sequences is indeed an impossibly hard task, and indeed beyond our known engineering capabilities and theoretical understandings.

Random Mutations  or Natural Selection are  traditionally key proofs for lack of God in nature, since obviously the observed underlying processes of nature are Randomized.

However one understands that it is impossible for electro-mechanical machines designed by a human mind, without tapping into the surrounding entropy, to algorithmically generate Random systems, this Rahi (Author) extends the concept that:

“ONLY God can role a dice”

i.e. create Randoms systems.

Therefore Randomness or being non-deterministic is actually Divine, it is the artifact of a Super Being’s doings, not of a human endeavour! Therefore Random Mutations or Natural Selections are something of God’s doing, indicating the performance of a super-task by a super-being .

In 1994, Stephen Hawking, during a debate with Roger Penrose, at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, about whether or not Einstein was wrong in his God does not throw dice statement, gave his opinion that:

“Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can’t be seen.”

Source: http://www.eoht.info/page/God+does+not+play+dice

 

god_dice2

 

These are the weaknesses of thoughts in our Western education:

  1. Random systems are imperfect
  2. Deterministic systems are perfect and God only makes Deterministic systems or infer there is no God!
  3. Random systems are subject to probabilities and statistics, thus afar from God
  4. Random systems are chaotic, God and Chaos cannot mix

Remark 1: Random systems do not require a priori probabilities per Kolmogorov Complexity. The latter is an achievement in understanding Random systems free of any probability measures.

Remark 2: Chaotic system could rise from deterministic system, not all Chaotic systems are Random.

Randomness the foundation of Water-based life:

The Random jitter of water molecules in the cells of all living beings is the key source of molecular motility and energy. There is no water-based life unless there is Randomness of water molecules. The Perfectness of life has foundation on Randomness.

Randomness the foundation of Neuronal-mind:

Neuronal Noise  is the very foundation of our molecular minds. The operations of our minds are not possible unless upon the Random foundation of Neuronal signals.

 

Coda

Randomness is the endeavour of Super Being performing Super-Tasks.

 

© 2016-2002,  Dara O Shayda

 

رود,مريد,مراد: Wanting, Wanter, Wanted

Lisan Al-Arab

Ibn Manzour

Ra-Wa-Da: verb for seeking, as in someone sent forward to seek something for his or her own folk e.g. scouting for pastures.
لسان العرب
ابن منظور
رود
الرَّوْدُ: مصدر فعل الرائد، والرائد: الذي يُرْسَل في التماس النُّجْعَة وطلب الكلإِ، والجمع رُوَّاد مثل زائر وزُوَّار. وفي حديث عليّ، عليه السلام، في صفة الصحابة، رضوان الله عليهم أَجمعين: يدخلون رُوَّاداً ويخرجون أَدلة أَي يدخلون طالبين للعلم ملتمسين للحلم من عنده ويخرجون أَدلة هُداة للناس. وأَصل الرائد الذي يتقدّم القوم يُبْصِر لهم الكلأَ ومساقط الغيث؛ ومنه حديث الحجاج في صفة الغيث: وسمعت الرُّوَّاد يدعون إِلى ديارتها أَي تطلب الناس إِليها، وفي حديث وفد عبد القيس: إِنَّا قوم رادَةٌ؛ وهو جمع رائد كحاكة وحائك، أَي نرود الخير والدين لأَهلنا

 

Isfahani

Mufradat

Add to this “seeking” components of friendship and patronage.
مفردات ألفاظ القرآن.- للأصفهاني
كتاب الراء
رود
-الرود: التردد في طلب الشيء برفق، يقال: راد وارتاد، ومنه: الرائد، لطالب الكلإ، وراد الإبل في طلب الكلإ، وباعتبار الرفق قيل: رادت الإبل في مشيها ترود رودانا، ومنه بني المرود. وأرود يرود: إذا رفق، ومنه بني رويد

 

This word applies to Allah and to human kind, with different connotations:

In case of Allah it has the meaning of “will” and “volition”, Allah wanting something to be certain ways and wanting it not to be certain other ways:

 

2:185. Allah wills that you shall have ease, and does not will you to suffer hardship

يريد الله بكم اليسر ولا يريد بكم العسر

 

33:17. Say: “Who is there that could keep you away from God if it be ITs/His will to harm you, or if it be ITs/His will to show you mercy?”

إن أراد بكم سوءا أو أراد بكم رحمة

For people to mean pining and yearning:

3:145. And if one desires the rewards of this world, We shall grant him thereof; and if one desires the rewards of the life to come, We shall grant him thereof;

وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ الدُّنْيَا نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَمَن يُرِدْ ثَوَابَ الآخِرَةِ نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا

In the context of Qur’an this word always appeared as verb.

In terminologies of Sufis this word appears as verbal noun as well, and does so in two versions:

مريد

Murid: Wanter seeker wanting seeking Allah.

مراد

Murad: Wanted i.e. wanted drawn and chosen to be loved  by Allah.

The origin in the Qur’an:

42:13. Allah draws unto ITself/Himself who IT/He wills, and guides unto ITself/Himself anyone who turns unto IT/Him.

اللَّهُ يَجْتَبِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يَشَاء وَيَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَن يُنِيبُ

لسان العرب
ابن منظور
جبي
وقوله: وكذلك يَجْتَبِيك ربك؛ قال الزجاج: معناه وكذلك يختارك ويصطفيك، وهو مشتق من جبيت الشيءَ إذا خلصته لنفسك، ومنه: جبيت الماء في الحوض. قال الأَزهري: وجِبايةُ الخراج جمعه وتحصيله مأْخوذ من هذا

Murid is seeking by personal volition, Murad is sought, Murid is a wanter, Murad is wanted, Murid is a lover, Murad is a beloved.

Imagine Murid as iron, fashioned into an arrow or projectile or rocket or vehicle  to willfully cast and roam around to seek and scout and find.

Imagine Murad also as iron, not fashioned into any form, yet drawn by a magnet, completely free of control of where it is pulled towards.

Imagine the engineer or the designer who shapes the iron (Murid) into a projectile or a vehicle i.e. a teacher or mentor or Sheikh. To design and guide to a purposeful destination, zigzagging meandering.

Imagine Murad as unformed unattended to and yet moving towards the source of the magnetic force, with most precise accuracy.

Imagine Murid reaching the desired destination and all is done and over with. No residue.

Imagine Murad reaching the source of the magnetic force, and thus magnetized itself, and all that  comes close  to Murad , in lesser force, also magnetized, and those who come close to them in turn, lesser and lesser, magnetized to pull others, even long after Murad is gone!

This residue left by Murad is Ka:

ك

Irfan1: Ka

ذلك

Za-Li-Ka: Za is the single letter meaning ‘this’ and ‘Li’ extends the reach of ‘this’ to a farther distance i.e. ‘that over there’ and Ka (you) for Muhammad peace be upon him. This is the Prophetic Presence of Muhammad, not his biological presence, he is within the state of Insan Kamil (Perfected Eye) and stares from there (Malakut the realm of spirits) to here (Mulk the corporeal realm) to see that either Allah or humanity or both are witness over the incredible gifts and generosity of Allah…

Source: http://www.untiredwithloving.org/panting_horses.html

Lisanul Arab 

Ibn Manzour Afriqi

If you decide to address someone you say so by the usage of Ka in any of the following varieties:
1.    Ti-I-Ka: Ti (This female target) I (Near) Ka (for/regarding/referencing/addressing you)
2.    Ti-L-Ka: Ti (This female target) L (Far) Ka (you)
3.    Ta-Alif-Ka: Ta (This female target?) Alif (Near?) Ka (you)
4.    Ta-L-Ka: Ta (This male target?) L (Far) ka (you)
5.    Ta-Ni-Ka: Ta (This-two target) Ni (?) Ka (you)
6.    Ta-Na-Ka: Ta (This-two target) Na (?) Ka (you)
7.    ‘U-La-‘I-Ka: ‘U (Those plural target) La (?) ‘I (?) Ka (you)
8.    ‘U-La-Ka: ‘U (Those plural target) La (?) Ka (you)
9.    ‘U-La-Li-Ka: ‘U (Those plural target) La (?) Li (Far) Ka (you)

Ka (‘K’ sound in Arabic) addresses a male Ka (K as in cat) or female Ki (K as in kit). The prefix before Ka e.g. Ti or Ta specifies the gender of the target or ‘U specifying the plural attribute of the target. (Dara: The ‘L’ sounds deal with the field of targeting i.e. near or far)

لسان العرب  ابن منظور
فإِن خاطَبْتَ جئتَ بالكاف فقلت تِيكَ وتِلْكَ وتاكَ وتَلْكَ، بفتح التاء، وهي لغة رديئةٌ، وللتثنية تانِكَ وتانِّكَ، بالتشديد، والجمع أُولَئِكَ وأُولاكَ وأُولالِكَ، فالكاف لمن تخاطبه في التذكير والتأْنيث والتثنية والجمع، وما قَبْلَ الكافِ لمن تُشِيرُ إِليه في التذكير والتأْنيث والتثنية والجمع،

 

Ka (‘K’ sound in Arabic) is a Harf (Alphabetized Divine Word), indeed a prehension, prehending the actual existence of an entity in Qidam (Space of all Actualities) i.e. prehending the Primordia of some object in this potential world.

In this potential world we deal with the potentialities of an entity, however we are able to prehend the Primordia of an entity in Qidam in its actualized existence free of all potentialities.

The Subjective-form of this prehension is felt as a Presence i.e. we feel something exists, kind of close by, though we may not have the ability to see the entity or observe the entity with any instrumentation but within us there is a strong feeling of that object being near though out of sight.

Divine Origins
Ka is originally attributed to Allah: Allahumma (O our Lord) La (For) Ka (You) Al-Hamdu (All Perpetual Praise) or Labbay (I am ready to serve/comply) Ka (You).

 

كنز العمال الإصدار 2.01 – للمتقي الهندي
المجلد الثاني >> الفصل السادس في جوامع الأدعية
3653- اللهم لك الحمد شكرا ولك المن فضلا.
(طب ك عن كعب بن عجرة).

 

زيادة الجامع الصغير، والدرر المنتثرة، الإصدار 2.05 – للإمام السيوطي
كتاب “زيادة الجامع الصغير”، للسيوطي >> حرف اللام
2387- لبيك اللهم لبيك إنما الخير خير الآخرة.

As with the other personal pronouns, Allah endowed the humanity with the gift of these personal pronouns—in infinitely vitiated forms—so that we are able to communicate with Allah and using the same verbiage to communicate with other humans.

Here again, although we cannot behold Allah, yet we are fully able to feel the subjective-form of our prehension of Allah’s existence in Qidam (Space of all Actualities) i.e. the Divine Presence.

 Irfan2: Seeking no highness over people
 The most important principle for being a Murid, the most obvious attribute of being a Murad, is “lack of seeking” control over people, subjugating them, taking their lands and properties and assuming nobility over them, no lesser controlling their minds!
28:38.  That realm in the hereafter Ka (for you Muhammad), We grant it [only] to those who do not seek to exalt themselves on earth, nor yet to spread corruption: for the future belongs to the God-conscious.

تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فَسَادًا وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

Note usage of Ka, this verse carries the residual presence of Murad (Beloved-ness) of Muhammad to this date, to the end of this world, though his biological body gone, his presence is felt, like the pull of the original magnet is felt through consecutive magnetizations:

21:107. And [thus, O Prophet,] We have sent Ka (you) as [an evidence of Our] grace towards all the worlds.

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

And this Presence carries an Irfan: Do not seek highness over people if you are to become Murad, while your Self carried to the other realm of spirits.

 

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