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Fitra Response to Shakir Shahid

Salaam Shakir and Salaam to everyone

Fitra, from the form Fatara belongs to a family of related words i.e. Falaqa and Shaqqa: 

In particular:

Lisan Al-Arab
Ibn Manzour

Fitra-t to invent but for the first time.

Allah Fatara means Allah created the people and started them (for the first time).
Al-Fitra-t: Allah Fatara the creation means Allah brought entities into being and invented them in a form (like kneading the dough) trained for a particular way of action (behavior):

فِطۡرَتَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّتِى فَطَرَ ٱلنَّاسَ عَلَيۡہَا‌ۚ

30:30.  Allah‘s Handiwork, that which, Fatara people conformally (according to the design of the handiwork)

Allah’s Handiwork has focused and positioned the human nature to believe (in Tauhid (Divine Oneness))

Fatir is the grammatical agent of verb Fatara i.e. the Sunderer, the sunderer across the cosmos, the starter of all objects going through the cosmic-wide sunderance of singularity.

Q: What is Singularity?

A: A singularity separates realm A from realm B, where each realm are endowed with structures and rules for existence of the entities within them. There is no way the two realms could immix and if they could they both would have had perished. They can coexist since the singularity forbids them to commix in whatsoever way.

Example 1: A larva crosses the singularity of a cocoon to adopt new rules of motion i.e. rapid aerial flight abandoning the completely incompatible slow crawling motion on branches.

Example 2: Ice in solid form, suddenly becomes liquid.



Example 3: Our bodies are molecularly quite similar to other animals, however these bodies serve as singularities through which our being-ness translocated from the other realm of spirits to this corporeal realm.






Reply to Hala’s post on Beauty

Salaam Hala and Salam to everyone

Hala I will try to provide back up for your writings on concept of Beauty, so this will be in several pieces and kinda sloppy.

Hadith you quoted:

Inna  Allah (is) beautiful and loves the beauty, said the Prophet.


الجامع الصغير – لجلال الدين السيوطي
المجلد الثاني >> [تتمة باب حرف الألف]

1720- إن الله تعالى جميل يحب الجمال
التخريج (مفصلا): صحيح مسلم والترمذي عن ابن مسعود الطبراني في الكبير عن أبي أمامة الحاكم في المستدرك عن ابن عمر، ابن عساكر عن جابر وعن ابن عمر
تصحيح السيوطي: صحيح

Inna indicates that this Beauty of Allah is the very shape of the universe which shapes all things that are beautiful.

Shah Ni’ma-tu-Llah said: Jamal (Beauty) is the Tajalli (Lucent Manifestation) of Allah towards Allah and for Allah.  [1]

This means that Allah loves to see ITs own beauty and loves  to show ITs own beauty to ITself. All other forms of beauty (and pleasures of exposure to beauty) are borrowed from Divine Beauty, infinitely vitiated of course. Gold in its purest form could not be used for jewelry making since it is too soft and needs to be alloyed with impurities. As such for Divine beauty to be seen by other than Allah needs to be alloyed with impurities then it is beautiful in our eyes, else no eye could behold its purest form. Those ‘impure alloys’ are the beautiful things other than Allah.

Irfani (Gnostic) definition of Beauty: Emergence of perfection (Kamal) of the beloved, to render beloved’s needlessness of lover!

Note: Jamal (Beauty) and Kamal(Perfection) are one letter off i.e. Jim for Jamal replaced by Ka for Kamal, in the language Arab indicates conceptual relatedness.

If you could cognize the needlessness of Allah from all things, then you suddenly see the purest forms of Allah’s beauty. If you could not fathom Allah’s needlessness e.g. thinking Allah needs you to do something charitable or religious, then you see nothing of Allah’s beauty, only your own Nafs’.


[1] Sajaddi: Farhang-e Istilahat Irfani



Reply to Hala

Salaam Hala

Your writeup on the Beauty is quite wonderful, I need a few more  days to muse the words. INSHALLAH reply shortly.

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From Shakir Shahid

Ramadan al Mubarak,
I’d like to know what it actually
indicates by the word ‘Jannat un
For example, In Quran al Kareem,
”Waj’alni min warasati Jannatin
That is a prayer of Prophet
Ibrahim(peace be upon him).
Again i found in Salawat Iksir
Azam by Sultan al awliya Sheikh
Qadir Jilani invoking blessings,
”Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina wa
Nabiyyina Muhammadin salatan
tudkhiluna biha ‘Jannatin
Na’eem’-e bila hisab.”

My point of question is:
Jannatul Firdous is the grandest and best jannat. Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam taught to ask for Jannatul Firdous. But here i found supplications are made for Jannatun Nai’eem!

Taswit (Sonic Exegsis): Concealed Alif of Nun

For Azizam the Sultan of Sonic Beloveds

Ibn Arabi wrote in Kitab Al-Waw:
And if you viewed the Al-Kaun (Existence) from the point of view of Dhat (Discerning Essence) you might have said: Wujudan (Being-ness); and the one that is not cognizant of these two (Waw(s)), as well, is not cognizant of the Partitioner between these two Waw i.e. the Alif—This Waw is not that Waw.


الميم و الواو و النون
من مجموعة رسائل
الشيخ محيى الدين بن عربي
فإذا نظرت الكون من حيث الصورة قلت عدما فإن الصورة هي الهو واذا نظرته من حيث ذاته قلت وجودا ولا تعرف ذلك ما لم تعرف الفاصل بين الواوين وهو الألف فيعرفك أن هذا ليس هذا

Dara: Phonemes of Waw:

Wa + Alif + Wa


Therefore there is an Alif that separates first Wa from second Wa. Alif is therefore a barrier separating entities from each other.

Recall Nun’s Phonemes:

N + Waw + N


Therefore in Nun also there is a concealed Alif!

Sonic experiment was setup to uncover this Alif deep within the Nun:


Chorus of Nun chants (time-stretched), many thousands of them, sounded an emergent Aaa sound of Alif. Hear for yourself!

As Ibn Arabi wrote, there is separation between the two N-sounds of Nun:

Kitab Al-Nun
by Ibn Arabi
“And with regards to the Nun (‘n’ sounding letter) it has Waw (‘w’/’u’ sounding letter) as a veil between her two ‘n’ sounds. (Dara: Remember that Nun, though in Arabic it is but a single letter, as a phone it can be spelt as follows: Nun+Waw+Nun; therefore Ibn Arabi considers the middle partitioning Waw as a separating veil.)

Meaning, as in writing, a half circle appears from this Nun just like the half sphere of the sky and the other half which is unseen i.e. the other Nun.  The cosmos is comprised of an observable half and an unobservable half. And the reason for our inability to observe the other half is our existence upon this earth, since this earth also serves as a veil obstructing the view of other half of the cosmos.


Preparations for Ramadan 2014

Salamullahi Alaikum

My life passing me by and That Most Beautiful Super Being was my company all these years and yet I was too busy consuming to take notice:

6:91, 39:67. They have no fair appreciation for Allah, what appreciation for Him/IT is due

I look at this photo, servants starved to death, and may Allah sprout midst my sorrows the Meadows of Divine Secrets…




Policy: Right to be Forgotten

Salaam again

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