The Broader Picture of the Dzatiyah Concept XII

Published on November 30th, 2009 — 12:00am

In reality the One who did or did not do or remain neutral is none other than God hence there is no good and no bad and no loss and no gain and no benefit and no giving and no taking, no opening and no closing, no death and no life, no respect and no shame, no affluence and no poverty as all these  are in the hand of God. [122]

You should then accept Predestination and later accord with it wholeheartedly. In this way, you are in the state of Abdal and men of spiritual knowledge who know God, the AlMighty, the All-Glorious. [123]

Once we have surrendered to Allah’s Will, come what may, we must keep shut and bear with it with patience.

The servant of God becomes like an infant in his mother’s arms or a corpse being bath or a ball at the feet of the  players – toss-up, roll, above ground, to the left, to the centre; all the time changing places and positions. It just does not have any control over itself. [124]

In other words, you are subjected to Divine Predestination. You are being toss and turn by   Divine Predestination. [125]

Therefore do not complaint even if your flesh is cut in pieces with scissors. Verily most of the many calamities befalling the sons of Adam were due to their complaints against the Lord.[126]

They know safety lies in silence and meditating the Lord.[127]

Those who are near to the Lord must always exercise caution as well as be well mannered.[128]

You must be well mannered, keep your peace and not talkative, patient, surrendered wholeheartedly to Him.[129]

If Allah assists you, then there is none that can overcome you, and if He forsakes you, who is there then that can assist you after Him? And on Allah should the believers rely. [130]

Remember He is our lord and it is not Him who is subjected to us; on the contrary, it is us who are subjected to Him.

Mankind and all other creations are subjected to Allah and Allah is not subjected to them.[131]

He cannot be questioned concerning what He does and they shall be questioned. [132]

If we continue to doubt His Divine Plan being complete and perfect then we are disparaging Him Who is The All-Wisest. To this end, he could easily replace us we another creation who would love and respect Him.

O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with the believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. [133]

Seest thou not that Allah created the heavens and the earth in Truth? If He so will, He can remove you and put (in your place) a new creation? [134]

So leave those who disparaged Allah and those who make fun of their religion. Do not sit or be part of them lest you too would be corrupted.

And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say: “To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant.” [135]

When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our Signs, turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If Satan ever makes thee forget, then after recollection, sit not thou in the company of those who do wrong. [136]

Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement, and are deceived by the life of this world. [137]

So if they dispute with thee, say: “I have submitted my whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me.” [138]

If you are troubled by Satans with fear, unsavoury thoughts, anger and others seek refuge with Allah, He is nearer to us than our jugular vein.

Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)! [139]

We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein. [140]

For my Lord is (always) near, ready to answer. [141]

And say “O my Lord! I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Satans. “And I seek refuge with Thee O my Lord! Lest they should come near me.” [142]

Commemorate Our Servant Job. Behold he cried to his Lord: “The Satan has afflicted me with distress and suffering!” “Strike with thy foot: here is (water) wherein to wash, cool and refreshing, and (water) to drink.” And We gave him (back) his people, and doubled their number,- as a Grace from Us, and a thing for commemoration, for all who have Understanding. [143]

Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith. [144]

Stand steadfast to Allah and to His will come what may and you will succeed because surely the supporters of Allah will eventually triumph. They are the elects of God and in their place in the hereafter is Paradise.

You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the latter day befriending those who act in opposition to Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their (own) fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk; these are they into whose hearts He has impressed faith, and whom He has strengthened with an inspiration from Him: and He will cause them to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein; Allah is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with Him these are Allah’s party: now surely the party of Allah are the successful ones.[145]

God shall open the book in the hand of His messenger, and His messenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elects, and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mark of the messenger of God. And in the book shall be written the glory of paradise.[146]

The Bibliography

[122] Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Futuh al Ghaib, 19 (1990)

[123] Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Futuh Ghaib, 149 (1990) . “Abdal” refers to (a  state of ) a person who becomes the vessel  of Allah.

[124] Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Futuh Ghaib, 19 (1990)

[125] Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Futuh Ghaib, 145 (1990)

[126] Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Futuh al Ghaib, 55 (1990)

[127] Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Futuh Ghaib, 94 (1990).

[128] Syeik Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Op cit, 80.

[129] Id, 96.

[130] Ali Imran (3):160.

[131] Syeik Abdul Qadir Al Jilani, Op cit, 96.

[132] Al Anbiya (21):23.

[133] Al Maidah (5):54.

[134] Ibrahim (14):19-20; Muhammad (47):38; An Nisa(4):133.

[135] Al Qashash (28):55.

[136] Al Anaam (6):68.

[137] Al Anaam (6):70.

[138] Ali Imran (3):20.

[139] Al Araaf (7):201.

[140] Qaaf (50):16.

[141] Hud (11):61

[142] Al Mukminun (23):97-98.

[143] Shad(38):41-43.

[144] Al Baqarah (2):152.

[145] Al Mujadilah (58):22.

[146] Gospel of Barnabas, 73-74 (?)

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