How Understanding Space Is A Tafsir To The Quran

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Why The Subatomic World Is Important To Everything In The Quran

Understanding Space, is a Tafsir to the Quran because Allah promised that “In time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves [the microscopic world], so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth.” [Qur’an 41:53]

This work answers one of the most important questions in Islam, where does our spirituality come from…what is it and what causes it.

Allah taught this to mankind 1400 years ago in a vocabulary the world could understand but the world witnessed great change in a very short span of time and we lost our link to the past, our language. Continue reading

The Depth Of The Heart Is The Depth Of The Subatomic Universe and It Ends With The Arsh Of Allah

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The universe Allah spoke about in the Quran is the same universe science is discovering today, no one knows it better than Him, hence He is the one who can make the promise (41:53) to show it to mankind before the hour is established and He did this by speaking about it in the Quran, therefor the science of the Universe is already with us but only those with understanding of science can see, “And we strike these similitudes for the people, but no one understands them except those who know.” (29:42).

The Heart has many roles in the human body the simplest of which is to pump blood, Allah refers to it by different names in the Quran for which it must have specific physiological process’s beyond the pumping of blood in order to carry out these roles;

– Fuad, Af’idah: the heart engrossed or inflamed in emotion, this is it’s role of sensing and reacting with happiness, sadness, lust, frustration, anger or regret, this term is used 25 times to refer to the heart in the Quran.

– Sadr (chest), Sudur: Allah calls the heart by the name for the chest, it is the place where shaytan (the Jinn) tries to gain access to influence man, the term is used 25 times in the Quran in this context.

– Lubb, Albab: the innermost place where the light of tawhid (oneness or wholeness or completeness) resides, which is always used with “the people of” albab, meaning the people of understanding or intellect, the term is used 16 times in the Quran in this context.

In relation to this Allah says “Know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart”(8:24), this is a physical description referring to mans physiology because the heart is a physical organ that creates spiritual experiences in man, so there must be more complexity to the heart.

Allah directly puts things like knowledge, revelation, tranquility (sakina), peace (salam) in mans heart to guide and help him, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) has said, “Verily the hearts of mankind, all of them, are between two fingers of the All-merciful like one single heart, which He turns whither He wills” (Muslim) Hence the heart must be capable of directing man in his life, an organ that just pumps blood is not capable of that so their must be more to the heart, recent advances in science have shown the heart has a very complex role in the body.

The first verse in the Quran is “In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate” Imam Ibn al-‘Arabi says it is the predicate of a subject omitted in ellipse (intended in the subtext), as is frequent in the Qur’an, and its full meaning is “(The origin and appearance of the world are but) In [‘in virtue of, because of’] the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate” (al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya (7), 1.102) because the universe was created from His light (particles) and our world appeared from the subatomic.

Both tranquility (sakina) and peace (salam) are subatomic substances that Allah mentions this way in the Quran, He for instance placed both in the Ark (Tabut) He gave to the Jews.

“Their prophet said to them, ‘The sign of his authority will be that the Ark [of the Covenant] will come to you. In it there will be [the gift of] tranquillity (Sakina) from your Lord and relics of the followers of Moses and Aaron, carried by the angels. There is a sign in this for you if you believe.’”(2:248), “Every single thing is perishing” because all particles can unravel to nothingness just like they formed, “except His face” (Qur’an 28:88) the face being an Arabic metaphor for what is most distinctive of someone, the person himself; here, the Being of Allah the originator of everything from His light.

If the heart just pumped blood how does it receive tranquility (sakina) and how is belief located in it, “It is He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers, that they may add belief to their belief.” (48:4) the simple answer is found in the Light (electromagnetic field) the heart produces which is connected to it’s very intricate nervous system that is almost like a miniature brain in complexity and role.

Because all these matters refer to the subatomic part of our body and the universe Allah can say “And we are nearer to him than his jugular vein”(Qaf:16) which is another physical description, He can also say that He is the “light of the heavens and the earth” (24:35) He is all light (particles) that the heart perceives because all subatomic particles directly represent His will, this is what verse 24:35 means and it is also stated in a hadith Qudsi indirectly in which Allah says “I am Time” and time as physics teaches is created from the interactions of subatomic particles (quantum entanglement). Because light is an electromagnetic field and it is made from photons and the photon is the carrier of the electromagnetic force (Chi) He can also say He guides man’s heart to Him because the heart creates light (an electromagnetic field) and Allah places light in the heart as guidance, “Allah guides to His light whom He pleases”(24:35) the prophet (saws) used to pray “O Allah, place light in my heart”, these are the reasons behind that prayer.

“The Quran’s role in the soul’s transformation is implicit in the accounts of the Prophet’s ascent (miraj) to Allah, the “Night Journey,” to which reference is made in 17:1: Glory be to Him Who carried His servant by night. Laylat al-isra, “the Night of the Journey,” or al-miraj, “the Ascent,” was understood as the fulfilment of laylat al-qadr, “the Night of Power” (97:1-3, a reference to subatomic power). Having brought the Divine Word down to the Prophet on the Night of Power (when the effects of ghayb are increased), Gabriel took him up to meet Allah on the Night of the Journey. He could encounter Allah precisely because “His character was the Quran,” which had descended into his soul and transmuted it into a luminous lamp (33:46) in answer to his prayer, “Make me into a light.”(Muslim) The Quran itself, after all, is the light (64:8), revealed by the Light of the heavens and the earth (14:35) to bring forth mankind out of darkness into light (14:1)” and so light (particles in this context) is the medium by which mankind is guided.

‘Matter and energy are equivalent and can be transmuted through the equation E = mc^2; that is, energy (in ergs) is equal to mass in grams times the speed of light squared, in centimeters per second. In other words matter is just condensed energy, if you can get enough energy into one place (generally light or kinetic energy), then you’ll get a (mostly random) variety of particles popping out. This accounts for the vast energy released by small amounts of matter in nuclear explosions, but it also means that staggering amounts of energy are required to create even the tiniest particles of matter.’ Hence there is a clear relationship between every cell and atom in the body and the subatomic universe and what happens there influences every part of us directly.

Allah expands the chest, meaning opens the heart, to Islam, “Those whom Allah willeth to guide,- He expands their chest (heart) to Islam” (6:125), due to this opening man can then perceive deeper because guidance requires wisdom and wisdom requires depth. This opening is the essence of Tawhid, oneness with Allah, the light of the heart is connected with the light of Allah and through quantum entanglement with the rest of the universe. It is because light (particles) is the medium for tawhid that many sufi scholars often described tawhid in physical terms, and why translators often made the mistake of calling it unity with Allah. Being one with Allah means being the same as Him while unity with Allah means joining with Him, an impossible thing. Tawhid is the unity of man’s light with the Light Allah places in the heart, “It is He who sent down tranquility (a light) into the hearts of the believers, that they may add belief (light) to their belief (light).” (48:4), “so that he has received faith (light) from Allah” (39:22).

Tawhid can only be achieved when nothing else is in the heart of man but Allah, it means you experience the world through the Quran, Allah’s words, this is the true aim of saying Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than everything else in mans heart, not verbally but literally, this is why Tawhid is called oneness it results in the self being the same as Allah in opinion.

Oneness with Allah is not an abstract or intangible idea, through subatomic particles it is physiologically literal and physical, “Allah is the light (particles) of the heavens and the earth” and He “guides to His light (particles) whom He pleases” (24:35). 1400 years ago Light was the name given to all particles by Allah because it could be understood by people of that time, Imam Abd al-Razzaq narrates that Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “I said: O Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you, tell me of the first thing Allah created before all things”. He said: “O Jabir, the first thing Allah created was the light of your Prophet (the light of prophethood) from His light (particles), and that light (particles) remained (“turned”) in the midst of His Power for as long as He wished (this is the first moments of the big bang), and there was not, at that time, a Tablet or a Pen or a Paradise or a Fire or an angel or a heaven or an earth or a sun or a moon or a jinn or a man.

And when Allah wished to create creation, he divided that Light (particles) into four parts and from the first made the Pen, from the second the Tablet, from the third the Throne (Arsh, the outer most subatomic layer of the created universe, sidrat al muntaha), and then he divided the fourth [part] into four [other] parts and from the first he created the bearer of the Throne, from the second the Kursi (Footstool, a subatomic layer just beneath the Arsh), from the third the rest of the angels.

Then He divided the fourth into four other parts and created from the first the heavens (space), and from the second the earth (planets), and from the third the Paradise and the Fire, and then he divided the fourth into four parts and created from the first the Light in the believers visions, and from the second the light of their hearts which is knowledge of Allah, and from the third the light of their inner harmony (‘Uns) which is Tawhid (that) ‘There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah…”. (Abd al-Razzaq (d. 211) narrates it in his Musannaf according to Qastallani in al-Mawahib al-laduniyya (1:55) and Zarqani in his Sharh al-mawahib (1:56 of the Matba`a al-`amira edition in Cairo).

Here the prophet (saws) speaks about three different kinds of light in the human body that man relies on, the light of the believers vision is different from the light of the heart and this is different from the light of their Tawhid, (Uns) their inner light, it is very significant that the harmony of electromagnetic waves is called the coherence of waves, when there is coherence between waves (light) they can clearly communicate with each other, coherence is the name for Tawhid in physics.

The Prophet (saws) said, while pointing to his heart; “God-wariness is right here” (al-taqwa hahuna), if the heart wasn’t a perceptive faculty then it could not be aware of Allah, it is because of this that mens hearts will be judged “The day on which property will not avail, nor sons; except him who comes to Allah with a sound heart.” (26:88-9)

“but he who opens up his breast to unbelief, that is, [he who] opens it up and expands it [with unbelief]… upon such shall be wrath from Allah, and there is a great chastisement for them.”(Tafsir al Jalalayn, 16:109), the one’s who fail are those who bury their souls in darkness, they open the heart to perceive greater evil.

So then what is depth in relation to the heart, if we take the words literally the physical depth of the heart means we reach the other side of it which has no relevance, but because we know the heart is a vessel containing light which is a subatomic particle and light is used to pass on knowledge by Allah the depth we are referring to is subatomic depth. When Allah expands the breast He allows the heart to connect with deeper subatomic depths and this allows it to gather information from a wider number of sources (influences).

We know this because the qualities people display when Allah expands their chest (heart) are wisdom and sagaciousness and by definition these are the people who consider the widest amount of knowledge before judging anything, just like the prophet was “a walking Quran” they embody the physical attributes Allah gave them, “He gives wisdom to whomever He wills, and whoever is given wisdom has been given tremendous good” (Qur’an 2:269).

Hard heartedness is the root of all sin and sin is the root of all illness, the spiritual heart is affected by sin and the physical heart is affected by the spiritual heart.

Imam Tustari said “Allah does no open the heart of a servant if it still contains three things, loving to remain (in this world), love of wealth, and concern about tomorrow.” The prophet (saws) said “What I fear most for my community, is that they follow their desires and have long hopes” because of what these things do to the heart.

The Imam also said in his Tafsir “the nafs (self) has seven celestial veils (hujub samawiyyah) and seven earthly veils (hujub ardiyyah)”, things that cover the nafs, in relation to mans character a veil is something that covers our inner perception about things, it makes us in varying degrees delusional, the imam then explained “when ever man buries his nafs (self) in earth upon earth (ardan ardan), (lowers his esteem and ego), his heart (qalb) is raised up heaven upon Heaven (sama’an sama’an). And when he (completely) buries the nafs (ego) under the ground (tahta at tara), the heart reaches the throne” (Arsh, in it’s perception and the sustenance it receives).

In a number of verses Allah talks about the opening of the heart, which is a subatomic description referring to the heart opening up to the unseen world (quantum universe) and being influenced by it; “Is one whose heart Allah has opened to Islam, so that he has received faith (the heart is given light) from Allah, (not better than one hard-hearted)? Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah! (because they can’t receive that light) they are manifestly wandering (this life in error)! (39:22), making bad choices because their judgment isn’t sound, their perception is not complete, and they are ill-informed.

The remembrance of Allah opens the heart and stops it from becoming hard (becoming shallow) which leads to depravity, “Has not the Time arrived for the Believers that their hearts in all humility should engage in the remembrance of Allah and of the Truth which has been revealed (to them), and that they should not become like those to whom was given Revelation aforetime, but long ages passed over them and their hearts grew hard? For many of them became depraved?.” (57:16)

Allah says in the Quran “AND [know, O men, that] whether you keep your beliefs secret or state them openly, He has full knowledge indeed of all that is in [your] hearts.”(67:13) Allah doesn’t simply know our thoughts He created the causes (asbab) in the universe that can make them known because He has creatures that record them which use these systems in the universe, this is the nature of the Universe what ever Allah says He can do has scientific reasons behind it’s existence, the underlaying science behind what is in the heart is light (the electromagnetic field), the subatomic part of the universe and it’s particles and Angels are made of the same matter.

Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, relating from his Lord, may He be glorified and exalted: “Allah decreed good deeds and bad deeds, then He explained that. Whoever thinks of doing a good deed then does not do it, Allah will write it down as one complete good deed. If he thinks of doing a good deed and then does it, Allah [may He be glorified and exalted] will write it down between ten and seven hundred fold, or many more. If he thinks of doing a bad deed then he does not do it, Allah will write it down as one complete good deed, and if he thinks of it then does it, Allah will write it down as one bad deed.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Bari, “This indicates that the angel can see what is in the heart of the human being” because Angels are created from light and it is their place to know and record.

Imam Ibn Arabi said “Sound knowledge is not given by reflection, nor by what the rational thinkers establish by means of their reflective ability. Sound knowledge is only that which Allah throws into the heart of the knower (Allah himself literally places it there, and) it is (a) divine light for which Allah singles out any of his servants whom He will, whether Angels, Messenger, Prophet, friend, or a person of faith. He who has no unveiling (from Allah) has no knowledge.” Meaning through light (the electromagnetic field) Allah gives knowledge to all his creatures from Angels to men.

If we keep in mind that every thing occurs because of scientific causes in the universe, and Allah does things through the systems in the Universe, Allah then connects what is within mans heart with what occurs in the world “If Allah knows [any] good in your hearts, He will give you better than what was taken from you, and He will forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Quran 8:70) Allah doesn’t look at the hearts then walks somewhere to bring us what He wants, He moves the universe from the deepest subatomic depths until we are given what He wants for us. The foundation for everything are subatomic particles, which is why the verse began with what is in the heart, and everything around us is made of them. The basis for any two things being connected regardless of distance is a Law in physics (quantum mechanics) called quantum entanglement, particles can connect with each other regardless of distance in space and physicist now believe this law which begins with just two small particles, on a cosmological scale is the driving force behind the entire universe shaping it’s evolution, the direction of it’s change.

Allah explains this in another verse, “Whatever misfortune befalls you is for what your very hands have earned, and He pardons much” (Qur’an 42:30) misfortune is a situation we fall into not a rock hitting us in the head, if we think of the many parts of any situation we fall into in life then some very complex things are occurring to bring it about which Allah is saying the bad of it comes together because of the evil we commit, quantum entanglement is the basis for this it’s building blocks, “what your very hands have earned” in the universe.

Allah in hadith Qudsi said “I am Time”, physicists believe time is born out of the quantum entanglement of particles, when Allah says He is something in the Universe, and keeping in mind time is something created while He is not, it is because it’s nature is encompassing of everything and quantum entanglement is the driving force behind every action in the Universe shaping it’s direction, and direction by definition is time.

Time as many assume is something that is meant to be intangible and abstract but it is created by “physical” matter, every moment of time occurs beocuse of how particles are entangled together creating literally everything that is occurring, from chemical reactions to electricity to the atmosphere, the fabric of space and time are woven together because in physics the arrow of time is the direction of matter in the universe, the quantum entanglement of particles shapes the direction of all matter and creates time.

Allah said, the “Sons of Adam inveigh against [the vicissitudes of] Time, and I am Time, in My hand is the night and the day”, the direction of the universe is the passing of the night and the day and they are created because of the forces in the universe, which is what “in My hand” means.

The soul directs the heart and the heart influences the mind creating our intellect which is our ability to understand based on the knowledge we can perceive into things, the act of sensing ghayb the unknown about something. Imam al Ghazali further elaborates on this,“The images supplied by the imagination hold together the knowledge supplied by the intellect.” (Imam al Ghazali, Mishkat al Anwar) and from here we can trace entire physiological process’s in the body that bring this about.

The Prophet (saws) said “There is a knowledge like the form of a hidden thing, known to none save those who know Allah.” (Imam al Ghazali, Mishqat al Anwar), the form of a hidden thing refers to knowledge that is inspired into man from ghayb (the unseen) when he looks into something, commonly called insight, the invisible things our heart has the ability to perceive about this world are the things that exist in ghayb (the subatomic world) about the nature of things, it exists as a hidden thing because “Allah has encompassed (in ghayb) all things in knowledge” (65:12).

In other words Allah’s knowledge is the knowledge gained from the subatomic universe because the prophet related the matter to the people who know Allah, and Allah said about them “Those whom Allah willeth to guide,- He expands their chest (heart) to Islam” (6:125) He gives them the ability to see deeper, Allah’s knowledge (light) is “neither of the East nor of the West” (24:35) because that depth is a subatomic depth.

All knowledge comes from Allah, it flows from the light of Allah which is beyond the Arsh (throne), He created the Universe from His light which are the subatomic particles and encompassed all He created with His Knowledge of it (65:12). The Arsh (throne) allows creation to know Allah because that is where He Istiwa (established) Himself for us while the Kursi allows creation to gain knowledge about everything because Ibn Abbas (ra) said: “His Kursi is His knowledge (kursiyyuhu `ilmuhu) (Bukhari), and man gains Allah’s knowledge through his self and heart, these are the roles of the Arsh and Kursi in the Universe.

The Arsh exists at the deepest most subatomic depth called sidrat al muntaha (the furthest limit) in the Quran (53:14) while the Kursi (footstool) is closer to us, it’s distance sub atomically is as a footstool in relation to a throne (Arsh), this is why it is called al Kursi, the footstool because of it’s role and location in relation to the Arsh of Allah not because it resembles a footstool.

Ayat al Kursi explains this reality of both the Arsh (Throne) and the Kursi (footstool) very clearly; “Allah! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them (death) and that which is behind them (this life), while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His Kursi (footstool) encompasses the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.” (2:255)

We can say much about this verse which the prophet (saws) said contains the greatest name of Allah, meaning it explains His greatest Quality in understanding it. The expression “He knoweth that which is in front of them (death) and that which is behind them (this life)” is the expression used to explain the Barzakh, a subatomic veil (field) stoping man from seeing ghayb (the unseen), mentioned in the Quran; referring to the dead Allah says “Behind them (in this life) lies the intervening barrier (Barzakh, stretching until) to the day of their resurrection” (23:99-100) stopping the souls from returning to this world.

“(He knoweth that which is in front of them) in front of the angels regarding the matter of the Hereafter (death) and who is to intercede (and that which is behind them) of the life of this world”(Tanwir al Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas 2:255)

What the verse is referring to is the subatomic world (ghayb) that the souls of the dead go to in relation to the physical world because that is the context in relation to the Kursi (footstool), it exists subatomicly. The main theme is about Allah’s knowledge which the verse teaches encompasses all that exists, none can gain that knowledge except by Allah’s leave, Allah then relates all these qualities He is mentioning in the verse to the Kursi which He says encompasses space and earth, this literally means it is spread out through the entire universe and earth. We usually assume everything relating to the unseen world like Heaven, Hell, and everything that exists in it exists in space above us because that is where it all begins and everything is distant from us, but Allah is saying something very different about His Kursi and by extension His Arsh, they cover the entire earth existing around us.

If we ask the simple question that if the Kursi covers the earth why can’t we see it and where is it; understanding that it is something which exists sub-atomically at a depth near the Arsh (sidrat al Muntaha) will explain how it can encompass the entire earth and space and can’t be seen, from Here we know the Arsh is larger than the Kursi and of a similar nature which also tells us the Arsh encompasses the heavens and the earth sub-atomically, and while the Kursi relates to His knowledge as Ibn Abbas (ra) said, and ayat al Kursi explained, the Arsh relates to His qualities directly as Allah explains in the Quran, man gains knowledge (al Kursi) to Know Allah (al Arsh) these are their roles, gaining knowledge is the steppingstone (Kursi/footstool) to knowing Allah hence it’s name.

“He is never weary of preserving them”, all matter in the universe is held together by forces Allah calls His hold on creation, this verse is the clearest indication that both the Kursi and Arsh are subatomic fields similar to the Higgs field which gives all particles their Mass. “Allah is the One who holds the heavens and the Earth (the universe), lest they cease to exist. And if they vanished no one could then keep hold of them. Certainly He is Most Forbearing, Ever-Forgiving.” (35:41) This verse refers directly to the subatomic forces that hold all particles together, if they stopped everything would vanish, this is what is directly preserving the Arsh and Kursi and “He is never weary of preserving them”.

“His Kursi is His knowledge”, man gains knowledge through His heart and Allah “encompassed all things in knowledge” (65:12) this is the explanation about the Kursi preferred by the Imams of the Salaf such as Sufyan al-Thawri, al-Bukhari, al-Tabari, al-Bayhaqi, and others. This means the Kursi is the thing responsible for gathering all the elements of knowledge in the heart of man from subatomic space so He can gain knowledge through his self, while the Arsh is responsible for gathering all the elements in man’s heart responsible for knowing Allah.

“Gravity in a three-dimensional volume (an object) can be described by quantum mechanics on a two-dimensional surface surrounding the volume (object) (think particles are relatively flat to solid matter so gravity is treated in objects layer by layer of particles in the object). In particular, the three dimensions of the volume should emerge from the two dimensions of the surface.” Presently it is believed quantum entanglement, which is a subatomic “information carrier”, decides how the particles of all physical objects shape or create the object layer by layer, almost like a 3d printer prints the object layer by layer. Even though we are in the process of establishing this, it is very significant Islamically because Allah states that He literally surrounds all things in Knowledge (65:12) which means every particle, and knowledge here does not mean words in a book it is a reference to how things come to be created.

“It is Allah Who created the seven heavens and of the earth, it’s like. The command (laws of physics) comes forth between them (subatomic space) so that perhaps you would know that Allah is Powerful over everything and that Allah, truly, enclosed everything in Knowledge.” (65:12), after Allah mentions the laws of physics and subatomic space He then explains how everything is enclosed in knowledge, the term here relates to the laws of the universe just mentioned in the verse and refers to how objects form since the verse begins with Allah creating the universe, the context of the entire verse.

Quantum entanglement, which is the entanglement of subatomic particles with each other, projects data on the two dimensional surface of all objects and shapes how they form from the subatomic to the physical, this allows for the computation of energy density which is a source of gravitational interactions, this method is emerging as a possible way to unify general relativity with quantum mechanics and explains how things are created, by simile it is like DNA that defines the shape of the body but for subatomic particles. (This is explained in detail in our book “Ibn Arabi On Imagination and The Creation Of The Universe”, in the chapter with the same name.)

Quantum entanglement is very significant to many verses in the Quran because it is the underlaying law in physics at the heart of much of what Allah said. It is believed that it creates time and Allah says He is time, when Allah says He is something it means it is encompassing of all His qualities, translators often translate verse 65:12 as “enclosed everything in His knowledge” and Allah says elsewhere in the Quran His Kursi surrounds all things, “His Kursi (footstool) encompasses the heavens and the earth”(2:255), the Kursi is a subatomic field in space like the Higgs field, the companions explained that His Kursi is His knowledge hence it has a role in quantum entanglement and the data it projects onto objects shaping how they form.

Imam Tabari writes that many Companions (Allah be well pleased with them) and students of the Companions (Allah be well pleased with them) held the opinion that the word Kursi in this verse refers to the Knowledge of Allah Most High, meaning that His Knowledge encompasses all that is the heavens and the earth. Ibn Kathir writes that “Abdullah bin Abbas (Allah be well pleased with him) narrates that the meaning of the word Kursi in this verse is the Knowledge of Allah Most High, and His Knowledge encompasses the earth”, hence the purpose of the Kursi is to allow Allah’s creatures to gain knowledge about His universe.

Mans consciousness is connected to the subatomic part of the universe through the heart more directly than any other part of his body. We feel before we think and that should tell us we sense before we see, our senses direct our mind shaping our personality.

The miracle of the prophet (saws) was the opening of science for mankind, which we have elaborated on in previous articles of the Journal, it is because of this fact and the Kursi is Allah’s knowledge that the prophet (saws) said “On the Day of Resurrection your Prophet shall be brought and shall be made to sit in front of Allah the Almighty, on His Kursi.” (Abd Allah ibn Salam by Ibn Abi `Asim in al-Sunna (p. 351 #786) and al-Tabari in his Tafsir (8:100))

Imam al Ghazali further explains the unseen world: The Real Light is Allah; and the name “light” is otherwise only predicated metaphorically (light is a simile for particles)… you must know that the word light is employed with a threefold signification…”Light” as Physical Light; as the Eye (that sees); (and) as Intelligence (our imagination, which is made from more than just light)…You have now realized that there are two kinds of eye, an external and an internal; that the former belongs to one world, the World of Sense, and that internal vision belongs to another world altogether, the heavenly World (subatomic); and that each of these two eyes has a sun and a light whereby its seeing is perfected; and that one of these suns is external (the sun in space), the other internal (it’s sun is the Quran which is a light for the intellect)… If then this has been disclosed to you thoroughly and entirely, then one of the doors of the heavenly realm (Ghayb) has been opened unto you. In that world there are marvels, in comparison with which this world of sight is utterly condemned; For this reason the latter is called the World of Spirit (world of subatomic particles), or the World of Light (particles), in contrast with the World Beneath (the physical world), the World of Matter and of Darkness. (Mishkat al Anwar)

Illness is a manifestation of imbalance or lack of ch’i (energy) within the body, this is the top down approach to healing the body and self from our most subtle (Lataif) parts down to our physical organs. Unlike acupuncture from China the Islamic Lataif (subtle aspect of the body) deal with an even higher part of mans physiology relating to his psychology that is created from the subatomic world, but unlike modern psychology which has a myopic world view, Islam treats man from the absolute origins of his self and what influences them.

Allah teaches us about what influences our self from the subatomic world in the Quran in many places like surah al Rahman (55), al Shams (91), the verse of light (24:35), al Nun (68), al Najm (53) and indirectly in surah al Takwir (81). Two of these things are the Arsh and Kursi, other subatomic forces are the sun’s electromagnetic field (solar activity), the moon that reflects the suns light and earths gravity and atmosphere, all specifically mentioned by Allah as being responsible for inspiring the soul in surah al shams (91).

The picture Allah is painting for us in the Quran is that every subatomic field or force influences mans nature, a person need only take a flash light and shine it on their skin to feel the effect of photons hitting us, today there are clinics that conduct light (photon) therapy to treat depression, bipolar disease and other psychological disorders because increasing light (photons) is a natural antidepressant, in fact shining a soft natural light like an LED light on a persons head, face and shoulders will make you feel the tension is lifting from your body because every cell in the body naturally takes in light and uses it, (we have written a tafsir to surah al shams on our website).

If we understand that our consciousness is created from different parts of the body, the different senses and the organs responsible for them, all giving input to the brain at the same time to make up who we are and how we experience the world, then we can understand that while acupuncture is closely related to the physical body the Lataif of Islam are closely related to mans psychology as it comes about through his Chi meridians (centres of the nervous system), and it primarily revolves around the connection between the soul and the self through the heart, in other words the connection between the subatomic and the physical.

The human soul is the highest part of man’s consciousness because it is responsible for inspiring man with what it experiences (sees) in the unseen world, it plays an important role in who man is as an individual it doesn’t just give him life, this is why Allah said in surah al shams (the sun); (7) And inspired it (the soul with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it. (8) He is indeed successful who causeth it to grow, (9) And he is indeed a failure who stunteth it. (10), meaning the soul receives inspiration from the subatomic part of the universe and the person who causes it to grow, nourishes it with good acts and their light succeeds and the person who stunts it with evil fails.

So the soul expands with good acts meaning it is able to sense deeper sub-atomically and shrinks with evil making the person become shallow, his soul is not being nourished. The soul needs to sense deeper sub-atomically to gain more insight about this universe because our actions in the physical world affect the subatomic world to it’s deepest depths, our acts shape it’s atmosphere (quantum entanglement establishes this occurs) and this is something Allah mentions in the Quran. The prophet Luqman (saws) said referring to mans actions, “If there be (but) the weight of a mustard-seed (the grain is a simile for the smallest subatomic particle) and it were (hidden) in a rock (the name is a simile Allah and the prophet gave to a subatomic depth), or in the heavens (space) or on earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the (most) subtle mysteries (a reference to the subtle subatomic part of our universe), (and) is well-acquainted (with them).”(31:16)

The companions understood the rock wasn’t in space or on earth, which the verse affirms, but was referring to a subatomic depth because the verse mentions the rock as something seperate from both space and earth, and the prophet (saws) said this in a number of ahadith. “Whatever misfortune befalls you is for what your very hands have earned, and He pardons much” (42:30) In other words the verse is saying Allah will hold us to account for the most subtlest impact our actions have on this universe down to it’s subtlest subatomic depths because “Allah understands the (most) subtle mysteries” and our actions bring about the situations we find ourselves in, in life, (our book “Ibn Arabi On Imagination and The Creation Of The Universe” discusses the prophets knowledge of subatomic space and quotes these ahadith).

It is because the heart is connected to the subatomic world and gains it’s insights from it that Allah said in the Quran that the Angel Jibril who is made from light revealed the Quran from the unseen world (the subatomic universe) to the physical one through the prophets heart, the heart is focused on the soul and the soul is constantly experiencing what is happening in the unseen world, because it is made from subatomic matter.

Our physical world is affected by what occurs on the subatomic level all the time, for example if we go to the beach our body can be burnt by the sun’s ultra violet (U.V) rays, so we need sun screen to protect us, those U.V rays are basically invisible light and part of the quantum universe, visible light has a longer wavelength and less energy while U.V light has a shorter wavelength but more energy which is why it burns.

Man is capable of seeing the unseen world normally, Allah created Adam (ra) with this ability and he saw Jannah (heaven) and everything in it clearly but a veil was placed over mans inner vision on earth, the physical part of the universe. When we see the unseen world the imagination shows man the spiritual world while his eyes the physical world, they both work at the same time. An example of this in life is a mirage which we see in front of us but it is our imagination showing something that we created from our lower self. Allah lifts the veils only for people who get rid of their lower self so it is impossible for them to see delusions, Imam Tustari said “Allah does no open the heart of a servant if it still contains three things, loving to remain (in this world), love of wealth, and concern about tomorrow” because these things are the basis for man’s delusions especially having long hopes, which is why the prophet (saws) said “What I fear most for my community, is that they follow their desires and have long hopes”.

Imam Ibn Arabi called the universe the imagination of Allah because He created it from subatomic particles like we imagine something, this is how we are created in Allah’s image, our mind imagines by arranging subatomic particles to make the image we see in our mind or dreams, the difference is the universe is the world Allah shaped from these particles, it isn’t a temporary.

It should become clear by now the subatomic world is the canvas our imagination uses to shape our world, what we think with our mind bears fruit there and we shape the subatomic world with it, with evil or good, the prophet (saws) affirmed this when He (saws) said “every statement has a reality” and our reality is how the subatomic world around us is shaped by us, this to is something the prophet (saws) affirmed in ahadith when He visited Jannah the place we are most pure and connected with the subatomic world; The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “I met Ibrahim (saws) on the Night of Ascension (Al-Asra), and he said to me: ‘O Muhammad, convey my greetings to your Ummah, and tell them that Jannah has a vast plain of pure soil and sweet water. It is a plain levelled land. The plants grow there by uttering: Subhan-Allah, Al-hamdu lillah, La ilaha illallah and Allahu Akbar (Allah is free from imperfection; praise be to Allah; there is no true god except Allah; and Allah is Greatest).” (At- Tirmidhi).

Allah says “Is the reward of goodness anything other than goodness?” (55:60) but because of our lack of purity many of our thoughts don’t have significant impact but specific statements are worth everything and the key is purity in the self because it means nothing is blocking our influence over the subatomic world. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Purity is half of (our) iman (faith, inner light). (Saying) ‘Al-hamdu lillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fills the scales (of our deeds), and ‘subhan-Allah (how far is Allah from every imperfection) and ‘Al-hamdulillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fill that which is between heaven and earth.”(Muslim) all of these are allusions to subatomic realities because we can simply ask what is filling the entire sky, it isn’t sound and it isn’t our thoughts it’s the light of saying the things.

Regarding the impact of the subatomic world on us the prophet (saws) said “Belief (the light of Iman) is seventy and some branches (it appears through our acts in seventy or so ways). Its lowest branch is the removal of harm from the road while its highest is to say: There is no god but Allah. (A person gains real belief in Allah)” (Muslim)

The prophet (saws) said “Allaah created Adam in His image”(Bukhair),  The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When any one of you fights his brother, let him avoid the face, for Allah created Adam in His image.” (Muslim) this isn’t because Adam has a face like Allah, man’s mind, intellect and imagination are what the prophet (saws) is referring to.

In Jannah (heaven) our imagination at this time acts like our eyes seeing the invisible world, almost like an image superimposed on the physical world that our two eyes are seeing. Our inner sight sees only what is actually there since the lower self can’t control our imagination because it is no longer there, so when the veils are removed it becomes almost impossible for the imagination to create false images, our imagination is completely focused on what it sees because nothing is hindering it’s sight hence it can’t “wonder” because it is held in place.

When Allah took Adam (ra) out from heaven, He placed a barzakh (veil or field) over his vision so he couldn’t see the unseen world any longer, and asked for faith (Iman) of mankind, this was Allah’s test on earth because Adam wronged himself in Jannah while He (ra) could still see, the test at the same time is meant to train our hearts to trust Allah while facing deception and delusion, so we suffer the imagination in this world not the next.

We only have partial vision of the unseen world it is this veil (or field in physics) that stops mankind from seeing the unseen world with our physical eyes, but the heart can still see because the imagination is created by the mind no the heart.

Allah says “(But the unbelievers will persist) until when death comes to one of them he will say: “O Lord, send me back again, That I may do some good I did not do (in the world).” Not so. These are only words he utters. Behind them (the life they came from) lies the intervening barrier (Barzakh, stretching until) to the day of their resurrection” (23:99-100)

On the day of judgment Allah will remove this Barzakh (veil) from space and He will say to mankind on that day “We have stripped from thee the Veil that covered thee and thy (inner) vision, this day is iron” (50:22), meaning the subtle world you saw with your imagination will be seen clearly like solid iron. (We have explained this in detail in our books “Allah Is The Light Of The Heavens and The Earth” and “Who Was Al Khidr”).

Imam al Ghazali and many of the scholars said about this matter; “when the intelligence is separated from the deceptions of phantasy and imagination (delusion), error on its part is inconceivable; it sees things as they are. This separation is, however, difficult, and only attains perfection after death. Then is error unveiled, and then are mysteries brought to light, and each one meets the weal (a healthy state) or the woe which he has already laid up for himself (through his own actions), and “beholds a Book, which reckons each venial (small) and each mortal sin, without omitting a single one”. In that hour it shall be said unto him: “We have stripped from thee the Veil that covered thee and thy vision this day is iron.” Now that covering Veil is that of the imagination and phantasy; and therefore the man who has been deluded by his own fancies, his false beliefs, and his vain imaginations, replies: “Our Lord! We have seen Thee and heard Thee! O send us back and we will do good. Verily now we have certain knowledge!” (Mishqat al Anwar).

Imam Ibn al Arabi explains “It is to something like this reality (our world) that each human being goes to in their sleep and after their death”, meaning the world we see in our sleep is the same one we go to after death this is the subatomic part our universe. Imam al Ghazali identified the unseen world (ghayb) as the world our imagination looks at when we imagine something but a deluded self can’t see it properly because fantasy is a veil that distorts the vision the particles of the heart create.

Our dreams are made from subatomic particles we arrange to create it, but what we see is created inside the subatomic universe that Allah created, in this part of the universe He placed countless creatures on other planets as well as Angels throughout space whose number is only known to Allah, this is the picture of the universe we have to piece together from everything Allah said.

It’s because there is a relationship between the physical world and the unseen world that the science of Lataif attempts to help man understand the unseen forces in the universe that affect his psychology through his physiology.

That their is a physical relationship between mans body and ghayb (the subatomic world) was the understanding of Imam Ibn Arabi, Imam al Ghazali and many other scholars of Islam, this is what Ibn Taymiyah objected to (see Issue#4 of the Journal) when he debated with Ibn Ata Allah. He couldn’t understand that science was the basis for the scholars words and was the basis for all Imam Ibn Arabi’s works who He disagreed with.

Essentially Ibn Taymiya looked at physics and physiology with the mind of a lawyer (faqih) and said it was wrong and impermissible because law can’t explain it, this was the world 600 years ago if you hadn’t studied physics then it may as well not have existed. He even labeled the sciences behind it a Bidah (a reprehensible innovation), if that was truly the case with Allah then all scientific discoveries are Bidah but the universe is nothing but science waiting to be discovered, Imam Ibn Arabi and like him Imam al Ghazali employed science to understand religion so it shouldn’t be surprising that their detractors where the lawyers not trained in science.

It may be surprising to some but most sects in Islam that deviated in Aqeedah, Islamic creed, did so because they held wrong beliefs in physics. In Islam Aqeedah is the science that deals with physics because physics explains the universe, the nature of what Allah created, so modern physics and medicine have long since solved the arguments posed by Aqeedah, it was part of Allah’s plan to show mankind what Space and physiology were, mentioned in verse 41:53 and it would turn out that it was the Ashari and Maturidi schools of Aqeedah, that the majority of Muslims follow, that are in line with modern physics, even quantum mechanics. (Our book “Who Was al Khidr” discusses Physics and Aqeedah and our Book “Al Fiqh al Akbar: An Accurate Translation” covers the history of Aqeedah in more detail).

Man was created in the best of forms, he was given a unique soul which Allah honored above all other creations by likening it to His own self in the Quran, this is because it would have the responsibility of knowing Allah completely, so it must be capable of understanding everything in the universe completely which is why Allah created man with His two hands having the complete spectrum of matter in him “in the best of moulds”(94:5) and “in the image of Allah”.

The soul or Ruh of every person is a created reflection (it caries a likeness as Allah said) of the Divine Attributes, but with human limitations, this is how we are capable of knowing and understanding Allah, and it originates in Alam al Amar (the Realm of Command), the deepest part of our subatomic universe this is why the depth of the heart ends with the Arsh of Allah at sidrat al muntaha (the deepest limit to the universe).

The scholars separated the creation of the universe into it’s components in order to simplify these teachings, the realm of command is one component, the realm of the Angels is another and the human realm is another. These are simply the pre-modern terms for the physical and subatomic, the realm of the Angels is the quantum universe (subatomic world), the earthly realm is the physical universe, and the realm of command are the Laws of physics or laws of Allah governing creation, the Arsh (throne) of Allah is the limit of the created universe, the Laws (commands) of Allah have a realm (location or origin) because the scholars understood that what ever Allah does beneath his Arsh (throne) He does through the causes (laws) in the universe, and what ever Allah does above the throne He does with His command of “Be” (or Kun) and it occurs instantly, all commands or Laws originate (or began) from there hence the soul originates from there and it is one of the commands (Laws) of Allah.

The name Arsh (throne) is an honorific for what it is and what it does, it isn’t an actual throne. As the prophet (saws) said ‘the throne of Allah is the largest thing Allah ever created’, it surrounds the universe and sub atomically it exists everywhere in it, the heart with the help of the soul can perceive to the depths of the Arsh (throne) which our prophet (saws) consciously achieved, then Allah took Him (saws) on His night journey (Isra wal Miraj) to show Him (saws) that universe and praised him for reaching the furthest limit of creation (sidrat al muntaha).

“And they ask you about the soul. Say: The soul is one of the commands of my Lord, and you are not given aught of knowledge but a little.” (17:85)

Imam Suyuti said regarding this verse “And of knowledge you have not been given except a little’, relative to His knowledge, exalted be He.”(Tafsir al Jalalayn 17:85).

Each person’s soul began and is created from the Realm of Command, and because it is also made from matter all living souls require sustenance something to nourish it so it grows. Allah is the sustainer of everything as the human body grows from an infant to an adult the soul grows with it, when the body dies the soul persists, the souls of people going to Jannah (heaven) after death will be white with a beautiful musk smell from the light they nourished it with in life, while the souls of the people going to Jahanam (hell) will be black having a foul smell to it from the evil they buried it in during life, from this and other things Allah has said we know our actions in life shape the soul and change it.

Allah said “Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live (their souls live), finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord” (3:169), as the prophet (saws) explained it was a gift to Martyrs that when they died Allah kept their souls alive in Jannah receiving sustenance from Allah until the hour, this isn’t the case with normal people their souls experience the life after death in the grave, not Jannah (heaven).

Imam Suyuti said “The following was revealed regarding martyrs: Count not those who were slain (read qutilu or quttilu) in Allah’s way, that is, for the sake of His religion, as dead, but rather, that they are, living with their Lord, their spirits inside green birds that take wing freely wherever they wish in Paradise, as reported in a hadith; provided for [by Him].”(Tafsir al Jalalayn 3:169).

Allah is the light of the Heavens and the Earth, the food of the soul for living people is the Light of Allah, which it acquires from the Realm of Command through our actions in life, our actions in life bring the light of Allah to earth which nourishes the soul and heart, so does the knowledge we learn and the Quran whose status and function in the spiritual (subatomic) world is like the sun for the mind, the Quran is referred to as a light by Allah many times, “O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light” (4:174) through it the light of the heart and soul are nourished and grow until death.

Notes:

On the Hadith of Ibn Abbas that he said: “His Kursi is His knowledge” (kursiyyuhu `ilmuhu). (Bukhari)

Narrated marfu from the Prophet by Sufyan al-Thawri with a sound chain according to Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari (1959 ed. 8:199) and al-Tabarani in al-Sunna; and mawquf from Ibn `Abbas by al-Tabari with three sound chains in his Tafsir (3:9-11), al-Mawardi in his Tafsir (1:908), al-Suyuti in al-Durr al-Manthur (1:327), al-Shawkani in Fath al-Qadir (1:245), and others. Al-Tabari chooses it as the most correct explanation: “The external wording of the Qur’an indicates the correctness of the report from Ibn `Abbas that it [the kursî] is His `ilm… and the original sense of al-kursî is al-`ilm.” Also narrated in “suspended” form (mu`allaq) by al-Bukhari in his Sahih from Sa`id ibn Jubayr (Book of Tafsir, chapter on the saying of Allah Most High: {And if you go in fear, then (pray) standing or on horseback} (2:239). Its chains are documented by Ibn Hajar in Taghliq al-Ta`liq (2/4:185-186) where he shows that Sufyan al-Thawri, `Abd al-Rahman ibn Mahdi, and Waki` narrated it marfû` from the Prophet , although in the Fath he declares the mawqûf version from Ibn `Abbas more likely.

On the Hadith of Jabir that Allah created the universe from His Light;

It is certain that what Allah meant by light are particles by simile because a number of sources indicate this like the verse of light which begins with the words “the simile for His light” then goes on to explain how Atoms and particles come into existence. In the hadith of Jabir there is something very unique that only future discoveries in physics can prove.

At the moment we don’t know what photons, the “particle” light is made of are created from, by definition it is simply energy, meaning like one of the building blocks of other particles called elementary particles but isn’t an actual particle, protons and electrons are not elementary particles because they are made of smaller particles. Because E = mc^2, matter is just energy condensed, light is energy and energy creates particles.

Im certain that Allah meant particles when he used the term light in the hadith of Jabir becouse light is an elementary particle but in the Hadith Allah divides Light a number of times to create everything so the light mentioned here is no longer elementary, He then uses it to create space and the earth which are made from the many particles we know about but continues to use the term light, because it is a simile, instead of something else for physical matter such as the earth.

Particles are created from smaller particles, if we go back to beginning of the universe when this step by step process was occurring; “We don’t know what happened in the very early stages of the Big Bang because we have no experimentally tested theory that takes us back that far. However, courtesy of the LHC (Large Hadron collider) we have an experimentally tested theory that takes us back to a time (in the creation of the universe) called the electroweak epoch, and we can use this theory to answer the question (was the universe created literally from Light, photons) in the negative.”

“Electromagnetism is a low energy effective theory. It works below energies of somewhere around a teraelectron volt, but above that energy it has to be replaced by a unified theory of the electromagnetic and weak forces (these are two of the three subatomic forces in the universe) called (somewhat obviously) the electroweak theory. The discovery that proved this (not that anyone seriously doubted it) was the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the LHC in 2013”, in other words photons (light) could not have existed at the very beginning of the universe.

“The electroweak theory tells us that during the electroweak epoch (at this stage in the formation of particles from smaller particles) there were four massless vector bosons (particles). At low energies these become the (particles) Z, W+,W−, and the photon (that light is made of), but above the electroweak transition (before this period) the four bosons were indistinguishable.”

This is exactly as the hadith of Jabir states, Allah divided that light (particle) into four lights but before it was divided they were indistinguishable, as one particle.

Islamic Art vs Cartoons A Short Look At The Psychology

Bismillahi rahmani raheem, assalamu alaikum,

Cartoons, islamicllay speaking are flawed and contrary to the wisdom and Knowledge Islam is trying to pass on.

Insha allah i can explain what Imam al Ghazali (as) understood about the subject of teaching knowledge, drawing people and idols, in a short reply. Imam al Ghazali said the Quran is like the sun for man’s mind, just like sunlight makes this world visible to the eye the Quran directs man’s perception, his inner self to the invisible things Allah created, like Jannah, hell, the Angels and Jinn, everything mentioned by Allah.

The Quran is an illuminating light for a persons consciousness so they can direct themselves to Allah, this is tawhid, to turn your heart and conscious awareness to Allah in every moment you live. But there are things that hinder this process in creation one of them is Idol worship, in modern times the same psychological mechanisms for idol worship are used by hollywood to increase the “idol” of their movie stars, in the prophets time their was no hollywood but the prophet (saws) identified the closest thing to this and that is drawing people and making statues.

He (saws) warned against it saying it leads to idol worship hence the same psychological mechanisms exist for appreciating a painting or drawing as that of idol worshiping. Islam eliminated idol worshiping but the prophet (saws) said he still feared hidden shirk even more than the Dajjaal, which is being attracted, inthralled or infatuated by similar things because they distort a persons view of the world and enough of it destroys a person from the inside out without their notice.

When you use drawings or Cartoons to teach wisdom, which is the case with Islamic cartoons, it hinders the light of that knowledge from taking the proper shape in a person self so they get a distorted image of the wisdom, it does the opposite of what you want, when you characterise humans in a semi comedic tone that further distorts the wisdom almost negating it because at the time a person is considering the wisdom behind the words he can’t be considering humour as well they work contrary to each other, the prophet (saws) said laughter deadens the heart while you want people to open their hearts to consider knowledge and wisdom.

These are the psychological mechanism of what is wrong with this effort, clearly artist are talented people so i am not saying saying abandon this format but their are better images that can be used to pass on a message. Look at arabesque art in Islamic architecture for example they used abstract images to focus the mind because abstract art removes much of the distraction and gives clarity allowing the feeling of peace to shine in the atmosphere of the room. Had they gone for realism this would not have been the case and worked against their aims. If we are to use this format to teach children then we should be using abstract images that are more stylised and closer to nature in their imagery.

My book “Art and Islamic Architecture” explains in some ways the method behind classical islamic art, which artists may like to consider using, islamic art is beautiful and most people would appreciate it, it may be surprising to learn but in fantasy movies Elves and their culture are modelled after classical islamic society seen most clearly in the architecture envisioned for their cities, their long ears symbolise that they are high listeners meaning they pay attention to wisdom and arabesque is the hall mark of the society J.RR Tolkien envisioned for them, my other book “Art Islam and Wisdom” shows some good example of Islamic weaponry which their weapons are similarly modelled after.

http://ghayb.com/my-other-books/

Khair insha allah wa assalamu alaikum.

The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Table Of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Time Line Of Events
  3. The Lifespan Of Islam On Earth
  4. The Lifespan Of Islam In Sahih Bukhari and Sunan Abu Dawwud
  5. The Lifespan Of Islam In Jamii Tirmidhi and Others
  6. When Will We See Imam Mahdi (ra) and Isa (as)
  7. What Events Remain Before The Mahdi (ra) and Their Dates

Related Material

  1. The People Which The Hour Will Come Upon
  2. Notes On Different Topics
  3. The Complete List Of Ahadith In Bukhari
  4. The Ahadith In The Sunan Of Abu Dawud

Ya Allah, send prayers and salutations on Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.

“What are the disbelievers waiting for, other than the Hour which will come upon them unawares? Its signs are already here, but once the Hour has actually arrived, what use will it be then to take heed?” (47:18)

“Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away.” (Al-Anbiya’ 21:1)

“It is He who raised a messenger, among the people who had no Scripture, to recite His revelations (ayatihee, signs of the hour) to them, to make them grow spiritually and teach them the Scripture and wisdom, before that they were clearly astray”(62:2)

The Prophet (saws) said, whilst pointing with his index and middle fingers, “The time of my advent and the Hour are like these two fingers.”

In our book “The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour” we have chronologically arranged the Ahadith about the signs of the hour into the order the prophet (saws) said these events would occur in, what emerged from that effort is the fact that the prophet (saws) indeed foretold of all the events from his time to ours, one after the other, and because all the events can be placed in an order we can also know what will occur next and where we are in that order of events.

It is very clear then that we are now living in the time just before the major wars begin, their starting point is the Syrian civil war we see today, and then the Egyptian and North African wars with Europe will soon follow.

Hudhayfah (ra) said: “The Prophet stood up one day to speak to us, and told us everything that was going to happen until the Hour, and left nothing unsaid. Some of the listeners learnt it by heart, and some forgot it; these friends of mine learnt it. I do not remember it completely, but sometimes it springs to mind, just as one might remember and recognize the face of a man whom one had forgotten, when one sees him.” (Abu Dawud, Muslim)

Because we can place all the ahadtih on a timeline we can place names and years for when the events occur, which all leads to one question when will the end come. For muslims there are two “ends” they are waiting for in life, the hour itself and the end of Islam on earth before that time.

Abdullah bin Amr reported that a person came to him and said, “What is this Hadith that you narrate that the Last Hour would come at such and such time?” Thereupon he said, “Hallowed be Allah, there is no god but Allah (or the words to the same effect). I have decided that I would not narrate anything to anyone now. I had only said that you would see after some time an important event that the (sacred) House (Ka’ba) would be burnt and it would happen and definitely happen.” He then reported that Allah’s Messenger said: The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah and he will stay (in the world) for forty — I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years. Allah will then send Isa (a.s), son of Mary, who will resemble Urwah ibn Mas’ud. He (Isa (a.s) Christ) will chase him and kill him, (Isa will then live for 40 years and die). Then people will live for (a further) seven years, during which time there will be no rancor between any two persons. After that Allah will send a cold wind from the direction of Syria. None will survive on Earth, having a speck of good in him or faith in him: he will die. Even if some among you were to enter the innermost part of the mountain, this wind would reach that place also and cause your death. I heard Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) as saying: Only the wicked people will survive and they will be as careless as birds with the characteristics of beasts. They will never appreciate good nor condemn evil. (Muslim, Book 40, No.7023) Continue reading

How The Human Body Learns and The Downward Spiral Of Western Medicine Over The Past 100 Years

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Following article is taken from Issue 5 of The Islamic Journal, which this subject matter is at it’s heart.

The History of the Lataif of Islam begins with Shaykh Najmudin Kubra (12/13century) but it’s basis starts with the prophet (saws) himself who better than anyone understood the physiology of the Human body, how Allah created it and gave it the ability to be inspired. The prophet (saws) understood both the physical and spiritual side of man’s physiology which reflected in many of His (saws) actions and dua (prayers) that He (saws) taught His Ummah. When the Angel Jibril (ra) first came to him He instructed the prophet (saws) to (iqra), “Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists)”.

That is, to Iqra (read) the Ayat (signs) in the Universe in the name of Allah, and the first thing Allah taught Him (saws) was that He “has created man from something that clings (Alaq, the fetus).” Then He told Him (saws) to again “Read!” these Ayat (signs) because “your Lord is the Most Generous” (96: 1-3), meaning He will be generous in revealing the signs to Him (saws), so He (saws) should continue to look for them and study them.

Because this knowledge was new to the prophet (saws), Allah wanted to first focus the prophets (saws) mind on how man was created and from there He would then think about man’s complete physiology as He (swt) revealed it to Him (saws) in other verses. The first verses of the Quran were not a warning to mankind but the scientific foundation for everything the prophet (saws) would later instruct man to do in Islam in order to perfect himself, because all actions in the Deen (religion) relate to mans creation and physiology.

It is the foundation of how to perfect the self because every action man takes reflects in his body chemically, psychologically and spiritually, to much of something or to little will push man’s psychology and perception in one direction or another and that will warp his view of the world, if he can’t perceive properly then he can’t know Allah properly, hence this religion is about being balanced.

In this verse Allah ties the ability to be balanced with being just and proper witnesses, ”Thus have We made of you a nation justly balanced, that you may be witnesses over the people and the Messenger a witness over yourselves” (al-Baqarah 143).

In the opening verses of the Quran Allah teaches man to ask to be made balanced people, ”Guide us to the straight way, the way of those upon whom You have bestowed Your grace, not those whose (portion) is wrath nor those who have gone astray (become unbalanced)“ (al-Faatihah 6-7).

Man needed to purify his body so it can be capable and ready to accept Allah’s (physical) light in his heart, this is because light or the electromagnetic field is the source for all knowledge we receive through our body and faculties. The Human body through our nervous system and organs such as the heart and brain produce a strong electromagnetic field, in simple terms Light, almost all the great scholars of Islam like Imam Malik who founded the Maliki (ra) madhhab understood and said knowledge is a light Allah places in the heart, this is because there is a physiological process behind gaining knowledge which starts at the subatomic level.

A pure heart free from fault is capable of holding, sensing and understanding a subtle light, some light is visible others invisible, a good example of this was at the battle of the trench, when the muslims were digging the trench a large rock stood in their way from completing it, the prophet (saws) struck the rock three times and each time He saw a flash of light, Salman al farisi (ra) saw the light as did the prophet (saws) who was granted three future victories at that time, He was shown the lands of the Romans, Persians and Yemen in the light, but while Salman noticed these visions vaguely he could not make out what was in the light, (the hadith is related in full at the end of this work).

This has to do with the purity of the heart which reflects in mans physiology, purity and light are terms from 1400 years ago while in modern times science has rewriten the language of knowledge, to put it simply if there is something in the heart that allows it to perceive light then doing harmful actions Allah termed sins would hinder the hearts ability to understand that light, Allah said “Nay, but what they were committing has spread like rust over their hearts.” (83:14), rust stops a machine from working Allah here is likening these harmful acts to rust that stops the heart from perceiving light properly hindering the flow of knowledge, the prophet (saws) explains “When a believer sins there is a black spot on his heart, and if he repents and asks pardon his heart is polished (the act has subatomic consequences); but if he does more it increases ‘til it gains the ascendancy over his heart. That is the rust mentioned by Allah Most High” (Ahmad).

In physics this transmission of information and knowledge through the electromagnetic field (light) is called the coherence of waves, (a field is just a bunch of waves together). When one electromagnetic wave connects with another, if they are in a state of coherence (synchronized, calm and there is no interference) then information can be passed on from one to the other clearly, this is like a mobile phone which also uses the electromagnetic field (light) to communicate, if there is bad reception because of interference with the signal from something (in terms of the human body, a persons bad character or mood or the “rust” that has built up) then you will get drop outs in the information the phone is sending and receiving, if there is a good signal (coherence, produced by good character and self control that creates calmness) then the information is passed on crystal clear.

This is where the entire matter of revelation begins, with Light and the Angels created from Light are charged with giving mankind the revelations of Allah. Imam Malik (as) said “Knowledge does not consist in narrating much. Knowledge is but a light which Allah places in the heart” this is the beginning of knowledge, what we witness of it in our lives is it’s results. Narrations are the end result of receiving knowledge not the beginning which is the light Allah placed in the prophets heart, the source of the prophets (saws) knowledge was revelation passed to him by the light of the Angels who revealed it to his heart, “For he (Gabriel) it is who hath revealed (the Quran) to thy heart by Allah’s leave.” (2:97)

This process of gaining knowledge wasn’t something unique to him because the Prophet had a human body that functioned like everyone else,  “Say (O Muhammad): I am only a man like you. It has been revealed to me that your Ilaah (God) is One Ilaah (God)”(18:110), “And We did not create them (the Messengers, with) bodies that ate not food, nor were they immortals” (21:8), but their is a physiological process in receiving revelation that hasn’t been properly understood, “Their Messengers said to them: We are no more than human beings like you” (14:11).

Imam Al-Dhahabi, along with many other scholars, all similarly said, Knowledge (al-`ilm) “is not the profusion of narration but a light which Allah casts into the heart.” From here Imam Dhahabi goes on to explain what all the major scholars understood, that man passes on knowledge that he knows to his students, friends, family, children…etc, through the light (electromagnetic field) of his own heart, knowledge is passed on to the light produced by the heart of the student or child they are teaching in their presence. This is along with the normal manner of communicating, what we sense about the way a person is speaking is because this electromagnetic field exists, which adds depth to the teachers words. A person with a clear heart will be able to take in more of what they are learning and hearing if they can form a coherent link with the teacher, usually achieved through respect and good conduct towards the teacher, something Islam’s scholars said is the foundation of learning.

Imam Dhahabi said about the light the heart receives “Its condition is followership”, ittibaa, following someone, akin to a respectful teacher student relationship which is what following the sunnah meant to the companions who received from His (saws) light of prophethood, it was because of the Prophet’s light that Madinah the city He lived in was called Madinah al Munawara (the illuminated city) a literal name which meant “The City that is Enlightened”, it referred to the amount of knowledge being passed on through His (saws) light of prophethood which many companions living in the city could sense and see clearly, and when He (saws) died the companions said that light left and the city became darker.

There are many ahadith about the light of prophethood which was something Allah gave to each prophet but for it to work as the light of knowledge there had to be a physiological basis in the human body for it work on the wider islamic community, this is why light holds a special place in all religions on earth.

Allah in the Quran clearly says He sent the prophet (saws) as a light for people because of this, “O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good tidings and of warning, And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light.”(33:45-46) Just like the lamp creates light the Human body creates light, in this verse Allah said He sent him as a lamp for people whose role was to illuminate them, because physiologically people are guided by the light (electromagnetic field) of people so Allah gave each prophet the light of prophethood to help them reach people.

The Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, said “Allah created His creation in darkness then He sprayed them with His light. Those whom this light reached became rightly guided, while those it did not went astray.”(Tirmidhi)

Those who saw the prophet (saws) in the full moon noticed that his blessed face was brighter than the moon (Tirmidhi), and one of his Companions, the Lady Rubayyi‘, when asked to describe him, said, “My son, had you seen him, you would have seen the sun shining.”(Tirmidhi)

Aisha (ra) the prophets wife related how she saw the whole room fill with light one night, then it disappeared, while the Prophet continued to call upon Allah. Then the room was filled with a more powerful light which disappeared after a while. She asked, “What is this light I saw?” he said, “Did you see it. O ‘A‘isha?” “Yes!” she replied. He said, “I asked my Lord to grant me my nation, so He gave me one third of them, so I praised and thanked Him. Then I asked him for the rest, so He gave me the second third, so I praised and thanked Him. Then I asked Him for the third third, so He gave it to me, so I praised and thanked Him.” She said that had she wished to pick up mustard seeds from the floor by this light she could have (Hilya).

This is the basis for the Tariqah’s of Tassawwuf and learning from a teacher who has a silsila (genealogy) of teachers that goes back to the prophet (saws), because as the scholars have been saying for 1400 years the silsila (genealogy) of teachers means your are receiving from the light of a teacher who received from the light of a teacher who, going all the way back, received from the light of the prophet (saws) himself, Allah speaks about this reality in very clear terms in the Quran, in a few places.

The scholars understood the importance of this and preserved this chain of teachers very carefully, today every tariqa (path) of Tassawwuf can recount the lineage of teachers they received their knowledge from all the way to the prophet (saws), usually through Imam Ali (ra) or Sayidinah Abu Bakr (ra), the same is true for scholars of the madhhabs of Fiqh and Aqeedah in which it is called Ijaza.

This is what Allah means in the verse “They aim to extinguish Allah’s light with their utterances: but Allah has willed to spread His light in all its fullness (until the coming of the hour), however hateful this may be to all who deny the truth”, this expression is Jawmi al-Kamil encompassing of more knowledge, literally the verse is saying they want to extinguish the light of Allah the prophet (saws) is passing on to his students by their bad conduct, the foul things they are saying which destroys the light of knowledge, other translations have “They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it”.(61:8)

“Allah will perfect His light”, Allah’s light is already perfect so this is referring to it’s role and spread on earth that will be perfected, it primarily spreads from teacher to student through the Ijaza of the Madhhabs and the Silsila of the scholars of Tasaawwuf otherwise their is no physical connection back to the prophet (saws) at the heart of this matter and it would be lost.

Allah in the verse refers to revelation as light because of how it will spread on earth, this isn’t frivolous or hollow speech which is beneath Allah, it has significance and purpose, Allah is trying to teach us something by stating the verse in this unique way, and He promised to protect this light as it spreads from person to person until the coming of the hour.

This is why the prophet (saws) said He has left for us his descendants to learn from, the scholars among them carry this light the best which Allah wished for them in the Quran, and that they and Islam will not separate from each other until He meets them all at His reservoir (al Kawthar) on the day of Judgment. He (saws) said “I am leaving among you something which is very important and should (both) be followed, you will not go astray if you get hold of it after I am gone, one part of it being more important than the other: Allah’s Book, which is a rope stretched from Heaven to Earth, and my close relatives (and descendants), who belong to my household. These two (the Quran and my descendants) will not separate from one another till they come down to the reservoir (al Kawthar, on the day of judgment), so consider how you act regarding them after my departure.” (Tirmidhi)

“Allah has willed to spread His light in all it’s fullness” meaning in every manner the light of the heart can spread knowledge and through this means His religion, Allah prepared the way until the hour by saying about the prophet (saws) descendants in the Quran “Allah intends only to remove from you impurity (to cleans their hearts), O people of the [Prophet’s] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification”(33:33), it is significant enough that the last Khalifah the Muslim Ummah (nation) will have, Imam Mahdi (ra), will be a descendant of the prophet (saws) showing how Allah is fulfilling this promise, and only the pagans among the muslims “want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths”.

Al-Mahdi (the Mahdi) is an Arabic word which means “The Guided”, the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “The Mahdi is from us, the people of the (Prophet’s) Household. Allah will rectify him in one night.” (Ahmad). There are many ahadith about how Allah preserved the light of Islam and who is responsible for what in history;

Jabir bin Samura said “I heard the Prophet (saws) saying, “There will be twelve Muslim rulers (Allah will send for the muslims after the prophet).” He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, “All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraish (the tribe of the prophet (saws)).” (Sahih Al-Bukhari ) Abu Dawud in his Sunan also reported this Hadith, but added to it “and the whole community will agree on each of them.”

Ibn Umar said Allah’s Apostle (saws) said, “This matter (the light of Islam) will remain with Quraish even if only two of them were still existing.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari ), if this wasn’t talking about a spiritual (subatomic) reality Allah placed in the world then any person who can read a book on Islam would fulfil this role Allah intended, but we are talking about the light of Allah spreading, the prophet (saws) was sent among the tribe of Quraish and they witnessed the light of prophethood directly, a book can’t reproduce that.

Abu Huraira said Allah’s Messenger (saws) said, (referring to spiritual succession) “The kingship belongs to Quraish, the legal authority (belongs) to the Ansar (people of Madinah), the call to prayer (belongs) to the Abyssinians, and faith (belongs) to Azd (A Tribe in Yemen).” (Tirmidhi), The Prophet beckoned with his hand towards Yemen and said, “Belief (the light of Iman) is there.” (Bukhari).

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “This matter (the light of Islam) will be in Al-Madina, then in AsSham, then in the Al-Jazirah, then in Iraq, then in Al-Madina (which is today), then in Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem, with Imam Mahdi). And when it comes to Bayt al-Maqdis, then it will be in its homeland. And it will never go away from a people and afterwards return to them, (the Hour will be established after this time)”  (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan)

Allah calls the human body a light in the Quran many times because it produces light, and in fact because of this He called the prophet (saws) a Lamp to illustrate this point literally; “O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good tidings and of warning, And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light.”(33:45-46)

Allah says the body doesn’t just produce light it follows the light of other people, the heart perceives the light of others, in this context the prophets (saws) light, “Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for the surrender (unto Him), so that he followeth a light from His Lord (as he who disbelieveth) ? Then woe unto those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah. Such are in plain error. (39:22)

“On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them”. (57:12)

“On the Day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women will say unto those who believe, look on us that we may borrow from your light! It will be said: Go back (to the previous life) and seek for light!” (57:13)

“Now hath come unto you a light from Allah and a plain scripture.” (5:15) light isn’t a metaphor for the Quran, Allah mentions giving muslims two seperate things light and the Quran.

“Then those who believe in him (Muhammad) honor him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him: They are the successful.” (7:157)

“O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light”(4:174)

Allah instructs mankind to follow the light He sent down “Believe, therefore, in Allah and His Messenger, and in the Light which we have sent down. And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do.”(64:8)

Light plays a significant physiological role, mankind will ask Allah to perfect it for them so their bodies can benefit from it, “O you who believe! turn to Allah a sincere turning; maybe your Lord will remove from you your evil and cause you to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, on the day on which Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with him; their light shall run on before them and on their right hands; they shall say: Our Lord! make perfect for us our light, and grant us protection, surely Thou hast power over all things.”(66:8)

Mankind will have their reward and their light in Jannah because strengthening light in the human body enhances a person in every way, this is why it is mentioned next to the reward in Heaven, “And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light; while as for those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire.” (57:19)

To help mankind Allah made reading the Quran produce a light people can benefit from, “ And thus did We reveal to you an inspired book by Our command (the book is granted something unique by Allah’s command). You did not know what the Book was, nor (what) the faith (was), but We made it a light, guiding thereby whom We please of Our servants; and most surely you show the way to the right path”(42:52)

When the body is deprived of it’s ability to produce light this creates torment in the person, “On the same Day, the hypocrites, both men and women, will say to the believers, ‘Wait for us! Let us have some of your light!’ They will be told, ‘Go back and look for a light.’ A wall with a door will be erected between them: inside it lies mercy, outside lies torment.(because their bodies are deprived of light)”(57:13).

The most significant verse in the Quran about this subject is the one in which Allah literally states the heart has the ability to see and gain knowledge, referring to when the prophet (saws) saw Allah, Allah says “And He revealed unto His slave (Muhammad) that which he revealed. The heart did not lie (about) what it saw.” (53:10-11)

From all this we can see light plays an important role not just in gaining knowledge, but being happy and avoiding hardship because increasing light in the human body makes everything easy for man, the prophet (saws) understood this perfectly which reflected in the many acts He (saws) did to increase the light in his body.

Imam Dhahabi, who was Ibn Taymiya’s student, then explains what preserves this light that the heart is taking knowledge through from being destroyed… “Its condition is followership and the flight away from egotism (hawa) and innovation (which destroys that light)”, “They aim to extinguish Allah’s light with their (foul) utterances” their ego and pagan innovations.

Imam Ali (ra) understood all this and said “Enlighten the heart with prayers”, meaning prayer causes the heart to create light which helps it sense and translate knowledge, increasing light in the body is the foundation of why we do everything in religion.

In this regard Allah said “Whomsoever Allah desires to guide, He expands his breast (heart) to Islam (so it can easily understand that light); whomsoever He desires to lead astray, He makes his breast narrow, tight, as if he were climbing to heaven (it becomes difficult to perceive the light of religion, even if someone is talking to us about it). So Allah lays abomination upon those who believe not.” (6:15)

The heart produces an electromagnetic field (light) but the chest concentrates it, this is the significance of Allah mentioning the chest in this ayah instead of the heart directly. We can effectively take out the word Islam from this verse and replace it with the word knowledge, “He expands his breast to knowledge”, but Allah mentions Islam because He is referring to a specific type of knowledge that man is given or deprived of as punishment, while the heart is still capable of perceiving other kinds of worldly knowledge. A man can be cut off by Allah and still perceive knowledge but religion is being able to understand wisdom, this is why most irreligious people are also the least wise people and care little for it, whatever standard they think they have it isn’t on pare with the standard of real morality, to them it’s like becoming a priest or some uphill climb they have to take, “He makes his breast narrow, tight, as if he were climbing to heaven”.

If for some it is difficult to see the connection between all these things, all we have to ask is, what does Allah mean by expand a persons chest in relation to Islamic knowledge, and what is in the chest that literally receives that knowledge because it isn’t the brain or the lungs, the only receptive organ is the heart.

From here we have to then ask, how is the heart able to receive knowledge because to most people it just pumps blood, but this simple understanding is the old outdated view of western medicine over the past 100 years, that the heart is just a muscle, in fact the heart has very a complex nervous system, it’s “electrical wiring and circuitry” which does some very sophisticated things like a computer, because of recent advances in technology that allowed for a closer inspection of that organ science has shown that the heart is like a mini brain.

This state of western medicine over the past century was unfortunate because mankind, most of the world, has always understood the heart had a sophisticated role to play in man’s body, but as the west became secularized during the 19th century it attacked religion and used it’s pseudo scientific discoveries of the past 100 years to prematurely justify it’s Atheism, which now it is moving away from because the science is crystal clear and can’t be ignored.

Like the human body all animals produce an electromagnetic field, through it they sense the world around them and hunt other creatures, through it birds can migrate large distances and navigate the magnetic currents of the earth, most animals have specific organs designed to interpret what they sense or see through the electromagnetic field that their body produces and the human body is closely related to theirs, but perfected as Allah states, “We have indeed created man in the best of moulds”(95:4) the human body is a perfected animal and every creature has an ability to sense through the electromagnetic field our senses are more perfected than theirs because while they focus on locating things we deal with higher realities and gain knowledge.

The electro-magnetic field is made of two things, an electric field and a magnetic field which feed upon each other, both exist because of the electro-magnetic force which is like gravity (but not exactly the same) for small (subatomic) particles.

The electromagnetic force is one of the fundamental forces that the universe relies on, in importance it is second behind gravity, it affects everything in the universe including gravity and is the force behind magnetic fields, electric fields and light. It is also responsible for giving things strength, shape and hardness because it is responsible for how particles are attracted to each other or how they repel each other, just like in magnets.

This force is approximately 10 to the 36 (10^36) times stronger than the gravity on earth, but it mainly works on the small (quantum) particles, if this force wasn’t there everything would collapse into a black hole because particles are no longer being kept apart (repelled), which tells us how significant it is to life and space as well as how widespread it is in the universe.

The electromagnetic force is also responsible for giving us the ability to hold and move things, the electric field (technically it’s called the electrostatic field) generated among atoms and molecules near the surface of our hand generates a force field that doesn’t allow large objects to pass through our hand, it’s also responsible for dirt sticking to our hand, but this is how common and far reaching this force is in the universe, our heart, brain and entire body are governed by it, through it they produce an electromagnetic field that surrounds the entire human body by a distance of 3 to 4 feet which can be measured with scientific instruments.

Animals have specific organs that allow them to interpret or see with these fields, man has his heart and we do more complex things in our body, through them we sense and feel what others want or intend and through them we pass on knowledge, there isn’t an organ or cell in the human body that isn’t affected by this force.

Science and medicine, with many recent advances over the past decade, have already in our time established what we have known about the human body from the first days of Islam, for example if we hear a second hand conversation from someone, we take less information from what we are told than if we witnessed it ourself because our body takes input on many more levels from the presence and atmosphere of the people speaking or events unfolding in front of us, if this didn’t relate to mans heart and senses than any second hand conversation will do because it is the same words being repeated.

Our body senses through our organs, the heart and it’s electro-magnetic field as well as our sense of touch, hearing and smell, the heart is that extra bit of input we all know is there and rely on to judge events. We sense what people are feeling and expressing and the mind which receives all that information from our body translates all these inputs so we can comprehend it.

Most scientists agree that cognition and emotion are distinct functions in the body, mediated by separate but interconnecting neural system’s, moreover, communication channels in the brain are hard wired, and linking the mental and emotional systems together are essential for the expression of our full range of mental capacities, meaning our emotions and what we sense and feel are part of mans ability to perceive and understand, they are not useless “women’s” emotions as the western view came to be for many years.

It is very significant that the actual number of neural connections in the brain going from the emotional processing areas (centres) to the cognitive (rational) centres in the brain is greater than the number going the other way, meaning the body and brain are hard wired to translate and pay attention to what we sense and feel first then to be rational.

This goes some way to explaining the powerful influence of emotions on thought processes, and the brains receptiveness to emotions, or the bodies input to the brain through our senses, this is why the heart is the seat of the intellect because rational thought comes after what we sense and feel, western psychology has been teaching the opposite of this for well over 100 years with drastic results to society.

Ali ibn Abi Talib said “The seat of reason is the heart (al-`aqlu fi al-qalb)” the prophet (saws) said  “Verily, Allah looks not at your bodies nor at your faces but He looks at your hearts.”(Muslim) Allah wouldn’t be looking at the heart if it was just a lump of flesh that pumps blood, the brain would be more deserving of consideration but Allah chose the heart above it because it does something significant for man. Imam al-Nawawi stated that this narration was used as proof that the seat of the mind is the heart and Ibn Hajar similarly adduced the same and Imam Ahmad likewise said “Its seat is the heart”.

Neuroscience has shown that because of the way the body is hardwired that while emotions can easily dispel non emotional thoughts from our awareness, non emotional thoughts do not easily displace emotions from the mental landscape.

In this regard the scholars said the heart is the seat of the intellect not the brain, Imam Ali (r.a) said at Siffin, “The (seat of the) intellect is located in the heart. Mercy is located in the liver, Compassion is located in the spleen. The self (soul) is located in the lungs (these refer to regions in the body that affect these types of emotions).”(Adab al Mufrad, Hasan). Imam Ali (ra) also said: “The (spiritual) disease of the heart is worse than the disease of the body.”

What is emerging from the most recent research is that the human body also has another layer of sensory input on top of our physical senses, and this is the input from mans electromagnetic field produced by the brain and heart. Our body is made from cells which are sensitive to what occurs at the quantum (subatomic) level of the universe because they need light to survive, so the heart and brain through the electromagnetic force are connected to the most basic level of matter, the subatomic world.

When there is coherence within and between the mental and emotional systems of the body, they impact constructively to expand awareness, they also enable the body to work optimally both psychologically and physiologically. In relation to this very point the prophet (saws) on a regular basis used to make dua for Allah to increase him in light (the electromagnetic field) (Bukhari, Muslim and many others). He (saws) would ask Allah to place light in very specific organs of the body because He understood how the body uses and relies on the electromagnetic field (light), these dua are among the most repeated prayers in Islam.

There is no doubt that the prophet (saws) understood the importance of the electromagnetic field (Light) in the body and the significance of keeping it strong. The Prophet (saws) would ask “O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light, and make me light. O Allaah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.”(Bukhari, Muslim)

“O Allaah, make for me a light in my grave… and a light in my bones.”(Tirmidhi)

“Increase me in light, increase me in light, increase me in light.”(Adab al Mufrad)

“Grant me light upon light.”(Bukhari)

“And make the light greater for me.”(Muslim)

Opposite to the coherence of light is when the mental and emotional systems are out of phase, they lack synchronisation and they interact in a conflicting manner, degenerating the performance of the human body.

Many positive thinking strategies, developed today, “follow the assumption that all emotions follow thought, which occurs first, and so by changing one’s thoughts, we should be able to gain control over our emotions. However, in the last decade, research in neuroscience has made it quite clear that emotional processes operate at a much higher speed than thoughts, and frequently bypass the mind’s linear reasoning process entirely. In other words, emotions do not always follow thought; in many cases, in fact, emotions occur independently of the cognitive system and can significantly bias or colour the cognitive process (in other words how we perceive and gain knowledge) and it’s output or decision.”

This is completely in line with the Islamic understanding that man reacts after he senses, the brain isn’t the starting point of the self and is just sitting there reacting and creating everything we experience as western medicine concluded last century and spread around the world. Mans senses give him input from what is occurring around him and the body is hardwired to process and translate this input, again reinforcing what Imam Ali (ra) and many verses in the Quran indicated, that the seat of the intellect is located in the heart.

Researchers state that “Since the mind and emotions affect a wide range of abilities and responses, mental and emotional coherence (synchronisation) are of the utmost importance. Vision, listening ability, reaction times, mental clarity, problem solving, creativity, and performance in a wide range of tasks are all influenced by the degree of coherence of these two systems at any given time. Because emotions exert such a powerful influence on cognitive processes, emotional incoherence often leads to mental incoherence and is often the root cause of mental problems and stress.”

Allah speaks about the consequences of this in the Quran clearly, “Such are they whose hearts and ears and eyes Allah hath sealed (the heart has a perceptive faculty which can be sealed, when it is), And such are the heedless.” (16:108), when He mentions the heart, He is referring to its cognitive processes, starting from the subatomic level of the Universe and the consequence is complete heedlessness in the person.

In the Quran Allah says many times, He guides man from the subatomic level (ghayb) for example the verse of light (24:35), after Allah explains how His light exists in the Universe by outlining how the Atom comes into existence from the subatomic part of our universe, He says He guides man to Him through this process, (our book “How Is Allah The Light Of The Heavens and The Earth” explains this in detail).

“Increasing stability in the emotional systems of the body can often bring the mind into a greater sense of peace and clarity”, we achieve stability through the acts of worship we perform because they all impact upon mans body and then self physiologically, Allah mentions this connection very clearly in the Quran when He says, “Then (O people)…prostrate yourself (in prayer first then) draw nearer to Us.” (96:19), nearness is achieved in the heart but it requires a physical act in order to attain it, this is the relationship between prostration and the self coming closer to Allah.

When the mental and emotional systems of the body are in sync (in coherence), we have greater access to our full potential in order to achieve our aims because we are focused.

Research has shown through experimentation with heart rate variability patterns, it’s rhythm as it beats which shapes the electromagnetic field it produces, that our emotional state constantly reflects in the field produced by the heart.

Very literally, our emotions are broadcast through the electromagnetic field produced by the heart like a broadcast tower, for example anger produces a very distinct wave from love, another layer of complexity is added once we consider quantum mechanics and the entanglement of particles, at the quantum level this is how all particles interact with each other to cause all reactions, and the body is certainly entangling quantum particles in it’s vicinity through it’s fields.

Particles are prevalent through out the universe, for example physicists estimate that about 60 billion solar neutrinos, particles created by the sun, pass through a persons fingernail every second, but this is all due to the latest research which is making the old western understanding of science obsolete as they re-evaluate their core beliefs about the body and man ’s psychology.

‘Current (western) scientific knowledge regarding the physiology of emotions has it’s roots in Gaelic medicine. Galen’s influence on scientific thinking persisted well into the 1800s, with the notion that thought’s circulate in the ventricles of the brain, and emotions circulate in the vascular system (circulatory system of the blood). A persons temperament was determined by four “humors” or secretions in the body: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic. Modern biochemical research has added much to this inaccurate and simplistic model but the withdraw from this perspective, that the brain does one thing and the heart another and each part of the body works separately, has been slow and guarded for two reasons: “Old theories do not die easily, and there is an aspect of truth to this view, the thoughts circulating in the ventricles have turned out to be neural electrical activity and the humors are endocrine secretions (the secretion of hormones and other products into the blood)”’, this view has tied the hands of western society for well over a hundred years slowing any progress because it is still far to simplistic from the actual reality of the human body which is faster and more complex then the worlds fastest super computers.

By comparison to what we know today, this is a two dimensional understanding of the body, while the latest scientific understanding perfectly explains what the pseudo science of the 19th and 20th century attempted to throw out rather than advance, Eastern and Islamic medicine.

There is a deep relationship between emotions and physiology which western science and medicine has deliberately turned away from for the past 100 years, “even ordinary conversations about emotional experiences contain many physiological allusions. So there is no question that emotions are accompanied by a vast array of physiological changes, this is why people often describe emotional experiences in physiological terms, such as “My heart was pounding”, “My throat went dry”, “My blood ran cold”, “My skin crawled”, “It was gut wrenching”, “and it took my breath away.”

In the 1920’s physiologist Walter Cannon (erroneously) proposed that the essential mechanism of emotion occurred within the brain, and that bodily responses and other inputs were not needed to fully experience emotions. Much of his research centred on responses that occur in states of hunger or intense emotion (and not normal situations), and led him to propose the “fight of flight response”, his views won over the scientific community of the day and shaped western scientific views for decades to come, others simply built upon his original ideas and assumptions. In 1937 James Papez introduced the Papez circuit, and later in 1950 Paul Maclean suggested the Limbic system of the brain, responsible for emotions, both would later prove flawed and incomplete.

The result of cutting out the body and heart as the centre of emotions would shape the heartless world we now live in today, as many adopted this philosophy around world that emotions ‘were just chemicals’ and ‘it was all in the brain’, the cruelest and most desensitised period in man’s history would follow, WW2 and the rise of Capitalism, secularisation of the christian world was the real motivation because they focused on spirituality and secular Atheist needed a “heartless” society to achieve capitalism. As was often the case they looked for scientific proof for their preconceived ideology that man was just a blank slate waiting to be moulded, an ideology that came to be known as Tabula Rasa. Capitalism was the commercialisation of every aspect of life, literally everything was rationalised and stripped of it’s value then put up for sale and used to make a profit. With this new found belief that “love is a chemical” independent of who the person is, everything was devaluated since nothing had the same meaning any longer, nothing remained sacred in the world of chemicals, not religion, not morality, not women, not chastity, not even the family.

This fatal error and path in western medicine that emotions occurred within the brain alone, ignoring what man already had understood and been studying for millennia would not only shape their understanding of physiology but psychology and psychiatry as well. With the advent of recent advances in technology and the discoveries that came with neuroscience these two fields had to literally throw out the past 100 years of their doctrines and teachings to rewrite the book, this is their history as they teach it. Along with western medicine, psychology ands psychiatry were the foundations that secular Atheism came to build itself upon.

The Islamic’s worlds fundamental understanding of the human being is now proving true after almost a century of being challenged by premature theories based on incomplete science.

The impact of assuming that emotions were manufactured by the brain alone had a significant impact not just on western medicine but religious and secular beliefs as well, it almost certainly fuelled the evolutionary debate which attempted to downgrade the significance of Man in the universe in order to promote their likewise flawed theories that he originated from monkeys, despite the fact that still to this day the missing archeological link their theories relied upon hadn’t been found, there is still a few hundred thousand years gap in the archeological record between their ancient monkeys that fraudulent scientists have been passing on to the scientific community (see piltdown man and other hoax’s designed to shape the views of society) and when they assume Man first appeared on earth.

What is more shameless than the proven hoax’s they used to win over the public is the fact Darwin learnt about evolution from historical Islamic text, the religion they know want to rid the world of by using evolution. He came from a family of physicians and educated people and prior to the modern age most of Europe still heavily relied on Islamic text which were widely taught, his family was known for studying them religiously. Much of what He states is directly paraphrased from famous islamic scholars.

While Islam certainly advanced the idea of evolution in creatures through out history (see past issues of the Journal), it was now being used to attack religion through the manipulation of facts.

Evolutionary assumptions were responsible for the rise of secular Atheism which relied on evolution and psychology to prove that man was just another animal, in order to challenge religious perceptions and secularise society through what is by todays standards pseudo science.

What we know today in physics and quantum mechanics alone could debunk many of their beliefs, which is why new fields of science like biophysics are emerging which establish the relationship between man’s body and the subatomic universe.

Most medical textbooks are replete with diagrams that illustrate the nervous system sending signals from the brain to the organs in line with the idea that the brain produces emotions alone, this fuelled the over rationalised secular Atheist belief that the brain is doing everything, medical textbooks though do not complete the circuit because they omit the existence of the pathways which carry signals from the body to the brain.

“Remarkably we now know that the heart sends more neural traffic to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.”

Most academic theorists now agree that emotion involves, at the most basic level, stimulus from memory in addition to information from the human body (it’s various organs) and the emotional state we are in, and in recent years attempts have been made to determine the correct sequence of these components.

Although even more recently it is now understood that it is indeed possible to have emotional processing in specific brain areas simultaneously with input from the body to the brain, each building on the other to contribute to what we ultimately sense and feel at that moment in time.

It was first observed in the 1970’s that input from the heart and cardiovascular system (nervous system etc) significantly affected perception and behaviour, this was the first time Cannon’s theories were challenged because it was observed that the heart seemed to behave as if it had a mind of it’s own.

Subsequent research also revealed a link between the heart rate response (independent of other parts of the body) to different environmental stimuli, and a persons cognitive attitude to the environment around him. This indicated that the heart’s response was not merely a mechanical (or automatic) response due to signals being sent from the brain, it literally thought on it’s own, which implied it can react before the brain to situations.

What was more intriguing were the results of simple human reaction time experiments, or reflexes, the heart decelerated during preparation which resulted in faster reflexes, man reacts to what he senses because the electromagnetic field of the body is the first point of contact with the outside world, then man’s sight hearing and body follow, most martial artists trained at having “superhuman” reflexes would attest to this while lethargic people would have hardly experienced this, Athletes call this being in the “zone”. This led researchers to propose that the feedback to the brain plays a role in accepting or rejecting what is going on in the environment, very literally the heart was telling the brain to block out the world around it, or tune out so the person could focus, a similar mechanism seen in animals when they hunt.

When the signals from the heart to the brain are compromised by disease, there is less awareness of feeling sensations in the body, evidence now clearly demonstrates that signals from the heart significantly influence the way the brain processes, the signals are not only relayed to the brain so it can balance the body, but they have a separate and specific effect on higher mental processes of the brain related to perception.

This is literally part of the mechanism involved in revelation (wahy), because revelation (knowledge) is revealed to the heart and not the brain.

“In addition to functioning as a sophisticated information processing and encoding centre, the heart is also an endocrine gland, it controls the way our body functions by producing and releasing hormones and neurotransmitters, that travel through out the body to maintain our tissues and organs.”

“So with each beat of our heart it not only pumps blood, but also continually transmits dynamic patterns of neurological, hormonal, pressure, and electromagnetic information to the brain and body. Therefor the multiple inputs from the heart and cardiovascular system to the brain are a major contributor in establishing the dynamics and patterns of the brain.”

The brain familiarises itself with the rhythmic patterns of the heart, whether ordered or disordered, it then regulates the body to keep it’s balance and at the same time process emotions and senses.

The systems of the brain operate essentially as a pattern recognition system, it’s to simplistic and inaccurate to say it processes singles from the body, the brain in reality processes the complete picture being sent to it by the body rather than just individual signals, this old way of thinking is what limited western medicine and gave rise to many incorrect theories in psychology.

It’s like watching a movie, the body is relaying the complete picture to the brain, scene by scene, along with atmospheric effects (feelings) that dramatise the moment, while science and western medicine for a long time assumed the body was sending random and almost unrelated pixels. The incomplete and incorrect understanding of the heart and body inevitably lead to incorrect doctrines that shaped the course of history.

This is where western science fell short in comparison to the Islamic understanding of the human body for more than 100 years, because looking back on western history starting with the dark ages came Europe’s enlightenment then it’s secularisation, there wasn’t a period in western history where they accepted this reality of the heart, until now.

In addition to monitoring and controlling the bodies stability in each moment of time, there are also processes that assess the degree of harmony between the past (moment), what is occurring now, and the projected future, these give rise to more complex emotions like optimism and pessimism, like wise subatomic particles are entangled in more complex ways than just simple reactions, because in the subatomic universe time is a significant factor in how particles behave.

If the body doesn’t perceive (or predict) it is going to return to stability this can give rise to fear or anxiety. In simple terms the body is equipped to process and deal with time itself and what arises due to the passing of time, this is one of the more significant ways in which the western understanding of the human body fell short because they looked at the body in a two dimensional manner, completely ignoring the fact that time even exists and how the body deals with it.

If we were to take this a step up, above this simple view of man, in a Hadith Qudsi Allah said, the “Sons of Adam inveigh against [the vicissitudes of] Time, and I am Time, in My hand is the night and the day” (Bukhari).

Allah created man in His image or likeness, but with human limitations, so that man is capable of knowing Him completely, regarding this mans body must then be capable of understanding and dealing with time. The word for Time used in this Hadith is Dhuhr, in classical Arabic according to the Ullumah (scholars), Dhuhr means the Span of Time, or Time stretched out, so Allah (swt) is saying in regards to knowing His qualities He is “the Span of Time”, His qualities are known through the passing of time and the body must be able to quantify and understand through time.

It was because of this Imam Ali (ra) said “The vision of the eye is limited; the vision of the heart transcends all barriers of time and space”, this is because the heart gives a complete image (picture) of what it is focused on, and not jus a single signal that is relayed to the brain in that second, what it does is more complex than that.

One of the ways an emotion is generated is through the comparison of information received from our external senses, such as sight, sound and smell, against those present in our memories, this occurs almost with out thinking about it, but it is how the feeling of familiarity in new environments occurs.

With this understanding we can view emotions and thought emerging from an intricate array of interactions, occurring within a complex system that is the body, it’s main components include the brain, heart, nervous system, and the hormone system.

Although there are many sources for input to the brain, the heart is given particular importance due to the unique degree of inputs and rhythmic patterns that indicate a change in a persons overall emotional state.

Allah mentions the heart in the Quran often teaching us it has a complex role to play in man’s body;

“Have they not travelled in the land so that they should have hearts with which to understand, or ears with which to hear? For surely it is not the eyes that are blind, but blind are the hearts which are in the breasts.”(22:47)

“Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle – nay, but they are worse! These are the neglectful.”(7:179)

“They preferred to be with those who remained behind, and a seal is set on their hearts so they do not understand.”(9:87)

“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.”(58:22)

“Your Allah is one Allah; so (as for) those who do not believe in the hereafter, their hearts are ignorant and they are proud.”(16:22)

“Whosoever believeth in Allah, He guideth his heart. And Allah is Knower of all things.”(64:11)

“Most surely there is a reminder in this for him who has a heart or he gives ear and is a witness.”(50:37)

“And obey not him whose heart we have made heedless of Our Remembrance, who followeth his own lust.” (18:28)

“He it is who sent down peace of reassurance into the hearts of the believers that they might add faith unto their faith.” (48:4)

“He it is who supporteth thee with His Help and with the believers. And (as for the believers) hath attuned their hearts.” (8: 62-63)

“Say (O Muhammad, to mankind) who is enemy to Gabriel! For he it is who hath revealed (this scripture) to thy heart by God’s leave.” (2:97)

“The day when wealth and sons avail not (any man). Save him who bringeth unto Allah a sound heart“ (26: 88-89)

“Whoso is blind in here (this life) will be blind in the Hereafter, and yet further from the road.”(17:22)

(The main source used in writing this was “Heart-Brain Neurodynamics: The Making Of Emotions”)

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