Tafsir: The Verse Of Light (25:35)

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Tafsir 24:35: “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, [it’s Olive is] neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things”. [Qur’an 24:35]

The verse of light is a similitude for how Allah guides mankind to know him through the unseen world (the unseen part of the Universe), He ends the example He gave mankind in this verse with this exact statement, “Allah guides to His light whom He wills”, and the unseen world (Ghayb) is the Quantum Universe, made from subatomic particles.

This understanding is clearly indicated by many scholars like Imam al Ghazali, Imam Ibn Arabi and Imam Suyuti (among others) all of whom said that our imagination, the images we see in our mind is ghayb and it is made from matter, the imagination is what we see in our mind and because the word imagination is synonymous with unreal we think it is not real, but the image itself is made up of particles like light and so the scholars understood this was the ghayb, unseen world and that it was made from matter.

Imam al Ghazali even went as far as to say that Angels are made from the same light our own intellect is made from, something indicated by Ahadith regarding their creation at the first moments of the Universe, so in this is another clear example of how the unseen world (ghayb) is the quantum universe, and the verse of light explains this clearly through everything that it mentions, and specifically by what Allah chose to end the verse with.

In literal terms Allah begins the verse of light (24:35) by saying He is the literal light of the heavens and the earth, meaning this is something tangible, He then strikes a similitude for how He is the Light of the Universe, the similitude though is not in relation to His “existence”, as the prophet (saws) termed, only the “light of His splendor” that represents him and from which all creation is made, our minds can not comprehend him and there is nothing like him. 

The prophet (saws) said regarding the literal light of Allah, “Allah hath Seventy Thousand Veils of Light and Darkness: were He to withdraw their curtain, then would the splendors of His Aspect surely consume everyone who apprehended Him with his sight” (Imam al Ghazali, Mishqat al Anwar), some ahadith read seven hundred veils others read seventy thousand veils.

Light in the verse of Light is a simile for subatomic particles, each particle is created from even smaller particles, hence the number of veils refers to a subatomic depth in space.

It is significant that Darkness is mentioned along with Light as a veil of Allah, usually darkness, even the darkness of space, is perceived as a color and not a substance or veil, hence this Hadith is saying the dark matter and energy of space is also a veil of Allah.

Allah created what is within the Universe from what he termed Light in the Quran and this is stated in many narration’s, but Light in the context of the verse of Light is a simile for all quantum particles because light itself is one of the only visible quantum particles in the Universe.

In relation to what Allah revealed of himself in the Universe, the heart of Man is the only thing that can encompass the qualities of Allah because it is the part of us that senses the quantum world around us, we can see this through it’s physiology and it’s role in the nervous system of the body, hence Allah said in the Quran, that when the veils upon man’s inner vision are removed on the day of judgment, “Some faces that Day shall be Nadirah (shining and radiant), looking at their Lord” (75:22-23), the Hearts will be allowed to see Him.

The heart can perceive the qualities of things, and the quality of anything is a summation of it’s nature, the way it is, the heart encompasses what it looks at in terms of qualities we can perceive, understand and feel, this influences man’s inner vision (his imagination) because mans heart through emotions influences mans mind and what he perceives of things.

Allah said the example of his light in the Universe is like a niche, a crevasse or something similar to a hole in the middle of a wall. In this hole is a lamp, the lamp is in glass, the glass is like a pearly white star, lit from the blessed oil of a blessed olive tree, the fruit of this tree is neither of the east or of the west, and it is fueling itself, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. This light has a depth and it is light upon light, through this reality in creation Allah guides whom He wills, and Allah presents examples for people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

The Prophet (saws) said, “Indeed, there is an external meaning and an internal meaning to the Qur’an, a scope and a point.” `Ali, pointing to his breast, said, “Indeed, herein lies abundant knowledge; would that there were some to (comprehend and) transmit it.” The Prophet also said, “We prophets were ordered to communicate with everyone according to his ability to understand.”, and “Indeed, knowledge has a branch which resembles a hidden thing; no one grasps it except those who know Allah.” He also said, “If you only knew what I know, you would laugh a little and weep much.”

It is significant that Allah ends the verse by saying, “and Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things” here Allah is directly connecting the example He just set with His knowing of all things in existence, this is a rule in the Tafsir (exegesis) of the Quran, that any two things mentioned together are connected, Allah often uses descriptive imagery to convey an idea followed by a statement regarding it’s significance or the nature of it’s existence, in other words the example He just set in the verse of light relates to knowing all things in existence becouse all things in existence are made from particles, and particles are Allah’s light before they take on form physically with atoms.

The verse of Light is the literal representation of the quantum world and the manner by which subatomic particles are created. Physics has discovered that this Universe is made up of small particles called atom’s and these atoms are made up of even smaller particles and they in turn are made up of even smaller particle’s and this goes on and on. Physics has also discovered that each of these particles exists in different fields spread out through space at each level (or subatomic depth), layered one upon the other, a more accurate description would be to say the fields are within each other spread throughout space since we are going deeper into the subatomic world. There are also forces, very similar to gravity, acting at each depth of these particles, they act upon them to bring them together forcing them to make up the larger particle’s until we reach the Atom, once matter forms solids, gas’s and liquids that is when the force of Gravity influences them.

This is how something small makes up something larger and eventually in this hierarchy atoms come together to make molecules and molecules and compounds come together to make up the world around us, but before this occurs particles are called Light in the Quran because that is the most descriptive and accurate image of them for a people living 1400 years ago.

Allah’s Light has always been understood as a simile, and in fact he begins the verse of Light by saying “the example of His light is like a niche”, hence his light is structured like a niche in which is a lamp so from the start we know we are reading about an example of something tangible that exists in the Universe.

So Allah is teaching us his light isn’t simply what we know about light by observing it, that it simply shines and allows us to see, He is saying there is an inner structure to it, and this verse describes that inner structure. His light has an inner structure that is like a niche in which is a lamp, the light or particle is like a lamp that is in a glass, and it shines like a pearly white star in the night sky.

From here Allah tells us what it is made of, it is lit from a blessed tree, the tree just like a family tree tells us about the genealogy of a person, is a simile for the hierarchy of particles in the Universe, the lamp is lit by Oil that fuels it, the tree is like an Olive tree that produces oil that lights the Lamp (the machinery of the universe). Olive oil comes from Olives hence Ibn Abbas (ra) and Imam Suyuti (among others) both said the words “neither of the east or of the west” refers to the trees Olive, the fruit it bears. Allah is then telling us He isn’t talking about literal fruit, but rather the example of something (the fruit) that this Hierarchy (tree) produces, from which it’s oil (the forces of the Universes) come from which fuel the Lamp, and this is the simile for His light.

Allah goes on to say the Oil would glow even if it isn’t touched by fire, meaning this isn’t normal oil that glows or burns because of fire, it glows or burns by itself, because this is how the Universe is created to work. Allah is again reinforcing the point, that He isn’t talking about normal Oil but a simile for oil from which we would know it’s meaning by understanding it’s role. Real oil allows the lamp to burn creating the light hence the oil from the blessed tree allows the Light to glow or fuel the reactions in the Universe creating the particles.

Allah then tells us the example for this Light is “Light upon Light”, showing us it’s complexity because a normal lamp is not light upon light, it is simply the light coming from the fire that is burning, so the light or particles have depth in space. Allah then says He guides to His light whom he wills, this proclamation is connected to the example of the Universe because Allah in His next words encapsulates and concludes the entire verse with the words “Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things” hence Allah guiding people to his light is part of the simile for His light in the universe, then the verse ends.

In Summation: The verse begins by asserting that “Allah is the Light of the heavens (the Universe) and the earth” – The simile of the Particle is Light, both are quantum substances. Allah then says “the example of his light is like a niche”, light is the particle existing in the field around it, this is like a sea of similar particles together, physics has discovered that particles in space only become a “solid” particle, or round, only when they interact with something, normally though they are spread out in space all together like a sea wave.A niche is like a crevasse in the middle of a wall, and the wall is the similitude of the field that particles exists in, spread out in space as if a wall.

Within which is a lamp”, the particle itself,the lamp is within glass“, the particle creating its own outer shell or field as it spins, or becomes a round particle when it interacts with something.

The glass as if it were a pearly [white] star“, it’s shine is caused by its excitation that causes it to react to other things around it, as well as want to make up larger particles in the universe.

Lit from the blessed oil”, particles are created (Lit) from the fundamental forces (Oil) of the Universe, “of a blessed olive tree” the simile for the tree is like a family tree, it is the hierarchy of particles and essentially the Universe itself.

The Olive, (particle), of the Tree “is neither of the east or of the west”, the fruit the tree bears, is the source for the Oil (ibn Abbas), this is the process by which the Hierarchy of particles create larger particles, as the verse explains the fruit is not from any direction we know the east or the west they are created from the depths of subatomic space. The smaller particles create the force’s (similar to gravity) that cause larger particles to come together in a hierarchy of particles until we reach Atom’s.

Whose oil would almost glow even if unattached by fire”, the forces don’t have a source causing them to react (glow or burn) like normal fire or anything else we know.

The reaction comes from the way the Universe is created (the Tree) and it’s expansion, which causes or drives the reaction’s, basically the movement and expansion of the Universe creates what is in the Universe. The particle has depth in space, and it is like “light upon light” layered on top of or within each other, each particle created from smaller particles in an ongoing hierarchy. Through this reality of space “Allah guides to His light whom He wills”, through this blessed Tree Allah guides man to Him.

As Man’s consciousness and imagination is a state of matter, like a solid or liquid is made from matter, it to is made of quantum particles, it is born from the very same laws that govern this Universe and Allah guides man through it to Himself, “Those who strive hard in Us, We shall most surely guide them in our Ways” (29:69), this is the significance of the verse of light to the nature of man and how Allah guides him, this is why Allah mentioned this at the end of the verse He was saying man is guided to him through the quantum universe and this is what that Universe looks like. “Allah presents examples for the people and Allah is Knowing of all things”, this is the simile of the Universe, how it works and how Allah guides man through his own self and physiology, Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth that we should connect our self to. Allah said “Consider the human self, and how it is formed in accordance with what it is meant to be, And inspired it (with) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it. To a happy state shall indeed attain he who causes this [self] to grow in purity (Zakaha), and truly lost is he who buries it [in darkness].” (91:7-10)

The fact this similitude for the Universe exists in the Quran is mentioned by Allah elsewhere, “We have explained in detail in this Qur’an, for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious” (18:54)

[This was taken from my book “The Light Of Allah In The Heavens and The Earth”, the tafsir was written according to the theme and context of each verse.]

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Arranging The Ahadith In The Book The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour

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Assalamu Alaikum

A number of years ago i began research for another book entitled “The Lifespan of this Ummah and It’s History According to Prophetic Narration’s from Beginning to End”, it was a chronological arrangement of the prophetic Narration’s about the signs of the hour which simultaneously focused on the many Ahadith which indicated that the age span of this Ummah (how long Islam would remain on earth) was known to Rasul Allah (saws). All things were shown to the prophet (saws) except for five matters, He (saws) did not know when the hour itself would occur but knew everything else before hand.

The Ahadith are far to many to mention here but it is enough to mention that Imam Bukhari narrates seven ahadith in his Sahih regarding the matter while Imam Ibn Hajar in his famous Tafsir (exegesis) to Sahih Bukhari, ‘Fath al Bari’ commented on this giving a specific lifespan for Islam.

Since we are at the end of time we have the advantage of hindsight scholars from previous era’s did not, most of the events have already occurred with only the major signs remaining.

Yet hardly any new books have been written on the subject, most printed works are those of Imam Ibn Kathir, whose work is extremely accurate after recent investigation’s, but lacked precision and finality in pinpointing specific events that have occurred in our life, since he was talking about a distant future, while to us it is all history. The Imam for instance would arrange three or four narration’s under a specific heading and then arrange all of these headings in a larger timeline, but the narration’s themselves would not be in any specific order only the title’s.

The book is still being researched and is a larger scope than this present work, it cover’s Al Malhama Kubra (the Great Battle) in greater detail, the events surrounding the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) and their interpretation and identifying who Yajuj wa Majuj are along with were they are, and the Lifespan of the Ummah, or how long will Islam be on earth for, scholars like Imam Abu Dawwud and Imam Tirmidhi in their respective collections similarly narrated numerous ahadith regarding this subject.

Hence most of the essential research for this book came from that effort, i have generally avoided discussion’s on methodology throughout the book for the sake of being brief and not because that investigation wasn’t carried out as i know some would like to ponder over it.

So Insha Allah we will give a brief discussion on the chronology and methodology we employed to arrive at the order in this book.

Finding and identifying the exact order of events in a large number of Ahadith was the result of a number of years of study and research into the subject, hence stating that a narration was speaking about a specific event was not done in haste or with ease.

After investigation it became very clear that in order to simplify matters we could divide narration’s into those that spoke of events before the Fall of Islam’s last Khalifah, most of which is History and easy to identify and narration’s that spoke about the last one hundred years, our present time and those of future events.

In terms of narration’s speaking about modern events the Hadith which Imam Ibn Kathir labeled “The Fitnah of the Saddlebag” is key to all modern events, it gives a list of most of the modern trials (fitan’s) the prophet (saws) spoke of and a chronology that ends with the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) himself, spanning decades.

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar said, “While we were seated with the Messenger of Allah, he mentioned the tribulations, and he mentioned much about them until he discussed the trial of the saddlebags.” Someone said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is the trial of the saddlebags?” He said, “It is the usurping of wealth and the fleeing. Then there is the trial of As-Saraa (espionage and spying) — it’s Dakhal or smoke. Underneath my feet is a man from the people of my household who claims that he is my son (or direct descendent) but he is not from me; indeed my Awliya (companions or helpers) are only those who are the Muttaqoon (those who fear Allah). Then people will gather and agree upon a man, (but it will be an agreement that is) like a hip on a rib (temporary).Then there will be the Duhaimaa (black, dark, catastrophic) trial. It will afflict every single person from this Nation. When it will be said that it is over, it will return; during it, a man will be a believer in the morning and a disbeliever in the night. (This will continue) until people will go to two Fustaats (group’s) — the Fustaat of Eemaan (faith), in which there is no hypocrisy, and the Fustaat of hypocrisy, in which there is no Eemaan (faith). And when that will come to you (the sorting is finished), wait for the Dajjaal on that day or on the morrow.” (Abu Dawood) Continue reading

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Table Of Contents

  1. Scientific Discoveries Are The Signs Of Allah and What It Means To Read Them (His Sings)
  2. The Prophet (saws) Knowledge Of The Universe
  3. The Miracle Allah Gave The Prophet (saws) Was Science
  4. The End Of The Old World Of Oracles and The Begining Of The Scientific Age
  5. The Foundations Of Islamic Society Are Laid Down and The World Is Changed Forver.
  6. The Objectives Of The Qruan and Sunnah Are Codified Into Law

Related Material

  1. The Objectives Of Shariah
  2. Imam Al Shatibi
  3. The Maqasid Model
  4. The Question Of The Ship and Torture
  5. Founding Fathers of America and The Enlightenment Adopt The Maqasid Of Shariah

Assalamu Alaikum,

The Islamic Journal is a unique Journal in that it doesn’t follow the usual methods of other academic journals. It came about as a result of a book I was writing called “The Knowledge Behind The Terminology and Concepts in Tassawwuf and It’s Origin”, the title is as descriptive as possible because the book was written in the same style as classical islamic texts, a single document without any chapter’s since they were a later invention which hindered the flow of the book.

That book looked into the Islamic science of Ihsan, Human perfection, were it’s terminology and concepts came from, what they mean and the knowledge and science they were based on. I started researching the subject some five or so years ago and it resulted in a book whose current length is over 300,000 words, not counting research notes.

Towards the end of the book I realized that the scientific subjects, at the heart of Islam, needed to be looked into further because i had learned some interesting things which needed to be investigated, so the book was put on hold as i looked at more research papers to gain deeper knowledge.

The work was done entirely feesabililah, and because of that I wanted to share what I already understood rather than having it sitting their, so i decided to write a separate book with a smaller scope entitled “Who Was al Khidr”, the prophet Khidr (ra) was the perfect role model for the topic because his story in the Quran is the essence of what a muslim is trying to achieve. The book was about how man gains knowledge from the world around him through his physiology (mans body and senses), essentially how Maarifa (gnosis) works from it’s scientific aspects, a subject at the heart of this Journal but not it’s entire scope.

The original book was the heart of all my research and this second book represented it’s end product, but i felt it was to technical for many people so this resulted in me writing three introductory works on the subject to ease people into it’s context, the first was “Human Physiology and It’s Relationship To Baraka”, “What is The Unseen World and Where Is It: Explaining The Technical Terminology Of The Scholars”, and “How Is Allah The Light Of The Heavens and The Earth”. Continue reading

Art and Islamic Architecture

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Art and Islamic Architecture (Pdf)

This work presents the unique art designed and developed by the Islamic culture over it’s history, it was created feesabilillah and is also available on iBooks. Any comments and suggestions can be sent to bi.isim.allah@outlook.com, kindly make dua for us, Jazak Allah Khair.

The Essence of Islamic Art

From the first thousand years of Islam, since the first the revelations to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to the great Islamic empires of the eighteenth century, Islamic civilization flourished, Muslims made remarkable advances in philosophy, science, medicine, literature, and art. The uniting of so many diverse cultures under one religion allowed for the quick dissemination of the latest discoveries to all parts of the Islamic realm. Paper making from China, “Arabic” numerals from India, classical science and philosophy, along with significant contributions in chemistry, physics and mathematics were all quickly shared via the trade routes the Islamic international civilization had established from Western Africa and Europe to Asia.

Islam fostered the development of a distinctive culture with its own unique artistic language that is reflected in art and architecture throughout the Muslim world.

Gradually, under the impact of the Muslim faith a uniquely Islamic art began to emerge. The rule of the Umayyad caliphate (661–750) is often considered to be the formative period in Islamic art. One method of classifying Islamic art, is according to the dynasty reigning when the work of art was produced. This type of periodization follows the general precepts of Islamic history, which is divided into the rule of various dynasties, beginning with the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties that governed a vast and unified Islamic state from Africa to the borders of India and China, and concluding with the more regional, though powerful, dynasties such as the Safavids, Ottomans, and Mughals. Continue reading

Tafsir Sahih Bukhari: Fath al Bari

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Fath al Bari: Hadiths 1-30 (Pdf)

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Imam Bukhari’s Sahih is one of the most important works in Hadith literature, it’s importance may be gauged by the fact that at least seventy full commentaries have been written on the Sahih.

The best-known of these include al-Kawakib al-Darari by Imam Shams al-Din al- Kimiani (d.786), and Umihul-Qari by Imam Badr al-Din al- Ayn (d.855). However the most celebrated is without question the magnificent Faih al-Bari (‘Victory of the Creator’) by Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, a work which was the crown both of its genre and of the Imam’s academic career. It is appreciated by the Ulema (Scholars) for the doctrinal soundness of its author, for its complete coverage of Bukhari’s material, its mastery of the relevant Arabic sciences, the wisdom it shows in drawing lessons from the hadiths it expounds, and its skill in resolving complex disputes over variant readings.

Biography of Shaykh al Islam Ibn Hajar al Asqalani

Abu’l-Fadi Ahmad ibn Hajar’s family originated in the district of Qabis in Tunisia. Some members of the family had settled in Palestine, which they left again when faced with the Crusader threat, but he himself was born ‘in Egypt in 773, the son of the Shafii scholar and poet Nur al-Din ‘Ali and the learned and aristocratic Tujjar. Both died in his infancy, and he was later to praise his elder sister, Sitt al-Rakb,'<for acting as his ‘second mother’. The two children became wards of the brother of his father’s first wife, Zaki al-Din al-Kharrubi, who entered the young Ibn Hajar in a Qur’anic school when he reached five years of age. Here he excelled, learning Surat Maryam in a single day and progressing to the memorization of texts such as the Mukhtasar of Ibn al-Hajib. By the time he accompanied al-Kharrubi to Makka at the age of 12, he was competent enough to lead the Tarawih prayers in the Holy City, where he spent much time studying and recalling Allah amid the pleasing simplicity of Kharrubi’s house, the Bayt al-‘Ayna’, whose windows looked directly upon the Black Stone.

Two years later his protector died, and his education in Egypt was entrusted to the hadith scholar Shams al-Din ibn al-Qattan, who entered him in the courses given by the great Cairene scholars al-Bulqini and Ibn al-Mulaqqin (d.804) in Shafi’i Fiqh and of Zayn al-Din al- Iraqi (d.806) in hadith, after which he was able to travel to Damascus and Jerusalem, where he studied under Shams al-Din al-Qalqashandi (d.809), Badr al-Din al-Balisi (d.803), and Fatima bint al-Manja al-Tanukhiyya (d.803). After a further visit to Mecca and Madina, and to the Yemen, he returned to Egypt.

When he reached 25 he married the lively and brilliant Anas Khatun, then 18 years of age. She was a hadith expert in her own right, holding ijazas from Zayn al-Din al- l lraqi, and she gave celebrated public lectures in the presence of her husband to crowds of ulema among whom was Imam al-Sakhawi. After the marriage, Ibn Hajar moved into her house where he lived until his death. Many noted how she surrounded herself with the old, the poor and the physically handicapped, whom she supported. So widely did her reputation for sanctity extend that during her fifteen years of widowhood, which she devoted to good works, she received a proposal from Imam Alam al-Din al-Bulqini, who considered that a marriage to a woman of such charity and baraka would be a source of great pride.’

Once ensconced in Egypt, Ibn Hajar taught in the Sufi lodge (khaniqdh) of Baybars for some twenty years, and then in the hadith college known as Dar al-Hadith al-Kamiliyya. During these years, he served on occasion as the Shafi’i chief justice of Egypt.

It was in Cairo that the Imam wrote some of the most thorough and beneficial books ever added to the library of Islamic civilisation. Among these are al-Durar al Kamina (a biographical dictionary of leading figures of the eighth century), a commentary on the Forty Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi (a scholar for whom he had particular respect); and many other works.

Ibn Hajar commenced the enormous task of assembling his Fath al-Bari in 817. It began as a series of formal dictations to his hadith students, after which He wrote it out in his own hand and circulated it section by section to his pupils, who would discuss it with him once a week.

As the work progressed and its author’s fame grew, the Islamic world took a close interest in the new work. In 833 requests where sent to the Mamluk sultan al-Ashrar Harsh requesting a copy of Fath al Bari, and Ibn Hajar was able give him the first three volumes. In 839 the request was repeated, and further volumes were sent, until, in the reign of al-Zahir, the whole text was finished and a complete copy was dispatched. Similarly, the Moroccan sultan Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz al-Hafsi requested a copy before its completion. When it was finished, in 842 a great celebration was held in an open place near Cairo, in the presence of the ulema, judges, and leading personages of Egypt.

Ibn Hajar sat on a platform and read out the final pages of his work, and then poets recited eulogies and gold was distributed. It was, said by one historian, that it was the greatest celebration of the age in Egypt.

Ibn Hajar died in 852, His funeral was attended by ‘fifty thousand people’, including the sultan and the caliph; ‘even the Christians grieved.’ He was remembered as a gentle man. short, slender, and white-bearded, a lover of chess and calligraphy, much inclined to charity; ‘good to those who wronged him. and forgiving to those he was able to punish.’  A lifetime’s proximity to the hadith had imbued him with a great love of the Messenger, as is shown nowhere more clearly than in the poetry assembled in his Diwan.

A few lines will suffice to show this well:

By the gate of your generosity stands a sinner, who is mad with love,

O best of mankind in radiance office and countenance!

Through you he seeks a means [tawassala], hoping for Allah’s forgiveness of slips; from rear of Him, his eyelid is wet with pouring tears.

Although his genealogy attributes him to a stone [hajar], how often tears have flowed, sweet, pure and fresh!

Praise of you does not do you justice, but perhaps.

In eternity, its verses will be transformed into mansions.

My praise of you shall continue for as long as I live, For I see nothing that could ever deflect me from your praise. “‘