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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How Is Allah The Light Of The Heavens and The Earth ?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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How Is Allah The Light Of The Heavens and The Earth ? (Pdf.Ver.1.2 | 22 Meg)

“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)

Many classical tafsir’s (explanations) have been given for this verse by the scholars, most of which can be said to be the spiritual significance of Allah’s words, the verse, just as it begins, is regarding the Light of Allah in the Heavens and the Earth. Allah though did not intend for it to be understood by mankind until the end of time, our time, because this was a promise by Allah in the Quran to the non muslims, that in time he would unravel the secrets of the universe for them, regarding which this verse speaks in very clear terms, the science itself was the thing missing from mans understanding 1400 years ago, and as man gained knowledge of the inner workings of space the promise of Allah to open this knowledge was fulfilled.

“In time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves, so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth…”[Qur’an 41:53]

The prophet (saws) himself understood the meaning of the verse because as it is clearly shown in many narrations He had in depth knowledge of space, it’s expansion, the heavenly bodies, their rotation as well as the rotation of the stars and galaxies and the unraveling of it All towards the end of time.

This work, taken from the book Who Was Al Khidr, explains How Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth and how this relates to man.

Human Physiology and It’s Relationship To Baraka

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This Article is taken from my work “The Syrian Uprising and Signs Of The Hour“, there are slight references to the chapter on the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him).

Allah in the Quran explains in many verses how the Universe was created, and in many other verses, in vivid detail, explains how the Universe will be destroyed, and how we will be resurrected when He creates another Universe after this one.

Through the Quran and many Ahadith Allah and his prophet (saws) give a complete picture of not only life, but the larger world around us and the forces in it that impact on us, not simply the quantum forces but, unseen forces like the Jinn or the guidance and help of the Angels.

This picture was made very clear to people living 1400 years ago in a language they could understand, in fact the period before Islam came to be labeled as the Jahaliyah, the days of ignorance by comparison. The scientific language we know today we invented our self as we placed our own labels on everything we discovered in this Universe, which is why we no longer speak the language of the prophets (as).

Hence when man recently discovered the subatomic world, the world with in the Atom, it should be no surprise that Allah who spoke about the entirety of creation in detail not only prepared man for this knowledge but spoke about it at length in the Quran, along with his prophet (saws), using the terminology most appropriate for the people of Arabia during the prophets (saws) time, this same language would hold for the next 1300 years, that as until the modern age that relabeled everything.

In fact Allah made a promise in the Quran to show mankind the subatomic world, also called the Quantum Universe, in which the smallest particles in creation exist by the time we near the Hour.

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

Soon after mankind understood what space was he unraveled the way it exists by studying the smallest particles in it, the subatomic world, hence what Allah promised mankind was fulfilled and in the manner He mentioned, we would learn about space by studying ‘what is within our self, the small particles we are created from.

Once our knowledge of the Universe became more complete we became capable of putting together the picture Allah left for us in the Quran and Sunnah. Allah created Angels from light this is a subatomic particle called the photon, and he created the Jinn from a pure fire that isn’t fueled by anything burning, a pure smokeless flame, this may have seemed hard to understand prior to our time but we now know the sun burns through fusion and is self sustaining, similarly the Jinn are crated from a similar fire, from these simple examples and many others Allah mentions in the Quran we can see he was giving us a picture of the subatomic world and the beings He created in it, all from the smallest particles in the Universe.

Allah says in the Quran that it is a source of healing and baraka (light) for mankind, so what does he mean by that, is this something imaginary or real?

It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed (r.a) said: ‘A group of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) set out on a journey and traveled until they stopped in (the land of) one of the Arab tribes. They asked them for hospitality but they refused to welcome them. The chief of that tribe was stung by a scorpion and they tried everything but nothing helped them. Some of them said, ‘Why don’t you go to those people who are camped (near us), maybe you will find something with them.’ So they went to them and said, ‘O people, our chief has been stung by a scorpion and we have tried everything but nothing helped him. Can any of you do anything?’ One of them said, Yes, by Allaah, I will recite ruqyah (spiritual healing) for him, but by Allaah we asked you for hospitality and you did not welcome us, so I will not recite ruqyah for you until you give us something in return.’ Then they agreed upon a flock of sheep.’ Then he went and spat drily and recited over him Al-hamdu Lillaahi Rabb il-Aalameen [Surah al-Fatihah].

(The chief) got up as if he was released from a chain and started walking, and there were no signs of sickness on him. They paid them what they agreed to pay. Some of them (i.e. the companions) then suggested to divide their earnings among themselves, but the one who performed the ruqyah said, ‘Do not divide them until we go to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and tell him what happened, then wait and see what he tells us to do.’ So they went to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and told him what had happened.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked, ‘How did you know that it (al-Fatiha) is a ruqyah? (Contained spiritual healing)’ Then he added, ‘Abu have done the right thing. Share out (the flock of sheep) and give me a share too.’ And the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) smiled.” (Bukhaari, 2156; Muslim, 2201)

The Spiritual world the Quran calls “ghayb” is the subatomic world, the Quantum Universe, our bodies interact with it all the time. The image we see in our mind during dreams or when we imagine things is created from light and other particles, but how does the body manipulate those particles to create the image, this is one example of how the body influences the subatomic world and it’s particles, that image in turn influences how we will react, behave and feel, all of this gives us the order of how things operate in turn, first from the image in our mind, what we imagine, to the chemical reactions produced in our body as a result of what we think, and this is simply one way how the quantum world influences man through his physiology.

Mans nervous system, the human brain and the heart create a very strong electromagnetic field that can be measured 3ft from our body with simple scientific equipment, we use it to sense the world around us and direct our sense perception, because this field is the first thing particles interact with before we notice anything else, a property explained by physics, and it is directly connected to all our perceptive organs, this is another way the human body interacts with the subatomic world and there are many other ways. The very cells in our body rely on light (photon particles) itself to survive and fuel the smallest reactions in our body all driven from the quantum world, that keep us alive, if photons (Light particles) didn’t have enough strength to fuel the reactions in our cells we would eventually deteriorate and die.

In the Hadith mentioned earlier, the chief was bitten by a scorpion and was poisoned, the companion of the prophet (saws) spat on the bite then recited surah al fatiha which removed the poison from him, the prophet (saws) then affirmed the fatiha contains healing in it’s recitation.

We can ask why doesn’t this work for us, why cant we cure anything with a simple recitation, but this is like asking, if we jump why cant we reach space ? a person with knowledge will say this is because of gravity, those who don’t know about gravity will stay silent or make something up.

There is something in Islam known as human perfection, Allah taught about this from the earliest revelations, the Prophets where the most perfect of Human beings, they are followed by whoever reaches near to them in the perfection of their character, we sometimes call these people the Awliya (saints). Perfection of a persons character is needed because it means nothing of bad qualities is hindering the Baraka as it cures the person, our body is the tool we use when we recite the Quran. Similarly the companions had the most perfect character after the prophet (saws) they where all Awliyah (friends of Allah).

Bad qualities produce bad chemicals and other consequences in the body which hinders the recitation, it is like a bad reception so our acts are not effective.

The Angels govern this universe from the subatomic world bringing about Allah’s will, this is the picture Allah draws for us, and as we can see from what we know about the Quantum Universe they are perfectly capable of it since they are created from light (photons), one of the most commonly found particles in the Universe.

Allah commanded the Angels to prostrate to Adam and in turn to the rest of mankind, or rather those who perfected them self like the prophets that came after Adam along with the Awliya. This prostration means that they will follow them and do as they will when they reach similar perfection to the Angels, hence when the prophet (saws) says that in the Quran is a spiritual healing, it means that this healing comes from the subatomic world through it’s recitation and the Angels will bring about it’s effects for those who perfected their character.

This is why the prophets (saws) could display miracles along with the companions, and the Awliyah of later generations after them as they willed, something Allah promises to grant them in a hadith Qudsi once he chooses to love a person.

But Allah was teaching all of us that the Quran contains healing and baraka not just the prophets or the Awliya, this is because how effective it is depends on our moral character, those who are better people will have greater effect in their ruqyah than those who are evil, and this is in degrees until we reach the prophets whose recitation (ruqya) always worked, while ours improves the situation and lifts parts of it’s harmful effects.

In fact Allah in the Quran, in reference to all this, says “We send down in the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss”. Meaning when the fatiha is recited the healing is sent down to us, and because Allah gives it a direction of coming down, we know it is traveling, this is then a quantum substance he is sending down, something made from matter in this Universe, hence the healing is a subatomic matter like the Angels and light.

The words ‘sent down’ are used to refer to the subatomic universe because the quantum part of the Universe that Angels exist in is the higher one while the physical world, were particles have solidified, is the lowest state of existence and matter. We know that in this Universe there is visible and invisible light, like ultraviolet light, which is another thing that tells us the unseen world (ghayb) is the same world as invisible light.

Hence Allah is telling us that healing is given to us through the Quantum Universe which our bodies interact with all the time in more ways than we can list here.

If we ask ‘did Allah speak more directly in the Quran regarding Quantum Mechanics, the physics of the Subatomic world’, the answer is a clear yes and in many places, most of us would have read the chapters dedicated to it but never understood the significance or the knowledge Allah was mentioning behind what was being said. Similar to many other verses regarding science in the Quran such as embryology which where not understood until science discovered those areas of knowledge.

Surah Al Qariah is one such surah, Ibn Abbas related that Allah called the Hour al Qariah (the Calamity, surah 101) because it shakes peoples hearts. ioi:i “OH, the sudden calamity! (2) How awesome the sudden calamity! (3) And what could make thee conceive what that sudden calamity will be? (4) [It will occur] on the Day when men will be like moths swarming in confusion…Allah then gives one very specific and vivid image of that Day to show it’s Awesomeness… “and the mountains will be like tufts of wool, like carded wool in terms of the lightness with which it floats [in the air] until it comes to settle upon the earth”(5), (Tafsir al Jalalayn).

The Mountains which are solid rock will literally turn into what looks like fluffy wool then they will float in the air like the clouds are floating today. The image is very clear but the science behind how this would occur could not be understood until Allah’s promise to teach mankind regarding the Quantum Universe was fulfilled.

In the Universe there are four fundamental forces that act on all particles, three of these these forces are what make all the small particles come together to create the matter, physical objects, bodies of water and gas’s we see around us in the world, one of these forces is said to be responsible for 99% of all chemical reactions. It isn’t important to know their names to understand this but they are Gravity, the Electromagnetic force, the Strong nuclear force and the Weak nuclear force.

When the Hour sounds these forces will be the first thing that will be affected and come to a stop, the very bonds holding matter together will begin to weaken and eventually cease to exist. Because the rocks that these strong mountains are made from will become like tufts of wool loosely held together, as all the forces holding matter in the Universe are weakened, including gravity, the mountains will come apart and then float in the air like clouds, the reference to tufts of woll is an indication that they will come apart slowly so the particles will remain loosely held together and float.

This exact image is repeated in surah Al Waqiah (The Event) verse 6, “When the earth is shaken with a shaking [severe], (56:5) and the mountains are shattered into [countless] shards, ($6:6) so that they become as scattered dust” an eventuality of the process.

Another clear example of Quantum Mechanics, or physics of the subatomic world, is Surah Takwir (Shrouding in Darkness, 81) “WHEN THE SUN is shrouded in darkness, (2) and when the stars lose their light, (3) and when the mountains are made to vanish, (4)”… This is an exact description of what will occur when the fundamental forces in our Universe cease to exist seen in the sun and stars going dark. Allah then gives a very unique picture in verse 6, “and when the seas are set afire (read sujirat or sujjirat), [when] they are set alight and become [a mass of] fire” (Tafsir al Jalalayn).

How can water burn when it puts out fire, this is very simple if we think about what water is made from, 2 Hydrogen atoms and one Oxygen atom, H2O, if the bonds holding these atoms together become weakened and no longer exist we have Hydrogen gas being released from the sea, which is very flammable and is used today to power many alternative fueled vehicles, that fire caused by the Hydrogen gas burning will be fueled by the Oxygen atom no longer bonded to it, fire will follow the source of oxygen (air), so the oceans will literally be on fire.

The most famous sign of the hour in the Sunnah is that of the Sun rising from the west soon after the death of Isa (as), this is the opposite direction it now rises from, for this to occur the earth would have to follow the opposite path in space it is now on, this is the clearest sign that the fundamental forces in the Universe are being altered because the sun is like green tree frogs, which are dying, detecting the state of the environment, the most sensitive species will feel the effects first.

Although this is still theory among physicist they theorize that just as the Universe is expanding, and this is like an elastic band, gravity will eventually cause the expansion to stop and head in the opposite direction, the Universe will contract, and like the Big Bang it is termed the Big Crunch, except that Allah will end this expansion with an eternal event the blowing of the trumpet, before it reaches the point they calculate based on how much energy is present in the universe, the mechanics of how a sound can unravel matter and affect the expansion of the universe is another area of knowledge physics explains. This will occur soon after Allah takes the lives of all believers from the earth, because the purpose that Allah created the Universe for, to know him, will no longer exist.

The Sun unlike the earth isn’t a solid body it is a giant Mass of quantum particles, about 75% Hydrogen and 25% Helium along with a small amount of heavier elements, and it is entirely driven by the forces of the subatomic universe, hence this giant Mass which dictates the forces of Gravity in our galaxy is closely aligned to the fundamental forces in the Universe and were anything to occur to them the Sun would experience it first before the earth along with the stars.

The four fundamental forces in the Universe are created by the expansion of the Universe, if we swing our arm fast that movement creates a force of wind around it, in a similar way the forces in the Universe exist because the Universe is expanding (moving).

If something occurs to the expansion of the Universe, like contracting after expanding, it will affect these forces first, and if the Sun reversed it’s orbit in space, because it is the largest body affecting gravity in our galaxy, it would cause the planets to all spin around it in the opposite direction, kind of like a water whirlpool that now spins the other way causing everything in the water to spin in that direction as well.

The following tafsir (exegesis) to verse 7:40 mentions a unique phenomena and requires more consideration, [7:40] (Lo! they who deny Our revelations) Muhammad (pbuh) and the Qur’an (and scorn them) scorn believing in them, (for them the gates of Heaven will not be opened) to receive their works or souls {nor will they enter the Garden until the camelgoeth through the needle’s eye) they will not enter Paradise just as a camel cannot pass through the eye of a needle; it is also said that this means: they will not enter Paradise until a (large) rope goes through a needle’s eye. (Thus do We requite the guilty) the idolaters. (Tanwir al Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas)

Here Allah mentions a large camel passing through the eye of a small sowing needle a the prerequisite for the people of Hell (jahanam) being able to escape it, often termed a dark black pit. The examples Allah set’s are always related to possible things He created, hence the simile is a balance of things relating to the Laws of Physics in this universe, which means that if the Universe were somehow to allow a camel to pass through the eye of the needle, meaning as it is escaping hell it needs to shrink to this size, then the people of Ja-hanm (hell) would be able to enter paradise.

Allah mentions this verse in a Quran filled with examples of quantum mechanics like the mountains turning into very fine particles, space turing into molten brass (or tanned leather) when the bonds holding matter will begin to weaken and unravel, space will look like molten metal or tanned leather at the time of the hour, or the sun and stars loosing their light which is a unique connection since at the time of the prophet (saws) no one knew what a star was let alone that it relates to our own sun.

Hence this verse (7:40) shouldn’t be taken in isolation as something imaginary or a wild oath which isn’t in Allah’s speech or befitting His majesty, it is another example of Allah speaking about the subatomic universe, in this case, literally the end for matter to shrink in order to escape hell.

We know from previous revelations when Allah showed the prophet Idris (saws) the Universe, like many prophets, He showed him Jahanam (Hell), when Idris (as) described it in physical detail while looking at it from the outside that description matched exactly what is scientifically known when we look at black holes. What isn’t commonly known about black holes and what the prophet (saws) mentioned, is that many but not all have a disk of debris around them known as a secretion disk and many others have large plumes, jets of light, coming out of them from the matter they swallow up, they are lightyears in diameter even bigger than our galaxy.

Light when it enters a black hole it can not escape along with any other matter and it is shrunk, Humans and all beings need light to survive, enjoy life and function physically so it isn’t hard to understand, as the prophet (saws) mentioned how blackholes are Jahanam (hell), it is a place were no sun can exist while humans need sunlight to thrive, depriving humans of sunlight causes depression and anxiety and many other kinds of suffering.

This verse was revealed regarding the people of Jahanam who scorned the prophet (saws) and the believers (as), blackholes is a place where matter and the laws of Physics are not like everywhere else, this is why Allah employs an unusual simile for people inside Jahanam (hell).

Allah says the doors of Heaven wont open for them until the camel can pass through the eye of the needle, this is a simile for matter being capable of escaping a black hole, the eye of the needle is the crushing force on matter at the entry to the black hole, the camel will shrink if it goes near it, Allah also describes the people of Jahanam as being sealed away for eternity inside it, this is what literally seals them in, the inward crushing force of the black hole which doesn’t allow anything to leave.

All of this is Quantum Mechanics, the physics of the subatomic world and it is mentioned very clearly by Allah in the Quran in many places, the Baraka Allah speaks about is the benefit we receive from that world which our body depends on daily to function normally, this is one reason why Allah instructed man to pray five times a day to continually receive that benefit which keeps our heart healthy and that in turn helps keep the strife and afflictions of the world away from us, something the prophet stated in literal terms.

The Prophet (saws) said: “Trials are presented to the heart (repeatedly) as a mat is woven straw by straw. So, whichever heart absorbs it, a black spot is blotched on it, and whichever heart deflects it, a white dot is spotted on it. (This continues) until hearts become one of two states: a whitened heart that is not harmed by any trial so long as the heavens and the earth remain, or a blackened, deviant heart that knows no good and rejects no evil except what it absorbs of its desires” (Reported by Muslim).

If a person feels something in his heart he lives out (carries out) the actions of that feeling, for example if he falls in love he caries out the actions of a person in love after he starts to feel love, if he is depressed he carries out the actions of a depressed person, the heart that absorbs the trial will live out that trial and be afflicted by it, this is the significance of purifying the heart with prayer, fasting, dhikr and other beneficial things we do in life, they protect a person before the trouble enters into his life.

In this hadith is the understanding that strife and trials created by humans, impact the quantum universe and affect particles their which in turn affect other people around us, many laws in quantum physics can account for this like quantum entanglement which explains how quantum particles are connected together.

All this is why the prophet (saws) used to say that reciting a specific surah will protect someone for a specific number of days, the impact of the recitation only lasts for a length of time protecting the person from a specific type of affliction in the world.

For example if we recite the first three verses of surah al Baqarah, ayat al kursi and the last three verses of this surah and make a habit of reciting them daily, a persons life, property and family will be protected and no evil will come upon them while it is being recited, here we see the prophet (saws) making a distinction between the evil in this world and the trials of life, the trials we face are not always due to effects of evil acts other people carry out.

Reciting the last two verses of Bani Israil is a protection against theft, reciting surah al Ahzab and Saba a person will receive protection from Allah for that entire night, reciting surah al Fath is a protection in times of war and travel, in the Fatiha is a cure for every illness except death, literally man will receive benefit from it against every illness it’s effectiveness is according to how clan our character is, reciting surah al Kahf on Friday will protect a person from the fitnah of the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) for that week, there are many more similar examples in the sunnah.

Baraka which in general terms means blessing and refers to what ever benefits us spiritually should be thought of as subatomic particles, it is like a large field made up of quantum particles that depends and only materializes because of our actions. To understand what it looks like, light for example is made of the photon particle, when we turn on a light bulb we don’t see a single photon we see a field of light made up of many photons spread out around the room, in a similar way this is how any kind of Baraka exists like a field of light, or a cloud as Ahadith described.

The fact the prophet (saws) gave a time period to the consequences of us reciting parts of the Quran shows how He viewed the effects of the Quran, it is like a medicine whose effects wear of after some time so we need to apply it again in order to receive and maintain it all the time in our life, the following hadith shows the prophet (saws) fully understood the way the quantum Universe worked and much of his advice was so mankind could derive benefit from it.

Al-Bara’bin Azib narated: A man was reciting Surah Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping. When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet, and told him of that experience. The Prophet said, “That was As-Sakina (the substance of tranquility) which descended because of the Qur’an.” (Bukhari)

This companion had firasa, his inner vision was made clear, Allah granted him spiritual vision to see the Sakina that descends when any person recites the Quran, many of us simply feel it when we recite. The Prophet (saws) said beware the vision of the believer for he sees with the Light of Allah (Tirmidhi), meaning Allah is giving him literal light to see what He wants him to see at that time.

If we understand this we can understand the literalness in Allah’s words regarding the Ark, Allah said “Verily! The sign of His kingdom is that there shall come to you At Tabut (The Ark), within it is Sakinah (peace and tranquility) from your Lord and a remnant (relics) of that which Moses and Aaron left behind, carried by the angels. Verily, in this is a sign for you if you are indeed believers.” (2:248)

We see in this verse that Sakinah, which mean peace and tranquility, is treated like a substance that Allah placed inside the Ark and this is what gave the Ark it’s benefit to mankind, prayer gives us a similar benefit.

There is literally a whole lot more that can be said on this subject as we delve deeper into it but this is not the scope of this work, this subject matter was included to clarify the chapter regarding the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him), the prophet (saws) said what He will have with him is not a kind of sihr (Dark Magic) but a kind of knowledge from Allah, the prophet (saws) was referring to technology which he will use like sihr (Dark Magic). Theses are advancements in science that will exist in his time, the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) will literally manipulate the forces of the Universe to create miracles and fool people, to do this you have to control matter from the quantum universe in order to make things appear from thin air.

The Prophet (saws) said “Before (the) appearance of the Dajjaal, a group of people would pave the way (for him), setting up a system to prepare the world for his arrival.” we are now living in that system which he will take advantage of to control people.

Regarding all the science and knowledge that the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) will have with him the Prophet (saws) said “I know more about the powers which the Dajjaal will have than he will know himself” (Muslim), the prophet (saws) understood the technology the Dajjaal (Allah’s curse be upon him) would use to do what he does better than him.

In order to understand how the prophet (saws) could know this, we have to understand that Man is an immense vessel than can hold a lot of knowledge and understanding, we know this from the fact Adam (as) was given the names of literally everything, to see how this is possible we have to understand the role of the heart in mans consciousness.

By similarity we know this is possible for Angels who were created at the beginning of the universe and have not forgotten anything since then, this is the nature of light which Angels are created from and the role of the Human soul is similar in nature. As the scholars said our soul plays a role other than keeping us alive, it is our connection to the unseen world which it is constantly looking at it, and the heart is our connection to the soul itself hence the need to purify the hearts to connect to it more clearly.

The prophet (saws) similarly said about himself “My Lord came to me in the best form” -the narrator said: “I think he said: vin my sleep”‘ – “and asked me over what did the Highest Assembly (al-mala’u al-avla) vie (“the angels brought near” according to Ibn al-Athir in al-Nihaya and others); I said I did not know, so He put His hand between my shoulders, and I felt its coolness in my innermost, and knowledge of all things between the East and the West came to me.”(Sahih, Tirmidhi)

All knowledge in the east and west is not all knowledge in the Universe, we must then ask how does Man explain the knowledge we have with us today to desert Arabs living 1400 years ago, this is how we should look at the prophet’s (saws) words, as a person trying to explain to mankind every aspect of this same Universe around us, in a language the Arab tribes could understand.

Allah summed up the entire matter of how the quantum universe or ghayb (the unseen world), is connected to the physical world through our physiology and consciousness in the following hadith Qudsi: Allah almighty said “I am as my servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of me. If he makes mention of me to himself, I make mention of him to myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.” (Muslim)

Our imagination colors our world and we experience the world how we imagine it, bad imaginations lead to all the illnesses of the nafs (self) because we pollute them, while those who know Allah that knowing (Maarifa) will color their world until they see the signs of Allah in the Universe because they know were and how to look, Allah will go to them at speed, this is how Allah created the human body to know him and why He created the universe in this way.

The prophets (as) where given the most knowledge among mankind and the prophet (saws) was instructed to speak to people according to their level of understanding.

Regarding the vision the heart perceives, Imam Ali was asked what is creation, the Universe, Imam Ali replied ‘it is like the dust in the air, it only becomes visible when the light of Allah strikes it’.

It’s amazing that he would use dust as an example, dust in the air becomes visible when sun light hit’s it, hence dust is the perfect simile for the particles in the Quantum Universe that everything in the unseen world is made from, our heart sees the image made from these particles when a light that we can perceive shines upon it.

Imam Ali also said “Abu think that your self is some insignificant thing and yet in you are all of the cosmos” in Arabic: “tahsibu nafsaka anaka jarmun saghirun, mu fikan Allam al Ak-bar”.

We have to ask our self what prerequisite knowledge did the companions have to be able to come to this conclusion, to say such things, most people throughout history would have looked at such words and said Allahu Allam, only Allah knows, yet the verse regarding this matter is plainly their in the Quran and the companions understood the Quran best, because the prophet (saws) himself taught them, but it took the world nearly 1400 years to perceive it.

They understood what Allah said in these verses, “In time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves, (in the heart ‘it is like the dust in the air, it only becomes visible (to man) when the light of Allah strikes it’.) so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth.” [Qur’an 41:53]

Allah in the Quran even explains how, in a single surah, surah al Shams 91, and the prophets companions would have had the best understanding regarding it’s meaning, but that is another topic which we will dedicate another work to Insha Allah.

Allah makes it very clear when all this knowledge would be revealed to mankind, in answer to the non muslims who asked when the Hour will come, Allah replied to their challenge “Man is a creature of haste; [but in time] I shall make obvious to you [the truth of] My messages: do not, then ask me to hasten [it]” (21:37), Allah replied by saying I will not bring the Hour until I first reveal to mankind the meaning of the Quran, that is, everything in the Quran that man could not understand before our time science would eventually uncover, and it is only after this point in time that Allah’s promise of the Hour will come to pass.

In this verse is the affirmation by Allah that everything we have mentioned regarding the Quantum Universe and its relationship to man’s physiology and his consciousness is the crux of the matter, this is the reality behind every single spiritual experience and miracle we have read about in the Quran or Sunnah or even experienced.

Mankind has unravelled the mysteries of space, and since that promise in the Quran is now fulfilled we are seeing the sings the prophet (saws) described as the hour casting it’s shadow over people, and in the very near future, before the Mahdi (ra), we will see another event that will mark it’s nearness being just above mankind’s head as the prophet (saws) stated.

We can use the following simile to understand all we have mentioned, everyday each of us uses a computers operating system, Window’s, Mac or Android, to talk the hardware of the computer, it is the interface between us and the physical parts the computer is made from, in the same way nature is the interface between us and Allah, He uses it and everything in it to talk to us and guid us. The heart sums up the meaning of that picture and translates it into feelings we can interpret with our mind and put words to, as some scholars said the heart is Allah’s riding animal, because it can sum up the entire Universe (picture) just by looking at it, it doesn’t matter how big the picture is, those who purify their hearts receive a clear picture and can interpret it clearly, and those who corrupt their hearts receive a deluded picture that is hard to understand.

In this universe Angels can guide man through the system Allah placed in the human body, Jesus (as) understood this and said the body is a temple, and the prophets received revelation through their hearts, while the Devils can hijack the system (our physiology) like a virus in a computer, when this occurs it then needs to be cleaned to work properly again.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

91:7 Consider the human self, and how it is formed in accordance with what it is
meant to be,

91:8 And inspired it (with) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it.

91:9 To a happy state shall indeed attain he who causes this [self] to grow in purity (Zakaha),

91:10 and truly lost is he who buries it [in darkness].

There is a famous saying by the Great Scholars of Islam, who summed up all of this knowledge in a short expression, they said “Qalb al insan Arsh al Rahman”, the human heart is the throne of the Merciful.

In relation to this subject the following work clarifies the matter further from an Islamic point of view and shows that historically our scholars spoke about these matters at length with an Islamic vocabulary.

The Mulk, the physical world, comes from Alam al Malakut, the Angelic world, or the world of light, and light in the Quran is the simile for quantum particles. In modern terms the scholars have always said the physical world is created from the quantum world because this is what our Deen has always said.

What is the Unseen World and Where is It: Explaining the Technical Terminology of the Scholars

What is the Unseen World and Where is It: Explaining the Technical Terminology of the Scholars

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Regarding the term “Unification of Allah” or “Union with Allah” found in the translations of works on Tasawwuf, Sufism:

“Among the disservices done to Islam by some Western scholars is their tireless insistence that the Sufi term wusul (“to arrive, to reach”) be translated as if it meant ittihad (“to unify”) with the result that their translations of Sufi works are filled with talk of “union with God,” a rendering that has come to be traditional and authoritative among them, while it is a fallacious conception that the masters of Tasawwuf (sufism) from every age (in history) have taken pains to dissociate themselves, their method, and their students from. So it is perhaps fitting to mention two of the aphorisms of the great Shadhili master Ibn ‘Ata’ Illah, who said: Your reaching Allah is reaching the knowledge of Him, for other than that, Our Lord is too exalted for anything to be joined with Him or for Him to be joined with anything; and He also said, The affirmation of electhood (being selected) does not necessitate a negation of the fact of being human. Election is merely like the rise of the daylight’s sun: it appears on the horizon without being part of it. Sometimes He takes it from you and returns you to your own bounds. For daylight is not from you to yourself, but rather it comes over you. (al-Hikam al-‘Ata ‘iyya wa al-munajat al-ilahiyya (9.24), 59, 66, aphorisms 2\3 and 249)”

The Reason why such expressions, that seem ambiguous and baffling to the laymen and translator, are used by classical scholars in their specialized works is because Allah himself speaks in such a manner in the Quran. Allah uses descriptive imagery to convey ideas that have great depths, so the scholars have done the same, these works are considered technical works requiring a technical vocabulary, in this manner they are imitating what the prophet said about the Quran;

The Prophet (saws) who was given the revelation of the Quran said “I have been sent with ‘Jawami-al-Kalim’ (the shortest expression having the widest meaning) and have been made victorious with awe, and while I was sleeping, I saw that the keys of the treasures of the world were placed in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has gone, and you people are utilizing those treasures, or digging those treasures out.’(Bukhari)

The Prophet Muhammad (saws) said, Jawami’-al-Kalim means that Allah expresses in one or two statements or thereabouts the numerous matters that used to be written in the books revealed before (the coming of) the Prophet.

This means the shortest expression containing the widest amount of knowledge, therefor to convey something using descriptive imagery, to speak of it how it is seen and experienced in peoples lives is Jawami-al-Kalim.

That treasure is the knowledge contained in these expressions we find in the Quran and Sunnah. The reason why expressions which are wrongly translated as “unification with Allah” are used, but rather mean “the Knowledge of Allah” is because the scholars understand how the human conscious perceives the world and gains knowledge, man gains knowledge from all his senses what is wrongly termed unification is rather inner realization of Allah’s “Hand” (or actions) in the moment they are experiencing (“seeing Allah”), so a person gains certainty that what they witnessed is the will of Allah acting in the world (as events are unfolding).

The prophet (saws) himself used a similar expression in the Hadith of Jibril to describe what Ihsan (Human perfection) means.

When Jibril visited the prophet (saws) and the companions (r.a) in the form of a man he sat with them and asked the Prophet (saws) four questions, What is Islam? What is Iman? What is Ihsan? and When is the Hour?

When the prophet (saws) was asked about Ihsan He (saws) said; Ihsan (Human perfection) is “That you worship Allah as if you see Him, for if you don’t see Him then truly He sees you.”

When Jibril (as) went away, the prophet (saws) asked, ‘Umar, do you know who the questioner was?’ Umar said, ‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’ He said, ‘He was Jibril who came to you to teach you your deen.” (Muslim and Bukhari narrated the hadith and it has a grade Higher than Sahih and that is “Agreed Upon”).

All this relates to knowledge man gains from the unseen world (the quantum world), between our human sight of the physical world and our sight of the inner Unseen world is a Barzakh (barrier or veil) over our perception stoping us from seeing that world of Angels and Jinn and everything else Allah created in it completely; “Behind them lies the intervening (Barzakh) barrier (stretching) to the day of their resurrection” (23:99-100) meaning this veil is only temporary in this Universe and man who was created in Jannah (heaven), naturally has the capacity to see the unseen world if that barrier wasn’t present.

The prophet (saws) said this Barzakh (veil or barrier), which stops us from seeing that world, which exists around us, can be removed when we do certain things. The Prophet (saws) said: “If your hearts were always in the state that they are in during dhikr (a time when the heart is receiving light from Allah), the Angels would come to see you to the point that they would greet you in the middle of the road.” (Muslim).

In other words if we where always receiving light from Allah we could see through the Barzakh (veil), and see the Angels to such an extent they would greet us in the middle of the road, meaning this is how much we would become accustomed to them in our life.

Imam Nawawi in his Sharh Sahih Muslim commented on this hadith saying: “This kind of sight is shown to someone who persists in meditation (muraqaba), reflection (fikr), and anticipation (iqbal) of the next world.”

To “worship Allah as if you see Him” isn’t figurative speech, it is literal, and to explain the manner of this in as a succinct a way as possible and with out using Jawami al Kalim like “Reaching Allah” (or ignorantly “Union with Allah”); many of Islam’s greatest Ullumah, such as Imam al Ghazali, Ibn Arabi, Shaykh Abdul Qadir al Gilani (and others to numerous to name), said that the unseen world which the Jinn and Angels exist in is the world our imagination (our minds eye) looks into when we imagine something, the quantum universe, but their is a barzakh (barrier) between us and that world preventing us from seeing that world completely.

This barzakh (barrier or veil) has been removed for the Prophets and Awliya so they can see the Jinn and Angels, the veil itself isn’t just one veil it is made up of layers of veils and each of these veil’s is removed as man gains insight and increases in Human Perfection (Ihsan). This continues until he attains Ihsan completely and can “worship Allah as if he sees him”.

As if he sees him here means sees the signs of Allah in creation and acts upon them like saydinah Khidr did when he taught Musa (as), which Allah mentioned in surah al Kahf (18), with the example of the boy the ship and the wall, each time al Khidr (ra) received knowledge regarding these matters from the Unseen world and Musa (as) who was accustomed to receiving out right revelations could not perceive how al Khidr knew, he was reading the Signs Musa had not yet learned how to read, Allah was rather sending Angels to speak to Musa (as) directly.

The Prophet said: “Ittaqu firasat al-mu’min fa innahu yara bi nurillah”, “Beware the vision of the believer, for he sees with the light of Allah,” then he recited the verse: “Therein lie portents for those who read the signs” (al-mutawassimin) (15:75) (Tirmidhi)

Allah also said; “Those who strive hard in Us, We shall most surely guide them in our Ways” (29:69) “In everything He (Allah) has a sign which declares that He is One.”

Allah states this entire matter very clearly in the Quran, Allah will say on the day of judgment to people: “We have stripped from thee the Veil that covered thee and thy (inner) vision, this day is iron” (50:22)

“Behind them lies the intervening (Barzakh) barrier (stretching) to the day of their resurrection” (23:99-100).

It’s interesting that Allah says the barazh stretches to the day of judgment and not across space, this reference to time rather than location has significance in physics, relating to relativity, time (time dilation), the nature of the barrier (Barzakh) or field between the seen and unseen quantum world, and the nature of how Angels exist in that world.

“Some faces that Day shall be Nadirah (shining and radiant), looking at their Lord” (75:22-23)

“And thus We gave Abraham [his first] insight into [Allah’s] mighty dominion over the heavens and the earth and [this] to the end that he might become one of those who are inwardly sure”. (6:75)

The Sight of Allah’s dominion is with mans inner perception, Allah removes the Barzakh (veil) over mans perception and he then sees the unseen world that others can not.

“Means of insight have now come unto you from your Sustainer [through this Quran]. Whoever, therefore, chooses to see, does so for his own good; and whoever chooses to remain blind, does so to his own hurt. And [say unto the blind of heart]: “I am not your keeper.”(6:104)

The Quran is a means to guide man to this insight Allah gave the prophets, those who achieve Ihsan (Human perfection) Allah removes the Barzakh for them like he did for the prophets (saws), a persons depth of perception into that world is according to his capacity and the perfection of his inner sight.

Imam al Ghazali said perfection of our inner sight can not be achieved until after death, “this day is iron” means we will have certainty with that vision.

“In matters of faith, He has ordained for you that which He had enjoined upon Noah and into which We gave thee [O Muhammad] insight through revelation as well as that which We had enjoined upon Abraham, and Moses, and Jesus: Steadfastly uphold the [true] faith, and do not break up your unity therein. [And even though] that [unity of faith] to which thou callest them appears oppressive to those who are wont to ascribe to other beings or forces (the Jinn and Shayateen) a share in His divinity, Allah draws unto Himself everyone who is willing, and guides unto Himself everyone who turns unto Him”. (42:12-15)

“which We have revealed unto thee”, implying that it was only through revelation that the Prophet Muhammad came to know “that which God had enjoined upon Noah”. The Prophet gained knowledge through his perception of the unseen world and the revelations Allah gave him from that unseen world.

“This [revelation, then] is a means of insight for mankind, and a guidance and grace unto people who are endowed with inner certainty”.(45:20) it is because man sees with his minds eye that Allah is speaking about inner certainty, more accurately it is mans heart that sees the unseen world as Allah mentions in the Quran literally, but sight is naturally located with the eyes.

When Allah punishes people he deprives them of the insight and guidance that they normally receive from their hearts and He leaves them to go astray accumulating more sins for which their punishment in the end will be more severe, this then is the opposite of receiving insight.

“HAST THOU ever considered [the kind of man] who makes his own desires his deity, and whom Allah has [thereupon] let go astray, knowing [that his mind is closed to all guidance], and whose hearing and heart He has sealed (the hearts perceptive faculty is stopped), and upon whose sight He has placed a veil? (his inner senses) Who,then, could guide him after Allah [has abandoned him]? Will you not, then, bethink yourselves?” (45:23-25)

“For he (the prophet Lot) had truly warned them of Our punishing might; but they stubbornly cast doubt on these warnings, and even demanded that he give up his guests [to them]: whereupon We deprived them of their sight [and thus told them, as it were]: “Taste,then,the suffering which I inflict when My warnings are disregarded!” (54:36-37)

Imam al Ghazali said regarding the verse “We have stripped from thee the Veil that covered thee and thy (inner) vision, this day is iron” (50:22); In that hour (it) shall be said unto (man), “We have stripped from thee the Veil that covered thee and thy (inner) vision, this day is iron” (50:22). Now that covering Veil (on the inner eye) is that of the imagination and fantasy (He “who makes his own desires his deity”, the punishment for this is, “upon whose sight He has placed a veil?”); and therefore the man who has been deluded (blinded in his inner sight) by his own fancies, his false beliefs, and his vain imaginations replies (on that day): “Our Lord! We have seen Thee and heard Thee! O send us back and we will do good. Verily now we have certainty in knowledge!”

If we understand the physical world and the unseen world are the same Universe and that human consciousness or our imagination is a state of matter, it is created from matter, and made from the small quantum particles (subatomic particles) that exist in the universe like light, It becomes easier to realize that our minds inner sight (imagination) is looking into the quantum unseen world.

If we imagine a brick wall in our mind, we are literally moving and arranging these quantum particles to form that image in our mind, that image of the brick wall is real and made from real substances.

From here we can understand how literal statements like “worshipping Allah as if you see him” are.

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘The angels are created from light (the scholars said it is the same light we see in our mind that shapes the images of our imagination), just as the Jinn are created from smokeless fire (a fire that isn’t fueled by wood burning) and mankind is created from what you have been told about.’ (Muslim))

The Angels are created from the same light we see in our mind so it isn’t to difficult to see how they are charged with being inspiration for mans guidance and the bearers of Allah’s revelation, which the prophets received through their inner perceptive faculties. It also shouldn’t be to difficult to see how the Jinn, who are being tested on earth like mankind can similarly be a source of inspiration for Good or Evil and they influence man through his perceptive faculties whispering to him what they want him to do.

Throughout the body is the nervous system, it is literally the bodies electrical wiring and it is connected to the brain, heart and every other organ in the body, it is this quantum aspect of mans physiology that beings made from quantum particles such as Angels and Jinn can interact with man through, this reality everyone on earth is subject to through out his life just like the Laws of physics.

Our inner perceptive faculty that sees the unseen world is the heart, It was reported from Jabir ibn Abdullah that some angels came to the Prophet while he was sleeping. Some of them said, ”He is sleeping.” Others said, ”His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake.” Then they said, ”There is an example for this companion of yours.” One of them said, ”Then set forth an example for him.” Some of them said, ”He is sleeping.” The others said, ”His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake.” Then they said, ”His example is that of a man who has built a house and then offered therein a banquet and sent an inviter (messenger) to invite the people. So whoever accepted the invitation of the inviter, entered the house and ate of the banquet, and whoever did not accept the invitation of the inviter, did not enter the house, nor did he eat of the banquet.” Then the angels said, ”Interpret this example to him so that he may understand it.” Some of them said, ”He is sleeping.” The others said, ”His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake.” And then they said, ”The house stands for Paradise and the call maker is Muhammad; and whoever obeys Muhammad, obeys Allah; and whoever disobeys Muhammad, disobeys Allah. Muhammad separated the people (i.e., through his message, the good is distinguished from the bad, and the believers from the disbelievers).”.”(Bukhari)

“Know that Allah comes between a man and his heart”(8:24)

Revelation was sent down to the heart of the prophet (saws) to perceive, “Which the True Spirit hath brought down, Upon thy heart, that thou mayst be (one) of the warners” (26:193-194)

The heart is our normal perceptive faculty present in all mankind, which Allah guides us through or punishes through, “We have revealed to you as We revealed to Nuh and the Prophets who came after him.” (4:162), we follow the emotions we feel there and they are according to how we sense matters, a study of the hearts nervous system and the neurons present there will show it is a mini brain, built to sense and remember emotions, the hearts role and importance above the brain can be gaged by the fact that in the fetus the heart develops long before the brain does to regulate the body.

Imam Suyuti said “Whomever Allah desires to guide, He expands his breast to Islam, by casting into his heart a light which it [the heart] expands for and accepts, as reported in a hadith; and whomever He, Allah, desires to send astray, He makes his breast narrow”. (6:125, Tafsir al Jalalayn) the heart produces the largest electromagnetic field in the body, in literal terms it produces a field of light that can be measured by scientist, this electromagnetic field is produced my almost all living creatures and it is how they sense the world around them. When two waves touch, as physics states, they can become coherent, or synchronies with each other, and a transfer of information occurs between them without hindrance, non coherent waves, that haven’t synchronized, transfer information less clearly.

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

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

The heart is the faculty that receives information through our senses, Lust muddles the senses so the person can not perceive clearly through his faculties.

It was once said: O Sayyid! A gnostic of high degree used to say, ‘Being a dervish (an ascetic) is to correct the imagination.’ In other words, nothing other than the Real (Haq) should remain in the heart (Otherwise the imagination will only see the lies and false beliefs the evil heart contains). In truth, he spoke well. O Sayyid! Since the veil is nothing but imagination, the veil must be lifted through imagination. Night and day you must dwell in imagining Oneness (Tawhid). (Shaykh Baqi’s son, Khwaja Khurd)

Tawhid of the heart here means unattaching the heart from this world, not having any feelings or emotions towards anything in it and only remembering Allah. This lesson Allah has been teaching mankind from the earliest of revelations He sent to man, Allah said “But those will prosper who purify themselves (their inner selfs). And glorify the name of their Lord in prayer. No, you prefer the life of this world; But the hereaft er is better and more enduring (here Allah is encouraging people to renounce the world). And this is in the books of the earliest revelations. The books of Abraham and Moses. (Surah al Alla 87:14-19)

What is meant by “this day is iron,” (50:22) is that what was veiling our inner sight, the veil (Barzakh) on our imagination, will be lifted on this day (Qiyamah) and our inner eye (Imagination), will from now on be focused and see straight, permanently seeing the unseen world and everything Allah created in it like Heaven, Hell, the Angels and Jinn, “Some faces that Day shall be Nadirah (shining and radiant), looking at their Lord” (75:22-23).

So what man once thought was imagination, illusion and unreal he will see with his inner eye clearly in front of him and it will be tangible and real to his vision like this world is, it will be solid to his eye as Iron (Hadid). The unseen world, like the Angels, is made from subatomic particles, the particles are smaller than atoms all linked together to create something bigger, like invisible light it to is invisible to us, but we will be able to see when Allah lifts the barzakh from our imagination and our lower self won’t be present to muddy the picture in our mind creating delusions in us, we will only see what is actually there.

With this understanding of what the unseen world is, Allah described the entire day of judgment with the simple phrase, “this day is iron”, this is “Jawami al Kalim” of everything we have mentioned so far, but Allah in His perfect speech was able to describe it with 3 simple words in arabic.

Allah in Arabic literally uses the word “Hadid” (iron), and this is the descriptive imagery He employs to describe in short sentences what would take pages to teach, which is why the works of the scholars are considered technical works and not easy to understand, they employ much descriptive imagery that requires study in others fields of knowledge (prerequisite knowledge) to know the proper context of it, there is no such thing as actual “Union with god”, translators added this from their preconceived ideas they learnt from elsewhere, outside of islam and hence it is entirely false, most translators in fact are not qualified to translate these works it is like asking a physicist to translate a chemistry textbook.

“Union” is simply a reference to mans perception being directed to what Allah wants it to see at that moment He is acting in creation, in other words seeing His signs as he mentions in the Quran many times. The person witnesses Allah’s “hand” in creation and is one of those people “who worships Allah as if he sees Him” because he is following what Allah is showing him, this is the meaning behind the story of Khidr in the Quran who was following what Allah was showing him at each moment.

This entire matter is summed up in a famous hadith Qudsi where Allah literally says when He loves a person he takes control of all his perceptive faculties and guides them to perceive Him in life; The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah (mighty and sublime be He) said: “Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory (extra) works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.” (Bukhari).

After Allah lifts the veil from all of mankind’s sight on the day of Judgment He says about man in the Quran (50:23), “His companion (the Angel which accompanied man through out his life and was right next him) will say: “Here is (your record) ready with me”.

The first thing man will see when the veil from his inner sight is removed is his recording Angel who he was blind to his entire life, yet the prophets (saws) could see them.

The words of the prophet (saws) “That you worship Allah as if you see Him” is a short expression of the reality of Ihsan when it is experienced and achieved, the Prophet (saws) spoke from his own experience with Ihsan to answer Jibril and teach us. When someone begins to practice perfecting his inner self, slowly as he draws closer to Allah, Allah will lift one veil blinding his inner perception after another until his inner sight becomes sharper and he gains more insight and wisdom.

When he reaches Ihsan (Human Perfection) he would be worshiping Allah as if he sees him, the closer he draws nearer to Allah the better he will be able to read and see Allah’s signs in creation.

“We detail Our signs for people who know” (6:97), “On the earth are Signs for those with certainty in Faith”(51:20), “That is, [signs] for the arifun (Awliya, those who have experience with Allah) by which they find evidence for their ma’rifa (gnosis)”(51:20, Tafsir al Tustari). The word “sign” (ayat) appears more than 351 times in the Qur’an instructing people to read the various kinds of signs that Allah has created for us.

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “We, the Community of Prophets, are the people most severely tried, then others according to the perfection of their faith.”

The Prophet (saws) said, “Many amongst men attained perfection but amongst women none attained perfection except Maryam (Mary), the daughter of ‘Imran, and Asiya, the wife of Fir’aun (Pharaoh). And the superiority of Aishah (the prophet’s wife) to other women is like the superiority of Tharid (an Arabic dish) to other meals.” (Bukhari).

“Ina lilah wa ina ilayhi rajioo

Note:

A more in depth discussion on the nature of the Unseen World (Ghayb), the Quantum Universe, Human Physiology and how Human consciousness acquires knowledge is discussed in the work Who Was Al Khidr.

Quantum Teleportation and the Uwaisi Transmission

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Quantum Teleportation and the Uwaisi Transmission

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Scientist are beginning to understand that Human consciousness is a state of matter, like a solid, liquid or gas, but born from quantum matter, it is governed by the same laws of physics that govern the rest of the universe. This work discusses how human consciousness is born out of Quantum Mechanics and its relationship to the Uwaisi Transmission of Spiritual Knowledge named after the contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad (saws), Uwais al Qarni (r.a).

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