Tafsir: The Verse Of Light (25:35)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tafsir Surah al Rahman: The Ecosystem of Space, The Earth and Why Mankind Is Imbalanced

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Surah Ar-Rahman: (Allah) Most Gracious! (1) It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. (2) created man: (3) and taught him speech (and Intelligence) (4) The sun and the moon follow (defined) courses (in space); (5) And the Stars and the trees are in obediance. (6) And the Firmament (space) He has (formed and) raised high, and set up its balance, (7) In order that ye may not transgress (due) balance (on earth). (8) So establish measure with justice and fall not short in the balance. (9)

Allah, al Rahman, in the first verses tied three topics together, He tied the knowledge that is in the Quran with the creation of man, and then the speech He (swt) taught him. The knowledge in the Quran, is related to the creation of man in how man is given knowledge by Allah, which is through revelation and inspiration received in man’s heart, this is related to his speech because man speaks according to what is placed in his heart, so in Allah teaching and inspiring the Quran He is teaching man new speech. When we look at how these things work in the human body, as Imam Malik said, Knowledge is a light placed in the heart by Allah, this is a physiological statement, Allah gives man knowledge according to what He is doing in life, so this light is the source of speech taught to man by Allah, (we have explained in detail in our other works how the body uses light through the nervous system of the heart and brain).

The sun and the moon and the path they are on is tied to all of this because Allah inspires man’s self through the influence of these celestial bodies in space on earths atmosphere, this is a process that begins at the subatomic level because the sun and moon exert electro-magnetic fields on our planet which affect the planet from the quantum level, ultimately they inspire and influence both man and what he speaks because our ecosystem is part of a bigger picture.

By simile the trees of earth are numerous and countless like the stars, this is there relationship in this picture that Allah is painting for us, in this verse Allah is mentioning the most distant thing from us in space and the closest thing to us on earth in relation to the context of the surah, this is because He is drawing a picture of how the ecosystem of outer space and the ecosystem on earth are connected through quantum fields like the electro-magnetic forces of the sun hitting the earth, all these objects are influencing each other and ultimately us. Continue reading

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


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.

How Understanding Space Is A Tafsir To The Quran

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Why The Subatomic World Is Important To Everything In The Quran

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

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

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

The Quran is for all generations of muslims right to the Hour, it is also a guide to the none muslims because the promise above was made to them in the time of the prophet (saws), hence mankind’s understanding of the universe is fulfilling that promise. Allah purposefully spoke about the science behind the universe in the Quran. Otherwise how can man see this revelation is the truth, if what He establishes with science is irrelevant to the Quran, while the aim of it’s discovery is to prove; “That this [revelation] is the truth”.

He assured the Ummah of this when He said “We have explained in detail in this Qur’an, for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude”(18:54)

This work will show that when Allah talks about spirituality He is talking about the subatomic world, in a language Arabs could understand, it surrounds the entire body and it’s effects we feel through our senses influencing our mind and consciousness.

Allah taught us this in surah al Shams (91) “By the sun and it’s radiant brightness…And inspired it (the self with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it. He is indeed successful who causeth it to grow,” He taught about the universe in the verse of light (24:35) and in Surah al Takwir how the “ecosystem” of space is connected to the ecosystem of the earth through subatomic fields like the sun’s rays and how man is connected to both through his physiology, which was the lesson He taught to the Angels when He first showed them Man (2:31-33), that the subatomic and its forces’s is man’s spirituality and how he will come to know Allah in a place that would other wise corrupt him.

This work is comprised of three chapters then a supplementary section that briefly elaborates on various points in the work. The work was originally three separate articles which i wrote on this subject, so some repetition in quotes occurs but they are few.

Table Of Contents;

  1. Islam’s Major Scholars On How The Universe Was Created From Subatomic Space
  2. What The Subatomic World Looks Like And Why It Is Important To Everything In The Quran.
  3. The Depth Of The Heart Is The Depth Of The Subatomic Universe and It Ends With The Arsh Of Allah.
  4. Related Subjects Explained.


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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The Quantum World and Islam – Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad


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