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والعبد الله للنبي محمد صلي الله عليه وسلم


Sometimes we say Allah (SWT) to refer to the state of His Absolute Unity in which we take into account His limitless individuality ( one-ness ). As per Prophet’s (SAWS) Hadith, this state is ‘Hidden Treasure’. In this state there is no consideration of His names and attributes.

It is in Quran - ‘Say O’ Prophet, Allah (SWT) is one’. (Al-Ikhlas – 1).
 
Sometimes we Say Allah (SWT) referring to the manifestation (appearance) of His Absolute Unity. In this state we take into account all His attributes and Names. This manifestation is known as ‘Divinity’ (Uloohiyah). In this state, Allah (SWT) is the collective or root name which envelops all His attributes and names. Meaning, Rahman, Sattar, Gaffar - all are included in this name.
                     
The manifestation or creation of creatures in an ‘abstract form’ in Divine Knowledge is known as Servant-hood (Uboodiyah).
 
This is ‘root’ (starting place of all creatures) or ‘veracity’ (fact of all creatures). The whole cosmos is the detail of this ‘root’.

As Allah (SWT) is the root name enveloping all Divine names, similarly ‘Abdullah’ (Servant of Allah –SWT) is the root name enveloping all creatures.

Who is the manifestation of ‘Abdullah’ ( Servant of Allah–SWT ) in the Cosmos?

Abdullah should be the biggest of all creatures because this is the root name which envelops entire creation.
 
The following Quranic verses and Ahadith provide answer to this puzzle.
 
  • It is in Quran – ‘ The Unity of Allah (SWT) is pure, who took His Servant (Mohammad Rasulullah –SAWS) in one night from the honored mosque (Masjid-e-Haraam) to the Al Aqsa mosque around which We have given abundance of virtue, so that We show him our signs and traces of Omnipotence (which were unseen by any one in this cosmos). Without doubt He is the (only) one who sees and listens.’ (Bani Isra’el – 1).
  • It is in Quran - ‘Allah (SWT) and His angels send blessings (and salutations) on Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) : O’ you who believe! Send your salutations and reverence on him, and salute him with all respect. (Al-Ahazab – 56).
(Allahumma salle ala mohammadin wa ala ale mohammadin wa barik wo sallim).
  • It is in Quran – ‘All the praise is for Allah (SWT) who is the Sustainer of all worlds (in the cosmos)’ (Rabbul Aalameen) (Al-Fatiha – 1).
  • It is in Quran – O’ Prophet (SAWS) ‘We have not sent you except for the Mercy upon all worlds (in the cosmos)’ (Rahmatul lil Aalameen) (Al-Anbiya – 107).
  • It is in Quran – O’ Prophet! Truly We have sent you as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and Warner (for the entire Cosmos); and as one who invites to Allah's - SWT) (Grace) by His consent, and as a lamp spreading light (into the whole cosmos). (Al – Ahzab - 45-46).

  • It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) said ‘ I am from the Divine light (existence) and every thing else is from my light (existence).’ 
  • It is in Quran – ‘Behold! Allah (SWT) took the covenant (promise) of (all) the prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you an Apostle (Mohammad – SAWS), confirming what is with you; do you believe in him and render him help." Allah (SWT) said: "Do you agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?" They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.’ (Aal-e-Imran – 81).
  • It is in Hadith (Bukhari wo Muslim) - Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) said ‘ Allah (SWT) gives and I distribute’.
  • It is in Quran – ‘When the Prophet (SAWS) gives you something, take it and when he refrains you from anything, keep yourselves away from it’.
  • It is in Hadith – (Prophet Mohammad –SAWS says) ‘A particular moment of time also comes between me and Allah (SWT) when there is no room even for the most favorite of the angels nor is there an access to any Apostle.’
  • It is in Quran – ‘The Mighty in power (Allah –SWT) has offered him (Prophet Mohammad –SAWS) the knowledge. So (equipped), he stood well poised. (With the perfect vision attained) at the highest horizon. Then he (the Prophet –SAWS) approached closer and hung (by Allah -SWT). Then (both) closed up like two bows, and indeed more closely. And He revealed to His servant (Prophet Mohammad –SAWS) What He wanted to reveal. The heart of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) did not distrust what he saw. Will you people wrangle over what he beheld (saw). For indeed he beheld Him (Allah –SWT) yet again. Near the Lote tree lying farthest beyond which no one can go. Lying close to the Heaven of Rest. When the Lote tree was being enveloped by what it was to be enveloped with (a mystery not disclosed). His (Prophet Mohammad –SAWS) sight did not blink or did it miss anything. Indeed he saw clearly the greatest of the signs of his Lord’. (An-Najm – 1-18).
  • It is in Quran – ‘And those whom they invoke besides Allah (SWT) have no power of intercession (shafa’a); only he who bears witness to the Truth, and they know (him – Prophet Mohammad -SAWS).
  • It is in Hadith - Bukhari wo Muslim, narrated by Ibne Omer wo Abu Huraira Wo Anas (Raziallahu ta’ala unhum). (Prophet Mohammad -SAWS told his companions) ‘I am not like you. I live with my Sustainer (Rabbul Aalameen) who feeds and provides me with drink.’

From the above Quranic verses and Ahadith, it is clear that Abdullah - the biggest Servant of Allah (SWT) is none other than Prophet Mohammad (SAWS).

Generally people are unable to grasp facts about Allah (SWT) and the Cosmos. This is the reason, we have so many Muslim sects prescribing to various notions about Allah (SWT) and Prophet Mohammad (SAWS).
 
They are neither able to understand the absolute peerless solitary Individuality (Wahdahu La Shareeka Lahu ) of Allah (SWT) nor able to follow His Word (Quran).
 

 
 
What is the difference between creator and creation?

Allah (SWT) is the creator. Since all His attributes and Names belong to him, they do not fall under the category of creatures.

Allah’s (SWT) knowledge is also His attribute, therefore, it does not fall under the category of creatures.

Quran is the word of Allah (SWT), therefore it is not creation. But the means through which it reached us are all creation. The ink with which it is written, the printers and paper used for its printing, all are creations.

Allah (SWT) knows about Himself and about His creatures who are in His knowledge. Since facts of Allah (SWT) and facts of all His creation are part of His knowledge, therefore, these do not fall under the category of creatures.

Any thing coming into existence after the command of ‘Be’ is creature.

It is in Quran - ‘And a thing We (Allah-SWT) ‘ Will ’ (to create), We only ‘Say’ ‘Be’, and there it is (it comes into existence)’. (An-Nahl – 40).

When Allah (SWT) willed to create things, or when He wanted the facts of creatures to manifest in external existence within His knowledge or when collective or individual facts of creatures came into existence after the command ‘Be’, they are treated as creatures.

It is in Hadith - ‘ (In detailed creations) The first thing which Allah (SWT) created was the pen. Then, He said to it: Write. It asked: My Lord, what should I write? He said: Write the proportions of all things up until the Hour (Resurrection).’ (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)


What is soul (Rooh)?

Since soul comes into existence after the command ‘Be’, it is creature.
 
It is in Quran – Say O’Prophet, the soul is of the command of my Sustainer’. (Bani Isra’il – 85).

What the meaning of earlier and later creation?

When we compare the Unity of Allah (SWT) with His creatures, we call it ‘eternal antiquity’. Meaning, Allah (SWT) is earlier than all His creatures.

When we compare the creation of the supreme soul (the root of all creatures) of ‘Abdullah’ (Servant of Allah -SWT) as compared to the detailed creation of the souls of this cosmos, we call it ‘timeless antiquity. Meaning, the ‘abstract form or root’ is earlier than the detailed version of all creatures.

It is in Quran – ‘Behold! Allah (SWT) took the covenant (promise) of (all) the prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you an Apostle (Mohammad – SAWS), confirming what is with you; do you believe in him and render him help." Allah (SWT) said: "Do you agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?" They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.’ (Aal-e-Imran – 81).

When was the covenant (promise) taken from all prophets?
 
When souls of all Prophets were created, and before them, the supreme soul of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) was also created. 
 
Allah (SWT) gathered all souls of Prophets and took the covenant from them that they will believe in Prophet Mohammad’s –SAWS superiority (as Abdullah) in the cosmos. When they agreed, Allah (SWT) says, He is also a witness of that gathering and covenant along with all the Prophets.

This shows the Supreme Soul of Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) was created first as root of all creations. From this root, everything in this cosmos was created.

It is in Quran -'And look, He (Allah-SWT) is Who created (all of ) you from single soul (nafsiun-Wahida) (Al-Ana'am - 98).

It is in Hadith, Prophet Mohammad (SAWS) said ‘ I am from the Divine light (existence) and every thing else is from my light (existence).’

It is in Hadith - Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (RU). When Allah's (SWT) Messenger was asked since how long he is the Prophet of Allah (SWT), he replied, ‘When Adam (AS) had not yet had his spirit joined to his body. (Tirmidhi).

This is known as ‘timeless antiquity’.

Things are appearing in this cosmos in a set program; first father, then son, then grand son. This is known as ‘periodic antiquity’ or ‘periodic precedence’. When we compare creation of grand father with the creation of his son or grand son, we call it ‘periodic antiquity’.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

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