TRUTH AND CERTAINTY

Allah has created billions of witnesses, and we are afraid to say that Allah exists and that Allah is making this universe work. What else is Allah going to do? That is why when you say “Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah” do not be a liar. Look and see. Be firm in your belief, because Allah is not hidden, Allah is all around us.”Muhammadan Rasulullah.” If it were not for Muhammad (peace be upon him), then I would not be here. He is the explainer of all of this. Where do I get my knowledge? I do not have any knowledge, all knowledge belongs to Allah and His Prophet (pbuh) distributes it. He can put it in your heart too; all that you have to do is “get out of the way”. When you do zikr, each one of Allah’s names has a different frequency that literally cleans your nafs. That is why we say, “la ilaha illallah, Ya Allah, Ya Hu, Ya Haqq, Ya Hayy.” It cleans your DNA. You have to change, and doing zikr changes your DNA.

Glossary

la ilaha illallah: There is no other higher power than Allah

nafs: lit., breath; self; person; egoistic or animalistic nature; personal life

shahada: testimony; visible creation; statement of Islamic faith (“Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulullah” [“I testify that there is no higher power but God, and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God”])

yaqin: certainty; sure knowledge

zikr: repeated remembrance with contemplation; reminder; the practice of repeating the names of Allah

Names of Allah

Al Haqq: The Truth; The Just One; The True One; The Reality

Al Hayy: The Alive One; The Continuously Existing One

Inner Quietness

TRUSTING IN ALLAH’S OUTCOME

Part 2 of 2: Inner Quietness

If you want to be with Allah, you need to have inner quietness. When you are with Allah, knowing that Allah is there all the time, then the outcome of any given situation becomes unimportant. Allah is good, and if you are a part of His domain, you will do good. When Allah wants to use you as His deputy in order to accomplish something in the world, Allah will use you as long as you are in a state of surrender. Your brain, your thinking mechanism, is not what Allah needs. When you silence your thoughts, the command power of Allah decides which part is going to do what. But if the command part of Allah is not with you, you are not capable of being used as Allah’s deputy. Your actions in that state may have no moral merit. When you are surrendered to Allah, there is no merit one way or the other because in that moment you cease to exist. You are nothing.