Friday, 19 July 2013

Noor of Nubuwwah

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Through the medium of kitaabs (books), we will gain Ilm (knowledge). In the light of this Ilm, we are then able to operate our activities of life in accordance to the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. Kitaabs are thus not something that we can dispense of. It is through kitaabs that we gain the priceless knowledge of Nubuwwah (prophethood).

However, the Noor[1] of Nubuwwat is drawn from the hearts of the Ahlullah. That Kaifiyyat[2] and Nisbat with Allah Ta’ala and with Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) are realized in the Suhbah (company) of the Ahlullah. Their hearts are reservoirs of Ikhlaas and in their company one will experience a transfer of this Noor. 

If the Ustaadh (teacher) is Sahib-e-Nisbat
[3], his teaching will be Noorun ‘ala Noor: Ilm will be imparted and Noor will be transferred into the hearts of the student, if the student is also sincere.

[1] Noor : Spiritual effulgence
[2] Kaifiyyat : Feeling of spiritual delight
[3] Sahib-e-Nisbat: One who has established a close and special bond with Allah Ta’ala