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THE CREATOR’S REVEALED WARNING, TO YOU THE CREATED, WHEN HE GAVE YOU, YOUR SOUL IN TRUST.
These Revealed Warnings as Commandments are unto you, yourself, by your very own Creator, coming from the Almighty as Quranic Revelations, and who has entrusted you with His Spirit of Command, as your soul (Ruh).
Your soul, your Ruh is a piercing ray of life from your Creator, who in His Mercy and Compassion entrusts you with His own Light of Consciousness or His Noor. This is the Creator’s own Pure Consciousness and His Intelligence, which He sends down as His Spirit into you, the Created as your unique, one of a kind Life Form, your own Soul or Ruh.
Let the Almighty Creator reveal in the Holy Quran the entrustment of a particle of His Spirit which you breathe in, as a piercing ray of Life.
“By the Heavens and the Morning Star ! – Ah. What will tell thee what the Morning Star is ! – The piercing Star ! No human soul hath but a guardian over it.” (HQ- 86:1-4)
“ Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay ; Then He made the seed from a draught of despised fluid ; Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His Spirit, and appointed for you, your hearing and your sight and heart. Small thanks give ye.” (HQ- 32:7-9)
(Note: You carry with you, you carry in you, His Spirit of Life, uniquely your own soul.)
“ He it is who gave you life. Then He will cause you to die, and then give you life again. Lo ! man is ever an ingrate.” ( HQ- 22:66 )
“ And remember when thy Lord said unto the Angels : Lo ! I am creating a mortal of black mud altered; So when I have made him, and breathed into him of My Spirit, do you fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him .” (HQ-15:28-29)
(Note: His Spirit is your unique soul.)
“ A soul will know what it has sent before it, and what left behind. Oh man! What had made thee careless concerning thy Lord, the Bountiful, Who created thee, then fashioned thee, then proportioned thee ? Into whatsoever form He will casteth thee. Nay, but ye deny the Judgment – ( of the Creator who casteth your soul ) Lo ! there are above you Guardians, Generous and recording, Who know all that you do..” (HQ-82 :5-12)
“ Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Day of Judgement is ! Again, what will convey unto thee what the Day of Judgement is! A day on which no soul hath powerat all for any other soul. The absolute command on that Day is Allah’s.”(HQ-82:17-19)
“ Lo ! We revealed it on the Night of Power. Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is! The Night of Power is better than a thousand Nights. The Angels and the Spirit descend therein, with the permission of their Lord, with all decrees. That Night is Peace, (Salam - Islam) until the rising of the dawn.” (HQ-97:1-5)
“ …...Such are the limits imposed by Allah; and whosoever transgresseth Allah’s limits, he verily wrongeth his soul.” (HQ- 65 :1)
“ Let him who hath abundance, spend of his abundance. And he whose provision is measured, let him spend of that which Allah has given him. Allah asketh nought of any soul; save that which He has given it. Allah will vouchsafe after hardship, ease.” (HQ-65:7)
“ No calamity befalleth, save by Allah’s leave. And whosoever believeth in Allah, He guideth his heart. And Allah is Knower of all things.” (HQ-64:11)
“Oh you who believe ! Lo ! among your wives and children, there are enemies for you ( eg: Eve, an enemy to Adam ). Therefore beware of them. And if you efface and overlook and forgive. Then Lo ! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Your wealth and your children are only a temptation, whereas Allah, with Him is an immense reward. So keep thy duty to Allah as best as you can, and listen, and obey, and spend ; that is better for your souls. And whosoever is saved from his own greed, such are the successful.” (HQ-64:14-16)
“ And spend of that wherewith We have provided you before death cometh unto one of you, and he saith : My Lord ! If only Thou wouldst reprieve me for a little while, then I would give alms and be among the righteous. But Allah reprieveth no soul, when its term cometh, and Allah is aware of what you do. (HQ-63:10-11)
“ It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that you say that which you do not.” ( lying ) (HQ-61:3)
Oh you who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a painful doom? You should believe in Allah and His Messenger, and strive for the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, if you did but know. He will forgive your sins and bring you into Gardens, underneath which rivers flow…… That is the Supreme Triumph. And He will give you another blessing which you will love; help from Allah and present victory…. Oh ye who believe! Be Allah’s helpers, even as Jesus, son of Mary, said unto the disciples: Who are My helpers? They said: We are Allah’s helpers.” (they spread the Teachings ) (HQ-61:10-14)
“Oh you who believe! Observe your duty to Allah. And let every soul look to that which it hath senteth on before for the morrow. And observe your duty to Allah. Lo ! Allah is aware of what ye do. And be not ye as those who forgot Allah; Therefore He caused them to forget their souls. Such are the evil doers.” (HQ-59:18)
Not equal are the owners of the Fire and the owners of the Garden. The owners of the Garden, they are the victorious.” (HQ-59:20)
“ We verily created man, and We know what his soul whispereth to him ; and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. And when the two Receivers receive him, seated on the right and on the left, He uttereth no word, but there is with him an observer ready.
And the agony of death cometh in truth. And it is said unto him, ‘This is what thou was wont to shun’. And the Trumpet is blown. This is the threatened Day. And every soul cometh along with it a driver and a witness.” (HQ-50:16-21)
“And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer distant. (And it is said) : This is that which ye were promised. It is for every penitent and heedful one. Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and commeth with a contrite heart. Enter it in Peace.
This is the day of Immortality.” (HQ-50:31-34)
“Lo ! therein verily is a reminder for him who hath a Heart ,
or giveth ear with full intelligence. (HQ-50:37)
“ Lo ! Those who swear allegiance unto thee (Oh Muhammad), swear allegiance only to Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their heads. So whosoever breaketh his oath, breaketh it only to his soul’s hurt ; while whosoever keepeth his covenant with Allah,
on him will He bestow immense rewards.” (HQ-48:10}
“ Whoso doeth right, it is for his soul, and whoso doeth wrong, it is against it. And afterwards unto your Lord, you will be brought back.” (HQ-45:15)
“ And Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with Truth. And that every soul maybe repaid what it hath earned. And they will not be wronged. Hast thou seen him who maketh his desire, his god, and Allah sendeth him astray purposely, and sealeth up his hearing, and his heart, and setteth on his sight a covering? Then who will heed him after Allah hath condemned him? Will ye then not heed? And they say : There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and naught destroyeth us save time ; when they have no knowledge whatsoever of all that;
they do but guess.” (HQ-45:22-24)
“ Oh My Slaves ! For you, there is no fear this day, nor is it you who grieve ; Ye who believed Our Revelations and were self-surrendered, Enter the Garden, ye and your wives, to be made glad. Therein are brought round for them trays of gold and goblets, and therein is all that soul’s desire and eyes find sweet. And you are immortal therein. This is the Garden which you are made to inherit because of what ye used to do.” (HQ-43:68-72}
“ Lo ! the guilty are immortal in hell’s torment. It is not relaxed for them, and they despair therein. We wronged them not, but they it was who did the wrong.” (HQ-43:74-76)
“ The Exalter of Ranks, the Lord of the Throne. He casteth the Spirit of His Command upon whom He will of his slaves, that He may warn of the Day of Meeting. The day when they come forth, nothing of them being hidden from Allah. Whose is the Sovereignty this day? It is Allah’s, the One, the Almighty. This Day is each soul requitted that which it hath earned; no wrong (is done} this day. Lo ! Allah is swift at reckoning.” (HQ-40:15-17)
“ Lo ! We have revealed unto thee Muhammad, the Scripture for mankind with Truth. Then whosoever goeth right it is for his soul, and whosoever strayeth, strayeth only to its ( soul’s ) hurt. And thou art not a warder over them. Allah receiveth men’s souls at the time of their death, and that soul which dieth not( is yet ) in its sleep. He keepeth that soul for which He hath ordained death (in Him) and dismisseth the rest till an appointed term. Lo ! herein verily are portents for people who take thought.” (HQ-39:41-42)
“ And no burdened soul can bear another’s burden, and if one heavily laden crieth ( for help ) with his load, naught of it will be lifted, even though (unto whom he crieth) be of kin. Thou warnest only those who fear their Lord in secret, and have established worship. He who growth in goodness, growth only for himself. He cannot by his merit, redeem others. Unto Allah is the journeying. The blind man is not equal with the seer; Nor is darkness tantamount to light ; Nor is the shadow equal with the sun’s full heat; Nor are the living equal with the dead. Lo ! Allah maketh whom He will to hear. Thou canst not reach those who are in the graves.”
“ And if We had so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me concerning evildoers took effect; that I will fill hell with the jinn and mankind together. So taste the evil of your deeds. For as much as you forgot the meeting of this your Day ; Lo ! We forget you. Taste the doom of immortality ( in hell } because of what ye used to do. Only those who believe in Our Revelations who, when they are reminded of them, fall down prostrate and hymn the praise of their Lord, and they are not scornful. Who forsake their beds to cry unto their Lord in fear and in hope, and spend of that We have bestowed on them. No soul knows what is kept hid for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.” (HQ-32: 13-17)
“ Your creation and your raising (from the dead) are only as the creation and the raising of a single soul. Lo ! Allah is Hearer, Knower.” (HQ-31:28)
“ Lo ! Allah with Him is knowledge of the Hour. He sendeth down the rain, and knoweth that which is in the wombs. No soulknoweth what it will earn Tomorrow, and no soul knoweth in what land it will die. Lo ! Allah is Knower, Aware.” (HQ-31:34)
“ But it is clear Revelation in the Hearts of those who have been given knowledge, and none deny Our Revelations, save wrong-doers.” (HQ-29:49)
“ Oh ! My Bondsmen who believe ! Lo ! My earth is spacious. Therefore serve Me only. Every soul will taste of death ; Then unto Us you will be returned.” (HQ-29:56-57)
“ ……Whosoever giveth thanks ( to Allah ) , he only giveth thanks for the good of his own soul ; and whosoever is ungrateful, is ungrateful to his own soul’s hurt.” (HQ-27:40)
“ Say : “ I (Muhammad ) am commanded to serve the Lord of this Land which He hath hallowed, and unto whom all things belong : and I am commanded to be of those who surrender (unto Him ). And (commanded) to recite the Quran. And whosoever goeth right, goeth right only for the good of his own soul; and as for him who goeth astray – ( unto him ) Say : ‘ Lo ! I am only a warner.”
“ And We task not any soul beyond its scope ; And with Us is a record, which seeketh the Truth and of this Quran and they will not be wronged. Nay, but their hearts are in ignorance of this (Quran) ; and they have other works besides, which they are doing.”
“ And when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no kinship among them that day, nor will they ask of one another. Then those whose scales are heavy; they are the successful. And those whose scales are light, are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding.”
“ Deemed ye then that We had created you for Naught ?
And that you would not be returned to Us ? “ (HQ-23:115)
“ Have they not traversed in the land, and have they hearts wherewith to feel, and ears wherewith to hear? For its not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are within their bosoms, that grow blind !” (HQ-22:46)
“ And He it is who gave you life, then He will cause you to die, and then will give you life ( again ) Lo ! man is ever an ingrate.” (HQ-22:66)
“ We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What ? If thou diest, can they be mortal ! Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good for ordeal. And Unto Us you will be returned.” (HQ-21:34-35)
“ And We set a just balance for the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is wronged in aught – though it be the weight of a grain of mustard seed, We bring it. And We sufficieth it for reckoners. And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion ( of right and wrong) and a Light, and a Reminder for those who kept from evil.” (HQ-21:47-48)
“ Lo ! those unto whom kindness had gone forth before from Us, they will be far removed from thence. They will not hear the slightest sound thereof, while they abide in that which their souls desire. The Supreme Horror will not grieve them, and the Angels will welcome them, (saying) : This is your Day which you were promised ; The Day when We shall roll up the Heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. It is a promise, binding upon Us. Lo ! We are to perform it. And verily We have written in the Scripture, after the Reminder, My righteous slaves shall inherit the earth.” (HQ-21:101-105)
“ Lo ! the Hour is surely coming. But I will keep it hidden, that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth ( to achieve).” (HQ-20:15)
“ And every man’s augury have We fastened to his own neck, and We shall bring forth for him on the Day of Resurrection a book which he will find wide open. ( And it shall be said unto him ) : Read thy Book. Thy soul sufficeth as reckoner against thee this day. Whosoever goeth right, it is only for the good of his own soul that he goeth right, and whomsoever erreth,
erreth only to its hurt. No burdened soul can bear another’s load.
We never punish until We have sent a Messenger.” (HQ-17:13-15)
“ Whosoever is blind here ( spiritually blind ) will be blind in the Hereafter ;
and yet further from the road.” (HQ-17:73)
( Prayer ) “ And say ( pray ) ; My Lord ! Cause me to come in with a firm in- coming and to go out with a firm outgoing ; And give me from Thy Presence a Sustaining Power.” (HQ-17:80)
( Silent Zikr : Inhale – Ill Allah”, exhale – “ La Illaaha.” )
“ They will ask thee concerning the Spirit. Say : The Spirit is by Command of My Lord and of Knowledge. You have been vouchsafed but little (of knowledge ). (HQ-17:85)
“ He sendeth down the Angels with His Spirit of Command unto whom He will of His bondsmen, saying “ Warn mankind, that there is No God Save ME ; So keep your duty unto ME.” (HQ-16:2)
“ He hath created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold He is an open opponent.” (HQ-16:4)
“ Your God is One God. But for those who believe not in the Hereafter, their hearts refuse to know, for they are proud.” (HQ-16:22)
( Surah Al - Hud ) “ And all that We relate unto thee of the story of the Messengers is in order that thereby We make make firm thy heart. And herein hath cometh unto thee the Truth and an exhortation and a reminder for believers.”(HQ- 11:120)
( Surah An - Yunus) “ It is not for any soul to believe say by the permission of Allah. He hath set uncleanliness ( of the soul ) upon those who have no sense.” (HQ-10:101)
“ Say : “ Oh mankind ! Now hath the Truth from they Lord come unto you. So whosoever is guided, is guided only for ( the good of ) his soul , and whosoever erreth, erreth only against it. And I (Allah) am not a warder over you.” (HQ-10:109 )
“ There doth every soul experience that which it did aforetime, and they are returned unto Allah, their rightful Lord, and that which they used to invent hath failed them.” (HQ-10:13)
( Surah An – Araf -“Heights” ) “ And as for those whose scale is light ; those are they who lose their souls, because they disbelieved Our Revelations.” (HQ-7:9)
“….Say unto the disbelievers : Travel in the land, and see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters! Say : Unto whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heaven and the earth ? Say : Unto Allah. He hath prescribed for Himself Mercy, that He may bring you all together to a Day, whence there is no doubt. Those who ruin their own souls will not believe.” (HQ-6:11-12)
“ Say : Shall I seek another than Allah for Lord, when He is Lord of all things ? Each soul earneth only on its own account ; nor doth any laden (soul ) bear another’s load ….” (HQ-6:165)
“ On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it had done of good, and all that it had done of evil, every soul will long that there might be a mighty space of
distance between it and that (evil ). “ (HQ-3:30)
(Surah Al- Baqara ) ( Note : Revelation of God is to your heart. )
“Say (Oh Muhammad to mankind ) : “ Who is an enemy to Gabriel ! For he it is who hath revealed (this Scripture ) to thy heart by Allah’s leave, confirming that which was revealed before it, and as guidance and glad tidings to believers. !” (HQ-2:97)
“ And call not those who are slain in the way of Allah “dead.” Nay, they are living, only you perceive not.” (HQ-2:154)
“ And guard yourselves against a day in which you will be brought back to Allah. Then every soul will be paid in full, that which it had earned, and they will not be wronged.” ( Judgment Day )
Foot Note 1:
(I) “The Resonance of Allah” - The Source Book
(II) ”Wisdom of the Divine” - Vol: 1-6
Foot Note 2:
Your Ruh, Your Soul, is your very own piercing Ray of Life from your Creator. It is the Formless, Non – Physical, Subtle embodiment of your life in which is implanted the Ninety – Nine attributes of the Creator, the “Asma’ul Husna”, housed in the Purity of your melting, contrite Heart or Qualb. Your Creator who is the very embodiment of those Ninety-Nine Attributes or Names such as Compassion, Mercy, Justice and Love, entrusts you with a particle of His Light, the Noor, which is His Light of Consciousness and Intelligence. Your Soul is thus a particle, a mere dot of His Effulgent Light of Life, and when it is gifted to you in Trust to you alone, it becomes your very own, Unique, One of a kind Ruh or Soul, your very life. Thus your life is a particle of His Ray of Life, which to your higher Luminous Wisdom is the Creator Himself within your Life, without which there is no life.
When you attempt to analyze this Power of Life within, you need to understand the Miracle, the Wonder, the Magnitude and Potency of this Particle of Light, which on a deeper understanding and meditative contemplation is the Creator Himself. The Quran reveals, “Haq Allah “, “Allah Haq“ the “Truth is Allah“ and “Allah is the Truth”, which only He is competent to utter, none else but He, as “ I am the Truth.”
When, and if you try to understand your unique consciousness and intelligence, your distinct power of perception, cognition, awareness, intellect, knowledge, analytical intelligence and your enlightening Luminous Wisdom are inherent in you. Your own conscience, the human in you, to decide the right and the wrong, your power of memory and recall, the power of thought involving a quadrillion of illusive thoughts plaguing your mind, your power of orientation, study and motivation, all of which are emplacated in the Arsh, the Apex of your head containing the thirty-five billion nerve endings in your brain.
- Compiled by the Serendib Sufi Study Circle (Incorporated ) Sri Lanka.