Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Origin of Creation - Divine Sharing of Himself (God)

God the Treasure
A treasure is something which is so lovely to you
And fills you with so much joy
That you wish to share it and not hoard,

Thus, if you have not found such a treasure,
Nor a single thing which you wish to share,
Whether it is a golden coin or a friendly smile,
Then sadly, alas… you have not found God.

Thus it was that the Prophet's saying, much publicised later by the writings of Ibn Arabi and Jelaludin Rumi which encompassed the reason of creation, wherein God said, "I was a hidden treasure, and I desired to be known..."

God found Himself to be pleasing and a joy unto Himself. But He desired to share Himself and to share the knowledge of His Love, Beauty, Mercy and Power. Thus He created creation, beginning first with the first of creation, the root from which all trunk, tree, branch, flower and fruit of creation blossomed - The Light of Muhammad, the NurMuhammad.

So to share one's joy. To share one's wealth, one's knowledge, one's time, one's food and water, hearth and home... is to mirror the Divine Sharing of God when from some utter state of absolute vacuum, our Lord manifested the infinite ocean of His Imagination, and the infinite ocean of His power.

Alas, does who do not think they own anything to share, when the Prophet himself once said that to cast a smile upon another, is a form of sharing (charity).

The Sun is up, and there is gladness in the air here. Thank you, sunshine, for sharing a little corner of your time today with me.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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