Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AM I NOT YOUR LORD? - life is the act of remembering our answer to the question

And (remember) when thy Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their reins, their seed, and made them testify of themselves, (saying): Am I not your Lord? They said: Yea, verily. We testify. (That was) lest ye should say at the Day of Resurrection: Lo! of this we were unaware; (Quran 7:172, Marmaduke Pickthall)

How shall we answer Him? When the Lord asks all of mankind, yet to be born from Adam and Eve, "Am I not your Lord"? (Alastu bi Rabbikum?) It is a matter of greatest significance, but not as how we mortal deign to interpret. When the Lord says something, it is not for that one particular moment, but for all moments from the beginning of time to the furthest reaches of eternity. Thus, it is not a past matter, but a present and real question to all of us today, to you and me and the cat named Moses... "Am I not our Lord?" How shall we answer him?

In the holy Quran, all the souls replied, "Yea, verily. We testify!" So we have indeed all replied thus, affirming the Oneness of God, and the Oneness of our One Creator. 

What is He saying in His asking? When the Lord asks the question, "Am I not your Lord?" it is not merely to unequivocally confirm His Eternal sovereignty over all creation, His unparalleled dominance over all things, His unimaginable power and righteousness over all thoughts, deeds and words of humanity. Above all, it is the Divine Confirmation of His Mercy, Love and Compassion...

Alastu bi Rabbikum?
Am I not your Lord?
Will you not accept what gifts
I have planned and stored for your future?
Lo, you have no capacity to imagine My gifts!

Am I not your Lord?
Will you not accept My embrace
Within which no harm can come to you,
Through which you may find all cures for your illnesses,
All knowledge to amend your ignorance,
All good and beautiful manners to correct
The feral purpose and selfishness of your ego?

Am I not your Lord?
Will you not see Me as the Perfection of all perfections,
The unreachable beauty surpassing all beauties created,
The Truth all-high and all-forgiving above all truths,
The One, Most worthy to be sought after?

Am I not your Lord?
And did I not create you and know you best?
Why would you turn to anything less than Me?
When I am the end of all your thoughts and actions,
I am the settler of all plans and conjecture,
And I am the Happiness surpassing all happiness
Ever experienced through the passing of time.
............................

All my life, I am trying to give the best answer, that which my soul has already given. For I wish to confirm my servanthood to Him, for the Gate of His Divine Pleasure to open, through which oceans upon oceans of endless knowledge, forgiveness, love and mercy awaits us all. So life is simply the act of remembrance - Remembering our answer to our Lord.

And when we do remember? Then, all our burden becomes the Lord's burden,
All our hopes become the Lord's hope, and there is naught greater
than He, our One Lord, our One Love. He who settles the
measure of all goodness for all humanity.

And verily, there is not greater guide to the Door of Remembrance that Saydeena Muhammad Habbibullah s.a.w.s.

May our Lord bless us, and keep us always, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

2 comments:

val said...

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Milky Tea said...

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