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Manāzil al-Sā’irīn #97 – Chapter on Annihilation
Channel: Hatem al-Haj
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Today inshallah we'll talk about alpha or annihilation.
We've been talking about finance, ever since we started the book
that educates almost every third phase to the concept of fun
or annihilation or self annihilation.
But this time, we will talk in some more detail about infinity
as a station, in and of itself, or annihilation as a station in and of itself
started this 92nd station of his book of 100 stations,
which will be the second station and the last division or section that is the section of the Hyatt or the section of the endings
as usual, he would start by quoting a verse from the Quran, he said, calabaza jellico luminol, a fan powered Arabic. A lot of Almighty said every one upon the earth would perish caravanners perish, slash vanish,
and they would remain the face of your Lord, and there will remain the face of your Lord. And you know, this verse isn't sort of man.
Then the chef said, find out if you have a bad melodrama do not have the elements of magic happen while
he says annihilation in this respect,
refers to the complete fading of that which is other than the real with respect to knowledge than denial than actualization, it is of three levels.
So what does he mean by this annihilation in this restructuring refers to the complete fading of that which is other than the reason other than Allah subhanho wa Taala other than the true one God, Gods
with respect to knowledge, then denial, then actualization with respect to knowledge in it is basically your acknowledgment of the
triviality, transience disposability of the creations and they're beginning at one time, and your acknowledgement of the eternity of a loss of pinata being the first cause being the ultimate effector being the beginner of all things, the creator of all things and that realization causes the fading, that complete fading of the creation, and your knowledge and your knowledge. That's why he said adamant in your knowledge, then denial, that becomes a state not just a matter of knowledge, and becomes a state, your that recognition will, will lead the the creations actually fade in your perception. So that's why he said something other than denial, you actually deny the creation
then actualization than in reality or an actual then in actuality reality or as a matter of actualization when this becomes
Were you are you even
this is even the annihilation of the annihilation.
annihilation is when you stop recognizing you stop seeing afterwards, and then you stop. You know, you're stopping because there is
basically no action to be attributed to you whatsoever. Since you are one of those creations. One of those transients contingent disposable creations, okay, so let's let's try to make sense of the concept of it for now. And talk about it in some more detail.
Because it is one of the
so when you reclaim the Sony tozawa you need to be you need to understand what is
Sony to sell. So, and that is part of this is to understand where departures from the early suddenly tasawwuf
without knowing the departures you're not going to be able to tell what is straight orthodox upright
and to solve in the early to solve. So, one of the departures is the like I said
was the emphasis on the inadequacy of knowledge became, you know, after the departure became basically
resentment of knowledge to some extent, this regard the dismissal of knowledge, which was not meant by the early majority of Atari, whatsoever, the only wanted to say, knowledge alone is inadequate, but they never meant to say, knowledge is not important.
So, the departure happened later within the, you know, the the salary here are among the salary key. The departure happened later, when we started to create a conflict between Sharia and hockey, have emphasis on enhancement, though versus knowledge of the Scriptures, emphasis on, you know, disclosures or inspiration and so, can taste versus the actual text of the Scripture and the role model of the first community. One of the departures was also the emphasis on the age, the emphasis on
the emphasis on God's agency versus human agency, which means that
which means that
there was undue emphasis on the universal decrees versus the shadow decrees or the religious decrees of God
inoculated Kony and updated Should I go, God has universal decrees and God has religious commands and the religious commands, the fact that there are religious commands says that there is human agency and that is part of the
of this creation, particularly the human creation, the choice that we have been given the agency that we have been given
is true, and that is why we will be held accountable, because accountability, if there is no agency would be other unfairness. But since
there is agency, then being accountable, being responsible and being accountable, would only make sense if we do have some agency. So, the emphasis on the divine agency versus the human agency the emphasis on
also cause the some degree of departure from through you know, pure sonnets. So, later, where
it resulted in indifference and pacifism and indifference.
And many of the things that would be expected when you undermine or undercut the human agency.
Why one of the things also that the one of the departures also the one of the bigger departures is this concept of finance or this concept of communion
with God, corporate annihilation,
therefore, you know, a belief that is, you know, will basically lead to a belief
and the sense of ontological in the sense of really not recognizing our existence or denying our existence not mentally, but extra mentally, in reality, not only perceptually but ontologically this will lead to pantheism or mon as this will lead to hardware
like a myriad of heretical beliefs and concepts.
So, fana is important, it is extremely important that we understand because this is one of the key issues one of the key issues where departure took place.
the earlier mesh if refer to versus the departures that happened later fana can have
Three different meanings phonetic can have three different meanings. One of them is the essence of worship, the essence of the Hades,
the essence of
that is in the middle of a law that is in the divinity of God, that is the annihilation of your will, in the sense that it will be completely from here on subservient to His will. That is the annihilation of religion to your religions, that is in the sense of it, being from here on subservient to his
commands, and to his decrees. So, this is from an era that the end of your era, the Federal of your will, you will
you will not other than
what He wills. So,
in this type of fund, we have to caution though, that this type of funnel is still not a complete merger or union of wills, still not ontologically complete union or merger of wills, because if you say that it is ontologically complete union.
What is the difference between us and the Christians when it comes to the Trinity when it comes to saying that the three are one, we tell them they have three distinct twills
they are not.
If one was praying to another, than they are not one, if one fell to the he needed to prostrate to invoke, to speak to the other, they are not one, we're talking about two different twills The web is the most characteristic identifier of a being and if you say that there is complete merger union of wills, you will say that is modernism, that is basically modernism that and modernism and all of these things come came from
sort of neoplatonic emanation theories of faith, that we came from God therefore, it would be expected to merge back with him
in some form of reincarnation type of belief. So,
so, that does not mean that the wills will completely be one, it just means that your will which is yours is completely subservient, subservient to Lourdes, Happy akuna Hello, who kovanda magic to be very happy akuna however, who tobon limited to be none of you will believe until his desires are subservient, completely subservient in complete conformity to that which I have brought forth, that is the profits of Southern speaking. So, if you are how, if your desires are completely subservient, and in complete conformity with that which the prophets of Southern brought forth then that is complete email, that is complete email. So that is the finale right, that is when your will becomes
completely subservient to the Divine Will.
Not merging with the Divine Will, but completely subservient to the Divine Will. Now, on the opposite side of an era, that is the ontological funnel, the funnel, the existential funnel, the funnel, dude, existential, ontological, where it is claimed that there is only one existence which is the divine existence, what does that result in? It results in this being the divine existence, because he can hear you Can you touch
to the message of a law there is nothing inside the clock except the law.
That that is that is the ultimate end of it. When you deny all other existence except the divine existence, then you will be God and everything else will be God. So that is a completely heretical one. The first one
is the completely, certainly one. This is the completely theoretical one, which is the ontological. The ontological, you know, is basically philosophical musings that have no basis whatsoever in reality.
People who speak of ontological finance, what they need to do is they need to stop eating and drinking because, you know,
if they really don't
God does not need to eat or drink, you know, the the ultimate exists existence, which is God
does not need to subsist on food.
Therefore, if you truly believe that you don't exist, please don't eat, don't drink, and do not breathe, because the guard does not need to breathe.
So, this is basically, you know, even going back to David Hume, when when he says, Be a philosopher, but amidst all of your philosophy, still be a man, be a philosopher, but amidst all of your philosophy, stem Be a man, this basically, like have common sense, you know, so, it still invoke your common sense. So, don't set like the current in a room, and you know, and say, Do I exist, but when you feed gold, you put like wood in the stove?
That doesn't make sense, if you do not exist, why are you putting wood in the stove?
If you're feeling cold, you exist.
So, so this ontological funnel is extremely problematic, because this is where it leads, it leads to modernism, it leads to pantheism.
And that is diametrically
opposed to the Sharia.
Because there is one existence, and then there is no difference. And even some did express that
in the writings and their poetry, that there is no difference between anything and you know, so what is wrong with the worst violence of the idols are God,
a manifestation of God, not even a manifestation of God, because at this level of ontological calculation, it would be one existence.
So this type of funnel is completely
And the first was completely pure. The second type of funnel it between them in the middle
has two elements has two ingredients. One is completely in line with the sun, in line with the Sharia.
The second is the panel in the lobby of God, the annihilation in the Lordship of a loss of pinata, that is a perceptual type of annihilation, that is you in your perception, a mentally you are witnessing the Lord, and your witnessing of the Lord would cause everything to fade. Because by comparison, infinity and anything is what for anything, divided by infinity is zero. So that in that sense, you're witnessing of the Lord they are beholden, godly, the Lord your shoot of the Lord will cause you to not have showed
a silver which is anything else, all else.
But you do recognize their existence, because you are here and the reality like the province of Solomon, his companions, they were never, they never left to reality, they never basically
mystified there, the Dean was clear, Allah praise the Quran by being will be praised the Prophet by being will be the most transparent was clear, straightforward. So, so you do recognize the existence of different beings, but they are like glass boards you see through them. And the example that we always give, when your spouse yells at you, you see through your see you're seeing what they're doing. But you're seeing that it is ultimately God who caused them to do this. This is your test. And by seeing through them and you see the divine work in their action, you and you're recognizing the divine in their action, your response will not be to them would be to Him.
And that is when you start to walk away from your ego can be a third party and making sure that you're looking at the scene from a distance
that is in line with the sun.
That is in line with the Sharia. Now there is a part of this
that is not in line with
you know this this part is completely in line with the center this is my comment SN and Tabitha lagana Katara, to worship Allah as if you see him, right. And if you see him Can you imagine seeing anything else beside him or being distracted by anything if you're seeing him, you
would not wouldn't happen.
and this type of phenomena is basically completely also
there is the, this is in complete harmony with Baba subsisting by Allah with a love for Allah. Because when you reach this type of finance, then he is obsessed by Allah with a love for Allah had
to come to some Allah vs ma V or masala the opposite will be
this will be how rigid hola TMC be until I love them. My Lord, my servant will continue to draw closer to me by that which I have made obligatory on him, and then by the NFL head Bell until I love him and once I love him, I will be his hearing with which he hears inside which he sees his hand with which he strikes and his leg with which he walks.
That is that is
that is completely consistent. Where does it become somewhat problematic, problematic in a sense,
it becomes a problematic when you're focused on the divine, the object of your attention, the divine, the object of your attention, the extreme focus on the divine, the object of your attention, will cause the object of attention to acquire an intimacy, a level of intimacy, that only belongs to the self. And that can happen even without, you know, the object of attention being the divine. If you have any object of attention, and you have extreme focus on that object of attention, it acquires a level of intimacy that only belongs to the self. And when it acquires that level of intimacy that only belongs to the self what happens, you feel that divine presence to the point
to the point where you could speak those subtle, hot or esoteric statements, that in in a different state would be considered acceptable, would be considered statements of
why are they executed then that state because that state is a trance? It is an altered level, it's an altered state of consciousness, your focus on your object of attention had caused the object of attention to acquire intimacy that belongs to itself, causing an altered state of consciousness at trends trans.
It is abnormal.
So why did someone like him Tamia who was very keen on pointing out the departures of Sufism from Satanism
say that he would be excused people who are people who speaking within this trance would be excused, not found in full at all, because they have no control. If they reached the level where they have no control, then they would be excused.
They would not have committed because they were not in control, that spiritual intoxication or circuit caused them to lose control.
But he he gave
some conditions for these subtle heart to be executable.
And before that, he said that this is not the way of the companions.
This is not the way of the prophets and companions. So, this is not the ultimate state of piety. Because the companions were completely established, they have mckuen in their spiritual stations, that they would not fall in those trances. So the best and most virtuous way is that of the prophets of Solomon the companions, but yeah,
some of the agents you know, among the latter, you know, the earlier generations also but now the generation of the companions
Some of the very righteous people who were otherwise Sharia compliant
there have been reports from them
fallen in such trances okay. So, what are the conditions for this trance to be excusable or for the shorter how to be excusable one person in general is shut out by them in general the in their life, you know, these are people who are actually avoided
in their life. These are people who do not invoke those subtle heart, those those trances are not pretentious and they are not fake, they are real,
they are really out of control. It's not like they're pretending or they're faking it to look you know, pious or to look you know, different
also, they did not invoke the trans by anything that is haram, they invoked the trans by zyk, you know, they sat down in their darkroom and they made you know, for hours and they got the trends
you can say that they invoked by something that is hot on
the trends would be brief, and the shopper have the statement would be brief only a few words you don't sit down and write a book on it,
it is in a state of trends.
So, it is expected that once you wake from that trends,
upon waking up from the trends, you deny the statement you rejected, you even deny having seven
So, all of these are conditions for the shuttle to be executable.
So, the perceptual funnel is two parts. One part is when you're beholding of Allah subhanaw taala causes you to never be distracted by the CIA, all else. And you see through them, everything that happens around you to you.
You see through it, the work of God subhana wa tada and the part that is a little problematic, that was not the it was not the way of the prophets of Solomon his companions is the part where
that we talked about the trances that cause these subtle heart.
Okay, so is it clear now three different meanings of ontological heretical
that definite of Wales, that is the, into the area of Allah, that's the essence of Laila Allah, financial, the perceptual finance has elements, mostly fine, unless it goes to
an extreme that becomes somewhat problematic.
But those people would still be rewarded for the state that brought them to that extreme, but they will not be rewarded for that transit sales, they will be rewarded for the state that brought them to the strengths,
then the ship will start now to talk about the degrees
of Finance. And he said that is not effective in moral
iron ore, financial jargon,
financial hoppin, the first level is the finance absorbs absorption of the recognition into the who is recognized. And that is the finance of knowledge and the finance of the beholding into the beheld. And that's the funnel of denial and the funnel of the pursuit into the actuality and that is the funnel of actualization.
basically, when when you record when the recognized
overtakes the recognition, and the Massoud, the beheld overtakes the beholding, and the
basically actuality to have it actualize your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala overtakes your pursuit of Allah the journey because he reached your destination.
Now, what does that mean?
Does it mean that the finish of the pursuit into the actuality means that you do not pursue a lot anymore? Because you have arrived? Absolutely not.
At the end of the world at all,
Worse appear lower than 10 certainty comes to you by all the more facility means death. That is certainty.
So, so you will have in fact, the closer you get to Allah, the more our than to pursuit of him.
And that would be expected, certainly would be expected, you know, the closer you get to Allah, the more well short of the Union, that is heretical. That is unreal and heretical, the closer you get to Allah, the more our than to pursuit of him.
you know, there is nothing that combines all of the funnel
and everything in one statement and and the the heart and pursuit of Allah subhanaw taala. You know, I wouldn't say nothing but you know, a statement that that combines them, marvelously is the statement of a gerade Rahim Allah, when he was asked about and held
by many of the masters of the past and denied,
said to them, he gave them a statement that basically everybody, the two that everybody felt was the pinnacle of everything that was mentioned in that gathering in that blessed gathering. So he said to have done that he would have left he will
be among the other Co Op. But a Huracan palvelu. Anwar Oh, hi, Betty. What's up? Sure. boohooman Cassio de one cancer for the Berlin study, baby. Kelowna. fabula wave matakohe final wave taraka fabby amarilla ye the second from Allah. Bill.
Little he were Mala.
So it's an FC. It's a servant who is detached from himself. matassa on vehicula be connected to his Lord through his remembrance.
I won't be at a copy. So this person who already lost himself walked away from his ego he's detached from himself. He won't be at a co op always fulfilling his rights of fulfilling the rights of his Lord. his commitment to his Lord is unwavering. Always. And Chi means what? To whom Allah means what? That you're standing in service of the your guests. So it means that you're always standing you never take a break. Your standard means that you're always ready for the next command
up always fulfilling his rights
but harakat Calvo Anwar Oh, hi Betty. The lights of His Majesty burn top his heart. The reverence of the Lord the burnt up his heart
was sure boom and Cassie would be and he subsists only on the nectar of his compassion.
One cancer fellow, the bourbon aesthetic may be under the bar the irresistible had manifested Himself to him, from behind the veils of the unseen the veils of
faith that the kalama so when he speaks fabula he
or when he talks, it's By Allah, whether or not pa and when he speaks, or when he makes any other ends. Final law he eats about or from Allah.
How do I get the umbrella and when he moves, it is by the command of Allah and when he is still he is with Allah.
So he is from a big law he was the law lie Yama, Allah so he is by Allah for Allah with Allah and that's it you know where you know where else do you want to go? Like stop that's it. You should be here. And if you fulfill
these requirements if we if you if we are ever, ever able to fulfill them, why do we need to mystify why why why are we Why do we have to philosophize?
The scale anymore, or dissolve anymore? Why are we so attracted to
Fancy expressions are offensive to fanciful expressions,
keep it clear and keep it real.
And you will get to your destination
without any of the perils of, you know mysticism.
Okay. Then the sheikh said what data to Sania find out who the tala Scott, he will find out who did modify his party, we'll find out who did it and started. The second level is the annihilation of the beholding of the pursuit to eliminated and the annihilation of the beholden recognition to eliminate it, and the annihilation of the beholding of the beholding to eliminate.
Basically, it is the gradual process of
elation, or self annihilation, the gradual process of self annihilation. Now
when you when you
reach the point of shoot, you want He wants you to stop your own childhood, your childhood of your childhood.
When you reach the point of watching a loss of power,
he wants you to stop the beholding of your beholding. Because if you are beholding you're beholding you're beholding yourself, and you have not completely vanished. And if you behold your behold, then you may still be suffer from some of the consequences of this.
Because you're seeing how far you have gotten, right. You're seeing how far that you have gotten. And you're seeing of how far you have gotten on the path can be a detriment to you, and can bring you to the beginning of the path, if not kick you out completely.
It's like the shaitan, who,
you know, has excelled in worship. But he saw his worship to be his.
And that gave that sort of arrogance and pride that he would not be able to prostrate. So you want to stop beholding you're beholding.
And then the sheikh said, what that has to satisfy and further on to the funnel. funnel happens in Ember CLI in Rocky.
Silicon submitted by
the third level is the annihilation of the beholding offense. And that's the real fun, whereby one will be glimpsing to the light the lightning of reality, sailing through the ocean of union and pursuing the trail of subsistence, he says, sailing through the ocean of union and pursuing the trail of subsistence seems that he puts out higher than finance.
Although it seems that
through the different sec the different stages that we have studied, that the Jeff prizes for no more than Bakar in this book, but when it comes when it came to the stations, he put for as the 92nd would be the 93rd. So he puts subsisting Biola with a love for the higher than finance. Now,
like I told you the last time, the reason why I chose this book, because at the moment how he is a 30 in RP, the hum very, in fact, when I give his statements and interpretation, that is that is basically consistent with
the challenger, the burden is on the challenger, to give it a statement that is inconsistent. When I say that he did not mean financial Jude,
I could say this with confidence, because of the rest of his legacy. There is his biography the rest of his life that is known to us. So with confidence, we can say that when he talks about union, he's not talking about the existential merger in God, which is the opposite of emanation. A form of reincarnation, that is opposite emanation, and that is completely heretical. He's talking about the union, in the sense of the vanishing of your will, into his well
The absorption of your well into his will and your shoot of the ends all else
into his shoot on the.
So, the chief ended on a positive note here where he says, pursuing the trade of subsistence, like he want to go to get there to cross to Baka and is obsessed by Allah with Allah for Allah. Next time inshallah we will go over the station of ibaka
subsistence, which is 90 to 93rd Station, protocol, the other stuff that comes from a couple 100 children and stuff