Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Perfect Universe

No world more perfect

قَالَ رَبُّنَا الَّذِي أَعْطَى كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلْقَهُ ثُمَّ هَدَى
He gave each thing its creation and instructed it [Qur’an 20:50],
that is, he explained that ta’ala [God, may He be exalted] gave everything its creation, so that no one would say, “such and such is lacking in me,” because that lack which one presumes is superficial and transitory, (presumed) on account of ignorance about oneself and an absence of trust in Allah’s word, if it came to one, [namely] He gave everything its creation [20:50].

The creation does not recognize its perfection or its lack because it is created for another, not for itself.
The one who created one rather created one for itself, not for oneself (ourself).

(Allah) only gave one what is good for (Allah) ta’ala.

The ‘abd [servant/slave] wants it to be for (him)self, not for (his) rabb [Lord];
because of this one says, “I want this,” and “I lack that.”

If one understood that one was created for one’s rabb one would know that Allah created the created in the most perfect form,suiting one’s rabb

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ
I take refuge in Allah that I not be among the ignorant (who don’t know this) [2:67].

This is one of the issues our companions forget, despite the greatest of them knowing it. It is one of the issues needed for knowledge, first, last, and in between, because it is the basis of divine adab [good relationship] sought by the haqq [the Real] from his creatures.
And only they know that who say,
رَبَّنَا وَسِعْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ رَحْمَةً وَعِلْمًا
Our rabb! you encompass everything with rahmah and knowledge [40:7].
As for the ones (the angels) who say,
قَالُوا أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَنْ يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاءَ
Would you put on her (on the earth) one who would spoil it and shed blood? [2:30],

They did not stay with the intent of haqq who created creation. If the matter was not as it happened (with spoiling earth and shedding blood), then many names in the divine presence would go idle, not showing their authority/force. Rasulallah s.a. said, “If you (all) did not sin, Allah would go to a people who sinned, and they would seek forgiveness, and Allah would forgive them.”
So he alerts us that everything that happens in the universe, happens for a force of a divine name to come out. And as it is like this, the matter, so there does not remain in [the totality of] all possible events any [event] more wondrous than this world, nor more perfect. There remains not in all possible events any but its like (in wonder and perfection) [and then another, its like] and so on without end,

so understand that!

Futûhât 3:143-144