Monday, February 05, 2007

Al-Ahad | The One | 99 Divinely Sublime Attributes of God

Al - Ahad

. The One
. His Oneness is undoubtedly and universally acknowledged.
. The One who is the Essence of Unity.
. The One who depends upon no other, and to Whom there is no likeness. The One in whom all names, attributes and relationships are united.

Say: He is Allah, the One.
He is Allah, the Eternal. (The Quran 112:1,2)

There is nothing like Him (42:11)

What does it mean to learn the knowledge of God's Unity?
To consume yourself in the presence of the One.
If you wish to shine like day,
burn up the night of self-existence.
Dissolve in the Being who is everything.
you grabbed hold of "I" and "we,"
and this dualism is your ruin.
- Rumi, Mathnawi I:3009-3012, tr. Helminski

Practice | Repeat and behold this remembrance as Ya-Ahadu.

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