Wednesday, December 12, 2007

La ilaha illa-Allah | God alone is

the message of Infinite Consciousness, of Supreme Oneness:

La ilaha illa-Allah

. God alone Is .

.. "and there is no veil between la ilaha illa-Allah and Allah Himself, it reaches to Him directly" - saying of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be grace of God. (cited by Tirmidhi).

The Prophet said: "Whoever says (from realizing sincerely and with certainty): there is no god but Allah will abide in the blissful station." (cited in multiple hadith collections)

Allah's Messenger said: "Verily, I know a phrase which no servant utters truthfully from his heart except the fire is made unlawful for him." (cited by 'Uthman ibn 'Affan), 'Umar ibn al-Khattab said: "I shall tell you what that phrase is. It is the kalima (words) of sincerity with which Allah has empowered Muhammad and his Companions."

"Everything has its key, and the key to the Blissful Station in the Ever Abiding Presence of God (Paradise) is the witnessing: la ilaha illa-Allah"

"By Him in Whose hand is my soul, if the heavens and the earth and all that are in them and everything that is in between were brought and placed in one side of the Divine Balance, and the witnessing that la ilaha illa-Allah were placed in the other, the latter would outweigh the former." - sacred saying of Prophet Muhammad.

la ilaha illa-Allah, which outwardly means, There no other god but One God; and esoterically means, God alone is - is considered the central doctrine of Universal Religion of Divine Submission and Realization of Supreme Oneness. In islamic tradition the statement is known as Kalima Tawhid / Tayyab, the word of Divine Oneness. It is followed by the affirmation, Muhammad rasulullah, Muhammad is God's message bearer.

"Infinite consciousness can never lessen at any point in time or space. Infinite consciousness includes every aspect of consciousness. Unconsciousness (also) is one of the aspects of infinite consciousness. Thus infinite consciousness includes unconsciousness. It sustains, covers, pierces through, and provides an end to, unconsciousness - which flows from and is consumed by infinite consciousness". - Meher Baba

. image credit via flickr: arabic script that reads Allahu la ilaha illa huwa, meaning: God, The One alone is.

. forty hadiths on the merit of saying la ilaha illa-Allah
. La ilaha illa-Allah and Advaita | Supreme Oneness
. a Sufi tale on La ilaha illa Allah Pin It Now!