Reality of the one who stands at the station of praise
and for whom the banner of praise is raised
from pre-eternity to post-eternity
O Allah, send blessings and peace in all the affairs of the revealed and the hidden
upon the one from whom the secrets, which are hidden in his lofty essence, were cleft apart,
and the lights, which are hidden in the sky of his lofty qualities, dispel the shadows of night as full moons,
and in him ascended the truths, from him to Him;
and the sciences of Adam descended through him and upon him, rendering the entire creation unable to comprehend that which was entrusted to him of the secret,
and before him understanding is diminished; yet each one's inability to understand suffices him.
This is the preserved secret that has not been grasped by any one of us in its existence. And none who comes after him will reach his pre-existent witnessing.
Magnified is the Prophet whose glowing beauty blossoms the gardens of the dominion
and the world of the kingdom. And the reservoirs of the world of al-jabarut pour forth
in profusion the lights of his dazzling secret.
Bless him, a blessing worthy of You, from You to him,
and grant him peace in accordance with this blessing, as him being worthy of its abundance and favor.
and on his family, who are the suns of the heavens most high.
and on his companions and followers and those who came after.
O Allah! Surely he is Your secret which unites all secrets.,
and Your light encompassing all lights,
and Your guide who leads through You to You ,
and the leader who rides Your worlds to You,
and Your great veil that stands before You,
so that no one reaches except through his noble presence,
and no straying person can be guided except by his shining lights.
O Allah! Join me to his spiritual line,
and make his praised noble descent true through me.
Let me know him with a knowledge with which I can see his face,
and through which I can become his manifestation,
in the way that he loves, and in the way that satisfies him,
And through which I am freed from every source of ignorance,
through his deep knowledge.
WAJ ALI-LLAHUMMA RUHAHU SIRRA HAQIQATI DHAWQAWWA HALA
And O Allah! make his spirit the Secret of my Reality through tasing and through state.
WA HAQIQATAHU JAMIA AWALIMI FI MAJAMI'I MAALIMI HALAWWA MAALA.
And may his Reality unify all my worlds in the places of knowledge, both now and forever.
~ From al-Wazifa al-Mashishiyyah: Blessed litany of the Shadhili Sufi Path ~
Among various themes, the knowledge and tasting of which the Sufi mystic and God intoxicated ones strive to attain to, Haqiqat e Muhammad or Reality of Muhammad is one of such profound subject matter. It is illuminating knowledge of the elite friends of God. It is one of those subject matters the beginning of which is bewilderment and the end of which is effacement in fana fi Rasul, annihilating into the reality of the Messenger, upon him be abundant peace and blessings of Allah.
Shaykh A. Nooruddeen Durkee, Khalifah of Shadhuli School in North America back in 1994 gave a very illuminating talk on this deep subject titled: "Manifestations of the Shadowless Presence". Below is the recording of this very valuable discourse via Youtube. The talk is deeply mystical and carries gnostic quality. The talk is available as essay to obtain from Green Mountain School site.
The talk was delivered at International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference, sponsored by Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education. Click play on each video to watch and listen. May we all be granted benefit and baraka from what is transmitted here in.
Reality of Prophet Muhammad: Part 1
Reality of Prophet Muhammad: Part 2
Reality of Prophet Muhammad: Part 3
* Descent of Nur-i-Muhammad
* The perfected human (al-insan al-kamil)
* Creation of the Light of Muhammad