On the nature of the prophet

8 12 2009

The mirror the divine essence was placed face to face,
so that this form was duplicated,
the reflection of the divine essence appeared in the mirror,
the name of this reflection became Mustafa.
If such an image had not been born
the conclusion of beauty would come with him.
All flames come from this one flame
which illumines from earth to heaven.

The explanation of this is given thus by the masters of knowledge and the possessors of inner wisdom. The first emanation of God, may his state be exalted, is the light of Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of God be upon him. That is, the absolute Creator brought the light of Muhammad into being 1,670,000 years before all other existent and created things. Hazrat ibn Jauzi wrote that God said to this light, “Become Muhammad,” so that it became a column of light and stood up and reached to the veil of divine greatness- then it prostrated and said, “Praise Be to God!” Then God said, “For this I have created you and I will make you the beginning of creation and the end of the Prophets”.

-Khwaja Muhammad Akbar Warithi, Milad-e-Akbar, found in the book, Religions of India in Practice


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26 05 2011
SAM

We are so similiar but we now seemingly hate them the most.Their women veil themselves as Catholic women used to.If they are serious Muslims they live lives of purity we Catholics can only dream of.We catholics have these puny Lenten fast of no meat on fridays.Muslims fast for 30 days from sunset to sundown.They devoutly kneel and pray five times a day.The great St. Francis admired them.So close but are nit-wit”catholic” media begs us to hate and fear them.

14 01 2011
abdul-halim vazquez

I was just passing through and thought this entry was interesting, especially your comment. The naive view would be to compare Muhammad to Jesus, the Quran to the Bible. Amina to Mary. But in fact for Muslims, its the Quran which is the uncreated word of God. And so in that context, it is more appropriate to compare the Quran to Jesus, and Muhammad to Mary. And more specifically, tradition holds that Muhammad was actually illiterate which corresponds to Mary’s virginity. The Quran didn’t come into the world like other book and Jesus didn’t come into the world like other men.

Also, I’ve blogged about the same topic as your post from another perspective at

http://planetgrenada.blogspot.com/2005/09/light-of-muhammad-saaws.html

8 12 2009
Arturo Vasquez

I only thought this quote was interesting since it is somewhat parallel to what we Catholics think of the Virgin.

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