THE SELF’S STATUS IN Attariqa
The self ( soul ) has many pleases depending on its feature and grades . There are seven pleases according to the traits through which the follower goes in his approach to Allah .
The Evil-Inciting Soul
It is the one which has unjust deeds . It is exposed in the Holy qura’n as doing shameful deeds and not commanding its owner to do favorite as Al-Mighty Allah says ( Yet I do not absolve my self ( of blame ) the ( human ) soul certainly incites evil ) 1
Muhammad bin Al-Sanosi describes it as ( It is the companion of ignorance , greed , pride , gluttory , envy , misconduct , going through nonsense , mockery , malice , harmful with hand and tongue . This self is refereed to the loser . We can get ride of these diseases with much remembrance of Allah and lessening the food and the sleeping hours , for these will make the devil’s path very narrow and assist with the reality of faith .
The light of the evil inciting soul is blue . Its place is the chest . Its sphere is the witness . Its remembrance Is ( there is no god but Allah ) to be mentioned one hundred thousands transparent . The guidance in thus : O my Lord expose to me the exposure of ( There is no god but Allah ) and achieve my inner state with the facts of the ( There is no god but Allah , there is no god but Allah , there is no god but Allah ) and I indulge overt state with the enclosure of ( there is no god but Allah ) O Ye Allah keep me in the good reams lot your existence ( there is no god but Allah – thrice ) .
The self – reproaching soul
The traits of this self are blame , thinking , conceit , objections of creation , hidden hypocrisy and the love of whims and power .
Allah names is ( the reproaching) for it , indulges its owner into its situation < if disobey Allah , still it attributes this reproach to what Al-Mighty Allah says ( I do swear by the day of judgement , and I do swear by the self-reproaching soul ) 2
With regard to this soul , Al-Sanoosi said , ( it inclines to do holy struggle (Jihad) and accept law . It has righteous deeds such as prayer , fasting and alms and other good things , but it likes conceit and hidden hypocrisy and its owner likes to show off what the he does of good deeds ) 3
Al-Mureed , therefore , has to exert his effort to get rid of its bad effects by holy struggle .
The light of the kind is yellow and its location in the heart . Its return is Attariqa and its remembrance is Allah . The number of its refrain is one thousand transparent : O Allah , O Allah < O Allah guide me to you and stide the fixate to you , O , Allah by your greatness and status provide me your love , O Allah , thrice may you make my weak heart follow your verses O , Allah thrice .
The inspired soul
It is the self went through holy-struggle till it inclined to the world of spirit and became enlightened and Allah illuminated it . Al-Mighty Allah says ( By the soul , and the proportion and order given to it . And its inspiration as to its wrong and its right Truly succeeds that purifies it , and fails that corrupts it ) 4
Its qualities are generosity , satisfaction , knowledge , humble , patience , endurance , forgiveness of people and urging them for righteousness and accepting their excesses . Also it has many other features such as passion weeping worry , avoidance of creatures , doing of right , love of remembrance , the gaiety of face and bring happy with Allah ) 5
Its light is red and its place is the spirit . Its return is knowledge , its remembrance is ( H U ) to be related for one hundred thousand things , The one who is Allah , there is no god but You , HU , HU , HU Oh , Allah ! make my interior with the secret of your identify and approach you make me indifferent to everything but you , lessen my heavy burdens , make me see and know only you . Ya hu , Ya hu Ya hu . No one is existing but you , none is aimed at but you . You are the existence of existence . Ya hu Praise to Allah , the Lord of all creatures .
The satisfied soul
Al-mighty Allah says ( O thou soul in complete rest and satisfaction) .
Al-Imam Alqushiri , in his interoperation of the satisfied soul said " It is the soul which feels secure with self , or with knowledge or , aith the remembrance of Allah , or with hopes going into paradise . It is said that it is the motionless soul . (its features are ; generosity . The traity of the follower of this maqqam of gaining the prophet's manner , he cannot be satisfied but when obeying the prophet's saying . the Hujub in this maqqam are ours and the preserving in obtaining them , Thus , let the followers know that everything after than Allah is institution He , then , must think but of Allah : ( That to thy Lord is the final goal ) 5
You must know that this religious honour is not an ugly thing but a gift of Allah to his servants . But asking for and unclipping to it is the ugly thing which leads to cut the ties with Allah . This cannot be obtained but with slavery in which the divine secret put ) . In this Maqqam the followers of this self tends to the love of power and fame and acting with the matters of Al-Sheikh and guiding . So , he must be aware of this , for these are the self’s plots . When Allah gives him this status and fame without asking , he must restrict himself to Allah’s orders .
The color of this self is white ; its location is the secret , its source is reality ; and its remembrance in “Hay” and the number of its reciting is one thousand transparent , his orientation is , Ya hay , Ya hay , Ya hay make me go a good like , let me drink of your loveliness . O , Allah ! make my life with you Ya hay . Ya hay , Ya hay make my life become perpetual with you and fill my heart with the divine knowledge ; and make my tongue with the divine knowledge . Ya hay , Ya hay . Ya hay .
The well-pleasing soul
It is the self which believes with everything that happens in the cosmos . It accepts Allah’s destine . Al-Mighty says ( O (thou) soul in (complete) rest and satisfaction ! “ come back thou to thy Lord , well-pleased (thyself) and well-pleasing unto Him) 6.
Ibn Arabi said in his interoperation of this verse ( come back to your Lord : in case of satisfaction when its features are perfect .
Not to retire and go back to the self in satisfaction which is the perfectness of maqqam . And Allah’s compliance cannot be achieved unless Allah is satisfied with it and as Al-Mighty Allah says ( Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with him ) 8.
And about Muhammad bin Ali Al-Sanoosi said “ It is from the second degree of morality which is the rubbing off the human characteristics whiteout being followed by the remaining in this situation ) 9
The qualities of this kind is to abandon everything but Allah , faithfulness , piety , forgetfulness and satisfaction with everything taking place in this cosmos without misgiving or attempting to relieve the harm or objection ; for he is contemplating in the evidence of the absolute beauty and his heat is obsessed with the world of spirits and the secret of secret ) 10
Its color is green ; its location is the secret of secret ; knowledge is the source ; its remembrance is Aahid and the number of its reciting is one hundred thousand transparent : Ya wahid , Ya Wahid , Ya Wahid , Oh Allah ! you are existing , make my exist with the light of your oneness , ported by the evidence of your approach Ya Wahid , Ya wahid , Ya Wahid .
The Well-Pleased soul
It is named thus because Allah guards it with His care . Allah said , O (thou) soul in ( complete) rest and satisfaction ! come back thau to the Lord , well-pleased –(thyself) and well pleasing unto Him . Enter thou , among my devotees ! Yea enter thou my heaven )
The qualities of this self are the good conduct , the avoidance of what I not for Allah and showing mercy towards creatures , forgiveness of their sins ; loving them and approaching Allah .
It is called so , for Allah is pleased with it . It takes what is needs of knowledge from the persona of Alqayoom . If goes back from the invisible world of that of witness with Allah’s will to help people with what Allah bestows on it ) .
The characteristics of the follower who is in their Maqqam is fulfilling its promise ; putting everything in its right place . He spends much when necessary to the extend the ignorant things that he squanders . He spends less when unnecessary . So when the ignorant sees him to thinks him greedy . These are the status of the perfect hearts)
The color of this kind is black ; its location is the covert . It has resource . Its remembrance is “Aziz” to be read are hundred thousands transparent Ya Aziz . Ya Aziz , Ya Aziz make me one of your pious servants Ya Aziz thrice make me respected with your power and esteemed Ya Aziz , thrice .
The perfect self
The end of this kind is not to be satisfied with any of the previous ranks but is , as Al-Mighty Allah says ( That to thy Lord is the final goal)
“ The one in this position does not cease to worship by the use of the complete body or only by the tongue or heart . He constantly asks Allah’s pardon . He is to see people going toward Allah . He wishes right to his son . He was many aids , and does less motion . He hates on creature , commands to do favorite and forbids doing wrong . He shows aversion or loveliness to the one deserving it . No blame could stop him doing Allah’s commands . He put everything in its place . He could be satisfied when he is angry or vise versa . what he want is Allah’s desire and when he asks Allah for something , Allah will never disappoint him “ . The self has no light and its perplexity is its world ; its location is the concealment and its resource is all what had been mentioned , its remembrance is “Wadud” whose number is one hundred thousands transparent Ya Wadud , Ya Wadud , Ya Wadud may you make my heart love to you Ya Wadud , thrice , put love in my heart and the other believer’s hearts Ya Wadud , make a pledge and love for me at you and make an intimacy for me in the believer’s hearts O Allah , may you keep the evil of others off me with you Wadud , thrice .
These seven names are the origins and there are six branches . When you get finished with these seven origins change to the branches one by one which are ( Haq , Qahhar , Qayum , Aahab , Muheimen , and Basit ) . After this you read the name , as we did with the origins , one hundred thousand transparent . When you finishes them these names with their branches , go back again to the beginning .
1-Yusuf , Ayat 53.
2-Al-Qiyamat , Ayat 1.2.
3- Al-Masalik Al-Ashr , Muhammad bin Ali Al-Sunoosi .
4- Al-Shams , Ayat 18.104.22.168.
5-Risalat assiyar and Assulook Al-Junied Al-Shafi’a .
6- Al-Najm , Ayat 42.
7- Madarij Assalikin , Muhammad Husham p.159.
8-Al-Fajr , Ayat 27.28.
9-Madarij Al-Salikin in Al-soofia , Muhammad Hashim , p.162.
11- Aseyer and Asulook to Allah , Ahmed Al-Junied .