That is, leave the company of those who restrict the Names with their humanly values, and fail to recognize the reality of the Beautiful Names and who do not know Allah is respect of His Akbariyyah!
“And believes in (confirms) the Most Beautiful (Names) (to be his essential reality), we will ease him towards ease.” (Quran 92:6-7)
Even the consequence of good is related to the Names:
“For the doers of good (ihsan) is the Beautiful (Names) and more (pleasure). No darkness (egotism) will cover their faces (consciousness), nor derogation (which results from deviating from one’s essence). Those are companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.” (Quran 10:26)
Allah’s Absolute Essence (dhat) cannot be likened to anything in existence. With His greatness (Akbariyyah) He is free from becoming limited or conditioned by His creation or the attributes denoted by His Names, which constitute one point amongst infinite others. In other words, what is referred to as the Dimension of Names is like a multidimensional holographic single frame. And, despite the fact that it is perceived as the realm of multiplicity, this realm of activity is essentially a unified field of existence created with the compositional qualities in His knowledge.
To summarize before going further...
The qualities and attributes that we have come to acquire through revelation as the Names of Allah (singular in nature) are the very structural compositions that manifest the totality of all the universal dimensions, from nothingness into this shadow (holographic) existence. This reality, of which earthly vicegerency aspires to become aware, is far beyond the reach of the cruel and ignorant.
The Dimension of Names is the ‘exalted, magnificent, and perfect attributes and qualities’ with all its sub-dimensions and inner-existence!
Let us now ponder on the world perceived by humanity... and then “raise our gaze to the heavens and observe” as the Quran states, without dogmatic views and bigotry, with the understanding of universality formed by proficient knowledge!
What value does a world based on our miniscule perception have in comparison to the magnificence, glory and perfection of the universe?
I hope, in the light of this understanding, we can approach the Names of Allah with the awareness that their revelation depends on the purging of the individual consciousness (based on its limited perception and conception of the Book of Knowledge) and that their effects pertain to the whole of the cosmos, constantly manifesting new meanings and expressions.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express one of my concerns. I do not feel the knowledge I shared through previous articles has been correctly understood. Let me restate that the meanings, qualities and attributes denoted by the Names of Allah are only one point among infinite others in the sight of Allah. Also, the quantum potential expressed as the Reality of Muhammad or the Angel named Spirit is not only pre- and post-eternal, but it is also the reality I refer to as the ‘multi-dimensional single frame’ picture! Because this has not been well understood, Allah is still perceived as the one God out there! Whereas the whole observation and all that has been articulated pertain only to a point: Allah is just Allah, Allah is Akbar! Subhanahu min tanzihiy (HU is beyond comparability)!
Please be aware that what I write and share with you can never be taken as the final conclusion; in fact, it can only be an introduction! It is not possible to openly disclose through publication matters that are deeper than this. Anyway, the people of this path will recognize that even what we have already shared are things that have never been shared in this much detail and this openly before. This is a very sensitive topic as the reader may very easily fall into the misconception of either an external God or worse, confine the reality to his Pharaoh-like ‘I’ness and animalistic bodily self!
I tried to shed some light on the topic of the Names (al-Asma). Let us now take a look at the qualities and attributes denoted by these exalted, magnificent and perfect Names (al-Husna)... As much as simple words allow of course...
THE TRIGGER SYSTEM
All of the qualities and attributes pertaining to the Names are entirely present at every point of existence! However, depending on the desired manifestation, some attributes gain precedence over others, like the channels in an equalizer, to make up the specific formation. Also, qualities denoted by certain Names naturally and automatically trigger the expressions of certain other Names, in order to generate a new manifestation. This system is known as ‘sunnatullah’ and entails the universal laws of Allah (or the laws of nature as those with limited perceptive ability would say) and the mechanics of His system.
This is a glorious mechanism beyond description; all beings from pre-eternity to post-eternity subsist with all their inter and inner dimensions and perceivable units within this system!
All thoughts and activities projecting from consciousness, whether through the universe or a single person’s world, are all formed within and according to this system.
In short, we may refer to this mechanism, where qualities of Names trigger one another, as the trigger system.
As I warned above, consider the entire universality of existence (which is ONE by essence) as the plane of manifestation of these Names. The trigger system applies to every instance of perception by a perceiver in every plane of existence within this universality. Since the entire sequence of certain qualities triggering other qualities is a known, it is said that the pre- and post-eternal knowledge of everything that has and will happen at all times is present in Allah’s knowledge!
The following verses and the Name Hasib allude to this trigger system:
“...Whether you show what is within your consciousness (your thoughts) or conceal it, Allah will bring you to account for it with the Name Hasib...” (Quran 2:284)
“Whoever does an iota’s weight of good will see it.” (Quran 99:7)
Evidently, the consequence of an action or thought is inevitably experienced within this system. This is why every thought or action of gratitude or ungratefulness we may have output in the past would have most definitely caught up with us, or is bound to in the future. If one seriously contemplates on this many doors will open and secrets will reveal themselves. The mystery of fate is also pertinent to this mechanism!
Let us now follow these signpost-like Names to discover the secret lands they point to:
ALLAH... Such a name... It points to Uluhiyyah!
Uluhiyyah encompasses two realities. HU which denotes Absolute Essence (dhat) and the realm of infinite points in which every single point is formed by the act of observing knowledge through knowledge. This act of observing is such that each point signifies an individual composition of Names.
By respect of His absolute essence, Allah is other than, but in terms of His Names, Allah is the same as the engendered existence (sh’ay) yet nevertheless far and beyond (Ghani) from the worlds and any similitude! This is why Allah, who created the engendered existence (sh’ay) and the acts with His Names, uses the plural pronoun ‘We’ in the Quran. For, in essence, the engendered existence (everything in creation) is none other than Allah! Please note that by engendered existence (sh’ay) we are referring to the Dimension of Names that constitute existence. One can ponder and contemplate the essence of creation and existence, but one cannot contemplate the Absolute Essence of Allah. It is inconceivable and inappropriate; indeed, it is absolutely impossible! This is because one that has been created with the expressions of Allah’s Names cannot fully comprehend the Absolute Essence of Allah! Even if this knowledge is revealed by divine inspiration – which is impossible – it is inconceivable. This is why it is said ‘the path of such pursuit ends in nothingness’.
HU’Allahulladhiy la ilaha illa HU!
Whether via revelation or through consciousness, HU is the inner essence of the reality of everything that is perceived... To such extent that, as the reflection of Akbariyyah, first awe then nothingness is experienced and, as such, the Reality of Hu can never be attained! Sight cannot reach HU! HU denotes absolute obscurity and incomprehension! As a matter of fact, all names, including Allah are mentioned in connection with HU in the Quran!