If The Light Were Truly Gone

Peace, one and all…

We live in interesting times, it seems.  Patterns are shifting and changing, and the world moves towards a great turning point.  As we draw nearer to this moment of decision, we all feel the strain.  I know that I do.  But, as I travelled to work this morning, a calming truth emerged from deep within.

If the light were truly gone, then the end of all things would already have come.  If the light had truly gone, then no one on earth would speak of love and truth and mercy; no one would strive to swim against the tides of our times.  No, the light does not fade, nor is it ever diminished.  It is we who turn away and we who close our own eyes.

Allah says in the Quran:

‘Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves’ (13:11)

There is hope in these words.  There is life in these words.  A change in our attitudes, orientations and priorities can only come from within.  We are called in these days of ours to look inside ourselves with Truth, bi al-Haqq, that a way forward might be shown therein.

May every eye and every heart open.  May a new dawn emerge.  Ya Nur!

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman

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9 thoughts on “If The Light Were Truly Gone

  1. Truly God’s light, His love, does not fade, nor is it ever diminished!

    Truly God gives us all ample opportunities to change- That is where hope resides in His gracious nature.

    A change in our attitudes, orientations and priorities can only come from Him blessing us.

    Yes, we are called in these days of ours to look inside ourselves with His Truth, His holy words.

  2. Dear Abdur Rahman,

    Thank for yourwords of hope. I come from a Muslim culture here in Capetown that is steeped in the veneration of the Awliyya – the dearly departed saints, of which there are many who lie buried in Capetown. The essence of this belief is that they – much like our pious relatives who have passed on – are very much still around us; prodding us into good actions when need be (such as mysteriously waking us up for fajr, for e.g.); protecting us against harm where possible and most importantly, adding their “Amen” to our sincere prayers and facilitating the acceptance of these prayers. They – i.e. all the departed prophets, saints and pious people through the ages – hover around us in the realm of the lower Ghaib, like the stars in the night sky.In this realm, they remain engaged in devotion since they too await Qiyaamat and final judgement and release. They provide sparks of inspiration, revelation, clarity and even guidance to those who in their lifetime are themselves luminous with the Nur of faith, understanding and sincerity.

    In grappling with this debate of the “light having gone”, I feel it is these lights – of the departed prophets, saints and pious people – that has gone out. Not the eternal light of Ar-Rahman-Ar-Rahim. That was the light they were merely reflecting to us through the ages, and keeping us warm in a sense. But my feeling – and I do having a feeling of their absence quite suddenly – is that they have moved on to another height, away from us. Their mission is in fact complete, the Internet and printing press have seen to that. All the knowledge and wisdom of the prophets, saints, priests, shamans, mediums, seers, buddhas and whoever else through the ages have been disclosed and is available for perusal now in some form or the other. It happened very fast, but its happened. They have done what they had to do, and they are no longer needed in the lower ghaib to assist or inspire those who earnestly or even unknowingly wanted to record and pass on the relevant knowledge. It is these lights I feel, that have gone (not extinguished),that have been led now to a higher plane; out of our third-eye vision.

    What does it mean? Firstly, what we have now, is more than what any age has had before. Everything after this will simply be commentary. The presence of the Awliyya and other pious souls in the lower ghaib also cushioned many of us somewhat against the machinations and arrows of deception from those jinn who are predisposed to deceive and turn us away from God. We need to prepare for more and more disquiet, doubts and confusion in OUR OWN minds. Very likely too, a dirth of inspiration for illuminating knowledge. But most importantly, I feel the lower ghaib has been “depopulated” in a sense to allow for the direct descent of the eternal light in this realm. The Bible speaks of a time when “people will start to prophesy”. That is when the eternal light will enter this realm. A new age then.

    In the meantime, that which we have is meant to guide us aright, and we must hold fast to that and not loose faith in it.

    May Allah forgive me and have mercy me. May Allah have mercy on us all.

  3. Dear Raa,

    al-salamu alaikum. Welcome to my online home. Thank you for your insightful post. I sense that we are faced with a moment of real decision. Will we move out of our collective adolesence into adulthood, or will we stay trapped in childish ways? Perhaps the sudden vanishing you speak of refers to this….we are now being charged with growing up.

    May Allah help us all.

    It is lovely to meet you.

    Ma’as salama,

    Abdur Rahman

  4. Truly falling in love with Jesus is the living route to safety, to wholeness, to self-control, to rest, to undying life, and to the magnificent love of our Creator and truly increased understanding and wisdom are God’s very beautiful, gracious blessing to us.

    Be encouraged, precious readers, for no matter how dissatisfied you are, God’s word can cleanse you.

    In order to start the most exciting adventure in your life you’ll need to desire to say in your heart “Yes, I am ready to go deeper into God’s word”.

    Be very encouraged for you can say, “I am ready to make a big bold splash in God’s living waters, the holy Bible”.

    Jump for joy for Jesus, sincere explorers for truth, and you’ll discover what a wonderful person God’s shepherd is!

    Truly, the God of the holy Bible can give us listening ears, sharper minds, and the calm and courage necessary to help all who are earnestly seeking for
    truth. May God abuntantly bless you, sincere readers, with a hunger and thirst to explore the holy Bible deeply with the goal to understand and honour Him.

    Yes, God’s gracious gifts of wisdom, knowledge and understanding are given to us, in order to bless us with an increased capability and power to trust and
    obey Our mighty Maker and love our neighbor as ourselves!

    Let’s be very vigilant, for Satan, our enemy, wants us to stay in the dark about the vital importance of acquiring divine wisdom, knowledge and
    understanding.

    Cherished ladies and gentlemen searching for a deeper relationship with the God of the Holy Bible, I am writing to you to encourage you all to study daily your Holy
    Bible.

    As you read it with rapt attention and seek Your Maker – be very encouraged for your sincere efforts will be rewarded, and Our gracious, loving God will most
    assuredly give you a reward more than befitting of your honest efforts! God bless you!
    Truly the bells of freedom can ring in our heart by holding and trusting and obeying God’s teachings. All other attempted ways to bring about freedom will
    fail! Trustworthy Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    (See John 8:31-32)

    Bless You always treasured God for Your magnificent love, for inspiring us to hold high the lamp of Your healing word, so that we can assist and work
    faithfully with You to guide people still living in darkness to Your house of holiness. We thank You and praise you for continually shaping us anew to Your
    eternal glory. Amen.

  5. It’s wonderful how Abdur highlights the word “truth” as being of vital importance.

    In John 1:17 in the holy Bible we read, “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

    Jesus Himself testified in the first person voice in John 14:6
    … “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

    Revelation 1:5
    And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

    May God continue to bless us abundantly as we seek diligently to study His teachings!

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