“We make no distinction between (the ways in which the knowledge of Allah was revealed to) His Rasuls...”
This is because all of them are from the same source!
What the eye observes as ‘different’ is due to the size and shape of the lamps, but those of true comprehension know well that regardless of these seeming differences, they all transmit the same electricity. Their external appearances are different because they have been designed as such, but their energy is all the same. The same electricity flows through them. But only those of insight can see this.
Thus far I have comprehensively explained how and why there is no difference among the created, the reflections of the One, if you have not grasped this as yet I urge you to do so today.
“And these examples (symbolic language) We present to mankind so that they will contemplate.”
But if you are still unable, then no doubt the Rabb does as He wills.
When the servant understands this simple Truth, he becomes pleased with his Rabb, and says, “Forgive me, if You will, or cause me to suffer; admit me to Your paradise, the state of bliss, if You will, or cast me into the suffering of hell. Everything is in service to You,” and continues to engage in the dhikr (remembrance) of his Rabb. He contemplates the reflections and manifestations of his Rabb, refraining, however, from contemplating on His Absolute Essence (dhat) and claims, “He is Akbar (the Great).”
Yet he does not use the word ‘Akbar’ (the Great) in reference to His reflections, for he knows this word can pertain to Allah alone, His Absolute Essence. The reflection may be relatively great, but not ‘the Great’. Thus, he understands the reality of the reflections of his Rabb. He neither denies any, nor makes any criticism, nor confines himself by them. Therefore, he knows only his Rabb and the Rasul (saw) as his essential reality.
“…Had Allah willed, He would surely have enabled the realization of the absolute reality to all of mankind!”
But if He had, then how would all the other Divine Names have become manifest?
Did you not hear the hadith:
“I swear by Him in whose hand is my soul, if you were a people who did not commit sin, Allah would take you away and replace you with a people who would sin and then seek Allah’s forgiveness so He could forgive them.”
Then he will reach the highest point of tolerance. He will no longer find anyone faulty nor any fault! However, he will not boast with this state, nor will he rely on it. For he will know that it is Allah who bestows this state to him. At this point, this ‘colorless’ person will say:
“Certainly, I have turned my face (my consciousness) cleansed from the concept of a deity (Hanif), toward the Fatir (He who creates everything programmed according to its purpose) who created the heavens and the earth, and I am not of the dualists.”
He will no longer have any desires nor any complaints regarding his state. How dare he when the command says:
“Let the one who is not pleased with my fate take for himself a god besides me!”
Thus he becomes immediately pleased with his state and reflects the verse: