As I explained before, based on the hadith al-qudsi ‘Dahr’ is Allah. So ‘instant’ is the time unit in the sight of Allah. Only those who can reach the stations of the Absolute Essence and Attribute may know this. It is not possible to understand this through the five senses and the concept of time shaped by mass conditioning.
The masses conceive time as a linear concept at the level of acts, the determinant of the position of one event in comparison to another.
There are no acts or activity at the level of Allah. It can only be explained as the absolute knowledge observing itself, perhaps this is the closest way to express it. This self- observation can be divided into three stages: observing itself, observing its existence, and observing it meanings.
Observing Itself is to observe the absolute essence, to observe the attributes is to become aware of these attributes, observing its meanings pertains to the level of acts which is the natural and mandatory by-product of the level of names.
All meanings spawn actions that are based on its own meaning.
This process of outputting action as the natural product of inherent meanings marks the beginning of the process of “creation”.
This is the point at which the worlds are created.
This is the point at which multiplicity is formed.
This is the point at which the meanings of existence and non-existence, creator and creation, Rabb and servant begin to manifest at the level of acts.
The meanings of the actions bring about the activity at the level of acts. Depending on which meaning the One wants to manifest and which He chooses not to...
Life that is present at the core of the dimension of names belongs to the Grand Spirit! It is the Grand Spirit not the “big” spirit as such concepts, i.e. big, little, full, part, etc. do not apply to spirit. The Spirit is one and single, it permeates the entire existence and hence it has been referred to as the Permeating Spirit, Single Spirit and the Grand Spirit.
Since the Grand Spirit encapsulates all of the meanings of the names and pervades and penetrates through the entirety of existence, all of the meanings within the Grand Spirit are present in all the forms and manifestations throughout existence.
In this light, all of the animate and inanimate beings and creatures in the universe are simply the meanings of the Grand Spirit observing each other from different angles.
Since existence is fully comprised of these meanings, then in this light, the realm of acts is rendered invalid! For, the existence of the realm of acts is relevant and is based on an observer. The realm of the bees is different to the realm and world of humans or to the realms of the subatomic particles.
There are species that are born, that grow, multiply and die all in a millionth of a second. There are species that are born and reach their maturity in ten million years then begin to debilitate and die in another ten million years. All of these exist in their own dimension, their existence is relative. In respect of the latter, the prior may seem inexistent!
So, what am I really saying?
Allah, the Rabb of the worlds, is present with His Absolute Essence (dhat) in all the dimensions of life!
In every iota, there is nothing other than His existence, and it is Him observing Himself!
The act of creation is the process of meanings becoming manifest at the level of acts. Thus, any activity that becomes observable at this level is ‘created’.
Creation takes on various names. Human, mineral, animal, etc. Despite the fact that they are ‘created’ they derive their life entirely from the One. They exist and subsist with the name Qayyum within their essence. And they each know exactly what to do as the name Aleem is also present within them.
Of course, their strength of manifestation depends on the individual make-up.
Every action is expressed based on the meaning it is manifesting. And all of this nothing other than the will of Allah.
Your Rabb is Allah. You are the servant of your Rabb! If you fulfill your servitude to your Rabb you will be fulfilling the commands of Allah. But in any case, you are accountable of fulfilling all of the commands of Allah, besides those of your Rabb. If you fail to do this you will be doing wrong to yourself and hence be subject to suffering.
The essence of yourself is the essence of Allah…
Self is the being of something, and the being of existence is Allah.
By doing wrong to yourself you are not giving the due of Allah as you are unable to observe your essential reality.
If you know the different aspects of your being, your servitude, your Rabb, and how Allah comprises your essence, and give its the due, then you will reach divine bliss and unite with Allah and be of those who enter paradise while still on Earth!