What did Muhammad (saw), the most magnificent brain to have ever manifested on earth and the most sublime spirit to have embarked on the journey of eternity, grant us?
How much of the truths he shared in consideration of the understanding of the age in which he lived, are properly understood and duly evaluated by modern man?
How much of the Quran, which comprises offers and advice that are valid and applicable until the doomsday of humanity, and knowledge that can provide eternal bliss, is duly evaluated by mankind?
As I feel some of my explanations are misinterpreted I want to recap my understanding of Islam:
The teachings of Islam and Muhammad (saw) are understood in either two ways. The general conception is that of a deity-god in space or somewhere far beyond, whom the Muslims call ‘Allah’. This god has created two places in an unknown place called heaven and hell. First, in heaven, he made the shape of a human from soil and then blew his spirit into it, thus creating the first man. Then he sent him down to earth. In time as the population of humans increased he started choosing and delegating prophets on earth as couriers and sent books to them with his angel Gabriel. These prophets then, based on the books and revelations given to them via the angel, started warning mankind, telling them, “There is a god in space called Allah, he’s going to resurrect you after you die, and call you to account…” etc. Those who take heed of these warnings and do not commit the sins against which they’ve been warned will go to paradise, while those who don’t, will go to hell.
The great majority of those who claim to believe in God and Muhammad (saw) conceive Islam like this, at least in the general sense, some details may be different in different communities. Such people usually do not question or research anything regarding religion, they merely accept what they’re told literally. They believe what they’re asked to believe and apply what they’re told to apply without further thought.
On the other hand, the understanding of Hadhrat Ali (ra), Abu Bakr (ra) and other enlightened beings with an in-depth acquisition of Islam, who have deciphered the metaphors contained in the Quran, have a totally different take on things. According to them, Islam is based on the reality named Allah, a reality far and beyond all human conceptions, defined only as HU (this points to Alemi Lahut).
HU has created the infinite universes in His knowledge, with His knowledge, from a single POINT.
That point is referenced as HU, a conscious seed comprised of the qualities manifest in His knowledge, also known as the Reality of Muhammad.
Everything that is perceived or not perceived, known or unknown, are the ‘forms of knowledge’ referenced by the qualities of the names in that single point.
The manifestation of this point at the level of knowledge has formed the ‘Angelic Realm’, which is the ocean of pure energy comprising the infinite universes, yet multiplicity or individuality is not yet manifest at this level.
This is the point to which Hadhrat Ali (ra) refers with his words, “This instance is that instance” – this is valid pre-eternally and post-eternally without being subject to change.
The concepts of relativity and multiplicity are formed as a result of the different compositions of the names of Allah within that point.
To understand this, one must view things not in top view but from the point of singularity manifesting in stages to form what seems to be multiplicity.