بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
AsSalaamu Alaikkum WaRahmatullaahi WaBarakaatuhu,
This blog was created to spread the love of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’ala) and His Beloved Rasool Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) by sharing my thoughts on Islam. Insha’Allah I sincerely hope that you’d find it beneficial.
The reason for choosing the name “Noorun Ala Noor” is simply because that particular verse (24:35) from the Holy Quran is one of my most favorite!!! It has lots of special significance to me and it never fails to mesmerise me every single time I recite it (over and over again). It’s manifestations are endless…Subhan’Allah =)
The following is an explanation of the verse by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (R.A):
“Dear friend, your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it clean of the veil of dust which has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets. When the light from Allâh (Who) is the light of the heavens and the earth begins to shine upon the regions of your heart, the lamp of the heart will be lit. The lamp of the heart is in a glass, the glass as it were a brightly shining star…. Then within that heart, the lightning-shaft of divine revelations strikes. This lightning-shaft will emanate from the thunderclouds of meaning (heavenly Archetypes) neither of the East nor of the West, lit from a blessed olive tree. It will throw light upon the tree of discovery (or revelation), so pure, so transparent that it sheds light though fire does not touch it. Then the lamp of wisdom is lit by itself. How can it remain unlit when the light of Allâh’s secrets shine over it?
It is not the stars that guide us but the divine light…. If only the lamp of divine secrets be kindled in your inner self the rest will come, either all at once or little by little…. The dark skies of unconsciousness will be lit by the divine presence and the peace and beauty of the full moon, which will rise from the horizon shedding light upon light, ever rising in the sky, passing through its appointed stages … until it shines in glory in the center of the sky, dispersing the darkness of heedlessness…. Your night of unconscious- ness will then see the brightness of the day…. Then you will see from the horizon of Divine Reason the sun of inner knowledge rising. It is your private sun, for you are the one whom Allâh guides…. Finally, the knot will be untied … and the veils will lift and the shells will shatter, revealing the fine beneath the coarse; the truth will uncover her face.
All this will begin when the mirror of your heart is cleansed. The light of Divine secrets will fall upon it if you are willing and ask for Him, from Him, with Him.”
May the endless Blessings and Mercy of Allah (Subhaanahu Wata’ala) be on the Ummah of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) always!
WasSalaamu Alaikkum WaRahmatullaahi WaBarakaatuhu,
~ Muhammad ~