Terbitan: IMAN PUBLISHER
Penulis: A. HELWA
ARE YOU LONGING TO EXPERIENCE A MORE INTIMATE & LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DIVINE?
Secrets of Divine Love draws upon spiritual secrets of the Qur'an, ancient mystical poetry, and stories from the world's greatest prophets and spiritual masters to help you reignite your faith, overcome your doubts, and deepen your connection with God.
Through the use of scientific evidence, practical exercises, and guided meditations, you will develop the tools and awareness needed to discern and overcome your negative inner critic that prevents you from experiencing God's all-encompassing love.
The passages in this book serve as a compass and guiding light that returns you to the source of divine peace and surrender. Through the principles and practices of Islam, you will learn how to unlock your spiritual potential and unveil your divine purpose. Secrets ot Divine Love uses a rational, yet heart-based approach towards the Qur'an that not only enlightens the mind, but inspires the soul towards deeper intimacy with God.
CHAPTER 1: ALLAH: THE ORIGIN OF LOVE
Allah is the Creator of the universe and the light of the heavens and the earth. He is the one absolute, transcendent Reality that unites all differences in the ocean of His love. He is the light that inspires flowers to bloom. He is the breath of love behind the wind that undresses the trees in winter and adorns them with blossoms in spring. He is the t. power causing mountains to rise. He is the artist painting color into the cones of your eyes. He is the life behind all of nature. He is the One who squeezes a seed to create a tree, the One whose love changes stones into gold. "It is Allah who brought you out of your mothers wombs knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and minds, so that you might be thankful" (16:78). Allah is the creator of every scientific law, He is the One "who gave everything its form and function" and then guided it into the embrace of His perfect plan (20:50).
Allah is As-Samad, which does not just mean "self-sufficient; but comes from a root that means "solid, impenetrable, non-hollow"' Allah is the One with no holes, no parts, no separation. Where Allah is metaphorically whole, we are nothing but holes. We are made of atoms, which at, 99.99999 percent made of empty space.' In essence, when we reach for anything in existence other than Allah, we are reaching for emptiness. Nothing in this world can fill us because everything in this existence is also made of empty atoms. It is only when we reach for God that we art spiritually filled and content because He is Al-Ahad, the one, the complete, the indivisible essence that transcends numbers or parts.
Allah is the forger of time, the molder of space, the weaver of souls, the turner of hearts, the One who creates everything in stages yet is beyond the limits of time. Life is created from His breath, the cosmos forms from the vibration of His speech, and love is birthed from the womb of His mercy. He is the One who said, "Be!" to the vast nothingness, and existence sprouted into being. His words inspire light to break the darkness of nothing into the dawn of life.
When the sun sets, when the stars become shy, when the moon hides behind clouds, He is the light that never dies. He is not the universe, He is the breath behind the expansion of space and time. God is not what the eyes see, but He is that which gives seeing to your eyes. He is not what hands can touch, He is that which inspires you to reach. God is the power behind all movement for "All in the heavens and the earth call upon Him, at every interval He is acting" (55:29). He is the One who "created everything in pairs" (51:49), so that you would come to realize that He alone is one He is the One who is independent and yet everything is dependent upon Him. God is the One that never dies, but deals death; the One that was never created, but creates life; the One that never gives birth, but "knows what is in the wombs" (31:34).
He is the One that has no beginning, but that everything begins from; the One with no end, but that everything returns to.
God did not just create you, He perpetually re-creates and sustains you (10:4). He wraps His love like the arms of a galaxy around every soul who comes and seeks; He sings your cells into harmony and drums your heart into a beat. He is the One that created you from water and earth (23:12)