Sun, 25 Oct|
Salaam Sundays: The Illuminating light Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him
Time & Location
25 Oct 2020, 13:00
Rumi's Cave, Carlton Vale, London NW6 5HH, UK
About The Event
Please bring a facemask, this must be worn at all times. Temperature checks will be taken at the door.
During this time we are trying to raise funds for those most in needs during this panademic.
So we have put a small fee to either watch online or to attend in person.
The Light (Al-Noor) is one of the ninety-nine beautiful names of God. Light is that by which things become known. Things may exist in the dark, but they cannot be seen. Light may be physical, such as the light of the sun or the moon, or intelligible, like the light of the intellect. The latter is that which illuminates the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge. Total darkness is non-existence, thus light is that which brings created beings out of non-existence into existence. It is the creative act of God and this is one of the meanings of "God is the light of the heavens and the earth .
The Mother of the Book is the source of all knowledge, including the Divine Scriptures. It is the essential knowledge of God before He created creation. This is why it is said to have been written fifty thousand years before the creation of the cosmos, a symbolic number, since without stars and planets there cannot be days and years as we understand them. God conceived His creation in the darkness of non-existence, then with the light of His creative act brought them out into existence.
Thus the First Light was created, a being appearing against the dark background of non-existence. "The first thing that God created was the Intellect," said the Prophet, may God’s blessings and peace be upon him. He also said, "The first thing that God created was the Pen," which amounts to the same thing, since the first intellect is the primordial light in its passive aspect as recipient of the knowledge of what is to be, while the Pen is the primordial light in its active aspect of writing this knowledge on the Guarded Tablet at God’s command. "The first thing that God created was the Pen and He said to it: Write! So it wrote what is to be forever." From this First light all of creation, with all its varied forms and meanings till the end of time unfolds.
This primordial light is what is called the Light of the Prophet, may God’s blessings and peace be upon him. We will be discussing this and more.
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Online Zoom recording (live)Price£5.00