Mohamed Oumalek, Al Qadr is the Night of Power because for the first time in Islam Allah's Ruh within will baptize you to resurrect yourself.
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> 1. We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:
> 2. And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?
> 3. The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
> 4. Therein come down the angels and the Spirit by Allah's
> permission, on every errand:
> 5. Peace!...This until the rise of morn!
> surah 97:1-5 Al-Qadr (Night of Power)
> Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n, Amana Corporation, 1989.
> The present Night of Power is better than a thousands months. But
> what are the thousand months and why is the Night of Power
> better? These are questions that the ulema cannot answer correctly
> and what will explain to them what the Night of Power is? The
> thousand months is an entire life (80 years 4 months to be precise)
> spent in prayer, pious deeds, fasting during Ramadan, and
> remembering God at all times.
> But Al Qadr (The Night of Power) is better than an entire life of
> righteous living because it empowers you to evolve (resurrect)
> yourself into the eternal spirit. That is why the Baptism of Allah
> (Self-realization) has enabled you to meditate on His Spirit
> (Ruh/Shakti) within yourself during Al-Qiyamah (Resurrection) so
> that you can purify mind, body and soul of all karmas. So what is
> the point of talking/desiring to know about petty karmas when they
> are non-existent? Mohamed Oumalek: "What do you think the
> Baptism of Allah (Self-realization) during Al Qadr is all about?"
>"Qadar: A Measured Destiny
> The sixth and final article of Islamic belief, as detailed by a
> famous prophetic Tradition, is belief in destiny, its good and
> evil. The Arabic word for destiny, qadar, implies the measuring
> out of something or fixing a limit to it. Thus, in a technical
> sense, destiny is the divine decree in its fixing limits for
> existent things, or its measuring out the being of things. Early
> Muslims would simply define destiny as knowledge that what hits
> you was not going to miss you, and that what misses you was not
> going to hit you.
> In our discussion of qadar it should be noted that a true and full
> understanding of the subject is reserved for the select few who
> have sacrificed great amounts of time and energy for the sake of
> Islam, after which Allah expands their understanding of complex
> concepts like this that cannot be contained in logical formulas
> alone. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is > reported to have said," Whenever Allah desires good for His
> bondsman, He gives him deep understanding of the religion and He
> inspires him with righteous guidance" (reported by Tabarani).
>"Laylatul Qadr the Night of Power
> Laylatul Qadr is a celebration to commemorate the arrival of the
> final guidance for humans. It is a tribute to the commencement of
> the message revealed to mankind by their Creator, a message which > shows them the way to achieve happiness in both the worlds. Just
> as the arrival of a child is celebrated, on its birth and then every
> year, as a bringer of joy and fulfilment for the family, Laylatul
> Qadr is celebrated as a bringer of light and guidance for mankind.
> Unlike the birthday which is celebrated with a feast for the
> senses, Laylatul Qadr includes a feast for the spirit, a feast of
> worship and prayers."
>Mohamed Oumalek, Al Qadr will determine final destiny of all humans.
Dear Mohamed Oumalek,
Al Qadr is the Night of Power because for the first time in Islam Allah's Ruh within will baptize you (give Self-realization) to resurrect yourself. You will feel the Winds of Resurrection (Cool Breeze) flowing from your hands, head and other parts of the body after the Baptism of Allah. You will have the divine powers to heal mind, body and soul of both physical and spiritual ailments. That is why it is called Al Qadr - the Night of Power and Predestination.
Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection) was preordained for all the believers to cleanse themselves as they evolve into the eternal spirit. That is why the Qur'n says it is better than a thousand months (an entire lifetime of praying, fasting and leading a righteous life). Muslims now can only submit themselves to His Call to witness the Resurrection, never challenge it.
Only after this warning and grace period of Al Qadr (Night of Power) comes Al Qari'h (The Day Of Noise And Clamour)! This also cannot be challenged because it is a fundamental Islamic doctrine that no punishment whatsoever can be meted until and unless a clear warning is issued in order to save the believers:
"Hazrat Nuh (Biblical Noah), who was sent"to warn his people before the painful doom came unto them." (opening verse of Surah Nuh) prayed for complete destruction of the places and population of Asia Minor (a portion of the present Middle East) where, in pre-historic times, he preached monotheism and other tenets of religion relevant for those times. His entreaties to the Almighty, as recorded in the Quran, are worth reading.
"My Lord! Leave not any one of the unbelievers in the land. If you leave them they will mislead others and beget none but lewd ungrateful souls. Forgive me and my parents and those believing men and women who enter my house" (71: 26-28).
The prayer was granted and the deluge came only after Hazrat Nuh and his family (except his delinquent son) and all the believing men and women had settled in the safety of the ark built specially for the flood under instructions given through"Inspiration." Similarly, all other prophets, who have been named above and who had invoked the Almighty's wrath to destroy the habitat of their people who were declared beyond reform, had migrated with their family and followers to safer places before God's punishment befell the evil folk.
The Quran, while addressing the infidels of Makkah, enunciates this very divine principle of saving the prophets and their followers before inflicting the punishment: "Do they (Makkan infidels) expect the like of the days that came in previous times before them. Till then We will save the prophets and the believers in like manner (as of old). It is incumbent upon us to save the believers" (10: 102- 103)."
Wa maa alainaa illa al-balaagh,
The Baptism of Allah;
And who can baptise better than Allah?
And it is He whom we worship.
surah 2:138 Al Baqarah (The Heifer)
The Baptism of Allah
The Ruh (Rouh) of Allah
"Rouh = Soul?
This is the single biggest misconception that people have made which helped distort the issue of 'who we are'.
In Arabia, when someone dies, the people say: 'let us pray on his Rouh!'
Also, when they speak about someone dying, the say: 'his Rouh has left him'.
In schools, they teach our kids that the 'Soul' is the 'Rouh' and that is what will die and be judged and punished or rewarded...
However, the story changes when we look at what GOD has to say:
"GOD takes the 'Nafs' when death comes, and also at the time of sleep..." (39:42)
"No 'Nafs' dies except by GOD's leave, at a predetermined time..." (3:145)
"Every 'Nafs' tastes death, then you receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection..." (3:185)
."..You shall not kill the 'Nafs' that GOD has made sacred, except in the course of justice..." (6:151)
."..she said: my Lord, I have wronged my 'Nafs.".." (27:16)
Well, you get the picture!
GOD tells us that our 'Soul' is called 'Nafs', and that this 'Nafs' is what is taken at death and what is judged on j-day (then rewarded or punished). The 'Nafs' is YOU, it is your entire being, it is your slate, which is burdened or lightened by your actions...
So, if the 'Soul' is the 'Nafs', then what is the Rouh?
Rouh = Spirit.
"While a barrier separated her from them, we sent to her Our 'Rouh'. He went to her in the form of a human being." (19:17)
"They ask you about the 'Rouh'. Say: 'the 'Rouh' comes from my Lord. And you were not given knowledge, except little." (Quran 17:85)
It becomes apparent to the reader that the 'Rouh' is from GOD and it is the accumulation of 'knowledge' that will assist the human being in his life...It is best described as 'Spirit'.
You see, animals also have 'Nafs' just like we do (it is their life- force), yet, you do not see monkeys building spaceships nor turtles working on computers!
The 'Rouh' is the gift that GOD gave to our species to allow us the advantage of 'knowledge'.
"Once I perfect him (the human), and blow into him from My 'Rouh', you shall fall prostrate before him." (15:29)
All animals can communicate with one another (remember the birds speaking to Solomon?). However, it is only man that has 'knowledge'.
The 'Rouh' is GOD's gift to us, and it is only GOOD. The information that the 'Rouh' provides each of us is to be used for our benefit, but we have the 'choice' to use it for evil (like nuclear fission being used to make a bomb).Some unfortunate news about the 'Rouh': It will NEVER approach you and save the day. for example, you are struggling to understand something. If you don't ask GOD for help, it won't go;"hey, here is the answer!"no, you have to approach it. Also, it will always be LITERAL. you will have to be specific of what you are asking. Note, you don't have to say this out loud. You can just think of it - because many times, humans have hard time expressing what exactly they want to ask. With the spirit of god, you don't have to worry about this - as long as you get the intention of asking, the spirit will know the question...as much as you wanted to ask and that ALONE (though it knows all the questions you know - it is not going to answer anything you did not ask).
Thus if we can summarize what we have up to this point.
The human being so far is made-up of:
1. The 'Soul' - Nafs (the is YOU, the real person, what makes choices and what will be judged);
2. The 'Spirit' - Rouh (this is a gift from GOD, it is NOT yours, you do not own it, all people have access to it - like the Quran. It's purpose is to help provide answers and knowledge to help your Soul make the right decisions)....
The best Islam is within you - the spirit of GOD (Rouh'u Allah) is within you. There is no such thing that truth lies outside of you. The ultimate truth lies within you. Please, take advantage of that blessing. It will be your ultimate weapon against falsehood.
The Ruh (Rouh) of Allah
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