Thursday, May 7, 2009

Angel - From Ilmu Yaqin to Ainul Yaqin

ANGELS UNVEILED, a book that reveals plenty about the unseen Angelic Realm.
Reading about it gives us ilmu yaqin.

ANGEL unveiled in the courtyard of the revered Sheikh Nazim al-Haqqani in Cyprus.
Seeing with the eyes gives us ainul yaqin.

O son, know that there are various degrees of yaqin (certainty) from ilmu yaqin to ainul yaqin to haqqul yaqin. Angels belong to the world of unseen. Muslims are believers of the unseen. We read from books about angels who are in charged of questioning in the grave so that is ilmu yaqin. We do not see them yet, when we die we see them and our yaqin will be that of ainul yaqin. Likewise, we know that angels descend on a house where verses from the Qur'an are being recited. Per chance the angel seen in the above picture is one of them. Today for the first time in my life I saw a photograph capturing a luminous being that instantly tells one that it is an angel. Subhanallah! From ainul yaqin, one's certainty becomes even more firm that not a speck of doubt muddle it and then one realizes with utmost certainty that it is haqqul yaqin.
May Allah increase us in knowledge. Robbi zidni ilma.

# ANGEL Picture is from Haqqani Fellowship taken by a brother from Canada.
# 'Angels Unveiled' cover is scanned from my own book, a gift from a dear friend. In fact, 80% of books on sufism in my collection are from him. Alhamdulillah. May Allah bless you for your generosity O angel of mine!
# Read more about the types of Angels.
# Read about Angels in the Quran.

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