He taught by means of the Pen;
taught man that which he knew not.” (Al-Alaq/The Clot 96:3-5)
We know from that first Qur'anic verse that we will be taught through 'the Pen'. That is how we learn and acquire knowledge. In our hand lies a capability to make knowledge manifest by way of writing. We have seen how people have acted upon the inspirations in their hearts and wrote their ideas and knowledge which eventually manifested in the forms of useful things for our physical needs such as buildings, vehicles etc.
The writing of knowledge of the spiritual world is as significant as the writing of knowledge for the physical world, if not more. Mawlana Shakh Nazim Haqqani wants us to live a life with heavenly purpose so that what we do here on this earth will be beneficial for us in the hereafter. He encourages us to use our hands to document the realities of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. because God has given to the Prophet the kawthar (Fountain of Abdundance) - endless oceans of heavenly knowledge. Whoever documents that knowledge is an honorable scribe. So write. Document all the heavenly teachings because your writings will be an eternal dress for your soul. Your efforts will prove to be a savior for you on the Day of Judgment.
Shaykh Hisham also said that we should align ourselves with the Prophetic light by following a master who is connected to the Prophet s.a.w. Such a master is able to dress us with his reality which is the reality of Sayyidina Muhammad s.a.w. So find a master and follow him. Write what you learn from him. Let every letter be an eternal blessing that eternally dresses your soul.________________________________________________
Ya Sayyidi Shaykh Hisham, may with your blessings, with the blessings of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and all the mashaikhs, may Allah make us a writer of all that is good and useful for Allah sake. O son, write even a single line; write even if it is read only by one reader.
Shaykh Hisham symbolically inked his love and kinship towards his murshid, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Haqqani by signing on his painting at an event in Jakarta in Nov 2009.
Pic credit: Bro. Rifat Ali of Haqqani Fellowship
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