Friday, February 25, 2011

100th Milad - Second Post

Continuing from the earlier 100th Milad Post, let us understand how recent Scientific discoveries , are validating the Spiritual truths, although the Spiritual Truths , which have guided humanity on the right path for centuries, do not in itself need validation.

However, as stated in the earlier post after the initial euphoria of scientific discoveries, which led to totally materialistic mindset, Science has mellowed and with recent discoveries, specially in the field of Cosmology and Quantum Physics, the Scientific community is slowly converging towards acceptance of Spiritual Truth – primarily TAWHEED - ONENESS.

In this post I will try to show my readers how, if your quest is for the Truth - than right guidance is received, from heaven above, no mater whatever be the field in which one is working. Let me give you an example from the field of Physical and Cosmological Science.

If one is to look up the pioneering work done by Steven Weinberg – Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow – all Physicists , who were awarded the Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work in 1960 and Carlo Rubia and Simon Van der Meer for their pioneering work as heads of the CERN team in Geneva , were also awarded Nobel Prize in the year 1983.

Simply put, the pioneering work of all these scientists received recognition for understanding the symmetry behind Creation. By their research they conclusively established the symmetry of diverse forces. Now Science is getting closer to the common Source – and this to me is very exiting. Science is on the threshold of the Grand Unification Theory (GUT)

With the help of powerful COBE Telescope at the macro level and nano technology at the micro level, the scientific community is seeing a symmetry in all things. Just like our genome (DNA) which is present in our very first cell and consists of 23 pairs of chromosomes , possesses the blue print of our entire human being, likewise, it has been proved that, un manifested fields, pervade all space and time, and they are known as quantum fields.

The mystery of matching particles was solved in the last half of the twentieth century , when physicists determined that underlying quantum fields, give birth to elementary particles. The empty space is not empty at all. It is seething cauldron of quantum activity.

Now Science with help of research and Theories, are accepting that yes – something virtual is becoming, something ‘real’

It took Science another 100 years, to fully glimpse and understand the existence of unification of all forces and fields, after James Clerk Maxwell demonstrated the unification of electric and magnetic fields, which we now know as electromagnetic field.

Now let me share with you what our Deen teaches and how easy for us it is to understand, once you know the spiritual Truths.

The quest becomes very rewarding and uplifting, for if one truly understands the Haqiqat Truths, the misconceptions are removed , and most important the constraints and fears are removed, and one flies high in pure joy with the help of knowledge acquired, in the understanding of Tawheed. Most important is that your quest should be for the understanding of Tawheed - ONENESS.

Before proceeding further , let me emphasize that our Deen , so rightly says, once again quoting Syedi Sadikali Saheb –‘ tawheed ehne khaiye –jeh chhe khuda na muka' As above, so below. The Shariat of RasulAllah (SA) is beyond zaman (time) and makan (space)

From my earlier post, readers have understood that it is Moulana A'shair - The Tenth Pure Intellect, who is responsible for the actualization of the potentiality - a Moula who will be bringing back all the fallen souls to their glory.

Now, with the help of Science I am getting to learn how Moulana A’shir -‘ jehne duniya na havala chhe ‘ goes about his tadbeer. ( Note. Here it is advisable to talk of myself only – as it is my personal ohbat - my personal quest, which I am just sharing with those, who may be interested to undertake their own journey. The niyat is that the youngsters of community , may be motivated to attend sabaks , and get a proper understanding of the Haqiqat Truths)

The cause of the mater is Form, which is called by both Farabi and Bu Ali Sina, as - Wahib al suwar (the Giver of Forms ) A thing does not change from potentiality to actuality all by itself, but through something that produces results, (so there is One - Moula – Moulana A’shir.) Note : The text in the bracket is my taffakur - reflection, which comes to me like epiphany - sudden realization as I read.

(Book ref: Avicenna - Soheil M Afnan - ( Ph D - Cant:)

The Pleroma is designated as ' alam al ibda' alam al amr.

The Angel Adam -the Tenth Pure Intellect, realized that if they were to remain in the pure Spiritual world (Alam e Ibda - roohani Alam) they will never free themselves of the Tenebrosity - darkness, murk and gloom (Aqa Moula (TUS) farmave chhe huboot waqe thayu ) This is why he made himself the demiurge of the physical cosmos ( Moulana A'shir ni rehmat, shafaqat na sabab ) and the instrument through which the Forms, who had once been of Light (noorani) would find their salvation.

(Book Ref: History of Islamic Philosophy - Henry Corbin)

The created world is known as alam al khalq – Jism ul Mutlaq – total body. Now it becomes easy to understand and misconceptions are removed., that Science is trying to unravel the mystery of this ‘alam – how it came about.

Mubde Haq Subhanu in whose Glory Quran states in Surah Ya sin – Ayah 82 -“kun fayakun” - - “Be – and it is !” is far, far beyond anyone’s understanding , and to accept this fact, it self is Tawheed.

It is only the Chosen of Allah, who are blessed to know HIS Glory. I quote from one of the Supplication of Imam Ali Zayn al Abedin (SA) to prove that Spirituality - our DEEN is more deep and for ever sustaining and enriching.

From his Supplication ‘ The Glorification of Allah'

Glory be to Thee !
Thou knowest the weight of the heavens.
Glory be to Thee !
Thou knowlest the weight of the earths.
(note the plurality in the words heaven and earth )
Glory be to Thee !
Thou knowest the weight of the wind, how many times, it is greater than the weight of the dust mote !
Glory be to Thee ! All holy ; All holy ; All holy (kudoos’un ; kudoos’un; kudoos’un)
(Ref: Al – Sahifat Al Kamilat Al Sajjadyya)

In my next post I will try to reflect on the causes which led to the advent of dark age, when all knowledge, acquired through the Centuries, was deemed lost. In truth every thing in a sense is being rediscovered.

So my young friends - Science has along long way to go still, but the direction taken in the recent years , will one day lead to the convergence of Spirituality and Science in the understanding of The Haqiqat.

I end this post by a revelation. Prof: Alan Guth comes with his path breaking ‘Inflationary Theory’ at the right time in the Year 1979. Had it been propounded earlier, there would have been many skeptics in the Scientific Community . Why is it so ? Have you given a thought ? Why things fall in the right place at the right time ?

The answer my friends is that - The Quest is correct. Science is trying to understand the concept of ‘ Tawheed – The ONENESS , so all help and assistance is coming from a much higher source, beyond our understanding and comprehension.

So my young educated friends, join the band wagon. Channelize your expertise and knowledge, be it in whatever field, and if your quest is to understand Tawheed, I assure you, you will be enjoying each moment of your journey.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

100th Milad - My Quest

Sharing with my readers, my personal quest to understand and evolve. Knowledge is very much there ,out in the open for a true seeker. Hope you will find the journey both enlightening and awakening, as you read on.

There is no definite road map in this quest of knowledge. I will be sharing all that which is available in the public domain. Aqa Moula’s noorani bayan mubaraks rendered in vaaz, and the Nasihat of Syedi Sadikali Saheb form the bedrock, the starting point of this quest.

Nasihat of Syedi Sadikali Saheb :

(Readers may kindly bear with my hoarse voice. As I am not able to upload in Liasan ul Dawat, Text of the Nasihat, as of now. I hope to do so soon.

If one is a true seeker, the knowledge is there, waiting for him. One should be sincere. The Nasihat of Syedi Sadikali Saheb is there, Aqa Moula's bayan mubarak are there - comprising of ' Al Iqtebasats al Noraniyah' articles published by Nasim E Sahar and Badre Muneer etc: one has to just make an effort to read it, the Nasihat is so eloquent and easy to understand. Nothing is left to imagination and deduction.

I will be quoting from texts that I have come across in my readings and surfing the Net. The purpose of this quest, is to understand, that both Spirituality and Science are complimentary to each other.

What I have understood is that Science has mellowed from its heydays, and now, with recent discoveries and cutting edge researches, especially in the field of quantum physics, the leading scientific community is, in fact helping a great deal in our understanding of the Spiritual Truths, which have remained unchanged for centuries.

Nasihat ; ‘ insaf na mujab a’ bari ni inayat thai ‘
‘bari’ - Allah referred to here is Mubde Haq Subhanu. Let us understand, first things first.
Al – Bari is the First and only Eternal Being, the One, Unique and the One in every respect. HE has no partner and no peer and no anthropomorphic attribute or action, should be ascribed to HIM.

HE is the CAUSE of all causes and the end of all ends. HE is the final cause in the sense that HE is something that always is to be.

The Gnostics, whose influence was felt mostly in the first and second century AD, identified the FIRST CAUSE - the True God as residing in the Pleroma (The Fullness)beyond space, time and causation, while material reality, is the creation of emanated beings - roohani.

Gita says : ‘Brahman, without beginning, Supreme, beyond what is and beyond what is not’

Nasihat : ‘aa jismani a’lam na A’shir ne havala chhe ‘

A’shir – the Tenth Pure Intellect is the Lord of this Universe. Here refer to Aqa Moula’s several bayan mubaraks, and the concept becomes crystal clear. There is no ambiguity. Once I started to append the word GOD as referred in Judeo Christian belief system to A’shir, my understanding of the concepts became clear. Whenever, I came across the word GOD in my reading, I tried to visualize Moula A’shir – that far and not beyond. This to me was very important in my understanding.

Our DEEN contains the knowledge of the beyond. If one is to read the bayan mubarak of Aqa Moula (TUS) and the Nasihat of Syedi Sadikali Saheb, one can easily understand how Alam e roohani came about, and how Al Jismul Mutlaq - The Absolute Body, or second matter, the substance, of which this Universe is made, came into existence.

I am confining myself to trying to understand how recent scientific discoveries are helping me in understanding the Spiritual Truths. This than is my quest.

My presentation on CHANDRAYAN proves how a Spiritual quest can be understood fully and more deeply with the help of Scientific discoveries. In this presentation I am trying to understand how Moulana A’shir (GOD) goes about his tadbeer.

Max Plank, the god father of quantum theory says: ‘ I regard consciousness as primary and matter as derivative of consciousness’

The mind is like a child – innocently curious though prankful and mischievous – Intellect is like a mother. Use mother craft to sooth and lull the mind, which is child like. So with this advice, let me begin the journey. Are you coming along with me ?

The belief in a divine power dominated world thought, until 400 years ago, when scientific discoveries, and philosophical skepticism, began to shake faith. The theories and writings of Rene Descartes – Karl Marx – Charles Darwin - Fredrick Nietzsche , seemed to sink humankind into a slough of despair. Humanity had seemed to have lost direction. But science also proved to be a false god, and the world view left many despondent.

Till the beginning of 20th Century Spirituality was being assailed from all sides. On April 8, 1966, Time Magazine – an oracle of American Opinion, asked in boldfaced red “Is God Dead ?

There were many so called educated in our community, who were unable to come to term with our Faith, and were creating a lot of trouble, and Muqqadas Syedna Taher Moula Saiffudin (RA) was all alone, battling out with vigor, and his having firm faith in Imam uz Zaman (SA)

He derived his strength and energies from Taeed of Imam-uz-Zaman (S.A.) and he always addressed his longings and aspirations to Panjatan-e- Pak (S.A.) and Aimat-Tahereen, in whose madeh and eulogies he found spiritual strength and bliss. His often recited Qasida Mubaraka - ' Banul mustafal Mukhtaare Khayrul Khalaeqi ' written in 1374 H - Risalah Sharifah Ramadhaniyah Nahrun Noor-ish Sha'shani, gives us some idea of his complete reliance and surrender to the wishes of Ahle bait- e Nabi (S.A.)

La'in dhayyaqad dunya alayya fa in-nani
be-taeedekum ya saadati ghairo dhaeqi

If ever I face restrain in the affairs of this world ,
I never feel constrained because of your taeed O my leaders !

(28 court cases and a number of insinuations and false accusations, he stoutly overcame them all, and gave befitting replies, because of the taeed of Imam-uz -Zaman (S.A.)

Note: As we celebrate the 100th Milad Mubarak of our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) with pomp and grandeur, let us spare a thought, shed a few tears for the scarifies, made by our Awliya Kiram sahebs in the past, just to uphold their faith.
Readers are adviced to refer to my article Fazr Sadiq.

However, in the later part of the 20th Century, with rapid advance in super computing, powerful telescopes, world wide Internet, and cutting edge discoveries in all fields of science, the Spiritual Truths were now being rediscovered, so to say, with scientific knowledge.

Dr. Mani Bhowmik – the co-inventor of laser technology in his Book : ‘ Code Name God’ has this to say - ‘ Strangely enough the same scientific methods, that once compelled us to question the existence of God, is now, by way of advanced physics and cosmology, developing evidence that tend to support our old age belief in a transcendent power.

The quantum Universe is a reality, where same tiny particles may occupy, two places at one time, or react instantly to event light years away

( my taffakur - The tragedy of Karbala that happened 1400 years ago is still moving us to grief, and when Aqa Moula (TUS) happens to recite the ‘sahadat’ of Imam Husain (SA) it raises a crescendo of emotions and feelings, because there is a connect, and our reaction is instantaneous, although on physical plain, there is a lot of difference, each individual is so very different - which again is not real, if one is to understand properly. We are ‘one’ largely because of our faith in one Moula.) As above, so below.

He goes on to state that : physics is close to proving that material reality (our Universe, we the entire humanity, everything included) emerges from a common source ( my taffakur Mubde Haq Subhanahu – Taeed emanating from Aql Awaal – the First Intelligence and seven Ukool ruahniya to Moulana A’shir – jehne duniya na havala chhe) which Mani Bhowmik refers to as ‘primary field’ We refer to A’lm ul Amr.

Let me share with my readers another scientific discovery, there have been many others like this in recent years, discoveries that have death a death blow to the Theory of Evolution, propounded by Charles Darwin.

Scientific discovery of life forms on Earth : “ The oldest data of the Earth’s strata in which fossils of complex life forms appear, were laid in the CANBRAIN PERIOD estimated at between 543 and 490 million years ago. In the strata older than the Cambrian Period, no fossils of the living things can be found, apart from the single cell organism. In the Cambrian Period, however, a variety of distinctly different life forms, suddenly appeared. More than 30 life forms, such as sea urchins, star fish, snails and fish appeared in a single moment. (

However, it is a living miracle that in past few decades – Science and its awakened, and enlightened Scientific community – their numbers are ever growing , by their scientific pursuits and discoveries are becoming champions of Spirituality.

Hope you have found my first post of the 100th Milad Mubarak enlightening and awakening. I am in the process of taking out a 100th Milad Commemorative Book, containing 100 articles that I have managed to share with my readers in the past years. I also hope to upload it as ‘free down load’ on my home page.
I seek your doa and best wishes.

I am working on the next 100th Milad Post - Material Reality - in order to understand how Moulana A'shir goes about his tadbeer. Your comments prove to be a source of inspiration in my quest.