Salam and Ramadhan Mubarak to everyone,
May God Bless all of you :).
With the blessing month of Ramadhan, I am passionately want to share to you about Muhammad. Yes, Muhammad the Most Honourable creation in the universe.
Some of you might think who is this Muhammad? Is it just a person? or something beyond it? For Sufis, they are the people who really knows and even close to Muhammad. So what’s so interesting about this Muhammad?
Lets start with the history of the creation of the universe. If we learn the history of the creation of the universe, we tend imagine the big bang. Am i right? Yes the big bang. But what was before it? What are the process before the big bang? Yes creationists and religious people tend to answer it comes from Almighty God. For Atheists , they would say basically we came from nothing. For me the answer is both are correct in a different way. Ironic isn’t?
Well here is my answer based on my knowledge, before the universe began to exist, there is no such thing as creation (” ie Things/ objects”) but the Essence of God itself (“in arabic it is called Dzat”). During that time , there is no such thing as the definition of God and Servant. How would you call yourself a God while there is no servant?. Yes, just Him alone with no definitions and we are not even exist. This argument is what both Atheists and Creationists are right.
Then, The Essence (“Dzat”) created the first creation whose name is the Light of Muhammad (Nur Muhammad) by his Will (Kun Faya Kun), (In the book of Hermes Copernicum : Hermes defined this creation as The Mind/Intellect.) In this stage, the definition of God and Servant are clearly defined. Yes this is where the Muslims recite the Witness (“Shahadah”)
La Ilaha Illallah Muhammadur Rasullulah
(There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger).
Bare in mind, don’t get confused this light of Muhammad with the physical Muhammad who was born in 570 AD. Nur Muhammad is purely abstract from physical shape and it is entirely light.
This light is also known as the Nurun ala’ Nur (Light upon Light) as shown in the Quran 24:35
اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونِةٍ لَّا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُّورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَن يَشَاء وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is, as it were, that of a niche containing a lamp; the lamp is [enclosed] in glass, the glass [shining] like a radiant star: [a lamp] lit from a blessed tree – an olive-tree that is neither of the east nor of the west the oil whereof [is so bright that it] would well-nigh give light [of itself] even though fire had not touched it: light upon light! God guides unto His light him that wills [to be guided]; and [to this end] God propounds parables unto men, since God [alone] has full knowledge of all things.
After the creation of Nur Muhammad, God created the Time, Space, Fate and Destiny (” Qalam Pen”) and the Spectrum Colours of light which allows manifestation of His Attributes upon his creation. All the spectrum of white light consists of 6 main colours,
For the time and space, God created the element whose the name is “Asr” which act as the time keeper for the all creations in the universe. In Greek mythology , “Asr” can be refer to as the “Chronos” .
Space are also created together with the time as shown in the Quran.
الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَندَادًا وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ – 2:22
[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].
If we take a look on the Bolded Text, the word Bina refers to a structure/framework which we can define as the fundamental unit for a dynamical system ( the “Space” itself).
The Boundary of Space itself are bounded by “His “Throne” (“Arasy“) as shown in the Quran 10:3 (n.b The Throne is not a place where He sits, it is an end point of “space” where the last accessible boundary for all inhabitants for all worlds. This boundary space is not dimensional (or measurable) but purely transcendental. )
إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ ۖ يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۖ مَا مِن شَفِيعٍ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ إِذْنِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُوهُ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Indeed, your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne, arranging the matter [of His creation]. There is no intercessor except after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord, so worship Him. Then will you not remember?
Since, we have the fundamental unit of creation which is The Mind, Light , Pen (Fate and Destiny), Space and Time. God then created 4 Fundamental elements which are
Earth , Water , Wind , Fire
These elements are not necessary to be exact objects themselves, for example we often recognize,
Flames are Fire
Soil is Earth
Ocean is Water
Breeze is Air.
These objects indeed are part of these elements but the reality is these elements are “Purely Abstract and Metaphysical”. These elements are fundamental and have unique properties that materializes the creation of the objects. From these elements, the universes including their inhabitants are created and been driven.
After all these elements were defined in the Abstract world, the manifestation of the object begins to take place by the “Big Bang Process”. How does it work?
It start of with the creation of a dense object with attributes from these 4 elements and the fundamental units of creation (Mind , Space, Time, light and Destiny). I would say this dense object is the Planck/ Transplanckian Unit Object and it has been programmed for specific purposes such as physical laws. Then, the” Air “ element pulls and expand the object’s structure itself into larger scale thus splitting into multiple universes (with intrinsic properties) and expand it. This process is what the Modern Cosmologists say the “Inflation” Era which possibly occur at time t= 10^-33 seconds (ie. 0.000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds).
During the inflation and post inflation, all other elements such as “Fire” , “Earth” and “Water” tend to be part of the process such as heating (“Fire”) , fundamental particle creation (“Earth”), Energy stability (“Water”), wave propagation (“Water”), and also other well known fundamental forces such as
Strong force (“Water+Earth”)
Weak Force (“Water + Air+Fire”)
Electromagnetic Force (“Fire”)
Gravitational Force (“Earth”)
After the multiverses created during the big bang, God then created the Souls or Spirit (“Ruh”) for the essence of life such as Jin (Genies/Aliens) , Angels, Demons, Animals, Humans and etc. These souls were sent down into different universes which compatible with their physical attributes (or traits). For example, the angels are residing in higher realms (universe) due to its light weight (made of light) where as Humans,Genies and animals reside in lower realms due to more matter content on their physical body. This is what most cosmologist agree to hold “Strong Anthropic Principle” in their research, where the current physical laws in our universe are compatible to our being. If the physics was changed , there will be no formation of elementary particles, atoms, molecules , stars , planets and organisms , thus causing no presence of life in our universe. This principle can be strengthen from the Quran 2:29
هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُم مَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ ۚ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being above all creation], and made them seven heavens, and He is Knowing f all things.
The “Ardh” (Earth) in this case is not necessarily means the current planet we are living, but it is merely our current universe (Dimension/World) which has a set of physical laws that compatible with our being.
After these creations, the God then materializes the History of life of inhabitants in All Worlds/ Universes including their own destiny, Free Will, Life Choices, Karma, and Desires until the End of History ( Also known as Apocalypse/ yawm Al-Qiyamah). This is the time where all of these lives and creations will be annihiliated and returned to its origin which is the Essence God Himself.