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ASPECTS OF THE DIVINE UNITY THE GLAD TIDING EACH GIVES TO HUMAN SOUL

In His Name, Glory be to Him.

There is nothing that does not glorify Him with praise.

In the Name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate

There is no god but God, One having no partner; His is the Kingdom and to Him belongs all praise; He alone gives life and makes to die; He is living and dies not; in His hand is all good and He is powerful over everything, and unto Him is the return.

This sentence affirming the Divine Unity, which it is very meritorious to repeat after the prescribed prayers at the beginning and the end of the day, and equal in worth to the Greatest Name of God, comprises eleven phrases. Each phrase carries a distinct message of good tidings for human beings. In each is displayed and manifested a different aspect of the Unity of Lordship in a degree equal to the manifestation of one of the Greatest Names, a ray of the magnificence of the Divine Singularity and a perfection of the Divine Oneness.

The Highest Aim of Creation

Be certain of this, that the highest aim of creation and its most sublime result is belief in God. The most exalted rank of humanity is the knowledge of God. The most radiant happiness and sweetest bounty for jinn and mankind is the love of God contained within the knowledge of God; the purest joy for the human spirit and the sheerest delight for manís heart is the spiritual ecstasy contained within the love of God. Indeed, all true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties and unclouded pleasure are undoubtedly contained within the knowledge and love of God. The one who knows and loves God is either potentially or actually able to receive endless happiness, bounties, enlightenment and mysteries. While the one who does not truly know and love Him is afflicted spiritually and materially by endless misery, pain and fear. Indeed, even if a man, powerless and miserable, and unprotected amid other purposeless human beings in a world filled with wretchedness, were made the ruler of the whole world, what is this really worth for him? Everyone can understand how miserable and bewildered a condition man endures, if he does not recognize his Owner, discover his Master.

If, however, he discovers his Owner and recognizes his Master, then he will take refuge in His Mercy and rely on His Power, and that desolate world will turn, for him, into a place of rest and felicity and become a place of exchange for the Hereafter.


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Affirmations of the Divine Unity and Glad Tidings each Give to Human Soul

Last Updated on August 01, 2000

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