Haqiqat al Muhammadiyyah - The Reality of Muhammad
is the light by which you can distinguish Reality.
"The angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day, the measure
whereof is (as) fifty thousand years" Surah Ma'rij (The
ways of Ascent) 70:4
The Holy Prophet Muhammad said "The first thing
Allah created was my spirit"
"The first thing that Allah created was the Intellect (Al
And he said "The first thing that Allah created was
the Pen (Al Qalam)"
One of the great companions of the Holy Prophet, Jabir bin Abdullah, always
questions concerning the deeper knowledge of Islam. On this
particular occasion, he inquired of the Holy Prophet "What
is the first thing that Allah created?" The Holy Prophet
replied 'The first thing that Allah created was the Light
of Your Prophet, Oh Jabir'. Then the Holy Prophet continued
'Then He created within that light all goodness and after
that, He created everything else. When He created that Luminous
Light, He stood it before Him in the Station of Nearness (Maqam
al Qurb) for 12,000 years.
This light He divided into 4 portions. From the first portion,
He created the Throne. From the second portion He created
the Pedestal. From the third portion, He created the Angels
that carry the Throne and the Trustees of the Pedestal. The
fourth portion He then stood before Him in the Station of
Love (Maqam al Hubb) for 12,000 years.
From this fourth portion He created 4 more portions. From the first
portion He created the Pen, from the second He created the
Lawh (tablet), from the third He created Paradise. Then He
stood the fourth portion before Him in the Station of Fear
(Maqam al Khawf) for 12,000 years.
From this portion, He created 4 more portions. From the first portion
He created the Angels, from the second He created the Sun,
from the third He created the Moon and all the celestial bodies.
Then He stood the fourth portion before Him in the Station
of Hope (Maqam ar Rija') for 12,000 years.
From this portion, He again created 4 more portions. From one He
created the Intellect ('Aql), from the second portion Knowledge
and Gentleness, from the third, Tawfiq (success). The fourth
portion He stood before Him in the Station of Shyness (Maqam
al Haya') for 12,000 years. After 12,000 years, Allah turned
His glance upon this light. This look caused luminous beads
of perspiration to appear upon it. From each of these 124,000
drops of light, Allah created the Spirit of a Prophet or Messenger.
Then the Spirits of the Prophets exhaled. From this exhalation,
Allah created all the Saints and the people who will be in
perpetual happiness, the martyrs and those who are obedient
from among the believers until the Day of Judgement.
The Holy Prophet continued and said 'So the Throne and the Pedestal
are from my light. Paradise and every enjoyment and perpetual
bliss is from my light. The Angels of the Seven Heavens are
from my light. The selected angelic beings are from my light.
The Sun and the Moon and all the celestial bodies from my
light. Knowledge, Gentleness and Success, from my light. The
spirits of the Messengers and the Prophets, from my light.
The martyrs and the conscious people from the result of my
Then Allah created 12 veils. That part of my light which is the
fourth portion of the fourth portion, stood in every veil
for 1,000 years. These veils are the veil of generosity, the
veil of happiness, the veil of awe, the veils of mercy and
kindness and knowledge, humbleness, dignity, gentleness (sakinah),
patience and realisation, truthfulness. After worshipping
Allah in every veil for a period of 1,000 years, Allah caused
the light to emerge and He placed it upon the Earth. That
light illuminates what is between the Easts and the Wests
like a lantern in the darkness of the night.
Then Allah created Adam from the Earth, took from that light and
placed it within his forehead. This light was transmitted
to Seth and from him it passed from one pure soul to another
- from goodness to goodness until Allah transferred it to
the loins of Abdullah bin Abd al-Muttalib. From him, it passed
into the womb of my mother, Aminah. Then He brought me forth
into this world. He made me the Master of the Messengers (Sayyid
al Mursalin), Seal of the Prophets (Khatm an Nabiyyin) and
a mercy for all creations.
That is how the creation of your Prophet was accomplished, Oh Jabir.
Thus said the Holy Prophet Muhamad.
Note: The Holy Prophet Muhammad mentions in this saying
a series of time periods totalling 12,060,000 years (5 x 12,000
+ 12,000 X 1000) before the creation of Adam. Taking into
account the measure that Allah mentions in the verse of the
Holy Qu'ran quoted at the top of this article - a period of
earthly time roughly equivalent to 220,095,000,000,000 years
(22,095 billion) occurs from the creation of the Light of
Muhammad to the creation of Adam. (12,060,000 multiplied
by 365 days by 50,000 years).