The Language of the Future
by Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi
ana jalisu man dhakarani
I am sitting with the one who remembers Me
(Ana jalisu man dhakarani). Allah says in a Hadith Qudsi, 'I am sitting with the one who remembers Me'. Allah 'becomes' that particular part or organ which is engaged in the dhikr, be it the tongue, the heart or simply the hand which holds the prayer beads. Only when the entire being of the dhakir is totally absorbed in the dhikr does Allah 'become' all of his being.
(Qurb al fara'id) is the second lowest of the four stations of Perfection. The slave who performs the obligatory works attains this proximity. While retaining his own properties his reality is annihilated in Allah. Allah manifests Himself with His Name, the Outward, so that the lover remains hidden within Allah. The subject and agent is Allah and the lover's hidden presence is manifested by his becoming Allah's faculties. The lover becomes the Beloved's sight, hearing . . .
(Qurb an-nawafil) is the lowest of the four stations of Perfection. The slave who performs the supererogatory works attains this proximity. While retaining his own reality he is completely dominated by Allah's Oneness and becomes qualified by His Attributes. Allah manifests Himself with His Name, the Inward, so that He remains hidden within the lover. The agent and subject is the lover and Allah's Presence within him is manifested by Allah becoming the lover's faculties. The Beloved becomes the lover's sight, voice etc.
(Dhakir). The one who remembers Allah. The dhakir is precious to Allah Who created man only so that he would worship and know Allah. The one who turns, with an utter turning, towards fulfilling his reason for being, has been given the greatest gift from Allah Almighty.