by Murshid F. A. Ali ElSenossi

In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.


In The Treasure magazine (The Vehicle of Light part two), we have presented the diagrams of the 7 movements of the prayer, the names of the positions and their corresponding states of consciousness; the stations of the self and one of the primary Names of Allah related to that particular movement.

As we are dealing with the Universal prayer in the highest sense of the meaning and the powerful symbolism it represents, working from the 7 verses of 'the mother of the book' - Al Fatihah to the 7 circumambulations of the Kaaba, the earth and heaven; we are deliberately not indulging ourselves in explanations of the celestial bodies and their influence on the creations at large. We are taking the advice of our Master, Shaykh Muhammad Jalal ud Din Rumi, in his Mathnawi, he states "The influence of a piece of bread on you is more powerful than the effects of all of the Zodiac signs".

However, we are adding as an attachment to the Vehicle of Light, Door of Prayer, the heavens and the earth and their related states of consciousness. Our source is the ocean of the Holy Quran - the ocean without shores. These verses are not fixed in their listed categories, but flow from one to the other with the development of the self. As the words of Allah are keys to Infinity, one verse (Ayat) has the power to transform and luminate any human - to become a saint of Allah, with the permission of Allah.

Our purpose in bringing this out is so that one may, if one desires to, go back to the Source and contemplate on these verses of the Holy Quran, each of which is a door to limitless knowledge. The real story of the primordial self has been detailed totally and completely in the Holy Quran. In the Holy Quran, the descending and the ascending are totally clear for all who have eyes to see.

Level One - Nafs al Ammarra - The Animal Self

1. "To Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth. But the hypocrites understand not. (63.7) Al Munafiqun

2. "Allah is He who created seven firmaments and of the earth a similar number". (65.12) At Talaq

3. "And Allah has produced you from the earth, growing" (71.17) An Nuh

4. "And Noah said, Oh my Lord, leave not of the unbelievers, a single one on the earth". (71.26) An Nuh

5. "They said, these two are certainly expert magicians. Their object is to drive you out from your land" (20.63) At Taha

6. "His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is your counsel?" (26.35) Al Shua'raa

7. "And the unbelievers said to their apostles: Be sure that we shall drive you out of our land, or you shall return to our religion." (14.13) Al Ibrahim

8. "And they say: If we were to follow the guidance with thee, we should be snatched away from our land." 28.57) Al Qasas

9. "If Allah were to enlarge the provision for His servants, they would indeed transgress beyond all bounds through the earth." (42.27) Al Shura

10. "And on this day shall ye be recompensed with a penalty of humiliation, for that ye were arrogant in the earth." (46.20) Al Ahqaf

11. "Show me what it is they have created in the wide earth, or have they a share in the heavens?" (35.40) Al Fatir

12. "On account of their arrogance in the land and their plotting of evil, but the plotting of evil will hem in only the authors thereof." (35.43) Al Fatir

13. "Assuredly, the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater matter than the creation of man, yet most men understand not." (40.57) Al Mu'min or Al Ghaafir

14. "That was because ye were wont to rejoice on the earth in things other than the Truth, and that ye were wont to be insolent". (40.75) Al Mu'min

15. "Say, go ye through the earth and see what has been the end of those guilty (of sin)". (27.69) An Naml

16. "And he was arrogant and insolent in the land, beyond reason, he and his hosts". (28.39) Al Qasas

17. "There were in the city, nine men of a family who made mischief in the land and would not reform". (27.48) An Naml

18. "And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree, it is torn up by the root, from the surface of the earth, it has no stability". (14.26) Al Ibrahim

19. "(Ibis) said, Oh my Lord, because thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make wrong fair-seeming to them on the earth and I will put them all in the wrong". (15.39) Al Hijr

20. "Say, If there were settled on earth, angels, walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens an angel for an apostle". (17.95) Al Bani Israil

21. "If it had been Our Will, We should have elevated him with Our signs, but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own vain desires". (7.176) Al Araf

22. "But they ever strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief". (5.67) Al Maida

23. "There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but forms part of communities like you". (6.38) Al Ana'm

24. "Those who behave arrogantly on the earth in defiance of right, them will I turn away from My signs". (7.146) Al Araf

25. "As to those who reject faith and die rejecting, never would be accepted from any such, as much gold as the earth contains, though they should offer it for a ransom". (3.91) Aly Imran

26. "To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth; to Him do all questions go back". (3.109) Aly Imran

27. "Many were the ways of life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth". (3.137) Aly Imran

28. "But if ye deny Him, lo - unto Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth" (4.131) An Nisaa

29. "It is He who has spread out the earth for His creatures". (55.10) Ar Rahman

30."And Allah has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out)" (71.19) An Nuh

31. "He has created the heavens and the earth for just ends, far is He above having the partners they ascribe to Him". (16.3) An Nahl

32. "Do then those who devise evil feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up, or that the Wrath will not seize them from directions they little perceive?" (16.45) An Nahl

33. "Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one) before We clove them asunder?" (21.30) Anbiya

34. "If the Truth had been in accordance with their desires, truly the heavens and the earth, and all beings therein would have been in confusion and corruption". (23.71) Mu'minun

35. "And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them, nor were they given a respite" (44.29) Dhukhaan

36. "(it grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and is decked out (with beauty): the people think they have all powers of disposal over it. Then reaches it Our command by night or by day and We make it like a harvest clean mown, as if it had not flourished only the day before". (10.24) Yunus

Level Two - Nafs al Lawamma - The Complaining Self

1. "And when the prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land". (62.10) Jumua'h.

2. "He knows that there may be some among you in ill health, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah's bounty". (73.20) Muzammil

3. "He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth". (42.11) Shura

4. "The Way of Allah, to Whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth". (42.53) Shura

5. "Verily in the heavens and the earth are signs for those who believe". (45.3) Jathiya

6. "If it be that ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye". (55.33) Rahman

7. "But do thou good, as Allah has been good to thee, and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land". (28.77) Qasas

8. "And do they not see that We do drive rain to the parched earth (bare of herbage) and produce therewith crops?" (32.27) Sajda

9. "Those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayers and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong". (22.41) Hajj

10. "That which is on earth We have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them, as to which of them are best in conduct". (18.7) Kahf

11. "We broke them up into sections on this earth. There are among them some that are righteous and some that are the opposite". (7.168) Al Araf

12. " Call to mind when ye were a small (band), despised through the land, and afraid that men might despoil and kidnap you, but He provided a safe asylum for you, strengthened you with His aid, and gave you good things (for sustenance), that ye might be grateful". (8.26) Anfal

13. "What is the matter with you, then, when ye are asked to go forth in the Way of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth?" (9.38) Tauba

14. "It is He who hath produced you from the earth and settled you therein; then ask forgiveness of Him and turn to Him". (11.61) Hud

15. "Nor withhold from the people the things that are their due, commit not evil in the land with intent to do mischief". (11.85) Hud

16. "Were you to follow the common run of those on earth, they will lead you away from the Path of Allah" (6.116) Anam

17. "To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on the earth. He forgives whom He pleases, and He punishes whom He pleases". (3.129) Aly Imran

18. "He who forsakes his home in the cause of Allah, finds in the earth many a refuge, wide and spacious". (4.100) Nisaa

19. "It is Allah Who sends forth the winds, so that they raise up the clouds; and We drive them to a land that is dead and revive the earth therewith after its death". (35.9) Fatir

20. "And among His signs is this: that thou seest the earth barren and desolate; but when We send down rain to it, it is stirred to life and yields increase. Truly, He who gives life to the (dead) earth, can surely give life to (men) who are dead, for He has power over all things". (41.39) Fussilat

21. "Know ye that Allah giveth life to the earth after its death". (57.17) Hadid

22. "Have We not made the earth (as a place) to draw together". (77.25) Mursalat

23. "Therefore, I will not leave this land until my father permits me, or Allah commands me". (12.80) Yusuf

24. "And Allah sends down rain from the skies and gives therewith life to the earth after its death". (16.65) Nahl

25. "And further, thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)." (22.5) Hajj

26. "And He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth after it is dead". (30.24) Rum

27. "The contemplate (oh, man) the memorials of Allah's Mercy! How He gives life to the earth after its death". (30.50) Rum

28. "A sign for them is the earth that is dead, We do give it life". (36.33) YaSin

29. "When the earth shall be shaken to its depths". (56.4) Al Waqia'

30. "Praise be to Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth". (6.1) Anam

31. "They say, was not the earth of Allah spacious enough. . . (for you to move yourselves away from evil)? (4.97) Nisaa

Level Three - Nafs al Mulhamma - The Inspired Self

1. "To Allah belong the forces of the heavens and the earth". (48.4) Fath

2. "And when the word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), We shall produce from the earth a beast". (27.82) Naml

3. "And swell not thy cheek at men nor walk in insolence through the earth". (31.18) Luqman

4. "Go ye, then, for four months, backwards and forwards (as you will) through the land". (9.2) Tauba

5. "It is He who made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth, He has raised you in ranks, some above others". (6.165) Anam

6. "And We split the earth in fragments" (80.26) Abasa

7. "Nor walk on the earth with insolence, for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height". (7.37) Bani Israil

8. "A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on high". (20.4) Taha

9. "Not for idle sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is between". (21.16) Anbiya

10. "It is He who brings out the living from the dead and brings out the dead from the living and Who gives life to the earth after it is dead" (30.19) Rum

11. "And when the earth is flattened out" (84.3) Inshiqaq

12. "When the earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion." (99.1) Zilzal

13. "And the earth throws up her burdens (from within)". (99.2) Zilzal

Level Four - Nafs al Mutma'inna - The Self at Peace

1. "Glory to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne". (63.82) Zukhruf

2. "And He hath put affection between their hearts; not if thou had spent all that is in the earth could you have produced that affection". (8.63) Al Anfal

3. "Every soul that has sinned, if it possessed all that is on earth, would fain give it in ransom". (10.54) Yunus

4. "Charity is for those in need, who, in Allah's cause, are restricted and cannot move about in the land". (2.273) Al Baqarah

5. "If ye are journeying through the earth and the chance of death befalls you" (5.109) Maida

6. "Allah said, did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?" (2.33) Al Baqarah

7. "When ye travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten your prayers". (4.101) Nisaa

8. "He has created the heavens and the earth in just proportions (bil Haqq)" (64.3) Taghabun

9. "Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse?" (68.2) Nabaa

10. "And it is He Who spread out the earth and set thereon, mountains, standing firm". (13.3) Ra'ad

11. "And the earth, We have spread out; and set thereon mountains, firm and immovable". (15.19) Hijr

12. "He Who has made for you the earth like a carpet spread out". (20.53) Taha

13. "Or, Who has made the earth firm to live in, made rivers in its midst, set thereon mountains immovable and made a separating bar between the two bodies of flowing water? (Can there be) another god besides Allah? (27.61) Naml

14. "Alllah created the heavens and the earth in true proportions". (29.44) Ankabut

15. "One day the earth will be changed to a different earth". (14.48) Ibrahim

Level Five - Nafs ar Radhiyya - The Well Pleased Self

1. "Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is witness to all things". (85.9) Buruj

2. "And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold, in that are signs indeed for those who reflect". (45.13) Jathiya

3. "On the earth are signs for those of assured faith". (51.20) Zariyat

4. "Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah". (57.1) Hadid

5. "Say, enough is Allah for a witness between me and you. He knows what is in the heavens and on earth". (29.52) Ankabut

6. "For nothing whatever is hidden from Allah, whether on earth or in heaven". (14.38) Ibrahim

7. "Do they see nothing in the government of the heavens and the earth and all that Allah hath created?" (7.185) Araf

8. "To Allah do belong the unseen (secrets) of the heavens and the earth". (11.123) Hud

9. "Oh, ye people, eat of what is on earth, lawful and good". (2.168) Baqarah

10. "It is He Who has made the earth manageable for you, so traverse ye through its tracts and enjoy of the sustenance which He furnishes . . . " (67.15) Mulk

11. "And verily We shall cause you to abide in the land, and succeed them". (14.14) Ibrahim

12. "The seven heavens and the earth and all beings therein, declare His Glory, there is not a thing but celebrates His Praise. And yet ye understand not how they declare His Glory". (7.44) Bani Israil

13. "Oh, my people, enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned unto you". (5.23) Maida

Level Six - Nafs al Mardhiyya - The Well Pleasing Self

1. "Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah. . . " (64.1) Taghabun

2. "The heavens are almost rent asunder from above them (by His Glory) and the angels celebrate the Praises of their Lord and pray for forgiveness for all beings on earth. . . " (42.5) Shura

3. "Of Him seeks every creature in the heavens and the earth. Every day in (new) splendour does He (shine)". (55.29) Rahman

4. "Say, none in the heavens or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden. . . " (27.65) Naml

5. "And We wished to be gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders and make them heirs". (28.5) Qasas

6. "Verily, We established his power on earth and We gave him the ways and the means to all ends". (18.84) Kahf

7. "And the servants of Allah Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say 'peace' ". (25.63) Furqan

8. "One day the earth will be changed to a different earth. . . " (14.48) Ibrahim

9. "To Allah does belong the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is therein. And it is He who hath power over all things". (5.123) Maida

10. "And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth. He knoweth what ye hide and what ye reveal . . . " (6.3) Anam

11. "He said, it may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you inheritors of the earth. . . " (7.129) Araf

12. "One day We shall remove the mountains and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We shall gather them all together, nor shall We leave out any one of them". (18.47) Kahf

13. "Before this, We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses); My servants, the righteous, shall inherit the earth". (21.105) Anbiyaa

14. "And those who are blessed shall be in the garden - they will dwell therein for all the time that the heavens and the earth endure. . . " (11.108) Hud

15. "And We already know how much of them the earth takes away. With Us is a record guarding (the full account).". (50.4) Qaf

16. "It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions). The day He saith 'Be', behold, it is. His word is the Truth. . . " (6.73) Anam

17. "For me, I have set my face firmly and truly towards Him who created the heavens and the earth and never shall I give partners to Allah". (6.79) Anam

Level Seven - Nafs al Kamila - The Perfect Self

1. "It is He Who is Allah in heaven and Allah on earth, and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge" (43.84) Zukhruf

2. "And Blessed is He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all between them . . ." (43.85) Zukhruf

3. "To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth . . . " (45.27) Jathiya

4. "Then Praise be to Alllah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth. Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds". (45.36) Jathiya

5. "Oh, David, We did indeed make thee a vicegerent on earth, so judge thou between men in truth . . . "(38.26) Saad

6. "Lord of the heavens and of the earth and of all that is between them, so worship Him and be constant and patient in His worship. Knowest thou of any who is worthy of the same Name as He?" (19.65) Maryam

7. "Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to (Allah) Most Gracious as a servant". (19.93) Maryam

8. "To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth and all between them, and all beneath the soil". (20.6) Taha

9. "To Him belong all (creatures) in the heavens and on earth. Even those who are in His (very) Presence are not too proud to serve Him, nor are they ever weary (of His service). (21.19) Anbiya

10. "Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche, and within it a lamp. The lamp enclosed in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree. An olive, neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil is well nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it. Light upon Light! Allah does guide to His Light whom He will. Allah does set forth parables for men and Allah does know all things". (24.35) Nur

11. "Nor is hidden from they Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven. . . " (10.61) Yunus

12. "(Joseph) said, set me over the storehouse of the land. I will indeed guard them as one who knows". (12.55) Yusuf

13. "Say; shall I take for my protector other than Allah, the Maker of the heavens and the earth? And He it is that feedeth but is not fed. Say: Nay, but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah (in Islam), and be not in the company of those who join gods with Allah". (6.14) Anam

14. "To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He says to it 'Be', and it is". (2.117) Baqarah

15. "Do they seek for other than the religion of Allah? While all creatures in the heavens and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will. And to Him shall they all be brought back". (3.83) Aly Imran

16. "And the earth, moreover, has He extended (to a wide expanse)". (79.3) Nazia't

17. "It is We who will inherit the earth, and all beings therein, to Us will they all be returned". (19.40) Maryam

18. "His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth". (2.255 - Ayat al Kursi).

19. "They will say, Praise be to Allah, Who has fulfilled His promise to us and has given us the inheritance of the earth. We can dwell in the garden as we will. . . " (39.74) Zumar