Secrets of Water and Wudu – Levels of Knowledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkF2qH2DVNc

From the Realities of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.

A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the rejected one
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Levels of Knowledge

  1. Sharia (Jurisprudence)
  2. Tariqa (Spiritual Path)
  3. Ma’rifa (Gnosticism)
  4. Haqiqa/Haqqayiq (Reality/Realities)

Reality of Circle and Levels of Knowledge

From Mawlana Shaykh’s knowledges and realities, they open for us very deep understandings. They teach us the difference between normal understanding, or what is on the books, or what is applied, in a normal environment; and they go into the realities of understandings. For us, they are the levels of ‘ilm ul-shari’a, the knowledge of shari’a (Islamic Jurisprudence), the knowledge of ‘ilm ul-tariqa (Spiritual Path), the way, the knowledge of ma’rifa, that is the knowledge of Gnosticism.

Shari’a (Jurisprudence) is the Circumference

The ma’rifa means that; when you are on the circumference, it is the shari’a. It is the divine law of nature, that everything is based on that nature. That shari’a, that divine law of nature, what the Divine has intended for creation, then it has a tariq (way). It has a radius to the center, because everything is based on the reality of the circle. The circumference can expand infinite points on the circumference and can collapse to just one point which would be the nuqt (dot). And all the ‘ilm ul-huroof everything will collapse into the nuqt. From that nuqt is the power that comes under and supports the ba; and from alif ba, all the huroof are born from those understandings.

Then they teach us, Mawlana Shaykh’s teaching that: that nuqt, that dot, if you move towards that dot, it infinitely expands. And that’s from a reality that Allah can never be completely known. Means it’s towards the understanding of realities and can never be fully encompassed. So as much as you move towards it, that reality, it expands; as much as you are away from it, it seems as one thing, maybe small. The way of reality is that we move into these oceans and they keep expanding. On the horizon, there is a new horizon; and at every horizon there must be a new horizon, where Allah describes, “I am the Lord of the east and the west,” the Lord of 2 Easts and 2 Wests.

رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقَيْنِ وَرَبُّ الْمَغْرِبَيْنِ ﴿١٧
55:17 – “Rabbul Mashriqayn wa Rabbul Maghribayn.”  (Surat ar Rahman)

“[He is] Lord of the two sunrises and Lord of the two sunsets.” (The Beneficent, Holy Quran)

Means as much you are approaching, then Allah again is expanding in these understandings.

Tariqa (Spiritual Paths) Teach the Wisdom of the Sharia Laws

How to understand and differentiate an imam or somebody teaching in a centre or somewhere, from a Spiritual Guide is that the guides come to teach us in our lifetime, deep realities of ‘why’. You can’t say why, because you can’t ask Prophetﷺ, ‘Why,’ you can’t ask the Divine ‘why’- but the hikmah, the wisdom on why we do what we do. Where if you go to a regular imam or go to a teacher somewhere and ask that, ‘Why I have to do that?’ He most likely yell at you and say, ‘This is the rule; get out! You have to do it.’

1. Knowledge of Shari’a Teaches to Make Wudu (Ablution) for Cleanliness

So many come and say, ‘Why I have to make wudu? Why I have to make wudu?’ At the shari’a level, means from Mawlana Shaykh’s teaching, you make wudu because you have to clean yourself. You have to clean yourself, wash yourself, prepare yourself for a ritual purity to present yourself to Divinely Presence. That everything has to be clean and God is based on cleanliness, Allah, the nearness to Divine is the nearness to cleanliness.

2. Knowledge of Tariqa (Spiritual Path) Teaches that
Water Washes Away Negative Energy/Burden

The tariqa comes and says, ‘Oh, there is much deeper reality than just you left it at washing’. This is Mawlana Shaykh’s barakah and the teachings of awliyaullah that why their oceans are deep. And most people, when they hear these teachings, they realize that they have only been playing on the shore because every time they ask, they say, ‘Why do I have to make wudu? Why do I have to use water?’ ‘Because, you have to.’ And then you find your knowledge and your level of understanding is very superficial.

Tariqa comes and teaches: no, at the level of tariq, on the path, that wudu is based on water. We talked about tayammum (Act of Dry Ablution), it is something different- that has its own reality. But in the reality of water, they begin to teach: no, that just the basic knowledge of tariq, on the path, that that water takes away your burdens. That that water, it takes away fires of difficulty. That when we move within this earth and everywhere we go and everyone we see, we are energy beings; and by our nature we are going to collect energy and give off energy. If your practices and your heart is positive, means they are taking a path of improving the self, you  are radiating a positive energy.

So then they come and say: just the level of tariq, the way, the path, the most basic understanding is when you put out a positive charge, you are going to collect everyone’s negative charge. You are just going to collect and collect and collect.

So then Prophetﷺ is the master of energy, he is the owners of Bahr al-Qudra (ocean of Power). Allah created all creation for that reality ﷺ. So instead of explaining the whole scientific detail that wouldn’t make sense, he said, ‘Just wash- use water’.

Then awliyaullah (saints) come into our lives and say, ‘No, no, the water has a reality,’ they will go deeper into it and begin to say that ‘that water, it has a power and that power will wash off negative energy’. And everywhere you go, you’re going to be loaded with negative energies. And if you use the water, it begins to burn away that negative charge.

Protect and Fortify the Kingdom of Your Body for the Divine

As soon as you pray after washing, and washing all of the areas of the body, you seal the body with a seal of protection. They even tell you on the tariq that you are like a kingdom and God is asking to enter upon the throne. So then you must fortify the kingdom, seal the door, because anybody has a home, you gotta be crazy if you leave your doors and windows open. Then you will be expecting a very nice looking person at the foot of your bed- somebody is gonna break in! It’s just common sense. You leave all your house open, there’s going to be an intruder, especially if they know you got something, something worth taking.

Don’t Become Battery Source for Negative Energy and Evilness

So wuquf al-qalb, means the first level of understanding in tariqa is vigilance of the heart. That you have divine kingdom, divine palace, asking for divine lights to enter, then most definitely evilness, negativity has their eye on us. If they have their eye on us, means that all negative energy going to be moving towards us. They are going to load us with a tremendous charge of negativity. It becomes like these different movies that show these examples, like ‘The Matrix’, that you are existing just for them to feed off of your positive energy. Because negative beings and negative energy, they don’t have access to positive energy. It’s not their creation. So then you become a battery source for them; they just cling onto you. They put all their devices onto you; you are the greater battery.

So we can never think that your mobile phone is actually using the charge from its battery; it’s actually using the charge from your heart. It’s draining you as well as that device. And as we plug in more in this world, plug into our ears, plug into our hands, plug in all over our being, everything is pulling our energy. Then as soon as we walk out, every negative energy comes to us. [earbuds, smart watch]

Negative Energy Enters through Dirtiness

Then Prophetic reality, make it simplified: tell them to wash. As soon as you wash, that energy is washed away. As soon as you wash your private parts, you are sealing yourself. Because if you have a palace, they show in ‘Lord of the Rings’, when you have a palace, they are looking for a way to come in. And every criminal movie shows that when they want to rob a bank, they don’t go through the front door, unless it’s a very exciting movie; they usually go from the sewer, sewer! So Divine is showing, they go through where it’s dirty because they don’t expect anybody to be there, and from the sewer they come up.

So then Prophetﷺ was teaching: wash your privates with water because these beings know where it’s dirty and they know where they have quick access. When shaitan saw the form of Sayyidina Adam (as), before the soul had entered, he came and he entered through the rear end and came out and went out. He said, ‘Such a simple creation, I can easily attack this. It’s not fortified.’ He didn’t understand the realities that Allah (aj) was going to open for this creation. But this is just the tariqa level of understanding. 

Shari’a is: just you wash. Tariqa comes and says, ‘Ooh but there’s a tremendous secret in the water. That water is going to burn away negative energies, it’s going to seal you for the kingdom.’

3. Knowledge of Ma’rifa (Gnosticism) Teaches that Water has an Angelic Force

Now at the level of Ma’rifa (Gnosticism), means you are now on a path of trying to go deep into knowledge. At the level of ma’arif, means every step on the tariq, on the path, is a ma’rifa. Ma’rifa is Gnosticism. So every step that you make on the path towards knowledge, then more and more of its understanding open.

So then they begin to teach you why that water is going to burn away negativity- because that water is angelic force. And the angelic fire is much more powerful than satanic fire, shaitanic fire, egoistic fire. That the secret of angelic power is in that H2O. So then scientists now come out and say, ‘Oh, if you take one of these H (Hydrogen) away, it becomes Hydrogen Oxide that is a hydrogen bomb. And all the oceans are explosive.’ If the Divine wishes to make all this world explode, He merely lifts the Hydrogen from the H2O; and that hydrogen oxide becomes extremely unstable and explosive, and explodes.

Awliyaullah (saint) come and teach us: that is the angelic power. They are very powerful, but because of their stable nature, they are solid. They hold together by the Will of the Divine but they are tremendous angelic force, a fire that only satan understands. So then if you look at people who are extremely possessed, they will not let water to touch them. If they drink and do too much drugs, and they are out, water burns them. When they want to wash, they scream, they cry, they go through many different difficulties, because this negative energy that overtakes them and rides them and is all-embracing around them, that angelic force will burn them.

Power of Du’a (Supplication) on Water Molecules

So as soon as you make du’a on water, it’s angels; they don’t say ‘no’, they say, Ameen‘. That’s why awliyaullah (saints) and pious people who are following their teaching, their every prayer is on water. Because when we pray for each other, maybe the ego is saying, ‘Oh who’s he, who’s she? Why should I do that?’ And we reject that du’a (supplication). But the angels, they don’t reject anything. As soon as we make du’a on water, the mala’ika (angels) – it doesn’t matter if the water was from Costco. It doesn’t matter the price you paid for the water, because sometimes they say ‘oh Shaykh, this is the Costco water,’ what’s holy about it? It’s not; it’s the angelic force that is riding within that water and as soon as you make du’a, the angels say, ‘Ameen‘ and immediately that water is changed.

Now they have books on the science of water molecules. They recite things onto the molecule and the cell of the water and they see these amazing crystals. They say something bad and it becomes sadden and dis-formed. They say something good and love and divine, and they change to amazing crystals.

So then on the way of ma’rifa they begin to teach us the deep reality of water. It’s not just the wudu, it’s an angelic force; and that angelic force has a tremendous power. And every time you’re sad and every time you’re upset and every time you’re depressed, it’s not just water that you are entering. This is a tremendous angelic force. Don’t kill that water with Chlorine; don’t try to take the angelic force out of the water.

Water has a Force of Life

And then it sends its own proof for you because just put the cup of water on your counter. Two days, 3 days later it becomes green. Means it has the force of life. It’s showing us that life is coming from that. Why Allah says, ‘My Divine Throne is upon the water’? Because He’s saying that: look, pay attention to the water. It has an angelic force. 

وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ وَكَانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَى الْمَاءِ … ﴿٧

11:7 – “Wa huwal ladhee khalaqas samawati wal arda fee sittati ayyamin, wa kana ‘arshuhu ‘alal maa ye…” (Surat Hud)

“And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – …”(Holy Quran)

So at the level of ma’rifa they begin to teach: this is an angelic force. Respect it, use it, wash with it, pray, seal yourself with it. As soon as you understand the external water, you begin to understand that you are 70% water. If you don’t know 70% of yourself then how are you trying to approach the Divine Presence? because with knowing the self, we know our Lord.

مَنْ عَرَفَ نَفْسَهْ فَقَدْ عَرَفَ رَبَّهُ
“Man ‘arafa nafsahu faqad ‘arafa Rabbahu”

“Who knows himself, knows his Lord.” Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

I begin to know oh if the angelic forces are in the water, then what Allah gave to me? He gave me the image of this earth, that 70% of my mass is water. So then what am I doing to purify that water within me? If it’s an angelic force, then how I can put something into that that would threaten them and danger that energy? So that’s why the spirits are so dangerous because it comes into that water and begins to attack them and then there’s a battle for the water, the blood of the body.

The Angelic Force of the Water Takes Away Depression

So at the level of ma’rifa they go deep into the understanding that this is an angelic force, tremendous reality that: use it, wash with it, it takes away sadness, takes away difficulty, takes away many burdens. For those who are in energy lives where their energy is important for them, everyday they have to sit in a shower and meditate. They have to be near water to meditate and wash away difficulties, wash away burdens and see their soul moving in that water, because the soul will move in the water and release its burdens. And the angels will come and take these difficulties. 

That’s why they say if you’re very sad and very depressed, go to the ocean. And every time the ocean collapses and the waves come, it’s all billions of angels coming into existence. And the angelic force of the ocean is unimaginable. It takes away sadness, takes away difficulties and gives us a tremendous amount of power. That is the level of ma’rifa.

4. Knowledge of Haqiqa (Reality/Truth) Decodes the word of Mai (Water)

Mai ماء = Meem  م , Alif ا 

At the level of haqqa’iq (realities), the guides now begin to open the reality of that angelic force. That that angelic force is so powerful- why? What is mai (water)? What is the understanding of mai ماء, that the meem م alif ا – It means that Allah saying that this is the reality of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ upon that water; that the mai and the reality of that water, it opens up its haqq, it opens up its realities and begins to go into the greatness of the Divine Presence and what the Divine Presence has given to the reality of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. 

From ‘ilm ul-haqqa’iq and the realities of the haqq, the realities of truth, it begins to open up why mai? Allah put the meem and the alif because everything in our life is La ilaha illAllah Muhammadun RasulAllah(There is no God but Allah, Sayyidina Muhammad (saws) is the Messenger of Allah). Everything must exist in that reality.

Allah’s Throne is upon the Mai ماء  (Water)

وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ وَكَانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَى الْمَاءِ ... ﴿٧

11:7 – “Wa huwal ladhee khalaqas samawati wal arda fee sittati ayyamin, wa kana ‘arshuhu ‘alal maa ye…” (Surat Hud)

“And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – …”(Holy Quran)

Then Allah saying, ‘Yes, My Throne is upon mai ماء  ‘- meem م alif ا, that that reality is in that ocean and that that ocean of reality is in the ocean of Sayyidina Muhammadﷺ. Means that then at the level of haqqa’iq, there is nothing for us to be distracted with in La ilaha illAllah. Everything for us in ma’rifa is Muhammadun RasulAllah. La ilaha illAllah, by its phrase is that there is no divinity, there is nothing but Allah, so don’t look there. Don’t look to understand yourself in the kalima La ilaha illAllah because Allah says, ‘La sharika la (there is no partner with Allah), you are not like Me. You don’t have to look at there.’ La shabiha la, there’s no form like Me, there is nothing in this creation like the Divine Presence.

So it begins to open at the level of haqqa’iq, that this power, this reality, this energy that is existing for creation in creation. So where is creation? It is in the ocean of Muhammadun RasoolAllah.

So Alhamdulillah, it’s much more than just wudu. Mawlana Shaykh’s knowledge and ‘ilm are like oceans. Depending upon who wants and how they want, they can dive into that reality to pull out these pearls, pull out these gems. The guides can give the answers and understandings that most people can’t. They ask others a question, they get very basic surface information but not the depth of the reality of what Prophet was bringing. And Prophet   was bringing tremendous realities for creation. It’s like a seed that when you plant, at first, means Prophet planted the seed knowing that the tree of that reality was going to blossom. And that all those realities would come from what he has established (as) on this dunya (material world).

Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen.

Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi sirri surat al-Fatiha.

[Special thanks to sister Saira and sister Hafsa for their help with transcribing this suhbah.]

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