The Holy Tongue of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ is the Qalam of Allah (AJ)
The concept of writing, that Allah (AJ) from the latest technology, we are from caveman technology. Allah (AJ) has no qalam (pen). But the qalam is speech recognition, is the Divinely holy speech of Prophet ﷺ. He merely speaks and “kun faya koon,“ it begins to appear.
﴾إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيْئًا أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ ﴿٨٢
36:82 – “Innama AmruHu idha Arada shay an, an yaqola lahu kun faya koon.” (Surat YaSeen)
“His command is when He intends a thing, He says to it, “Be,” and it is!” (YaSeen, 36:82)
The Qalam of Allah (AJ), the Pen of Allah (AJ), means that which going to make Allah’s (AJ) Will to manifest is the holy tongue of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.
Awliya are the Qalams of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
The qalam (pen) of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ are awliyaullah. The pens of Prophet ﷺ are the awliya. They are the qalam of Prophet ﷺ because everything is a reflection of the Divine. When Prophet ﷺ wants it to manifest, whether in dunya (material world) or in the heavens, he merely begins to say it to the heart of these awliyaullah. Whatever they say begins to manifest. They don’t need a pen to write it. Merely the isharat (sign) from Prophet ﷺ, from Allah (AJ) most high, “Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulil amre minkum.”
﴾أَطِيعُواللَّه وَأَطِيعُوٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْكُمْ… ﴿٥٩…
4:59 – “…Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulil amre minkum…” (Surat An-Nisa)
“… Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (The Women, 4:59)
The order from Allah (AJ) comes, come to the heart of Prophet ﷺ. The qalam of Allah (AJ) begin to say it. It’s isharat. It’s an amr. It’s an order coming from Prophet ﷺ. That’s the pen. As soon as the order comes to Prophet ﷺ, that order will begin to move towards “Ulil amre minkum,” whom are the pens of Prophet ﷺ on this Earth.
Awliyaullah are Brought into Your Life By Prophet’s ﷺ Order
And that’s why it’s describing that your blessed hands changed my destiny. No doubt! Anyone think for a moment that before awliyaullah came into their lives, what were they destined for? A party? What? You think from those levels? No! Whatever you were doing in life, you were going to see its destiny.
As soon as the order came from Prophet ﷺ that, ‘No, that one,’ the destiny is going to change. The nazar (gaze) came upon that soul. That person was introduced to these ulul amr (saints), whether by physicality, whether by dream, or whether by internet and technology. They’re inspired, ‘turn on’ and they start to watch. This order from Prophet ﷺ is coming to you, ‘Watch, sit with them, listen to them. Your destiny now is about to change.’
The Pens of Prophet ﷺ Change Your Destiny
That’s what they’re teaching when you recite. Why? As soon as you hear, you’re a completely different person. Even you thought you were with somebody, it doesn’t matter. The one who’s teaching you is altering your destination. He’s giving you realities you didn’t know. Even you think you know the shaykh, if the shaykh is not teaching you and sending you to someone else to teach you, that one altering your destination. This means the knowledge and the reality that they have is a qalam (pen) from Prophet ﷺ.
‘I’m sending you one of my pens.’ One may be low level, one may be very high level pen. Depending upon the knowledge that’s being conveyed, it tells you the depth in which he’s in the heart of Prophet ﷺ. If he speaks low level, he’s low level reality. If he speaks at very high level, it’s coming from the depth of Prophet’s ﷺ heart. The isharat (sign) is coming out that the qul to the laam to the meem. This Muhammadiyoon is going to now start telling you, speaking to you, dressing upon you, and now your whole destination changes because the knowledge you have dresses your soul.
Become From the People of Paradise By Sitting in Heavenly Associations
If you didn’t know – just a simple understanding – if you don’t know the address of this location where the shaykh is sitting, you can pass by on a bus everyday, you don’t get any blessings from it. But if Allah (AJ) gives you the destination, sit and go see him. As soon as you sit, your reality is completely something different.
First level is as soon as you sat in their association, you now became from the people of paradise because they are the halaqas of paradise.
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيْ اللهُ عَنْهُ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَي اللُه عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَلِّمْ، قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلَائِكَةً سَيَّارَةً فُضُلًا يَتَتَبَّعُونَ مَجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ. فَإِذَا وَجَدُوْا مَجْلِسًا فِيهِ ذِكْرٌ، قَعَدُوْا مَعَهُمْ وَحَفَّ بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضًا بِأَجْنِحَتِهِمْ، حَتَّى يَمْلَئُوْا مَا بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا.
‘An Abi Hurairah (as) ‘anhu, ‘an Nabi ﷺ qala, “Inna Lillahi malayikatan sayyaratan fudulan yatatabb’ona majalisaz Zikre, fa iza wajadu majlisan fihi zikrun, qa’adu ma’ahum wa haffa ba’duhum ba’dan bi ajnihatihim, hatta yamlao ma baynahum wa baynas samayid dunya.”
“Abu Hurairah (ra) narrates from Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that, ‘There is a group of angels who patrol the earth seeking gatherings of Zikr (Divine remembrance). When they find the gathering of zikr they call out to each other and form a circle around this gathering, with their wings ascending one above another, creating layers until the space between the earth and the first heaven is filled.” [Sahih Muslim]
Only 313 Out of 124,000 Prophets Have Permission to Speak
If that one is one of 313 whom given permission to speak and they speak off of the tongue of the prophets of Allah (AJ) – out of 124,000 prophets, only 313 have permission. That 313, they have the reality of the three points of their soul up, three points of their badan, and the mastering of their body down, and the one sultan upon their heart. And they represent the secret of 7. As a result of what Allah (AJ) dress them, they are stars on this dark night. Allah (AJ) open for them, 313 equals 3-3-1=7, open for them the Holy Face of Allah (AJ) “WajhAllah.”
﴾كُلُّ شَيْءٍ هَالِكٌ إِلَّا وَجْهَهُ ۚ ﴿٨٨
28:88 – “…kullu shayin halikun illa wajha” (Surat Al-Qasas)
“…Everything (that exists) will perish except His holy Face…” (The Stories, 28:88)
So, the one who gets from the secret of 7, he’s inheriting from the Divinely Face of Allah (AJ), of what Allah (AJ) wants to convey from that face.
Awliya Reach a Station of Sam’ina wa Ata’na (Hear and Obey)
It means the first level of sincerity, the first level of taslim (submission), “samina wa atana” – they heard and they obeyed.
﴾سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَاِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيْرُ ﴿٢٨٥
2:285 – “Sam’ina wa ata’na, ghufranaka Rabbana wa ilaykal masir.” (Surat Al-Baqarah)
“…We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys.” (The Cow, 2:285)
But once they’ve heard and obeyed, their darajah (station) changes to not from people who hear, but from people who ‘see and obey.’ So, first is hear, to bring the submission of the ears. So, these qalams (pens), their darajah, when they reach “samina wa atana,” that they keep hearing and obeying, hearing and obeying through good and through bad. Through walk on this water or walk through this fire, it’s not for you to say yes or no. They go wherever Allah (AJ) want, Prophet ﷺ want, and awliya inspire within their heart where they want, they go. People like it, they don’t like it, they don’t care. So, they reach “samina wa atana.”
Saints are Dressed From The 7 Points of the Holy Face
At that point, Allah (AJ) raised them to the Holy Face. These are now souls in which they’re taking from the seven points of the Holy Face. Two points on the ears, two points on the breath, on the nostrils, one point upon the tongue, two points upon the eye. And that Holy Face is continuously dressing their face. And that was what was meant by “Iqra bismi rab bik.”
﴾اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ ﴿١
96:1 – “Iqra bismi rab bikal lazee khalaq” (Surat Al-Alaq)
“Recite in the name of your Lord who created.” (The Clot, 96:1)
When the order came to Prophet ﷺ was not to listen to your Lord is about to talk to you, but direct your tawajju, direct your holy face. Iqra means you have to read. It’s an order from your face, not your ears.
Allah’s (AJ) Divine Haqqaiqs Come Through Prophet’s ﷺ Holy Tongue
Otherwise, the first order would’ve been, ‘Listen to me, I’m about to talk to you’. The order from Allah (AJ) is to direct your face. As soon as you direct your face, what we’re going to now send to your face to unlock. For Prophet ﷺ, his divinely face in Allah’s (AJ) Divinely Presence. From his own holy face to his physical face, all his isharats (signs) were coming and all his orders were coming, “’Allama bil Qalam, ma ya’lam.”
﴾الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ ﴿٤﴾ عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ ﴿٥
96:4-5 – “Alladhee ‘allama bil Qalam (4). ‘Allamal insana ma lam ya’lam. (5)” (Surat Al-Alaq)
“Who taught by the pen. (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5)” (The Clot, 96:4-5)
As soon as he directed the face, Allah (AJ) described now this Quli al Muhammad ﷺ going to teach you that which you know not. It means now all of these haqqaiqs (realities) will be coming through your tongue, of the iqra.
No One Can Teach Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ Except Allah (AJ)
This means you direct your holy face. As soon as your face is locked on to us from your own reality in paradise because Sayyidina Jibreel (as), when Prophet ﷺ asked Sayyidina Jibreel (as), where you get wahy (revelation) from? Go check now from behind the pardah (veil). And he found out, this is a long story short, that I reach from Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, a hand comes and gives me the wahy. From Prophet ﷺ to Prophet ﷺ, there is no intermediary. There’s ummi, one whom is taught by “shadeedul quwa.”
﴾عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ ﴿٥
53:5 – “Allamahu shadeedul quwa.” (Surat An-Najm)
“He was taught by one Mighty in Power.” (The Star, 53:5)
There is no one teaching Prophet’s ﷺ reality. And no one teaching Prophet ﷺ even in his physicality. It’s Prophet ﷺ to Prophet ﷺ. So, the power of the iqra, the first order that came is that Allah (AJ) directed, ‘Now it’s time for you to open your holy face.’
Prophet’s ﷺ Soul Was Taught Everything Before His Physicality Arrived on Earth
As soon as you look at Izzatullah and the face in the Divinely Presence, all of these realities will begin to start coming. The Holy Qur’an already taught upon the soul of Prophet ﷺ. There’s no need to teach Prophet ﷺ in this dunya (material world). Allah (AJ) want to warn mankind, ‘He’s very humble.’ Don’t think like that, don’t think he’s ummi, he doesn’t know. “Allamal Qur’an. Khalaqal Insaan.” ’I taught everything to his soul’s reality, then his physicality will appear upon this Earth.’
﴾الرَّحْمَـٰنُ ﴿١﴾ عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ ﴿٢﴾ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ ﴿٣
55:2-3 – “‘Allamal Qur’an (2). Khalaqal Insaan (3).” (Surat Ar-Rahman)
“It is He Who has taught the Qur’an. (2) He has created Mankind. (3)” (The Beneficent, 55:2-3)
Only Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ Dispenses Knowledges of the Divinely Presence
Every reality is dressed upon the soul of Prophet ﷺ. The order comes now, ‘Direct your holy face, all of these realities will come.’ And Allah (AJ) then describes in those six verses, the qalam, ‘I’m going to teach you by this qalam, ma y’alam, what you don’t know.’
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
﴾اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ ﴿١﴾ خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ ﴿٢﴾ اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ ﴿٣﴾ الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ ﴿٤﴾ عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ ﴿٥
96:1-5 – ” Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Iqra bismi rab bikal lazee khalaq (1) Khalaqal insaana min ‘alaq (2) Iqra wa rab bukal akram (3) Al lazee ‘allama bil qalam (4) ‘Al lamal insaana ma lam ya’lam (5)” (Surat Al-Alaq)
“In the name of Allah, the Most compassionate, the Most Merciful.
Recite in the name of your Lord who created (1) Created Human from a clinging substance. (2) Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous. (3) Who taught by the pen. (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5)” (The Clot, 96:1-5)
It means now Prophet ﷺ is going to dispense onto this Earth in every realm of this dunya (material world), knowledges of the Divinely Presence that even the prophets of Allah (AJ) had never heard and were waiting for, all waiting for their realities. That’s why Allah (AJ) describes, “Wa maa arsalnaka illa Rahmatan lil’alameen.”
﴾وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ ﴿١٠٧
21:107 – “Wa maa arsalnaka illa Rahmatan lil’alameen.” (Surat Al-Anbiya)
“And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad (pbuh)], except as a mercy to the worlds/creation.” (The Prophets, 21:107)
‘We wouldn’t have sent it but nobody would have reached their realities.’ Even malaika (angels) don’t know their reality until the reality of Prophet ﷺ comes to teach them who they are and where they come from.
Awliya Inherit From “Lisanul Siddiq al Ali”
That qalam then is that speech. These awliyaullah (saints) who are qalam and represent that reality, they’re under the divinely face of Prophet ﷺ. Those 7 points dress their face. As a result, they are receiving from the qaf and the heart of Prophet ﷺ. They’re inheriting “al Lisanul Siddiq al Ali.” In Surah 19, Allah (AJ) described the one whom gave wisdom is the greatest gift “al Lisanul Siddiq al Ali.”
﴾وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُم مِّن رَّحْمَتِنَا وَجَعَلْنَا لَهُمْ لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ عَلِيًّا ﴿٥٠
19:50 – “Wa wahabna lahum min rahmatina wa ja’alna lahum lisana Sidqin ‘Aliya.” (Surat Maryam)
“And We bestowed of Our Mercy on them, and We granted them lofty honour from/on the tongue of truth.”
And then they saw that means ‘most high.’ But then Allah (AJ) says, ‘Look you don’t have to interpret too much; I named, it’s the tongue of Sayyidina Ali (as) because he’s the door to the city of knowledges.’
“قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ “أَنَا مَدِيْنَةُ الْعِلْمٍ وَ عَلِيٌّ بَابُهَا
Qala Rasolullah (ﷺ) “Ana madinatul ‘ilmin wa ‘Aliyyun baabuha.”
“I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali (as) is its door/gatekeeper.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
If Allah (AJ) want you to inherit this zulfiqar (sword of Imam Ali (as)), Imam Ali (as) has to come to sanctify you. You know you are worthy of that. You’re an inheritor of that. That is who your reality is. As a result, they give you the laam and you’re most definitely Muhammadiyoon.
Sit With Awliya and Your Soul’s Destination Will Change
And these are the pens of Prophet ﷺ. They walk upon this Earth, changing the destiny of people by Allah’s (AJ) Will, by order of Prophet ﷺ, and inspiration of the ulul amr.
As soon as you sit with them, the light they send upon your soul is completely different. Some people who are destined for jahannum, in five minutes of sitting with them, Allah (AJ) flipped entirely where their destination. Can you be destined for jahannum and sit with them? Allah (AJ) doesn’t bring truth and false together.
﴾وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا ﴿٨١
17:81 – “Wa qul jaa alhaqqu wa zahaqal baatil, innal batila kana zahoqa.” (Surat Al-Isra)
“And say, Truth has come, and falsehood has perished. Indeed falsehood, [by its nature], is ever perishing/bound to perish.” (The Night Journey, 17:81)
The Light of Prophet ﷺ Shines Through Awliyaullah
Doesn’t matter what you think you’re going to do after that. Just five minutes in their lights, under their nazar (gaze), because who’s their nazar? Prophet ﷺ looks through their eyes, hears through their ears, speak through their tongue, breathe through their breath.
… وَلَا يَزَالُ عَبْدِي يَتَقَرَّبُ إلَيَّ بِالنَّوَافِلِ حَتَّى أُحِبَّهُ، فَإِذَا أَحْبَبْتُهُ كُنْت سَمْعَهُ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ بِهِ، وَبَصَرَهُ الَّذِي يُبْصِرُ بِهِ، وَيَدَهُ الَّتِي يَبْطِشُ بِهَا، وَرِجْلَهُ الَّتِي يَمْشِي بِهَا، وَلَئِنْ سَأَلَنِي لَأُعْطِيَنَّهُ،.” [ رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ]
“…wa la yazaalu ‘Abdi yataqarrabu ilayya bin nawafile hatta ahebahu, fa idha ahbabtuhu kunta Sam’ahul ladhi yasma’u behi, wa Basarahul ladhi yubsiru behi, wa Yadahul lati yabTeshu beha, wa Rejlahul lati yamshi beha, wa la in sa alani la a’Teyannahu, …”
“…My servant continues to draw near to Me with voluntary acts of worship so that I shall love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him…” Hadith Qudsi (Sahih al-Bukhari, 81:38:2)
This means the face of Prophet ﷺ has seen that person. The awliyaullah (saints) have seen that person. The awliyaullah have sat with them in the light. Their light in every association comes out. Somebody sits in that light. These are lights beyond the stations of paradise. These are Muhammadan realities in the heart of Prophet ﷺ. How they can be then anything but to be dressed by rahmah (mercy)? That’s what these ‘ashiqeen (lovers) are teaching us.
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword
That just sit with them, eat with them, pray with them and fortunate enough if you can hear them. If you hear their knowledges, read from their knowledges, everything of your destiny will change. But the nafs (ego) and bad character of people, ‘Nah, nah, nah, nah,’ and only one whom suffers from that is your own self, of what realities can be dressed upon the soul.
And that’s why they describe, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Because the sword only harms people and can take away a problem, but the pen can raise people. The pens of Prophet ﷺ, they are the “Quli al Muhammad ﷺ.” They can talk and change somebody’s destiny, inshaAllah.
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 our transcribers for their help with transcribing this suhbah.
Original Date of Suhbah: February 16, 2019
- Secrets of the Pen / Qalam and the Noble Scribes
- Divinely Pen – Qaf and Qalam
- Secrets of Holy Qur’an: What is ‘Min ‘Alaq’
- The Secret Book of Hu, Perfection Of The Holy Face
- Realities of the Face, Presence, Essence
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