Into The Light
Practices towards Enlightenment
Step By Step Enlightenment Practices
Secrets of Divine Love and Fire Sir Sir By Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
To do Divine Enlightment Muraqabah Turn off Lights & Disconnect yourself from the world.
That is a way for disconnecting yourself from anything else. No light – meaning physical light, not spiritual light. So that physical environment has to be [re-]created.
The best for that to be created is a complete dark room that no light can enter. If not able to find something like that,
then you go to lowest level, to cover yourself with a blanket that allows no light to come in.
Remember at that time the ayah of the Qur’an which mentioned Sayyidina Musa:
Ith raa naaran faqaala liahlihi omkuthoo innee aanastu naaran la`allee aateekum minhaa biqabasin aw ajidu `alaa annaari huda –
“Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, ‘Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire.’|” [20:10] …
It means he was asking―[as] the fire represents energy―he was asking to send that energy that is existing there Then it continues,
Falammaa ataahaa noodiya yaa moosaa Innee anaa rabbuka fikhla` na`layka innaka bilwaadi almuqaddasi tuwaa.
“But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: “O Moses! “Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa.” [20:11-12]
Take off your shoes. That means Lose your selfishness and anything that relates to this life.
At that time shoes were made from donkey leather, so they represent something, take off your ignorance. That energy that I dressed, you have reached that holy place, innaka bilwaadi almuqaddasi tuwaa, wa anaa ikhtartuka fastami` limaa yoohaa.
“I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee).” [20:13] Listen then to what is going to be revealed to you.
So When he entered into that Muraqabah, that he was looking for something that might give him, he and his family and his people, guidance or warmth (fire is warm), So this will teach us that we are in need to do some very intensive progressive physical work thru meditation, meditation is not only spiritual work, but it combines physical and spiritual work. Because you are trying to control your body from being connected or being involved in this dunya.
Next Turn on oil lamp
Or put a candle. Not a plain candle, but is preferred a nice smelling candle. And every fragrance has a level of attaining a higher spirituality and higher knowledge. Not all smells are of the same type.
aromatherapy they took it from Awliya aroma .
So we have to put a candle that gives us a smell according to what the Shaykh prescribed a different smell. Not everyone will be same smell.
But the first level, beginning level is the same, and then after that as one goes to a different level of spirituality different smell.
Every smell will attract a different level of spirituality.
So that … candle in front of you is symbolizing the energy that Sayedena Musa (as) saw, and when you are sitting there, they are smelling that smell and we will say later what smell Mawlana wants you to use.
Directing to kiblah and that light is lighted. And you now imagine yourself that you are reaching that holy valley, al-waadi al-muqadassa tuwa – in the last moment, the last days of your life.
When you are in your last days you are passing towards akhira, you are concentrating all you feelings for Allah to forgive you.. With all the concentration that you seek Allah’s forgiveness. When you are in that position of| the last breath, last time, last moment with You, and forgive me and you come with the Prophet’s recitation of the Dua for the blind man.
With that du`a you connect your heart, by that nice smell that is coming, you focus your vision on that flame, on that light that is coming there.
focus on the Light
You open your eyes focus and everything else is dark, only that light there and
- you are looking at that light very clearly on that light for 5 minutes.
You focus with no movement for 5 minutes.
- Then close your eyes 5 minutes, reflecting the image of your Shaykh connecting with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim for 5 minutes and then imagining that he is connecting you to the heart of the Prophet (s).
- So after period of five minutes you estimate not looking at watch.
- You open your eyes looking at the flame, and then imagine you are in the presence of the Prophet (s). 5 minutes, as if holding hands of your Shaykh and coming into his presence.
5 minutes there and then open your eyes, And then as if the Prophet (s) guiding, guiding your Shaykh to that holy valley and waiting for inspiration to come to your heart. It is a total of 15 minutes.
Now from the first time you might not reach to hear anything, but if you do that daily without interruption for 40 days, with no interruption – if there is interruption you have to do another 40.
Then you will be able to receive some kind of inspiration thru your heart and you will be day by day, as you are doing that, finding yourself more and more able to visualize the Shaykh there and you can see him as if he is in front of you, but with your eyes closed.
Then later you will be able to feel the presence of Prophet (s) is there, you cannot see the Prophet (s) but you fell his presence, then you can feel the Divine Presence is there.
As you are moving slowly that will increase, that will increase, that will increase. You might increase quickly if you try to do it hard and try to increase the time, five minutes, five minutes, five minutes, then another five minutes, for half an hour, some for half an hour, some for an hour it is up to you.
1. Mawlana Shaykh you have to recite, when connecting with Mawlana Shaykh saying istighfaar, “Istaghfirullah” for two minutes
2. Then you call on your Shaykh “Ya Sayyidi, Ya Sayyidi, ya Sayyidi.” Then when done 5 minutes, then you call on
3. Presence of the Prophet (s), “Ya Rasulullah, Ya Sayyid, Ya Saahib, Ya Siddiq, Ya Rasul, Ya Allah!” You can recite that all at one time when you are in the presence of the Prophet (s) or you can make salawat on the Prophet (s).
Then when you reach the last stage you must say, “Ya Allah.” But with each word you must meditate on it.
a. “Ya Sayyid,” you are with the Shaykh;
b. “Ya Sahib,” you are with Sayyidina Mahdi;
c. “Ya Siddiq,” you are with Sayyidina Abu Bakr;
d. “Ya Rasul,” as if you are with Prophet (s);
e. “Ya Allah,” as if you are walking towards Him, walking into the Divine Presence with they help of the Prophet (s) and your Shaykh. Imagine you are walking and day by day as if you are walking into the Divine Presence with the help of the Prophet (s) and your Shaykh.
That is the 1st step you can do to achieve more physical and spiritual power. After that there are some of the physical healing exercises and spiritual healing exercises. But Mawlana Shaykh said that is the important step to be followed up. And insha-Allah if you are successful in that then you can go to the next stage.
second steps we will come to later, how to use these energies, but you need that step to get the energy.