Wudu of the Blood, Heart, and Soul
The Angelic Force of Water
FromThe Teaching of Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani as Taught by Shaykh Sayed 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
We are asking to be nothing and to enter the oceans of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s rahmah and mercy. Alhamdulillah, AwliyaAllah (saints) come into our lives and expand everything. They expand the horizon, expand the understanding, expand the realities from Holy Qur’an, from holy hadith. From every aspect of our life, it begins an expansion in realities, that far beyond the world of form, that to understand the world of light, to understand the world of energy, to understand the world of sound. Every aspect of reality is far greater than just the physical, and teaching towards that reality is to be uplifting. If what we are learning is only the physical, it has a limited benefit for the physical body, but there must be a food, there must be a reality that is affecting the soul. And that which you teach in regards to the soul is going to be an eternal dress on the body.
There are Different Levels in Every Knowledge
The guides come into our lives and they teach from the Knowledges of ilma ash-shari’a, ilmat tariqa, the ilma- ma’rifa, ilma haqeeqa, ilma ‘azima, (Knowledge of Divine Law, of the Spiritual Path, of Gnosticism, of Reality, and of Allah’s Might and Majesty). That in every knowledge there must be darajats (ranks) of that knowledge. Where most people stay only on the outside.
5 Levels of Knowledge in Islam
- Shari’a (Jurisprudence)
- Tariqa (Spiritual Path)
- Ma’rifa (Gnosticism)
- Haqiqa (Reality)
- ‘Azema (Dedication)
1. Knowledge of Shari’a Teaches – How to Make Wudu (Ablution)
We gave example many times from Maulana Shaykh’s teaching is that wudu (ritual washing/ablution). That many teach the shari’a (legal) aspect of wudu that you have to wash. How much of that water to use so that it’s clean. Then to wash yourself, how to wash yourself so that your hands, your arms, your face, your ears, your feet, your nose, your mouth, everything is covered and washed. And this if from only an introduction of ilm ash Shari’a (Knowledge of Jurisprudence).
Other 4 Level of Knowledge Teach – Angelic Reality of Water
Ilm at Tariqa, ilm al Ma’rifa, Haqeeqa, wal azima (knowledge of the Divine Law, the spiritual path, gnosticism, reality, Allah’s Greatness), begin to teach that why you have to wash. Because you don’t have the right to ask why, but as soon as you are patient in life and take a path towards realities, Allah ‘Azza wa Jal will begin to expand the heart and the teachers begin to teach the reality. That that water has a reality within it and that water has an angelic force within it, because Allah ‘Azza wa Jal described that, “My Throne is on that water.”
The Divine’s Throne is upon the Ma’i ماء (Water in Arabic)
… ۗ وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ وَكَانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَى الْمَاءِ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا
11:7 – “Wa huwal ladhee khalaqas samawati wal arda fee sittati ayyamin, wa kana ‘arshuhu ‘alal ma ye liyabluwakum ayyukum ahsanu ‘amalan, …” (Surat Hud)
“And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed…”(Holy Quran)
“My Throne is upon that water.” Means they begin to teach that there’s a ma’rifa (spiritual reality) of that ma’i (water). For the people that know Arabic, Ma’i ما is meem م , alif ا . Everywhere you look must be La ilaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), even in ma’i: there is Meem (Muhammad) + alif (Allah’s izzat).
Muhammad (s) Allah’s ‘Izzat
Water has an Angelic and a Life Force
Allah ‘Azza wa Jal describes, “My throne upon that water,” means ooh! there must be a secret, and a ma’rifa of that water. One basic understanding is its angelic power, and because it’s angelic, it’s stable. If it was gas, it would be very difficult to work with in life but because of malaikah (angels), it has a stable force and power. But if you take one hydrogen away, it becomes explosive. That’s the degree of its power! All our oceans are that potential danger. So when you want to know how Allah ‘Azza wa Jal can bring an end to this dunya (material world), He merely commands one of the hydrogen: “Rise”. And all the water itself is explosive. But making it stable is the 2 Hydrogen atoms. If one Hydrogen leaves, it’s explosive.
So then awliya (saints) come and teach us, ‘Water is very powerful’. As soon as you leave the water for certain amount of days, you see a green begin to form. That is the malaikah, that is the angelic force, that shows you that ma’i (water) brings life because the green is the mildew, it’s a life force within that.
Wudu (Ablution) Washes away Burden and Shields you from Difficulties
Then the guides begin to teach, that now the understanding of wudu begins to elevate because you’re taught the element in which you are washing. You’re washing with a very powerful force, an angelic force. All the difficulties that you acquire throughout the day, because your body is like a bus. We have a body and we have a soul. As soon as we move in the world, every subtle energy can move through you; from microwave, television wave to all the different spiritual beings Allah ‘Azza wa Jal created. They all move through the physicality. They all either occupy the physicality or pass through the physicality.
So what Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) wanted for us was the perfection of energy. But he (saws) didn’t have to describe it, he merely told the Companions, they understood the reality and they taught the shari’a of it, that: “you wash”. Then for deeper knowledge they went into the ma’rifa (spiritual realities) of that. That when we’re washing there’s an angelic force in that water, a life force within that water, as soon as we put it on, it begins to burn away all difficulty. It begins to wash away all fire and begins to dress you with an angelic light, a shield.
Then they come into our lives and teach that, as soon as you wash, washing your mouth, your face, your hands, your feet, washing all the private parts if you had used the restroom. As soon as you wash, come out and pray salatul wudu (Prayer of Ablution) to seal yourself with your energies. Because as soon as you pray 2 rakah (cycle) salatul wudu, that water and angelic force becomes a shield that protects you until the next wudu.
As you Wash the Outside, You need to Wash the Inner Being
Then they begin, because now you’re going deeper into the ma’rifa (spiritual reality) of wudu– not just, you just have to wash and that’s it- there’s whole oceans of reality. That, why are you washing with that, what power does that water have? Then they begin to teach, as you’re washing the body you should be understanding the washing of the internal reality. The importance of water and that your body is 70% water. So then the water within my being, how am I purifying that water? Then they go into the blood. That the body has 70% water. If we want healing and we want to build our energy, we have to understand why we are washing, dressing by these lights and these realities. As we’re washing the outside, we have to be washing the inside. The water inside is the blood. So how you wash the blood?
How to Purify the Water Within – the Blood?
Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) describes, “Shaytan moves through the blood.”
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَجْرِي مِنْ الْإِنْسَانِ مَجْرَى الدَّمِ.” صحيح مسلم
Qala Rasulallah (ﷺ): “Innash Shaitana yajri minal Insani majrad dami.”
The Prophet said, “Satan circulates in the human being as blood circulates in the body” [Sahih Muslim 2174]
That’s why the fasting is important. That’s why it the importance of eating halal, drinking and breathing halal. What you breath is going from your lungs, affect your blood. What you eat will go into your stomach and affect the blood. What you breathe will affect the blood. So then why are they only focusing on the outside washing, and they don’t teach the inside washing? The outside is the donkey that going to be buried in the ground, nobody is going to take their body to Allah ‘Azza wa Jal. You are just making the body to be clean in dunya so that you can bring out the reality of your soul.
What You Eat and Drink Affects Your Blood
Ahle haqqaiq (people of reality) come and begin to teach: elevate beyond the kindergarten understanding, that when you’re washing, know the reality of that washing, also begin your internal washing. Begin to understand that your blood has to be cleansed. That when you begin to make du’a on your food and eating halal, your blood is now being washed. When you begin to be conscious of your breath and your breathing. Don’t put anything into your mouth that is going to contaminate your blood. Because as you’re washing for the body you wouldn’t take a feces and put it on your head. So imagine whatever you put in your mouth and put in as a drink or food is going to affect the blood. Then that blood going to go and hit the heart- what they call “heart attack.” It’s attacking the heart.
Qalbul mu’min baytullah (“the heart of the believer is the house of God”. So shaytaan attacking the house of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal.
قَلْبَ الْمُؤْمِنْ بَيْتُ الرَّبْ
“Qalb al mu’min baytur rabb.”
“The heart of the believer is the House of the Lord.” Hadith Qudsi
Shaytan (Satan) knows the system and knows that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal not going to be occupying the mind, Allah ‘Azza wa Jal going to occupy the heart. And he says, “This bani Adam (descendant of Adam), if he becomes powerful, he will be like a thousand men. It’s enough for me to begin to attack him. I’ll influence what he eats, I’ll influence what he drinks, I’ll influence what he breathes and I’ll bring him down by contaminating and poisoning his blood.” And then he moves within that blood.
Your Life Depends on the Breath of Mercy – Nafas ar Rahmah
Means they begin to teach in our lives, it’s far greater than just washing, and somebody describing how to put their fingers and their hands. That’s only washing of the outside. The reality of that water, the reality of the water within, the reality of purifying all the organs, is important. That when that blood is moving through the body, how the zikr and the breath is going to purify that blood. Because then you look at the physiology of breathing. Why is zikr so powerful? When they say the nafas ar-Rahmah (Breath of Mercy), why it’s nafas ar-rahmah? because everything is based on that breath.
All mashaa’ikh (spiritual masters) came and said that you have 24 000 secrets in one day, 24 000 pockets of life in one day. The quality of your life is from breath to breath: if Allah doesn’t grant a breath, the person dies.
The Wudu of Inner Reality and Purification of Breath
So each one is a secret of life, so they make that breath in zikrullah, in remembrance, in a consciousness of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal, that, “Ya Rabbi, before I ask for everything else in this dunya that I want, I have to be grateful for this breath that You gave me, this reality that you gave me.” Then you begin to see the breath that we’re breathing is going to the lungs, the lungs are oxygenating the blood, and that oxygenated blood is shooting into the heart which is the house of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal.
So if you want the house of Allah ‘Azza wa Jal within the heart, you have to sanctify and purify the breath. What you eat through the mouth is going to affect the stomach and the belly, and that again is going to affect the blood that is going to enter the heart. So then there is a wudu inside the being, inside the body that going to affect the heart. That is the wudu of the inner reality.
The Zikr of Hu within Each Element Is Its Power
Now that begins to affect the soul. And from the azemat they begin to teach that, that breath and that air that you’re breathing, it contains the elements of ma’i (water). Everything around us has from the secret of water, and within the secret of water is the zikr of Hu. And through the zikr of Hu, they are able to pull out the force of energy within everything. Every molecule that exists with its hamd (praise), yusabbihu bihamdi (exalts by His praise).
تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ ۚ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا ٤٤
17:44 – “Tusabbihu lahus samawatus sab’u wal ardu wa man fee hinna wa in min shayin illa yusabbihu bihamdihi wa lakin la tafqahoona tasbeehahum …” (Surat Al Isra)
“The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt [praises] Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [Allah] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting…” (Holy Quran, The Night Journey 17:44)
Yusabbihu bihamdi (exalts by His praise). With the hamd that Allah gave that being like you, whether it’s yourself, your physicality or your atom and molecules, the inner power within it, who is the bi hamdi? It’s the Hu, it’s the zikr of the Hu within that element which is its power.
The Wudu of the Soul is the Zikr Hu هو
Then the guides begin to teach that the wudu of the soul is zikr Hu. And all mashayikh, their zikr is “Allahu, Allahu, الله هو ”, to bring the purity of the soul. That as you are beginning to breath, that you wash the outside. You understood the power of water, the importance of how this water is an angelic fire that burns all badness, “Qul jal al haqqu wa zahaqal baatil (truth has come and falsehood has perisehd.” (Quran 17:81)
وَ قُلْ جَآءَالْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَطِلُ، إِنَّ الْبَطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
17:81 – “Wa qul jaa alhaqqu wa zahaqal baatil, innal batila kana zahooqa.” (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 haqq (truth) comes, the shaytans move. But they go inside; you didn’t scare them, they went inside to hide.
Defeat Shaitan within with Zikr Hu
Then Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) came and taught all the realities of the eating, that make the wudu inside because now they are hiding inside. So then your consciousness of your breath and what you eat and what you drink and what you put into your mouth. Now is the wudu inside. That you’re fiercely fighting all the energies inside, where they can find no safety. They’re burning inside and they’re burning outside with your wudu and they begin to leave.
Zikr Hu is the Force of Energy for the Soul – Qul Hu (Say Hu)
Then they begin to teach that as you begin to breath and make your zikr that is now the force of energy upon the soul. And be zikr Hu, you can pull from that energy all around us. And that zikr Hu is from ikhlas and sincerity. It’s the only surah where Allah ‘Azza wa Jal says, “Qul (say) Hu,” forget the rest.
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّـهُ أَحَدٌ ﴿١
112:1″ Qul HuwAllahu Ahad. (1) (Surat al Ikhlas)
Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One. (1)” (Holy Quran, The Sincerity)
‘Qul Hu”…قل هو “Qul Hu,” Allah’s qaaf ق “Qaf wal Qur’anul majeed” to the laam, the “lisan ul-haqq” (tongue of truth); that Allah ‘Azza wa Jal’s azimat and order is upon that Hu.
ق ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْمَجِيدِ ١
50:1– “Qaf, wal Quranil Majeed. ” (Surat Qaf)
“Qaf. By the honored Qur’an. ” (Holy Quran 50:1)
By imitating that Hu, you would be dressed from that reality, blessed from that reality and granted a dress of ikhlas and sincerity. Means that is the reality of wudu. Not just how to wash your hands. And they make many different you tubes on how to wash your fingers, your hands and your toes. But what’s the reality of wudu, what’s the reality within us, what’s the reality of the blood within us which is our water. How to combat the inside, the outside. And then the breath and how to take all the energy that all around us and bring it into the breath and purify and sanctify the soul.
Subhana rabbika rabbal izzati amma yasifoon, wa salaamun alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil aalameen.