Creation of the Light
of Prophet Muhammad [s]

One Day Sayedena Ali [as] Asked . O Muhammad [s], I pray you tell me what the Lord Almighty created before all other beings of creation

This was his blissful reply:
Verily, before your Lord made any other thing,
He created from His own Light
the light of your Prophet [s]
and that Light rested haithu mashaAllah, where Allah willed it to rest. And at that time there existed aught else
  • not the Preserved Tablets, not the Pen, not Heaven nor Hell, not the Angelic Host, not the heavens nor the earth; there was no sun, no moon, no star, no jinn nor man nor angel–none was as yet created, only this Light.
Then Allah – glorified be He – by Divine decree willed the Creation to be. He therefore divided this Light of the Prophet [s]  into four parts.
  • From the first part of Sayedena Muhammad [s] Light He created the Pen,
  • from the second the Tablets,
  • from the third the Divine Throne. [ from the light of Sayedena Muhammad[s]]
Now it has become known that when the Lord had created the Tablets and the Pen, the Pen had on it one hundred nodes, the distance between two nodes being that of two years wayfaring. The Lord then commanded the Pen to write, and the Pen asked, “Oh Lord, what shall I write?”
The Lord said,
“Write: La ilaha illAllah, 70,000 years the pen wrote.
Then ordered to write for 70000 years Muhammadan Rasulullah.”
There upon the Pen exclaimed, “Oh, what a beautiful, great name is that of Muhammad that it is to mentioned in one with Thy hallowed Name, oh Lord.”
The Lord then said, “Oh Pen, mind your manners! This name is the name of My Beloved, from his Light I have created the Throne and the Pen and the Tablets; you, too, are created from his Light. Had it not been for him, I would not have created a single thing.”
When Allah Almighty had spoken these words, the Pen split in two from awe of the Lord, and the place from which its speech issued became blocked, so that to this very day its nib remains cloven in two and clogged up, so it does not write, which is the sign of this great divine secret. Therefore, let no one fail in veneration and honoring of the Holy Prophet, or become lax in following his shining example, or contravene the noble custom he has taught us. { This is the secrets of Lam Alif }
18.60 And when Moses said unto his servant: I will not give up until I reach the point where the two rivers meet, though I march on for ages.
Then again the Lord commanded the Pen to write. “What shall I write, oh Lord?” asked the Pen. The Lord of the Worlds then said, “Write that which will be until the Day of Judgment!” Said the Pen, “Oh Lord, with what shall I begin?” Said the Lord, “With these words you shall commence: BismiAllah al-Rahman al-Rahim.” In perfect respect and deference, the Pen then set out to write these words upon the Tablets, and it completed writing them in seven hundred years.
When the Pen had written these words, the Almighty spoke and said, “It has taken you seven hundred years to write three of My Names; the Name of My Majesty, My Mercy and My Compassion. These blessed words I have made as a present to the nation of My Beloved Muhammad. [ MHMM ]
By My Majesty I pledge that whenever any servant from this nation pronounces the words of the Bismillah with a pure intention, I will write seven hundred years of countless reward for this servant, and seven hundred years of sins I will erase.”
Now, the fourth part of this Light of Prophet [s] I have again divided into four parts:
  • from one part I have created the Throne-bearing Angels (hamalat al-`Arsh)
  • From the second I have created the Kursi, the Divine court (the upper Heaven supporting the Divine Throne, the `Arsh);
  • from the third I created all the other heavenly angels;
  • and the fourth part I have partitioned once more into four:
From its first part I made the skies, from its second I made the earths, from its third I made the Jinn and the fire.
Its fourth part I have again divided into four parts:
  • from one part I made the light upon the faces of the believers;
  • from the second part I made the light within their hearts,
  • imbuing them with knowledge of the divine;
  • from the third the light upon their tongues which is the light of Tawhid (the Unity of Allah),
From the fourth part I made the different lights of the soul of Muhammad .
This lovely soul came into being 360 thousand years before the creation of the world,
v       and it was shaped most beautifully and made of incomparable matter.
v       Its head was made from guidance, its neck from humility,
v       its eyes from modesty, its forehead from closeness (to Allah),
v       its mouth from patience, its tongue from truthfulness,
v       its cheeks from love and admonition,
v       its belly from abstemiousness and other worldliness,
v       its feet and knees from following the straight path,
v       and its noble heart was filled with mercy.
This much-honored soul was taught with mercy and equipped with all manner of wondrous powers. It was given its message and its prophetic qualities were installed.
  • Then the Crown of Divine Proximity was placed upon its blessed head, eminent and exalted above all else, embellished with Divine Pleasure and given the pure, holy name of Habibullah (Beloved of Allah). [ YA-Seen [s] ]
The Twelve Veils
Allahs Dressing of The Light of Sayedena Muhammad [s]
{ BismAllah=786=21, 12 is the Mirror of 21, 12 Months, 12th Rabil Awal, 12 tribes, 12 Represent Completion }
After this the Lord Almighty, blessed be He, created twelve Veils. Each Month is a Dress of Allahs Tajalli on The Lights of Creation.
  • The first of these was the Veil of Power within which the Prophet’s soul remained for twelve thousand years, reciting Subhana rabbil-’ala (Glory be to my Lord, the Lofty). First Lunar Month Muharram etc..
  • The second was the Veil of Grandeur in which he was veiled for eleven thousand years, saying, Subhanal ’Alim al-Hakim (Glory be to my Lord, the All-Knowing, the Wise).
  • Ten thousand years he remained shrouded in the Veil of Kindness, saying Subhana man huwa da’im, la yaqta (Glory to Him who is perpetual, who never ends). Mawlid
  • The fourth veil was the Veil of Mercy, therein the noble soul remained for nine thousand years, praising Allah, saying: Subhana-rafi’-al-`ala (Glory be to the Elevated, the High).
  • The fifth veil was the Veil of Bliss, and therein he remained for eight thousand years, glorifying the Lord and saying, Subhana man huwa qa’imun la yanam. (Glory to Him who is ever existent, who sleeps not).
  • The sixth veil was the Veil of Munificence; he remained enfolded in it for seven thousand years, praising, Subhana-man huwal-ghaniyu la yafqaru (Glory be to Him who is rich, who never grows indigent).
  • Then followed the seventh veil, the Veil of Rank. Here the enlightened soul remained for six thousand years, praising the Lord and saying: Subhana man huwal Khaliq-an-Nur (Glory to Him who is the Creator, the Light).Rajab
  • Next, He veiled him in the eighth veil, the Veil of Guidance where he remained for five thousand years, praising Allah and saying, Subhana man lam yazil wa la yazal. (Glory to Him whose existence does not cease, who does not vanish).
  • Then followed the ninth veil, which was the Veil of Prophethood where he stayed for four thousand years, glorifying the Lord: “Subhana man taqarrab bil-qudrati wal-baqa.” (Glory to Him who draws nigh to His Omnipotence and Immortality). Ramadan
  • Then came the Veil of Eminence, the tenth veil where this enlightened soul remained for three thousand years, reciting praises on the Creator of all Causes, saying, “Subhana dhil-’arshi ‘amma yasifun.” (Glory be to the Owner of the Throne, above all else attributed to Him).
  • The eleventh veil was the Veil of Light. There he remained for two thousand years, praying, “Subhana dhil-Mulk wal-Malakut.” (Glory to the Lord over the heavenly and earthly Kingdoms).
  • The twelfth veil was the Veil of Intercession, and there he remained for one thousand years, saying “Subhana-rabbil-’azhim” (Glory to my Lord, the Sublime). {Dhul Hajj Thats why you make Haji on the 12th Month}
Creation of the Beloved AHMAD
Thereafter the Lord created a tree which is known as the Tree of Certainty.
  • This tree has four branches. He placed this blessed soul upon one of its branches, and it continued to praise Allah for forty thousand years, saying, Allahu dhul-Jalali wal-Ikram. (Allah, Possessor of Might and of Kindness).
 After it had thus praised Him with many and varied praises, the Almighty created a mirror, and He placed it so as to face the soul of Habibullah,{ secrets of the number 11 } and commanded his soul to gaze into this mirror.
The soul looked into the mirror and saw itself reflected as possessing the most comely and perfect form.
  • He then recited five times, Shukran lillahi ta’ala (thanks be to Allah, Exalted be He), and fell down in prostration before his Lord.
  • He remained in each sajda for one hundred years, saying Subhanal-aliyyul-azhim, wa la yajhalu. (Glory be to the High, the Sublime, who ignores nothing);
  • Subhanal-halim alladhi la yu’ajjalu. (Glory be to the Mild One who hastens not);
  • Subhanal-jawad alladhi la yabkhalu. (Glory be to the Generous who is unstinting).
Therefore the Causer of all Being obliged the nation of Muhammad [s]  to perform sajda (prostration) five times a day – these five prayers in the course of one day and night were a gift of honor to the nation of Muhammad [s].
From the Light of Muhammad
Next the Lord created a lamp of green emerald [ Bible book of revelations describes the Emerald Throne of the Heavenly King] from the Light,
  • and attached it to the tree by a chain of light.
  • Then He placed the soul of Muhammad [s] inside the lamp and commanded it to praise Him with the Most Beautiful Names (Asma al-Husna).
This it did, and it began to recite each one of the Names for one thousand years. When it reached the Name ar-Rahman (the Merciful), the gaze of Mercy fell upon it and the soul began to sweat from modesty.
Drops of sweat fell from it, as many as there were to be prophets and messengers, each drop of rose-flavored sweat turning into the soul of a prophet.
  • They all assembled around that lamp in the tree, and the Almighty addressed the soul of the Prophet Muhammad r, “See here this multitude of prophets whom I have created from the pearl-like drops of your sweat.”
Obeying this command, he gazed upon them, and as the light of the eye enfolds the object, so the souls of all these prophets were suddenly engulfed in the light of Muhammad[s], and they cried, “Oh Lord, who has wrapped us in light?”
The Lord answered them, “This is the Light of My Beloved Muhammad, and if you will believe in him and confirm his prophetic message, I will grant you the honor of prophethood.”
Thereupon all the souls of the prophets declared their belief in his prophethood, and the Lord said, “I bear witness to your acknowledgment,” and they all assented. As it is declared in the Holy Quran:
Holy Quran 3:81 And [recall, O People of the Scripture], when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], "Whatever I give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and support him." [Allah] said, "Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?" They said, "We have acknowledged it." He said, "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses."
3:81 Waith akhatha Allahu meethaqa alnnabiyyeena lama ataytukum min kitabin wahikmatin thumma jaakum rasoolun musaddiqun lima maAAakum latuminunna bihi walatansurunnahu qala aaqrartum waakhathtum AAala thalikum isree qaloo aqrarna qala faishhadoo waana maAAakum mina alshshahideen
Then this pure, holy soul took up its recital of the Most Beautiful Names again.
When it came to the Name al-Qahhar,[  R- Rab, Ha- Hadi , Qaf- Wal Quran al Majid] its head began to sweat once more from the intensity of His Divine Majesty and Awe, and from these beads of sweat the Almighty created the souls of the blessed angels.
  • From the sweat on His face RasulAllah [s], the Almighty created the Throne and the Divine Court,
  • the Tablets and the Pen, the sun, the moon and the stars.
  • From the sweat of his chest He created the scholars, the martyrs and the righteous believers.
From the sweat on his back were made the Bayt-al-Ma’mur (the heavenly house),
the Kabatullah (the Kaaba), and the Bayt-al-Muqaddas (the Haram of Jerusalem),
and the Rauda-i-Mutahhara (the Tomb of the Holy Prophet  r at Madinah), as well as all other mosques in the world.
From the sweat on his brows were made the souls of all the believers, and from the sweat of his lower back (the coccyx) were made the souls of all the unbelievers, fire worshippers and idolaters.
From the sweat of his feet was made all the ground from east to west, and all that is within it. From every drop of sweat the soul of one believer or unbeliever was created. That is the reason the Holy Prophet [s] is referred to as “Abu Arwah”, Father of Souls. All these souls gathered round the soul of Muhammad [s], circling round him with praise and glorification for one thousand years; then the Lord commanded these souls to look at the soul of Muhammad  [s]. The souls all obeyed.
Who Gazed at the Soul of Muhammad
Now, those among them whose gaze fell upon his head were destined to become kings and heads of state in this world. Those who gazed at his forehead became just chiefs. Those who gazed at his eyes would become hafiz of the Word of Allah (i.e. one who commits it to memory). Those who saw his eyebrows became painters and artists. Those who saw his ears were to be of those who accept admonition and advice. Those who saw his blessed cheeks became performers of good and reasonable works. Those who saw his face became judges and perfumers, and those who saw his blessed lips became ministers.
Whoever saw his mouth was to be of those who fast much. Whoever looked at his teeth would be of comely appearance, and whoso saw his tongue was to become the ambassador of kings. Whoever saw his blessed throat was to become a preacher and mu’adhdhin (who calls the adhan). Whoever looked at his beard was to become a fighter in the way of Allah. Whoever looked at his upper arms was to become an archer or a diver in the sea, and whoever saw his neck became a merchant and a trader.
Whoso saw his right hand became a leader, and who saw his left hand became a dispenser (who holds the scales and measures out provisions). Whoso looked at the palms of his hands became a generous person; whoso looked at the backs of his hands became a miser. Whoso saw the inside of his right hand became a painter; who saw the fingertips of his right hand was to be a calligrapher, and who saw the tips of his left hand would be an ironworker.
Whoso saw his blessed chest would be of the learned, ascetic and scholarly. Whoso saw his back would be a humble person and obeying the laws of the Shari’a. Whoso saw his blessed sides would be a warrior. Whoever looked at his belly would be of the contented ones, and whoever looked at his right knee would be of those who perform ruk’u and sujud. Whoever looked at his blessed feet became a hunter, and who saw the bottom of his soles became one of those who take to the road. Who saw his shadow were to become singers and saz (lute) players.
All those who looked but saw nothing were to become unbelievers, fire worshippers and idolaters.
Those who didn’t look at all were to become those who would declare themselves to be gods, such as Nimrod, Pharoah and his like.
Now all the souls lined up in four rows.
v       In the first row stood the souls of the prophets and messengers, on whom be peace; in
v       the second row were placed the souls of the holy saints, the Friends of God;
v       in the third row stood the souls of the believing men and women;
v       in the fourth row stood the souls of the unbelievers. All these souls remained in the world of spirits in the presence of Allah Almighty until their time had come to be sent into the material world.
No one but Allah Almighty knows how much time elapsed from the time of the creation of the Prophet Muhammad’s [s] blessed soul to his descent from the spiritual world into his physical form.
It is narrated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad [s] asked the angel Jibra'il [as],
v       “How long is it since you were created?”
v       The angel answered, “Oh Rasulullah, I don’t know the number of years,
v       all I know is that every seventy thousand years a tremendous light shines forth from behind the Canopy of the Divine Throne;
v       since the time of my creation this light has appeared twelve thousand times.”
v       “Do you know what this Light is?” asked Sayedena Muhammad  [s].
v       “No, I don’t know,” said the angel. “It is the light of my soul in the world of the spirit,” replied the Holy Prophet  r. Consider then, how immense a number it must be if 70,000 is multiplied by 12,000 !
Muhammad (S): The Last Prophet  The Messenger of Islam
in Ottoman Turkish by
Hajjah Amina Adil