Sufis call it the Nur Allah, literally the “Light of God.” Hindu's call it Jyoti, light, and Sruti, sound. In the Old Testament, Jews referred to it as The Word and the “Light of Man.” Tibetan Buddhists refer to it as the Clear Light.
Author: Andrew Vidich
Publisher: Elite Books
Light Upon Light is a book to touch the heart, and awaken the spirit. It takes the lives of some of the great spiritual masters of the last millennium, from Rumi, to twentieth century saint Darshan Singh, and illuminates their inner quests. More than simply biography, Light Upon Light delves into their perceptions of the world, the innermost workings of their minds, and the life incidents that led them to enlightenment. In this sense Light Upon Light is not about the spiritual path; it is designed to take the reader and carry them into the spiritual path, and perceive the wisdom of the masters from within. While author Andrew Vidich PhD has exemplary academic credentials, he writes from the heart, and calls the reader to a direct experience, a "felt sense" of the core of these masters' teachings. He also emphasizes meditation as the universal constant taught by all masters, and has provocative exercises in each chapter to stimulate self-reflection, contemplation, and to give the reader experience of practical meditation techniques. This is a book to be treasured by both long-time spiritual students, and those new to the great masters of the path.
Mohammed was astonished and said to Gabriel : “ But you are an angel and angels are immaterial pure light ; you are not a slave of your carnal soul and do not stagger under the burden of a dying body ! How can you experience fear ?
Author: Andrew Harvey
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Mystical scholar Andrew Harvey offers fresh interpretations of more than 250 selections from Rumi's major works. The works of Sufi mystic and poet Jalad-ud-Din Rumi have been revered in the East for centuries. Now, Western seekers and lovers of poetry are discovering Rumi in unprecedented numbers. Harvey uses these poems, quotations, and parables from Rumi's major works, the Discourses, the Diwan, the Mathnawi, the Odes, and the Rubiyat, as well as excerpts from his letters to re-create the stages of the spiritual journey into Love. Anyone interested in spirituality will find Light Upon Light a rich source of guidance, encouragement, and profound inspiration.
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Author: Jamal J. Elias
Light upon Light: Essays in Islamic Thought and History in Honor of Gerhard Bowering brings together studies that explore the richness of Islamic intellectual life in the pre-modern period.
Light upon light , Allah guides to His light whomsoever He pleases and gives the examples to mankind . Allah has knowledge of everything . ( 24.35 ) of light as a source of knowledge , alIsfahani cites the verse ' Indeed , a light and a ...
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Collects entries that provide understanding on the Qur'an, it's history, and different interpretations.
The Quran reveals; Allah is Light upon Light. This information is of great significance. One can sense Light upon Light as God's attributes and dimensions are infinity upon infinity. All attributes and dimensions are to infinity.
Because the moon is a light – and only because the moon is a light – ' light upon ' in line 180 ( where ' light upon her ' means ' get her for wife ' ) does and does not echo ' moon upon ' in 173-4 . ' Light upon also relates to ...
If young Doricles Do light upon her , she shall bring him that Which he not dreams of . ( 4.4.167–81 ) Because the moon is a light – and only because the moon is a light – ' light upon ' in line 180 ( where ' light upon her ' means ...
Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.
The more we work upon ourself the closer we come to experiencing this secret of the heart, this natural state of surrender. Finally His light begins to break through the clouds of our ego-perception, to disperse the doubts and ...
Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
The work of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of the Sufi path. Based on live talks and meetings with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, this is an introduction to the passion and wisdom of the Sufi path of love. The call of the heart and how it draws us back to divine union is one of mankind's greatest secrets, and for the Sufi, this love is a fire that burns away all traces of separation. Vaughan-Lee teaches how to live this burning and describes stages of the path of love on the soul's journey home. Love Is a Fire includes descriptions of the "friends of God," early Sufi saints who burned with the fire of divine love, including Rumi, Ibn 'Arabi, and Rabi'a. It also introduces elements of the path and important tools that purify the wayfarer: tauba, the moment of the turning of the heart when the soul remembers its divine origin; dhikr, the central Sufi practice of remembrance of God through repetition of the name of God or a sacred phrase; meditation, a way of drowning thoughts in the fire of love; and dreamwork, a way of listening and attuning to the mystery of what is hidden within us—the stories of our deeper selves.
A BRIEF LOOK AT FAITH & HISTORY Revised Edition Hafiz Ikhlas Ansari Light Upon Light Light Upon Light has been established to be a positive resource for Americans about Islam in general and help American Muslims participate in the ...
Author: Hafiz Ikhlas Ansari
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
EPUB eBook version: Islam has influenced and continues to influence many cultures around the globe. It is shaping history, cultures and civilizations. Sadly, most of us only receive a two-dimensional look at Islam—a view that is often distorted by the brevity of the media sound-bites or by opinionated agendas. Our intention with this book is to present Islam, its teachings and the history of those who follow it. It is not a comprehensive study—nor should it be seen as definitive. Rather, it should be used as a stimulus for further detailed study. We hope and pray that this effort becomes a source of promoting (much needed) harmony, peace, tolerance, and coexistence in the human family. This can be done through school education systems, interfaith sessions, mosque open houses, educational seminars and individual readership. This new Revised Edition has larger text, clearer graphics and many new additions to the previous text.
The Verse Of Light (24:35) Explained: How Subatomic Particles Are Created Sayyid Rami Al Rifai ... Allah then tells us the example for this Light is “Light upon Light”, showing us it's complexity because a normal lamp is not light upon ...
Author: Sayyid Rami Al Rifai
Publisher: Sunnah Muakada
This book is a single chapter from my other book “The Light Of Allah In The Heavens and The Earth: The Creation Of The Atom (24:35) and The Physics Of Spirituality” it explains what the unseen world ghayb is, what the light of Allah is which He mentions in the verse of light (24:35) and how man through his physiology is connected to the subatomic world and from this his spiritual side is created.
He interprets the Qurʾānic phrase, “Light upon light,” to refer to a rank superior to the intellect in habitu (al-ʿaql bi-lmalaka). “Light upon light” symbolizes the acquired intellect, which is the faculty's perfection.
Author: Tariq Jaffer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies from the American Academy of Religion Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1148 - 1210) wrote prolifically in the disciplines of theology, Quranic exegesis, and philosophy. He composed treatises on jurisprudence, medicine, physiognomy, astronomy, and astrology. His body of work marks a momentous turning point in the Islamic tradition and his influence within the post-classical Islamic tradition is striking. After his death in 1210 his works became standard textbooks in Islamic institutions of higher learning. Razi investigates his transformative contributions to the Islamic intellectual tradition. One of the leading representatives of Sunni orthodoxy in medieval Islam, Razi was the first intellectual to exploit the rich heritage of ancient and Islamic philosophy to interpret the Quran. Jaffer uncovers Razi's boldly unconventional intellectual aspirations. The book elucidates the development of Razi's unique appropriation of methods and ideas from ancient and Islamic philosophy into a unified Quranic commentary--and consequently into the Sunni worldview. Jaffer shows that the genre of Quranic commentary in the post-classical period contains a wealth of philosophical material that is of major interest for the history of philosophical ideas in Islam and for the interaction of the aqli ("rational") and naqli ("traditional") sciences in Islamic civilization. Jaffer demonstrates the ways Razi reconciled the opposing intellectual trends of his milieu on major methodological conflicts. A highly original work, this book brilliantly repositions the central aims of Razi's intellectual program.
Allâh is the light of the heavens and the earth. His light may be compared to a niche that enshrines a lamp within a crystal of starlike brilliance. ... Light upon light; Allâh guides to His Light whom He will.
Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A pioneering work integrating the traditional wisdom of the Sufis with the insights of Jungian psychology.
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Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, ... of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light!
We have given ourself to God so that He can use our heart for His purpose: as a sacred space where He can reveal Himself to Himself, where the secret of light upon light can take place. With love and devotion we polish the mirror of our ...
This installment of “Nectar” is dedicated to the auspicious boon and blessing of sacred scripture. In Vedic tradition, scripture is seen as something revealed rather than written; wisdom inherent in Consciousness instead of something created by the mind. It is nitya, anadi and apaurasheya — eternally present and accessible, without beginning or end, and “not ascribable to human authorship.” Other viewpoints consider that these sacred teachings come from Ishvara, God’s presence in the universe, or that the actual knowledge comes from God while the language is supplied by luminaries. Finally, one school believes that scripture is only a product of the finest human intellect. Whatever the case may be, these teachings are very valuable to all who would cross the ocean of birth and death (samsara) and establish themselves in their undying and immortal essence.
LIGHT UPON LIGHT In the final part of the dream about the journey to the source the dreamer becomes aware of a red pinpoint of light high in the mountains, and of a corresponding point of light on a rock near him. The two spots of light ...
Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The work of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of the Sufi path. Weaving together dreams and spiritual stories, this "wise, rich, deeply moving, and significant book" (Andrew Harvey) explores the inner journey and the group's role in facilitating it.
Release on 2004-09-30 | by Catherine M. S. Alexander
If young Doricles Do light upon her , she shall bring him that Which he not dreams of . ( 4.4.167-81 ) Because the moon is a light – and only because the moon is a light – ' light upon ' in line 180 ( where ' light upon her ' means ...
Ibn Slnm considers the niche, the lamp, the glass, the olive tree, the oil, which is “well-nigh luminous without touching fire,” and the light upon light as symbols for the different stages of the process of thinking.
Author: Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth
Winner of The Iranian World Prize for the Book of the Year 2007 in the Philosophy and Mysticism category. This new and original text provides a timely re-examination of Islamic thought, presenting a stark contrast to the more usual conservative view. The explanation of the relationship between God and humans, as portrayed in Islam, is often influenced by the images of God and of human beings which theologians, philosophers and mystics have in mind. The early period of Islam reveals a diversity of interpretations of this relationship. Elkaisy-Friemuth discusses the view of three scholars from the tenth and eleventh century: Abd al-Jabbar, Ibn Sina and Al-Ghazali, which introduce three different approaches of looking at the relationship between God and Humans. God and Humans in Islamic Thought attempts to shed light on an important side of medieval rational thought in demonstrating its significance in forming the basis of an understanding of the nature of God, the nature of human beings and the construction of different bridges between them.
The third opinion is that this [verse] is a simile of the Qurʾān the heart of the believer: it is like a “lamp” that never ... Light upon light: the Qurʾān is “light” and all the proofs (adilla) that preceded have acquired, through [the ...
Author: John Renard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Comprised of primary sources assembled from a broad chronological and geographic spectrum, Islamic Theological Themes is a comprehensive anthology of primary Islamic sacred texts in translation. The volume includes rare and never before translated selections, all freshly situated and introduced with a view to opening doors into the larger world of Islamic life, belief, and culture. From pre-theological material on the scriptural end of the spectrum, to the more practical material at the other, John Renard broadens our concepts of what counts as “Islamic theology,” situating Islamic theological literature within the context of the emerging sub-discipline of Relational/Comparative Theology. Divided into five parts, students and scholars will find this collection to be an indispensible tool.
Each of these lights has a people, a state (hal) and a place (mahall), and all of them are part of the lights of God ... the blessed olive tree neither of the east nor of the west and light upon light related from the Companion Ubayy b.
Author: Kristin Sands
Meeting the ever increasing interest in Islam and Sufism, this book is the first comprehensive study of Sufi Qur’anic commentaries and includes translations of many writings previously unavailable in English. It examines the shared hermeneutical assumptions of Sufi writers and the diversity in style of Sufi commentaries. Some of the assumptions analyzed are: * the Qur’an is a multi-layered and ambiguous text open to endless interpretation * the knowledge of deeper meanings of the Qur’an is attainable by means other than transmitted interpretations and rational thought * the self is dynamic, moving through states and stations which result in different interpretations at different times. The styles of Sufi commentaries are explored, which range from philosophical musings to popular preaching to literary narrative and poetry. Other commentaries from the classical period are also investigated to provide context in understanding Sufi approaches and exegetical styles.