Know, the true nature of your Beloved.
In His loving eyes, your every thought,
Word and movement is always –
God Almighty has created humans as the best of His creatures and has bestowed upon us gifts which render us unique and superior to the rest of creation. Among the highest of the gifts He has given to humanity are faith, conscience and intellect. These are the means by which we He has taught us to discriminate, so we can choose for ourselves what is best. With the exception of God, the human being is unique in having a will – our small will is subservient to the greater Will of God.
God’s mercy is sent down to us continually, as is all the good He has created. Our will cannot bring anything to us that is due for someone else, nor can it prevent anything from coming to us that is our destiny.
When we look at the universe, what we see is God’s Will, what we see with is God’s Will and what we seem to have chosen is God’s Will. Our small will consists of being able to open our eyes to receive all the good that God has willed for us.
If we are aware, God’s treasures are continuously pouring upon to us, like blessed rain.
“In the Name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy.”
“All that is good lies in Your (God’s) hand: You have power over everything.” Quran3:26
“Do they not see the birds above them spreading and closing their wings? It is only the Lord of Mercy who holds them up: He watches over everything. Who is the force of yours who will help you if not the Lord of Mercy? The disbelievers are truly deluded. Who can provide for you if He withholds His provision?” Quran 67:19-21
“If you tried to count God’s favours you could never calculate them: man is truly unjust and ungrateful.” Quran 14:34
“It is God who has given you shade from what He has created, and places of shelter in the mountains; garments to protect you in your wars. In this way He perfects His blessing on you, so that you may devote yourselves to Him.” Quran 16:81
“Not so God’s true servants. They will have familiar provisions – fruits – and will be honoured in gardens of delight; seated on couches facing one another. A drink will be passed round among them from a flowing spring: white, delicious to those who taste it, causing no headiness or intoxication. With them will be spouses – modest of gaze and beautiful eye – like protected eggs.” Quran 37:40-48
And God knows best.
‘The Name and the Named’ by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak.
‘Ninety Names of the Beloved. Intimations of the Beauty and Power of the Divine’ by Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski.