Al-Ahad: The One

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Say: He is Allah, the One.
He is Allah, the Eternal,
Al-Ikhlas 112:1-2, tr. Helminski

What does it mean to learn the knowledge of God’s Unity?
To consume yourself in the presence of the One.
If you wish to shine like day,
burn up the night of self-existence.
Dissolve in the Being who is everything.
you grabbed hold of “I” and “we,”
and this dualism is your ruin.
Rumi, Mathnawi I:3009-3012, tr. Helminski

 

 

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