No Spiritual Law is a lesser edict. All Spiritual Law is united and integrated, but unlike the human body, one cannot discard a part or sever a ‘jot or a tiddle’. Instruction demands a degree of compartmental facility in order to enumerate their relevancy. Accordingly, I’ve striven for brevity and precise demonstrations in order to engage the reader and encourage edification, so that what follows is a roster of compressed definitions that are by no means complete. In addition, though I present the axioms in terms of negative corollaries but there is no hierarchy or purposeful order of importance implicit in this listing.
The Law of Truth
He who denies God and His Prophets, God will dim his vision and deny the fullness of Truth and the lasting benefits of His Wisdom.
Atheists beware. The New Testament reports a moment when Isa stood in the Court of Pilate and the Roman asked the prophet: “What is truth?” There is no recorded answer which to my mind casts doubt on the veracity of the Gospel’s scribe. There is only one answer and it begs all reason to expect a Prophet of God to let such a moment pass in mute response because God is truth! Mohammad answers this question in his Night Vigil Prayer: “You (Allah) are the Truth.” The re-discovery of truth is man’s quest, and since God is the author of all truth, He is truth itself. In Him can be no lie hence, all that is true proceeds from Him. This being so, to deny God and His Messengers is to deny truth and furthermore, any disobedience to His commands is an explicit act of the same denial. Thus, all sectarians (deviants) partake in this denial to some degree and cannot possibly receive the pure fullness of the grace gift of knowledge, except for the final unveiling at death.
Consequently, efforts made by non-believers and those who disobey Allah will consistently fall short of the glory of truth, and thus, frustrate whatever goal they themselves may set. This implies a deficit of wisdom with which man’s efforts can only rebound with catastrophic end. For example, since men deny the Law of Unity with its contingent adjunct of purity, they cannot possibly establish nor enforce sexual morality or the taqua of marriage. Subsequently, licentious dishonor spreads to corrupt the most fundamental unit in society, which in turn destroys that society—as called for by the protocols of Zion—just as any unchecked infection would eventually ravage the body.
“Wisdom (literally: prophethood) is the cognition of Truth in matters not embraced by Revelation” It was the Prayer of the Prophet for Ibn ‘Abbas: “O God, teach Him Wisdom”. This grace gift of wisdom represents the 1/40th part of the Prophethood given to those who ‘rise in the night’ and seek it in prayer and supplication — with a small ‘p’ of course. Nevertheless, it is a reality and the ‘fullness’ of truth (guidance) can only be attained in this manner, for it is the third part of the night in which Allah descends to bestow it. Therefore, how can the worldly-minded sectarian or lethargic Muslim find and know this truth when they are actively blinded by denial and inattentiveness? Such remain morally and virtuously stunted and this metaphysical dwarfism affects their faculties of reasoning. Thus did Isa say: “the blind lead the blind.”
- If a people are unfaithful in prayer and in sustaining the welfare of the poor and helpless, and in the enjoining of good and the forbidding of evil, God will substitute another people in their place.
This was the fate of Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Sabean, Jew, and Christian, and now threatens Divine favor for Muslims as expressed in the following Surat:
- “If you turn your backs, God will substitute another people for you who will not be like you.” (9: 38)
This is a dire consideration especially for Arabs; not unlike stepping off a cliff or having the earth open a bottomless pit beneath your feet! Nevertheless, it happens in marriage, in business and in professions so why not in religion! “Turning the back” is cowardice in the face of an enemy. We all admire a brave heathen who dies facing his enemy so what can be said for Muslims who neglect true jihad and join the ranks of their enemy?
As a whole, Muslims are relatively faithful in prayer but evidence for the business of social welfare through ensuring good and preventing evil is not readily admissible for their defense in the court of this law. You cannot assure the welfare of the poor by giving them a check for $100 once a year at Ramadan, or by inflationary policies contingent on usury or equivalent bank fees. Moreover, you certainly cannot assure justice by letting kafr policies control the streets of your country’s development. I posit that God is the most serious of business partners and has no intention of backing metaphysical usury of His contract with men. This is why He promises guidance only to the sincere of heart.
While you ponder the matter, do not think pro-forma ritual cut a slice of grace or mercy away from His hand! Look at the ever so faithful pro-forma Muslims in the Middle East! Faithfulness has no substitute or compromise. Ask your wife or consider what would happen if the sun went a-lusting after planets in the next solar system!
The Law of Mercy
- Unless a man is amenable to self-reproach, empathy and compassion, he cannot receive God’s mercy.
Jesus said it differently: “unless a man is regenerated from above, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven’ … or … ‘love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Mercy is the grace-gift of ‘forgiveness and restoration (i.e., restitution)’ as made manifest in the Parable of the Prodigal Son; but its receipt is contingent upon:
- a man’s repentance or remorse for the error of his way;
- a similar empathy towards his fellows;
- and reverence for his superiors.
Sin or error is referred to as man’s ‘gravitation to earth’ in Al’Qur’an, and directly implies an abject immersion in materialism without the countering restraint of spiritual truth. The principle itself is manifest in the Law of Gravity: i.e. without the Spirit or God’s ‘Word of Command’ as an opposing force the entire Universe would then collapse into a gigantic black hole. Physicists still wrestle with the principle some three centuries after Newton said it existed. Recently it has been mathematically determined but scientists are loathe to identify it as did the venerable Englishman.
In another analogy, children do not grow-up but rather from the head downwards. They begin with eyes closed, then opened followed by smiles and head movements, then they gain control of arms and torso. After a year, the little tykes begin to walk and cause no end of mischief. This process of incarnation is a manifestation of ‘gravitating downwards’. Upon reaching the age of reason, a man will soon look consequently to the stars and incline himself to things beyond the confining principles of dense material as did Ibrahim. Nevertheless, without actualizing the spirit of remorse for either the loss of divine principles or memory of pre-incarnate existence, he will either forget the stars or merely use them to apologize for continued error as do astrologers and magi; whereupon he continues with pleasures of material gains under imagined auspices.
However, a man of faith will experience a profound remorse for the lack of spiritual guidance and will begin his search for God. In response to this activation of faith, in mercy God runs to meet this man and reveal Himself for the sole purpose of the man’s restoration to His Kingdom. However, the revelation is ‘private’ and the chief desire and goal of God’s Mercy: a reason many men seek the company of other men away from distraction by fishing, walk-abouts or hunting for example, being thus surrounded by the mosque of pristine creation.
The man of faith continually and quickly turns in repentance after every error or sin, upon which God forgives and restores the man to His Grace in mercy, according to sincerity. Each time a person turns in repentance to seek God’s forgiveness and mercy they seek the restoration of grace lost. Moreover, if a man is not in sin but lacks understanding, each time he turns his query to God with a sincere heart God will turn to Him in mercy and grants an answer according to the man’s ability. This is why the Qur’an is called a Mercy from God given to the Prophet. The practice of daily prayers is the discipline that should help us to acquire mercy continually, but because of hypocrisy (insincerity) and ignorance it fails because the Lord requires an informed sincerity of heart rather than the vain ambition of beggars.
Therefore, without faithful repentance, men cannot enter the Mercy of Restoration to God’s Kingdom; neither here nor in the hereafter, as no other provisions are made for rehabilitation. Without the sincere repentance that conforms one’s behavior to the moral imperatives of divine law man cannot obtain God’s Mercy. Without it, we only continue in subjugation to the Law of Gravity and collapse himself to the black hole of infinitely dense futility. Such is the Law of Mercy, but there are contingency clauses: if man does not forgive his companions, and if he does not submit himself to his betters, he will not be forgiven no-matter the pro-forma petitions. Why? This is because un-forgiveness and pride are benchmarks of insincerity. The Grace of God descends only as a Mercy and Guidance to those who are earnest. So be careful.