Praise belongs to Allah, we praise him, and we ask him for guidance and forgiveness. And we seek protection in Allah from the malice of our own souls, and the evil of our actions. Whom Allah guides, no one can lead him astray, and whom He makes astray, no one can lead him back to the right path. I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah, by himself, no associate to him, and I bear witness that Muhammad is his slave and Messenger. “O you who believed! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except as Moslems.” [Suratu Aali ‘Imran 3:102]  “O you who believed! Fear Allah, and (always) say a word directed to the truth.  “That He may make your conduct whole and sound, and forgive you your sins: he that obeys Allah and His Messenger have then attained the highest Achievement.” [Suratu AlAhzaab – 33: 70 71]
By Brother, Thierry Lamarre-Bey
New York Republic
Giving praises to Allah the great God of the universe as I rise to my highest heights, extending honors to the divine prophets Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, Mohammad, and our last prophet whom has brought us Nationality and Birthright in this New Era of time Noble Drew Ali. May peace be upon them all.
To everyone who reads this post I greet you with the best of greetings, Asalamu alaykum wa Rahmah-tu Allahi wa barakatu. (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you)
In our 101 Questionnaire, we read:
65. What is the Devil sometimes called?
- How many selves are there?
- Name them:
Higher-self and Lower-self.
- What people represent the Higher-self?
The Angels who protect the Holy City of MECCA.
- What people represent the Lower-self?
Those who were cast out of the Holy City, and those who accept their teachings.
- What is the Higher-self?
The Higher-self is the Mother of virtues and the harmonies of life, and breeds Justice, Mercy, Love and Right.
- Can the Higher-self pass away?
Because it is ALLAH in MAN.
From our Holy Qu’ran of Mecca, we read:
“Man we did create from a quintessence (of clay); Then we placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed; Then we made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then that clot We made a (Fetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create!” (23: 12-14)
“He who created all things in the best possible way. He commenced the creation of man from clay; then produced his seed from an extract of base fluid; then formed him and breathed His Soul into him and gave you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show!” (32: 7-9)
This ayah clearly shows that “Allah in man” is that soul as Allah does not die. This so applies to the Soul for Allah has placed a part of his attributes in man. There are 99 names of Allah plus one. Allah, the Majestic, has bestowed knowledge of his attributes to his Prophets so that, through them, we may be aware of Allah. There are some of us who are capable of understanding better than others, there are some of us kinder, more forgiving, much prettier than others and so on. These are the attributes of “Allah in man”, some exhibited more in one than in others, never the less “Allah in man”.
The soul has been adorned with flesh as we have read in Surat 23. When Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, created the physical man we are shown that there was two creations, i.e. a Spirit-man and a physical man. Let’s look at this a little. The first physical man was formed out of clay, the Prophet Mohammed (SAW) has mentioned that Adam (may peace be upon him) was as a statue for 50 years prior to Allah breathing His Soul into Adam. The Koran calls this Spirit, Ruh. Then when the spirit (Soul or attributes of Allah) entered his body than his bodily functions began to work, i.e. he began utilizing his five senses. The interesting part here is that Allah, the All Knowing, called the angels for a gathering to witness the might and power of Allah. When the names of the creation of Allah were asked of Adam, he named each and every one of them without fail, so the knowledge which was bestowed upon him came with the soul.
We are endowed with powers beyond physical understanding, we have fallen from a spiritual plane of consciousness to the physical, and now the housing of our souls have become manipulated by the whispers of the shadow. Let us not forget Iblis which was the name of the cursed one. He whispered to our mother seeking her demise, for he had hatred for Adam. Iblis taught that Allah would destroy Adam for disobedience, but Adam sought forgiveness from Allah receiving mercy from the Most Merciful. Then the curse was upon Iblis now called the Shaytan in Arabic which swore by Allah that he would deceive Mankind so they may join him in his curse of damnation. We have an enemy that we cannot see who has waged a spiritual war against us seeking to devour us by affecting our Souls to not remember Allah who is in control of all.
We have become slaves to the housing of the soul, our Temples have become like the market place which angered Prophet Jesus (May peace be upon him). We are the cause to, and of, our demise by allowing the whisperer, the Shaytan, the accursed one to tempt us into breeding “hatred, slander, lewdness, Murders, Theft, and everything that harms” instead of attaining unto the realm of higher consciousness. The Lower self will not stop to want and feed its curiosity, being content only when it places the Soul six feet under or on a cross. Then it will cry to have the capabilities of its bodily functions to perform one good deed for it has now tasted what was promised.
“Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.” (3:185)
When we truly begin to put Allah first in our lives we are than striving to return back to that higher state of consciousness. For what is Truth without Allah? We know Allah will not change or pass away, so we will have that sweet Holy Breath causing our actions to be seen as great and all that will be said about us is good and everyone will evermore desire to be in our company.
Allah The Mighty and Majestic, has described three main types of Souls;
- The Soul that urges evil “The human soul is certainly prone to evil” (12:53) “And had it not been for the grace of Allah and his mercy on you, not one of you would ever have been pure. But Allah purifies whomever he wishes, and Allah is All Hearing and All Knowing “Quran (24:12)”
One way that one may seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our Souls is by saying, “Glorified is Allah and praised is He”, one hundred times a day. It is said that one who does so will have his sins forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea.
Whoever says “none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, who has no partner. His is the dominion and his is the praise, and He is able to do all things”, ten times will have ten rewards written for him, and he will be forgiven ten misdeeds, raised up ten degrees, and be protected from Satan until evening, whoever says it in the evening will have the same rewards until morning.
Say,” I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast. Allah! There is none worthy of worship but He, the Ever Living, the One who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither sleep nor slumber overtakes him. To him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with him except with his permission? He knows what happens to them in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never encompass anything of his knowledge except that which Allah wills. His throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and he feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, Most Great”.
Whoever says this when he rises will be protected from jinns until the evening, and Whomever says this when retiring in the evening will be protected until morning.
Another (of which there are many) is Surat 114
“Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,
The King (or Ruler) of Mankind,
The God (or Judge) of Mankind,
From the mischief of the Whisperer (of evil), who withdraws (after his Whisper)
(The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,
Among Jinns and among men.”
- The Soul that blames, “And I do call to witness the soul that blames” (75:2)
We are all aware of this trait for even as children our first response, when in trouble, is to point the finger, for misery loves company; the foolish never admits guilt; there is always an excuse or someone other than himself to blame.
- The Soul at peace “O Self, in complete rest and satisfaction!” (89:27).
It is stated that the Soul at peace has an angel to help it, who assists and guides it. The angel casts good into the Soul so that it desires what is good and is aware of the excellence of good actions. The angel also keeps the self away from wrong action and shows it the ugliness of bad deeds, whatever is for Allah and by him, always comes from the Soul which is at Peace.
In summation, the soul of the believer is content with whatever Allah has promised. The believer has faith in what Allah has said about Himself and His Messengers (may peace be upon them), and has the knowledge of:
- Allah’s Names and Attributes,
- what Allah has said about what awaits the soul after death:
- the departure of the soul, the life in the grave, and the events of the Judgment day which will follow.
In so much that a believer, such as this, can almost see the aforementioned with his own eyes. So s(he) submits to the will of Allah and surrenders to the Great God Allah contentedly, i.e. never dissatisfied or complaining, and with his faith never wavering. S(he) does not rejoice at material gains, nor do afflictions bring about despair, for s(he) knows that we were decreed long before the good or bad happened to us, even before s(he) was created.
May Allah allow us to return back to that spiritual realm, that Higher-Self which is the “Mother of Virtues” that will bring us to the “Harmonies of Life” where we may breed “Justice, Mercy, Love, and Right”, ever being one with the Creator. May Allah forgive us if we forget or fall into error causing the demise of our Souls. May Allah allow us to overcome whims of carnality, and strengthen us to overcome hypocrisy.
Forever your Brother, Thierry Lamarre-Bey