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Hi, I have tried to add comment on another post but can't.
I am very happy to see Muslim instructors here because I have struggling to do my practices. for example, the My Father prayer never really resonates in my head but I saw a post that Almustafa shared for the Al-Fatiha for the equivalent prayer.

I can read and connect with Al-Fatiha very easily. now I want to know more. I would like to connect with one of your Muslim instructors if possible to ask some of my many questions.

Thanks, Sarah
8 years ago
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Accepted Answer
Perhaps a Gnostic, Sufi exegesis of Al-Fātiḥah will help:
1. In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
The All-Merciful reminds us of the Omni-present and Holy Omni-merciful Ray of Okidanokh cited by Gurdjieff, who was a Master well versed within the Middle Eastern, Sufi, and Muslim initiatic mysteries.

To understand Islam, we must know Arabic Kabbalah. اللَّهِ Allah is spelled with four letters and therefore constitutes a sacred Tetragrammaton. ا Alif in Kabbalah represents the Ain Soph, our primordial super-divine atom, our own particular unity (tawḥid) which never enters into manifestation: hence that letter stands isolated and is the root of the following three letters. When the three letters enter into activity, into manifestation through the pronunciation of the Verb, that is the Holy Trinity: Kether, Chokmah, Binah (Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Christianity), which is not three persons, but three aspects of one light (tawḥid). Therefore, Ain Soph, Kether, Chokmah, and Binah is اللَّهِ Allah, manifested as a spoken vibration or mantric sound within creation, spoken through the tongue (ل Lam) within اللَّهِ Allah.
2. All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,
The worlds of the universe are created through the manifestation of the light of اللَّهِ Allah known as Christ in Gnostic Esotericism. Christ is the term we commonly use for the energy of divinity, which also may be properly named اللَّهِ Allah. The Arabic word for Lord or Master is رَبِّ Rabbi, the same as the Masters of Israel, the solar initiates who have developed the light of Christ within themselves, symbolized by the lion of the tribe of Judah so venerated by Friedrich Nietzsche, representative of the Superman or اللَّهِ Allah.
3. the All-beneficent, the All-merciful,
الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ir-raḥmāni Ir-raḥīm is the same ר֫וּחַ אֱלֹהִים Ruach Elohim in Hebrew, the spirit of God (Chesed in Kabbalah) that hovered over the face of the Genesiatic waters of creation. Elohim refers to the angels who are the Multiple Perfect Unity, اللَّهِ Allah. We have to remove from our minds many fundamentalist Muslim concepts of a regressive and stale monotheism, which fails to take into account how the Angels, Ruach Elohim, constitute part of الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ir-raḥmāni Ir-raḥīm. God is Gods, as the prophet Beethoven symbolized in his immortal ninth symphony, whereby each voice is an angel, a god, a Buddha, and the universal harmony produced by the chorus represents the Universal Word, the Divine Unity of اللَّهِ Allah.

The doctrine of Beethoven, which is profound Islamic esotericism, may be properly denominated Monotheistic Polytheism, the teaching of the Multiple Perfect Unity. Many Muslims will cry out against this statement, that this is shirk (to go against tawḥid, the unity of God). However, we must state the truth, no matter what the cost. Each angel is a god, and the conjunction of all the angels is اللَّهِ Allah, the Lord of the worlds. There is no contradiction except in the fanatic minds of those who are not initiates, because they rely on scholasticism, intellectualism, and debate to feed their abominable pride regarding things of which they have no genuine comprehension!

These angels of the Universal Verb sow the waters of Yesod (sexuality) in order to create the totality of suns, worlds, galaxies, and spaces, resulting from the flourishing of the date palm and the gardens of paradise mentioned in Al-Qur'an. For instance:

"It is He who sends down (transmuted sexual, seminal) water from the sky (Da'ath), and brings forth with it every kind of growing thing (the virtues of the consciousness). Then from it We bring forth vegetation from which We produce the grain (the solar Christic power), in clusters, and from the palm-tree (the creative sexual power of Yesod), from the spathes of it, low-hanging clusters [of dates] (the sweetness of the soul), and gardens of grapes (from which we derive the eucharist and blood of the Lord), olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Look at its fruit as it fructifies and ripens (through incessant alchemical transmutations). Indeed there are signs (Kabbalistic and alchemical symbols) in that for a people who have faith (direct experiential knowledge of God). —Al-Anʿām (6:99)
4. Master of the Day of Retribution.
Truly, اللَّهِ Allah is a Melech, a King, for in this verse we find he is Master, مَالِكِ māliki of Retibution, Geburah in Kabbalah, the Justice and Severity of the Divine Law (Shariah). But what is this divine law?
The divine Law (the teachings, books, and instructions for spiritual discipline) commands one to the duty of servanthood. The Way, the inner reality (spiritual experience), is the contemplation of divine lordship. Outward religious practice not confirmed by inner reality is not acceptable. Inner reality not anchored by outward religious practice is not acceptable. Divine Law brings obligation upon the creation, while the Way is founded upon the free action of the Real. The divine Law is that you serve Him. The Way is that you see Him. —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah
To escape retribution (karma) one must serve the law and walk the path of spiritual perception. However, we must also apply the Retribution of our King of Kings upon our animal ego, which constitutes in its plurality our diabolical defects, nafs, or negative crystallizations of bestial desires.

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) condemned polytheism, which in truth constitutes the false idols of self-worship, fornication, adultery, pride, anger, resentment, lust, etc., within the mind. These are psychological qualities that everyone has. Therefore, if we have these elements within our interior, it means we are polytheists, even if we consider ourselves Muslim. Every psychological aggregate of hatred, vanity, fear, laziness, gluttony, etc., is an unbeliever that rebels against the Way of God. These demonic egos are what people worship, even if such persons call themselves Muslim and consider themselves very devout.

Therefore, in order to become an angel, a perfect human being that reflects the light and unity of اللَّهِ Allah, we must wage spiritual war against ourselves (jihad al-akbar, the greater holy war against our animal desires). We do this through self-observation (muḥasabah), awareness (muḥadarah), vigilant meditation (muraqaba), awe (haybah) and intimacy (uns, through sexual magic), annihilation (fana, the destruction of our polytheistic mind) and subsistence (baqa, to be fed through God, to work with the sacred Cow, Al-Baqarah, the Divine Mother Kundalini mentioned in the longest Surah of Al-Qur'an). To be a true monotheist is to have no egos within, so that the light of اللَّهِ Allah fully expresses within us, just as He did through Ibn Husayn Mansur al-Hallaj, the Muslim Christ whose Innermost Being proclaimed through his lips, "An al-Ḥaqq" ("I Am the Truth!").
5. You [alone] do we worship, and to You [alone] do we turn for help.
It states in Al-Risalah:
The divine Law is doing what you have been ordered to do. Haqiqah is bearing witness to what He has determined and ordained, hidden and revealed. I heard Abu Ali al-Daqqaq say that God's saying [in the Opening Chapter] iyyaka nabudu—"You we worship" —preserves the outward practice, the divine Law. Iyyaka nastain—"to You we turn for help"—establishes the inner reality, the Way.

Know that religious obligation is a spiritual reality in that it was made necessary by His command. And spiritual reality, as well, is a religious obligation, in that the realizations of Him were also made necessary by His command. —Al Qushayri, Al-Risalah
Therefore, what can we say of those millions of Muslims who fulfill the outward practice of Islam, but have no genuine spiritual experience in meditation? What else can we say of those Middle Eastern sorcerers who have numerous experiences, but do not follow any prescription set forth in Al-Qur'an, since they follow their own desires? They do not turn to اللَّهِ Allah, for they follow their nafs, egos, or disbelieving psychological elements in their minds!

These infidels, even if they speak and follow the public doctrine of Islam, shall perish in the fire lest they repent of their psychological degeneration.

Let us remember that to fulfill this part of Al-Fatihah, we must understand Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), as we find in the Sunnah:
The outer law (Shariah) is my word,
The spiritual path (Tariqah) my actions,
And the inner reality (Haqiqah) my inner states. —Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
Likewise we find the following stated by Ibn 'Ata in Al-Risalah Al-Qushayriyah:
If someone requires of himself the conduct prescribed by the divine Command (Shariah, the written commandments and spiritual disciplines necessary for one's development), God will illuminate his heart with the light of realization (Haqiqah, internal states of perception). There is no station (stage of development, initiation) nobler than the station of following the Beloved in the orders he gave (Shariah), the actions he took (Tariqah, the path of practice), and the character he possessed (Haqiqah).
All of this is implied within: "You [alone] do we worship, and to You [alone] do we turn for help."

To elaborate, reliance on God signifies one's fear of Him.
God Most High said, "The noblest among you in the sight of God is the one who is most God-wary" (49:13).

Abu-l Husayn Ali bin Ahmad bin Abdan reported... that Abu Said al-Khudri said that a man went to the Prophet and said, "O Prophet of God, advise me." He said, "Be wary of God for in it is gathered all good.' (3:102). Take upon yourself war for God's sake, for it is the monasticism of a Muslim. Take upon yourself the remembrance of God, for it is a light for you."

[...] The basic meaning of ittiqa (or taqwa), fear of God, is protection, by obedience to God, from His punishment. In ordinary usage it is said, "So-and-so was protected (ataqqa) by his shield." The foundation of this fear or awe is to guard yourself from acts of disobedience and offenses, then in guarding yourself from doubtful situations, and later still in guarding yourself from omitting to do what is good. —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah
This signifies that we do not attribute partners to Him by identifying with our animal passions!
6. Guide us on the straight path,
This straight path is Tariqah within Sufism, which is strengthened through ethics (Shariah) and mystical experience (Haqiqah). The path is symbolized by the first Arabic letter (ا Alif) of the sacred name of God, اللَّهِ Allah. ا Alif, representing the Ain Soph, signifies the spiritual power of breath, the prana in Sanskrit or nafas in Arabic, which can be utilized for our esoteric discipline.

ا Alif is similar to the Hebrew ו Vav, the latter which signifies the spinal medulla and the igneous breath or serpentine sexual fire of البراق Al-Buraq, "the lightning" of the Divine Mother Kundalini. Remember that this mystical creature took Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to the seven heavens and beyond in Al-Miraj (the Night Journey) and possessed the body of a mule, the wings of a high-flying Pegasus or bird, the tail of a peacock, and the face of a woman, the latter referencing the feminine creative power of God. البراق Al-Buraq is the flaming and resplendent lghtning of the Rune Sig within our coccyx, the Kundalini-power within the sacred stone of Yesod (the blackened Ka'ba that must be made white and pure through sexual alchemy).

This is why al-Sheikh al-Akbar ("the greatest of Sufi teachers") Ibn 'Arabi stated in his Meccan Revelations (al-Futûhât al-Makkiya) that the Arabic letter و waw or Hebrew letter ו Vav unites one with the angels. This is because "You [alone] do we worship (above in Da'ath, the light of God above), and to You [alone] do we turn for help (in Yesod through transmutation)." This is because و waw or Hebrew letter ו Vav unites, in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the Upper Trinity (Kether, Chokmah and Binah) with the middle and lower trinities (the triangle of ethics: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth; then the triangle of priesthood: Netzach, Hod, and Yesod).

We follow the straight path through fulfilling Al-Hadith, Al-Qur'an, the scriptures, the tantras, the sutras, the vedas, etc. We perform Islam (submission to اللَّهِ Allah, May He be praised and exalted) when we raise the light of the Being up our spinal medulla, back towards the Ain Soph, through pronouncing sacred mantras in sexual magic. This is what it means to manifest the spirit of ا Alif through the tongue, ل Lam, in order to give testimony of God, for the declaration of faith, shahadah, within Islam states:

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله l

lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muhammadun rasūlu-llāh

"There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His prophet!"

We bear witness (shahadah) through meditation or contemplation (mushahadah) and by working intensely with sexual magic. Those Muslims who do not meditate and do not work with their sexual energy (the date palm and البراق Al-Buraq, "the lightning" of God) do not bear witness of اللَّهِ Allah. This straight path to God is followed through psychological works:
[Al-Jurayri] said that whoever does not establish awe of duty [through working in meditation and transmutation] and vigilance [self-observation, awareness or muhadarah, imaginative knowledge] in his relationship to God will not arrive at disclosure (mukashafah, inspirational knowledge) of the unseen or contemplation (mushahdah, intuitive knowledge) of the divine. —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah
For more information about the three stages of knowledge, known as muhadarah (awareness), mukashafah (unveiling), and mushahadah (contemplation) in Arabic, see: The Supraconsciousness in Fundamental Notions of Endocrinology and Criminology by Samael Aun Weor, where the master explains these steps as Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.

Al-Qur'an continues:
7. the path of those whom You have blessed —such as have not incurred Your wrath, nor are astray. -Al-Qur'an: Al-Fātiḥah, The Opening
It states in Al-Risalah:
God Most High said, "They call upon their Lord fearing and desiring" (32:16).

Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Abd al-Hiri al-Adl informed us... through Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of God said, "No one who weeps from the fear of God Most High can enter the fire any more than milk can re-enter the udder. The dust of the Way of God and the smoke of hell will never be mingled in a servant's nostrils."

[...] I heard Abu Ali al-Daqqaq say, "Fear has degrees: Fear (khawf), dread (khashiyah), and awe (haybah). Fear is a condition and an effect of faith. God Most High said, "So fear Me if you are believers" (3:175). Dread is a condition of knowledge. God Most High said, "Only those among His servants who know, dread God" (35:28). Awe is a condition of realization. God Most High said, "Be wary of God Himself" (3:28). —Al-Risalah, Al-Qushayri
Therefore, those who fear God will not incur His wrath, nor will they go astray, for they will strive through spiritual warfare against their egotistical, psychic aggregates and elements in order to express the beauty of اللَّهِ Allah.

Let us also remember that faith constitutes one of the three primary blessings of the Sufi initiates, which in their synthesis explain the entire path of those who do not incur His wrath, nor go astray:
On the authority of Jarir b. 'Abdallah al-Bajalli, it is told that Gabriel came to the Prophet (God's blessing and peace be upon him) in the form of a man. He asked, "O Muhammad, what is iman?" He replied, It is that you believe in God, His angels, His books, His messengers, and destiny—its good and evil, its sweetness and bitterness." He said, "You have spoken the truth." Jarir remarked, "We were astonished at this confirming the truth of what the Prophet said, when he had asked him a question and then confirmed the answer." He then commanded, "Tell me, what is islam?" He replied, "Islam is that you establish regular prayer, give the zakat, fast the month of Ramadan, and perform the pilgrimage to the House." He confirmed, "You have spoken the truth." He then asked, "Tell me, what is ihsan?" The Prophet replied, "Ihsan is that you worship God as if you see Him, for if you do not see Him, yet He sees you." He averred, "You have spoken the truth." —Al-Risalah, Al-Qushayri
These are the seven esoteric utterances, the seven lines of the first Surah of Al-Qur'an, explained in accordance with Kabbalah, Alchemy, and Meditation.

May the peace of God Most High be with you!

Al hamdu 'llah! (All praise is to God)!

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

8 years ago
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#7548
As-Salaam Alaikum (Inverential Peace)!

Please ask away on the forum. This way, other students raised within the Muslim faith may benefit from the wisdom of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) as explained by the teachings of Samael Aun Weor.

What do you seek to know more about in relation to Al-Fātiḥah?

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

8 years ago
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#7549
Hello Almostafa,
Thanks for your reply. I have many questions so I will start with the more common ones.
Is there an equivelant quran prayer for the divine mother practice? For disolving egos?
8 years ago
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#7552
...I heard Abu Ali al-Daqqaq say, "If someone beautifies his outer being by struggling (striving, mujahadah) against the passions of his ego, God will beautify his inner being with the vision of Him." God Most High said, "Those who struggle for Us (through mujahadah, spiritual warfare) we will certainly guide in Our ways" (29:69).

Know that whoever does not strive from the beginning will never find the slightest trace of this Way. I heard Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami say that he heard Abu Uthman al-Maghribi say, "If anyone supposes that something of this Way will be opened to him or that somethign of it will be revealed to him without the necessity of struggle (against the animal ego, the nafs or pluralized "I"), he is in error." I heard Abu Ali al-Daqqaq say, "Whoever does not stand up in the beginning will not sit down in the end." I also heard him say, "Their saying, 'Movement (Gibur, composed of two Rune Sigs) is a blessing' (al-harakah barakah)' [in that the Nordic Rune Gibur refers to blessings and movement]—means to bestir oneself outwardly brings on the bestowal of grace inwardly." —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah

From the free online course, the Runes: Rune Gibur

There is a practice that the Master Samael gives in the book "The Doomed Aryan Race" which is a Christmas message. He states:

After meditating as Xochipilli - concentrate and meditate on any ego that you want to annihilate, any defect, any error. Then you have to perform the Rune Sig. The Rune Sig is easy to make;

First, kneel down. Second, sit on your heels in the Muslim style. Third, extend your arms to form the horizontal beam of a cross. Fourth, pray to your Divine Mother and bend your trunk forward, then backwards while keeping your arms extended and while remaining firmly seated on your heels.

After having comprehended this or that psychological defect in all and each one of the subconscious levels of the mind, we must pray for help to our particular Divine Mother; thus, we beg her to eliminate from the lunar bodies the “I,” the entity which personifies such a defect.

Without the help of our Divine Mother, it is impossible to eliminate the demonic “I’s” that live within the lunar bodies. Previous comprehension of any psychological defect is indispensable before our Divine Mother proceeds to eliminate the submerged entity that personifies that I.


When the Master says: “After having comprehended this or that psychological defect in all and each one of the subconscious levels of the mind,” He doesn't mean that you have to comprehend it in the 49 levels in that very moment. It means, if you comprehend your defect in the first level of the mind, very well, now annihilate it. Then, another aggregate of the same defect in the second level after many days then annihilate it, and likewise is the process of all the aggregates of the same defect in every level, until you reach the forty-ninth. Because when people read this they understand that they have to comprehend the ego in that very moment in the forty-nine levels, and this is impossible, because in order to comprehend the forty-nine you have to be awakened in the other levels. So first eliminate on the first level which is the intellect, and when you catch another ego in other levels, comprehend them and annihilate them there.

Thus, in that posture is how you ask your divine Mother. Seated on your heels, extend your arms like a cross (making the Gibor), bend your torso, like the Muslims, down. But remember that the Muslims, they don't put their arms in a cross, here we are putting them in a cross in order to make the movement of the Gibor related with the divine Mother, because the cross that we are doing with extended arms is the Gibor. And the Rune Sig that we are doing with the body is the Rune of the divine Mother. When you perform that, pronounce the mantras: Sulu Sigi Sig, Sulu Sigi Sig, which is the name of the divine Mother in the Runic alphabet. Concentrate on her and pronounce “Ssssuuullluuu Sssiiigggiii Sssiiiggg, my divine Mother, my Goddess, please annihilate this defect from me, from my psyche. Destroy it with the energy movement of this cross that I am performing” then you bend back and forth, back and forth. Gibor is movement; remember pronounce Ssssuuullluuu Sssiiigggiii Sssiiiggg while moving backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards, without moving your butt from your heels, just the torso, don't lift your butt, that doesn't work, that is the position precisely of this practice that the Master Samael teaches in "the Doomed Aryan Race'. If you have the book you can read it there. This is the way to activate your divine Mother, Sulu Sigi Sig, in order to annihilate your ego, previously comprehended in any of the forty-nine levels of the mind, This is how you advance. This is the practice of the Gibor, first to be born again, and for that you have to practice sexual magic with the science of Peter. And then this practice that we are teaching you, meditation of the style of Xochipilli in which you are activating the Gibor in order to comprehend yourself, and activate your Chi. And finally doing that practice of the annihilation of the ego, which is Gibur, Giburn, because you burn your ego with that exercise. But you have to first transmute your sexual energy. And third, be generous, don't be selfish, because the selfish does not advance on this path. That is why every initiate was always given and given and given the Gibor, the gift of God, until God will give you the Donum-Dei. Because the Donum-Dei is the fire of the Holy Spirit that develops in different levels in accordance with your work with your level of Being.
See also the book references below!

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

8 years ago
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#7553
Accepted Answer
Perhaps a Gnostic, Sufi exegesis of Al-Fātiḥah will help:
1. In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
The All-Merciful reminds us of the Omni-present and Holy Omni-merciful Ray of Okidanokh cited by Gurdjieff, who was a Master well versed within the Middle Eastern, Sufi, and Muslim initiatic mysteries.

To understand Islam, we must know Arabic Kabbalah. اللَّهِ Allah is spelled with four letters and therefore constitutes a sacred Tetragrammaton. ا Alif in Kabbalah represents the Ain Soph, our primordial super-divine atom, our own particular unity (tawḥid) which never enters into manifestation: hence that letter stands isolated and is the root of the following three letters. When the three letters enter into activity, into manifestation through the pronunciation of the Verb, that is the Holy Trinity: Kether, Chokmah, Binah (Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Christianity), which is not three persons, but three aspects of one light (tawḥid). Therefore, Ain Soph, Kether, Chokmah, and Binah is اللَّهِ Allah, manifested as a spoken vibration or mantric sound within creation, spoken through the tongue (ل Lam) within اللَّهِ Allah.
2. All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,
The worlds of the universe are created through the manifestation of the light of اللَّهِ Allah known as Christ in Gnostic Esotericism. Christ is the term we commonly use for the energy of divinity, which also may be properly named اللَّهِ Allah. The Arabic word for Lord or Master is رَبِّ Rabbi, the same as the Masters of Israel, the solar initiates who have developed the light of Christ within themselves, symbolized by the lion of the tribe of Judah so venerated by Friedrich Nietzsche, representative of the Superman or اللَّهِ Allah.
3. the All-beneficent, the All-merciful,
الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ir-raḥmāni Ir-raḥīm is the same ר֫וּחַ אֱלֹהִים Ruach Elohim in Hebrew, the spirit of God (Chesed in Kabbalah) that hovered over the face of the Genesiatic waters of creation. Elohim refers to the angels who are the Multiple Perfect Unity, اللَّهِ Allah. We have to remove from our minds many fundamentalist Muslim concepts of a regressive and stale monotheism, which fails to take into account how the Angels, Ruach Elohim, constitute part of الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ir-raḥmāni Ir-raḥīm. God is Gods, as the prophet Beethoven symbolized in his immortal ninth symphony, whereby each voice is an angel, a god, a Buddha, and the universal harmony produced by the chorus represents the Universal Word, the Divine Unity of اللَّهِ Allah.

The doctrine of Beethoven, which is profound Islamic esotericism, may be properly denominated Monotheistic Polytheism, the teaching of the Multiple Perfect Unity. Many Muslims will cry out against this statement, that this is shirk (to go against tawḥid, the unity of God). However, we must state the truth, no matter what the cost. Each angel is a god, and the conjunction of all the angels is اللَّهِ Allah, the Lord of the worlds. There is no contradiction except in the fanatic minds of those who are not initiates, because they rely on scholasticism, intellectualism, and debate to feed their abominable pride regarding things of which they have no genuine comprehension!

These angels of the Universal Verb sow the waters of Yesod (sexuality) in order to create the totality of suns, worlds, galaxies, and spaces, resulting from the flourishing of the date palm and the gardens of paradise mentioned in Al-Qur'an. For instance:

"It is He who sends down (transmuted sexual, seminal) water from the sky (Da'ath), and brings forth with it every kind of growing thing (the virtues of the consciousness). Then from it We bring forth vegetation from which We produce the grain (the solar Christic power), in clusters, and from the palm-tree (the creative sexual power of Yesod), from the spathes of it, low-hanging clusters [of dates] (the sweetness of the soul), and gardens of grapes (from which we derive the eucharist and blood of the Lord), olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Look at its fruit as it fructifies and ripens (through incessant alchemical transmutations). Indeed there are signs (Kabbalistic and alchemical symbols) in that for a people who have faith (direct experiential knowledge of God). —Al-Anʿām (6:99)
4. Master of the Day of Retribution.
Truly, اللَّهِ Allah is a Melech, a King, for in this verse we find he is Master, مَالِكِ māliki of Retibution, Geburah in Kabbalah, the Justice and Severity of the Divine Law (Shariah). But what is this divine law?
The divine Law (the teachings, books, and instructions for spiritual discipline) commands one to the duty of servanthood. The Way, the inner reality (spiritual experience), is the contemplation of divine lordship. Outward religious practice not confirmed by inner reality is not acceptable. Inner reality not anchored by outward religious practice is not acceptable. Divine Law brings obligation upon the creation, while the Way is founded upon the free action of the Real. The divine Law is that you serve Him. The Way is that you see Him. —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah
To escape retribution (karma) one must serve the law and walk the path of spiritual perception. However, we must also apply the Retribution of our King of Kings upon our animal ego, which constitutes in its plurality our diabolical defects, nafs, or negative crystallizations of bestial desires.

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) condemned polytheism, which in truth constitutes the false idols of self-worship, fornication, adultery, pride, anger, resentment, lust, etc., within the mind. These are psychological qualities that everyone has. Therefore, if we have these elements within our interior, it means we are polytheists, even if we consider ourselves Muslim. Every psychological aggregate of hatred, vanity, fear, laziness, gluttony, etc., is an unbeliever that rebels against the Way of God. These demonic egos are what people worship, even if such persons call themselves Muslim and consider themselves very devout.

Therefore, in order to become an angel, a perfect human being that reflects the light and unity of اللَّهِ Allah, we must wage spiritual war against ourselves (jihad al-akbar, the greater holy war against our animal desires). We do this through self-observation (muḥasabah), awareness (muḥadarah), vigilant meditation (muraqaba), awe (haybah) and intimacy (uns, through sexual magic), annihilation (fana, the destruction of our polytheistic mind) and subsistence (baqa, to be fed through God, to work with the sacred Cow, Al-Baqarah, the Divine Mother Kundalini mentioned in the longest Surah of Al-Qur'an). To be a true monotheist is to have no egos within, so that the light of اللَّهِ Allah fully expresses within us, just as He did through Ibn Husayn Mansur al-Hallaj, the Muslim Christ whose Innermost Being proclaimed through his lips, "An al-Ḥaqq" ("I Am the Truth!").
5. You [alone] do we worship, and to You [alone] do we turn for help.
It states in Al-Risalah:
The divine Law is doing what you have been ordered to do. Haqiqah is bearing witness to what He has determined and ordained, hidden and revealed. I heard Abu Ali al-Daqqaq say that God's saying [in the Opening Chapter] iyyaka nabudu—"You we worship" —preserves the outward practice, the divine Law. Iyyaka nastain—"to You we turn for help"—establishes the inner reality, the Way.

Know that religious obligation is a spiritual reality in that it was made necessary by His command. And spiritual reality, as well, is a religious obligation, in that the realizations of Him were also made necessary by His command. —Al Qushayri, Al-Risalah
Therefore, what can we say of those millions of Muslims who fulfill the outward practice of Islam, but have no genuine spiritual experience in meditation? What else can we say of those Middle Eastern sorcerers who have numerous experiences, but do not follow any prescription set forth in Al-Qur'an, since they follow their own desires? They do not turn to اللَّهِ Allah, for they follow their nafs, egos, or disbelieving psychological elements in their minds!

These infidels, even if they speak and follow the public doctrine of Islam, shall perish in the fire lest they repent of their psychological degeneration.

Let us remember that to fulfill this part of Al-Fatihah, we must understand Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), as we find in the Sunnah:
The outer law (Shariah) is my word,
The spiritual path (Tariqah) my actions,
And the inner reality (Haqiqah) my inner states. —Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
Likewise we find the following stated by Ibn 'Ata in Al-Risalah Al-Qushayriyah:
If someone requires of himself the conduct prescribed by the divine Command (Shariah, the written commandments and spiritual disciplines necessary for one's development), God will illuminate his heart with the light of realization (Haqiqah, internal states of perception). There is no station (stage of development, initiation) nobler than the station of following the Beloved in the orders he gave (Shariah), the actions he took (Tariqah, the path of practice), and the character he possessed (Haqiqah).
All of this is implied within: "You [alone] do we worship, and to You [alone] do we turn for help."

To elaborate, reliance on God signifies one's fear of Him.
God Most High said, "The noblest among you in the sight of God is the one who is most God-wary" (49:13).

Abu-l Husayn Ali bin Ahmad bin Abdan reported... that Abu Said al-Khudri said that a man went to the Prophet and said, "O Prophet of God, advise me." He said, "Be wary of God for in it is gathered all good.' (3:102). Take upon yourself war for God's sake, for it is the monasticism of a Muslim. Take upon yourself the remembrance of God, for it is a light for you."

[...] The basic meaning of ittiqa (or taqwa), fear of God, is protection, by obedience to God, from His punishment. In ordinary usage it is said, "So-and-so was protected (ataqqa) by his shield." The foundation of this fear or awe is to guard yourself from acts of disobedience and offenses, then in guarding yourself from doubtful situations, and later still in guarding yourself from omitting to do what is good. —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah
This signifies that we do not attribute partners to Him by identifying with our animal passions!
6. Guide us on the straight path,
This straight path is Tariqah within Sufism, which is strengthened through ethics (Shariah) and mystical experience (Haqiqah). The path is symbolized by the first Arabic letter (ا Alif) of the sacred name of God, اللَّهِ Allah. ا Alif, representing the Ain Soph, signifies the spiritual power of breath, the prana in Sanskrit or nafas in Arabic, which can be utilized for our esoteric discipline.

ا Alif is similar to the Hebrew ו Vav, the latter which signifies the spinal medulla and the igneous breath or serpentine sexual fire of البراق Al-Buraq, "the lightning" of the Divine Mother Kundalini. Remember that this mystical creature took Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to the seven heavens and beyond in Al-Miraj (the Night Journey) and possessed the body of a mule, the wings of a high-flying Pegasus or bird, the tail of a peacock, and the face of a woman, the latter referencing the feminine creative power of God. البراق Al-Buraq is the flaming and resplendent lghtning of the Rune Sig within our coccyx, the Kundalini-power within the sacred stone of Yesod (the blackened Ka'ba that must be made white and pure through sexual alchemy).

This is why al-Sheikh al-Akbar ("the greatest of Sufi teachers") Ibn 'Arabi stated in his Meccan Revelations (al-Futûhât al-Makkiya) that the Arabic letter و waw or Hebrew letter ו Vav unites one with the angels. This is because "You [alone] do we worship (above in Da'ath, the light of God above), and to You [alone] do we turn for help (in Yesod through transmutation)." This is because و waw or Hebrew letter ו Vav unites, in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the Upper Trinity (Kether, Chokmah and Binah) with the middle and lower trinities (the triangle of ethics: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth; then the triangle of priesthood: Netzach, Hod, and Yesod).

We follow the straight path through fulfilling Al-Hadith, Al-Qur'an, the scriptures, the tantras, the sutras, the vedas, etc. We perform Islam (submission to اللَّهِ Allah, May He be praised and exalted) when we raise the light of the Being up our spinal medulla, back towards the Ain Soph, through pronouncing sacred mantras in sexual magic. This is what it means to manifest the spirit of ا Alif through the tongue, ل Lam, in order to give testimony of God, for the declaration of faith, shahadah, within Islam states:

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله l

lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muhammadun rasūlu-llāh

"There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His prophet!"

We bear witness (shahadah) through meditation or contemplation (mushahadah) and by working intensely with sexual magic. Those Muslims who do not meditate and do not work with their sexual energy (the date palm and البراق Al-Buraq, "the lightning" of God) do not bear witness of اللَّهِ Allah. This straight path to God is followed through psychological works:
[Al-Jurayri] said that whoever does not establish awe of duty [through working in meditation and transmutation] and vigilance [self-observation, awareness or muhadarah, imaginative knowledge] in his relationship to God will not arrive at disclosure (mukashafah, inspirational knowledge) of the unseen or contemplation (mushahdah, intuitive knowledge) of the divine. —Al-Qushayri, Al-Risalah
For more information about the three stages of knowledge, known as muhadarah (awareness), mukashafah (unveiling), and mushahadah (contemplation) in Arabic, see: The Supraconsciousness in Fundamental Notions of Endocrinology and Criminology by Samael Aun Weor, where the master explains these steps as Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.

Al-Qur'an continues:
7. the path of those whom You have blessed —such as have not incurred Your wrath, nor are astray. -Al-Qur'an: Al-Fātiḥah, The Opening
It states in Al-Risalah:
God Most High said, "They call upon their Lord fearing and desiring" (32:16).

Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Abd al-Hiri al-Adl informed us... through Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of God said, "No one who weeps from the fear of God Most High can enter the fire any more than milk can re-enter the udder. The dust of the Way of God and the smoke of hell will never be mingled in a servant's nostrils."

[...] I heard Abu Ali al-Daqqaq say, "Fear has degrees: Fear (khawf), dread (khashiyah), and awe (haybah). Fear is a condition and an effect of faith. God Most High said, "So fear Me if you are believers" (3:175). Dread is a condition of knowledge. God Most High said, "Only those among His servants who know, dread God" (35:28). Awe is a condition of realization. God Most High said, "Be wary of God Himself" (3:28). —Al-Risalah, Al-Qushayri
Therefore, those who fear God will not incur His wrath, nor will they go astray, for they will strive through spiritual warfare against their egotistical, psychic aggregates and elements in order to express the beauty of اللَّهِ Allah.

Let us also remember that faith constitutes one of the three primary blessings of the Sufi initiates, which in their synthesis explain the entire path of those who do not incur His wrath, nor go astray:
On the authority of Jarir b. 'Abdallah al-Bajalli, it is told that Gabriel came to the Prophet (God's blessing and peace be upon him) in the form of a man. He asked, "O Muhammad, what is iman?" He replied, It is that you believe in God, His angels, His books, His messengers, and destiny—its good and evil, its sweetness and bitterness." He said, "You have spoken the truth." Jarir remarked, "We were astonished at this confirming the truth of what the Prophet said, when he had asked him a question and then confirmed the answer." He then commanded, "Tell me, what is islam?" He replied, "Islam is that you establish regular prayer, give the zakat, fast the month of Ramadan, and perform the pilgrimage to the House." He confirmed, "You have spoken the truth." He then asked, "Tell me, what is ihsan?" The Prophet replied, "Ihsan is that you worship God as if you see Him, for if you do not see Him, yet He sees you." He averred, "You have spoken the truth." —Al-Risalah, Al-Qushayri
These are the seven esoteric utterances, the seven lines of the first Surah of Al-Qur'an, explained in accordance with Kabbalah, Alchemy, and Meditation.

May the peace of God Most High be with you!

Al hamdu 'llah! (All praise is to God)!

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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Thanks for the wonderful description on al-Fatiha.
I need to read it again and again and meditate on it to comprehend it fully. It feels really wonderful to look at gnosis from this perspective it automatically answered some of my questions about trinity and Tohid.

Is there any place in the site with information regarding to live classes. I am living in Australia-Perth and I think it will be very beneficial to meet a gnostic instructor who understands the symbolism of Islam and can help me with my experiences.
Thanks, Sarah
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