TRUTH: THE LANGUAGE OF GOD
Book: Lectures of Imam W Deen Mohammed
TRUTH: THE LANGUAGE OF GOD
Almighty G-d saw the growing of falsehood in the hearts and the minds of the people, and He saw their hunger for things of the flesh. There was a kind of hypocritical commitment to religion, and Allah revealed this trend to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
There were many people in religion whose hearts and minds were in things that would only serve them, and their allegiance to righteousness was not a true allegiance. These people were not firmly grounded in faith, and they took the signs and the promises of G-d lightly. They did not seriously believe in those signs and wonders, but G-d revealed to the Prophet that there was coming a time when these people would be made aware of what they had done in not being true believers.
THE STRUGGLE FOR TRUTH
Prophet Muhammad was being told not to fret or worry over the condition of such people. The heart of the man who is sincere and who really is totally committed to serve G-d and the good cause in society experiences pain in his struggles, and he suffers a lot because he is often disappointed. The sincere person struggles and he gives of himself (sacrifices himself); he prays to G-d and he seeks G-d all the night long, sometimes staying up the whole night. He comes out in the morning and he begins working hard trying to put together the divine message in common language and simple terms for the people. G-d's message is a truth that is the greatest truth in existence. It is a greater truth than the truth of higher mathemethics; it is a greater truth than the truth of complicated chemical and physical terms and concepts. The divine message is the truth that is the ultimate and the absolute truth, it is the truth upon which all other truth is supported, and it evolves or manifests all other truth.
The man who is struggling to teach the people about G-d and true religion has to take G-d's precious truth and then he has to explain it in simple terms for people who are not educated, and for people who perhaps never finished grade school. The Servants of G-d havel to struggle with concepts, terminology and ideas that the people are not used to hearing because they have never before been taught these things. They have to struggle to put the divine message in a package for the people that their simple minds can grasp. The person who is teaching the people about G-d's truth struggles all night and all day long, and then he struggles before the people in order to see that reality and truth is everywhere. He wants them to see that human beings are a force for truth, and that they are themselves an embodiment of truth. Human beings simply have to begin radiating from within and radiating from without the truth that they find within themselves. This tells us that if we would stop smothering our own truth and let it come out, we will see the light.
Brothers and sisters, G-d does not have to take your wealth and your followers from you to punish you; He can let you keep your material wealth and your fame with your hypocritical followers and yet punish you in this life. The followers of a hypocrite, the followers of a liar, and the followers of a tyrant are themselves artificial, so G-d lets them stay together. But do not think that Almighty G-d did not reach into the brain of that wicked man and torture the chambers of his mind. Do not think that He did not stick His hand into the chest of that man and choke and torture his heart for letting his heart and his mind deviate from the path of truth. Every soul that comes on this earth and commits evils against society is punished in this life, and the Holy Quran says that they shall be given the worst punishment in the Hereafter.
G-D'S PICTURE LANGUAGE
The ancient wise people used pictures of things in creation to describe abstract ideas and concepts. We know that picture language is a good way to get ideas over to people who are not acquainted with the language of abstract ideas or abstract things. When you take abstract ideas and concepts and- complicated descriptions and explanations and give them to the people in picture language, they can grasp those ideas. Long ago the teachers discovered that G-d the Creator, not G-d in man, is the best of teachers, and the Creator taught the man first with pictures.
When you open your eyes to this physical world, you see physical pictures. Before you can learn the language of your mother and your father, you have already begun reading some of the language of Almighty G-d. G-d's language has already begun to create you in your body before your mother and your father can reach you because they do not have power to reach you before G-d reaches your mind. Allah does not make you in your parents' image, He makes you in the image that He chooses for you. Your parents cannot speak to you when you first come from the womb, but G-d begins to speak to you. He shows you the light outside and He contrasts and shows you the darkness. He lets you experience quiet in the womb of your mother for nine months, then G-d throws you into a noisy world and He speaks to your mind with noise. Allah speaks to you with extremes and He begins shaking you up inside, making the atoms of your being quicken and come into .activity. The Creator does this so that your mind will begin turning over to try to understand the message that G-d is trying to give you through your physical eyes, ears and flesh. The Book says that G-d is trying to say to you that this is only the beginning of a marvelous creation and that He is only watering, plowing and stirring up the ground of your being. G-d does this so that He can cause that seed that He has divinely put in the human being to burst forth, allowing His real man to take form in the flesh.