The real food of the soul is divine music. Those who don't even know the reality of the soul how can they devise a melody that will shake it. We are given a very less knowledge concerning the soul. Only the creator of the soul, Allah, can give us the melody that will move it.
What happens when you are moving the knob of the radio? You are tuning it to a particular station. When the frequency of the internal circuitry matches frequency of the station you wish to listen to, it starts to resonate. This resonance enables you to clearly hear the station you wish to. What happened to Najashi RA when Jabir RA was reciting the Holy Quran to him? The inscription on his soul started resonating with the words of the Holy Quran and he started weeping. The effect the Holy Quran had on his heart made it crystal clear to him that it' has the same source as Taurah and Injeel.
All of us are born on true nature (fitrah). The moral laws within us, the divine verdicts inscribed on our soul are enough for our guidance but this world takes us away from our real essence. We start forgetting our purpose of life. At that time the Az Zikr (Holy Quran) reminds us why we were sent to this world. The non-believers, if they posses fitrat e saleema (sound nature), their souls experiences a shiver as they go through the Holy Quran. Many non-believers enter into the fold of Islam on simply hearing the Holy Quran. Many get convinced on the truth of Islam when they listen to the recitation of the Holy Quran even when they don't understand it. This divine melody has the power to penetrate into the soul and shake it, and its meanings have the muscle to influence sound minds.
The battle between our soul and animalistic body continues. The soul continually forces us to associate ourselves with Allah, as the soul has direct connection with Allah. The animalistic body focuses on its material wants only. A successful person is one whose soul wins, and the looser is one who listens to the animalistic needs alone. We are made to go through various exercises which make us understand our true self. We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey. A soul which is more influencing than the body, with which it is merged, can experience the marvels of Holy Quran more. For the believers, when the Ayaat of Quran are recited to them their Imaan increases. The soul (ruh) starts resonating with the words of the Holy Quran, which in turn moves the spiritual heart (qalb)
and that brings a shiver in the human body through the physical heart (fuaad).
They say music is the food for the soul. The musical instruments which come from the materials of the earth are able to move the human body alone. No wonder you see the people dancing on listening to the music. Even the one who's not paying any real attention to it starts to tap his feet. This feeling of resonance is something that gives you an illusion of sukun. The dancing body, the resonating body feels that it is experiencing the sukun, whereas the musical instruments only move the outer body. The inner body still awaits its food. You keep on feeding the body, and forget the soul. The soul does complain in the beginning. The anxiety you experience after listening to the music, when you are new to it, is because of the protest of the soul. Later on you get immune to it. You put so much dirt on your spiritual heart (qalb) that it forgets to resonate or protest. The real food of the soul is divine music. Those who don't even know the reality of the soul how can they devise a melody that will shake it. We are given a very less knowledge concerning the soul. Only the creator of the soul, Allah, can give us the melody that will move it.
نغمہ وہی ہے نغمہ جس کو روح سنے اور روح سناۓ
The true song is the one which is sung by the Ruh and heard by the Ruh
The sukun experienced by the dancing soul is inimitable. Each and every Ayah of the Holy Quran is truly a sign. Its unique genre, its literary perfection, its brave challenges and its accuracy are truly perfect miracles, but perhaps the greatest miracle of all is its ability to bypass the material world and reach the soul and tell it directly ' I am nothing else except the word of God'. When you want Allah to talk to you, open up the Holy Quran and read it. Beautify it with your voice, and make it the hub of your thoughts. If at once you don't feel the resonating soul, don't worry, the Holy Quran is doing its job. It has the remedy to all problems. It is removing the dirt which is already there. When the dirt is removed, you will experience the soul resonating.
You have solved many mysteries of knowledge, and you are still unable to reach the soul. You are still unable to feel your connection with Allah. If you want to experience the sweetness of faith, if you want to have super-natural proofs for the truth of Islam, open up the Quran and Recite! Recite the divine words. Feel that this ruh (Quran) has been sent by Allah through the ruh (Angel Jibreel) and is descending directly on your ruh (soul). A time will come when with each word of the Holy Quran your Spiritual heart (qalb) will resonate and your soul will dance with the divine music and your human-self will get purified and it will experience the unimaginable sukun.
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