The Remembrance Of God

Remembering God (Dhikr) is performed in the path of Hazrat Ali, who is the greatest Friend of God, by saying and repeating the words:

"Fa'lem ennehu “LA İLAHE İLLALLAH” - Know that there is no God but Allah." (Muhammad, 19) and also by reciting the greatest name of God "ALLAH" and His other beautiful names. Remembrance of God (dhikr) is performed under the high supervision of the Perfect Man and with the certain number of time the Perfect Man advises. The follower of God continues performing dhikr punctually and regularly. Remembering God very often is the commandment of God. It is the greatest obligatory worship.

"Vele zikrüllahi ekber -The foremost duty is to remember God." (Al- Ankabut, 45)

A great deal of similar verses shows that the remembrance of God is an obligatory act.

“Fezküruni ezkürküm - Remember Me (God) so that I will remember you.” (Al- Baqarah, 152)

"Vezkür Rebbeke iza nesite - When you forget, remember your God." (Al- Kahf, 24)

"Ya eyyühellezine âmenüzkürullahe zikren kesira - O men, Remember God abundantly." (Al- Ahzab, 41)

"Ela bizikrillahi tetmeinnül kulub - Surely in the remembrance of God, all hearts are comforted." (Al - Rad, 28)

"Vezkürüllahe kesiren lealleküm tüflihun - Remember God always so that you may be saved." (Al-Juma, 10)

"Ellezine yezkürunallahe kıyamen ve ku'üden ve ala cünubihim veyetefekkerune fi halkissemavati vel ard - Those who have faith remember God when sitting, standing and lying down in their side and think about the creation of the Heavens and the Earth." (Al- Imran, 191)

"Fes'elu ehlezzikri in küntüm lâ ta'lemun - Ask the knowledge which you do not know from the people of remembrance (Dhikr)." (Al- Nahl, 43)

According to the verses written above, the remembrance of God is the commandment of God and it is performed first with the tongue, then from the self, with the heart, with the spirit, from the mystery, from the secrecy and from the subtleties (Lâtife: Divine Lights of the Prophets) called as "the most secret of the secrets"

These subtleties are as follows:

"Heart" under the left breast; it is the Divine light of Adam Safiyullah, yellow colored

"Spirit" under the right breast; the Divine Lights of Noah Naciyullah and Abraham Halilullah, red colored

"Sır" on the right breast, the Divine Light of Moses Kelimullah, white coloured

"Hafi" on the left breast, the Divine Light of Jesus Ruhullah, it is black whose surrounding is bright

"Ahfa" It is in the middle of the two breasts on the chest, it is the Divine Light of Muhammad Habibullah (the beloved of God). It is greater than the other subtleties and it is very beautiful green color.

"Natıqa" is the point that is between two eyebrows on the face. It is the place where God sends the Divine Light of His Person. It is very keen and bright, colorless and it is the source of all the Divine Lights -Nurul Envar-.

The verses and mystical realities mentioned above show that the remembrance of God is an obligatory duty and the path of God means to follow the Perfect Man and to make remembrance of God. These recitations are performed secretly in the path of Abu Bakr. They are started with the greatest name of God "ALLAH" and then continued with the expression“Lâ ilâhe illallah”. Our Prophet said: "Efdeli zikri Lâ ilâhe illallah - The most superior dhikr is: "There is no God but Allah."

The Alawis first begin with "Lâ ilâhe illallah" and then continue with the recitation of the name "Allah". The Bakries first begin with the name "Allah" and then say "Lâ ilâhe illallah". The aim of both of the paths is to make the remembrance of God. There is no difference between them fundamentally except in method. The Alawis begin performing their dhikr verbally and then return to the secret remembrance. The Bakries begin their dhikr secretly and then verbally. The followers of both paths perform these remembrances on the places of the subtleties - the Divine Lights of the Prophets-, already mentioned above, so that their breasts will get these Divine Lights.

May they join the company of God together with the Holy People who are in the company of God forever and reach the deep contemplation of the verse:

"Ve hüve meaküm eynema küntüm - God is with you wherever you are." (Al-Hadid, 4)

The followers of God reach the great Mohammedan Spirit and with Him, they meet beautiful God, who is the absolute existence, in these two paths.

There are 21 muraqabas - contemplations, concentrations - in both paths but they are secret and not permitted to be revealed. Some imperfect Sufis confuse these 21 muraqabas with the Muraqaba lessons, which is another subject. 21 muraqaba and the Muraqaba lessons are different subjects. Since this matter is forbidden for the new followers of God, the advanced followers of God may come to Adıyaman (the city where the writer of this book lives in Turkey) if they have any problems. We can speak on the subject and solve their problems with the permission of God and by the help of the Perfect Man (piran - the spiritual teacher).

"God created man of His own image."

The man to whom the above verse refers and whom we are trying to explain until now is "the Perfect Man". The intention of saying "image" is the appearance of man in Jalal and Jamal attributes of God (beauty and power attributions) because God has no image, no face or no shape. He is the absolute presence, which is Divine Light. The infinite existence does not take a form or an image because if He takes a form, He is limited then. The forms and the limits are for the beings which or who are the manifestations and the signs of God. The process of giving birth or being born is for the limited beings, as God does not give birth or He was not born like human beings or animals.