☼Enlighten Spirits☼

Enlighten Spirits LAB

Enlighten Spirits-DIG1

Series: Magical Magnificence

I’ll not say, dear, what is Sama’
Unless I know who may the listener be:

If from the Spirit’s loft his soul-bird soar
The very Angel lags behind in flight;

But if he be a man of sport and play and jest
The demon grows in force within his chest.

The breeze of dawn tears apart the rose with grace
But wood the axe alone can split.

The world is full of passion, drunkenness and music
But in the mirror what can a blind man see???
THE ARTWORK AND SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

The digital mix media composition & painting “Enlighten Spirits” is based of Sufi Whirling(Sufi Dancing) Dervaishi naach. My painting subject  is sufies gaining ecstasy in sama. Sama is one of key element of Sufi practices and the highest goal of Sama for the Sufi is Ecstasy.Often spiritual travelers seek a path that is fulfilling in a manner as defined by them. They want learning experiences that will ‘make them whole, peaceful, happy and connected to the larger universe.’ Of course, travelers are free to want these things and establish their own learning criteria. However, authentic paths do not adhere to this structure. Like other serious forms of learning, the Sufi path has its own entrance requirements that the traveler must meet.The Sufi take the course of love and devotion to accomplish their highest aim with Divine Law and same implement with every practice of Sufism(Tasawwuf). Allah says in His Kalaam

“The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah. That is the guidance of Allah. ~ Surah az-Zumar 39.23…

Ever since the time of Junayd of Baghdad(Q.S.A) it has been common for Sufis to link sama’ with the kalaam e Allah theme of the primordial covenant (mithaq) between God and the unborn souls of humanity, when God demanded,
“Am I not your Lord (a-lastu bi-rabbikum)?” (Kalaam Allah 7.172).
Master Junayd of Baghdad(Q.S.A) quoted as saying,
“When to essence of the children of Adam on the day of covenant there came the words,
‘Am I not your Lord,’ all the spirits became absorbed by its delight. Thus those who came into this world, whenever they hear a beautiful voice, their spirits tremble and are disturbed by the memory of that speech, because the influence of that speech is in the beautiful voice.”
In other terms, the source of sama is said to be the “rapture” or “attraction” (jazb) of God, a kind of energy that irresistibly draws one toward God
.According one of great Sufi Master Burhan al-Din”Q.S.A”who was a senior disciple of Sufi Master Nizam al-Din Awliya(Q.S.A)and famous for his practice of sama.defined types of Sama;


1- One is Lawful Sufi Samaa, in which the listener is totally longing for God and not at all longing for the created.
2- The second is permitted Sufi Samaa, in which the listener is mostly longing for God and only a little for the created.
3- The third is disapproved Samaa, in which there is much longing for the created and a little for God.
4- The fourth is forbidden Samaa, in which there is no longing for God and all is for the created…

The listener should know the difference between doing the lawful, the forbidden, the permitted, and the disapproved. And this a secret between God and the listener (for none truly knows the motive of the Heart except God, the Knower of unseen).
Therefore, whatever one finds (yujadu-Ecstasy) as a consequence of audition (Sama‘) by means of audition within the soul is all ecstasy (wajd). Such “serenity”, “shivering of the flesh”, awe and “softening of the heart”is itself wajd.
The subject who experiences wajd is temporarily absent from him or herself; it is indeed an extasis, an exit from self-existence and an entrance into ego less consciousness.

The participants of Samaa should not forget the etiquettes of samaa
There is saying among the Shadhili Sufis, about being inwardly ecstatic, but outwardly sober.
Thus the ecstasy of Sama’ would be incomplete and one sided without an account of disciplines and balance of sobriety which comes from the adab or proper etiquette of listening to sama'”…..

What would most interest an outside observer about sama is to see what are the effects of the ecstasy on the participants,but this is a topic that the sources touch upon only lightly,since the spiritual experience is the goal…Thats why Some Great Masters of samaa can understand a hundred thousand mysteries filled with treasures of secrets in the voice of the Reciter and the verse!!

Thus, Master Shibli”Q.S.A” said:

“When I suppose that I have lost it, I find it and whenever I imagine that I have found it, I lose it.”

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Keep enjoying  the journey of Sufism through my art. A message of hope and interstellar love from the visionary “Enlighten Spirits-DIG1” with the soulful poetic verses by Master Sadi in Bustan…

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineproductions@gmail.com or for prints My Deviantart

To Liston and enjoy soulful Pakistani sama track for sufies a live recorded sama from Poland in voice of Qawal Farid Ayaz and brothers visit my MODaline Productions Soundcloud

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☼Sufi☼

Sufi

First he(Sufi)  Reaches Heart then Question of Heart,
Who Knows that where A Sufi Goes on his path…

He walk a burning Desert daily inside,
Every Night he crosses a Stormy Sea…

His Eyes search for Beloved everywhere,
Not meeting Him,leaves Him in tears…

When he sometimes sees Beloved’s Glimpse,
In Ecstasy he becomes a Dance Himself…

He sees every Color of this World,
Beloved’s Charisma he sees in everywhere…

Circumambulating all of the Paradises one day,
He reaches from “NOTHING” to “HOUSE OF NOTHING”…

First he Reaches Heart then Question of Heart,
Who Knows that where A Sufi Goes on his Path!!!

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Hazrat Sufi Master Mansoor Al Hallaj “Q.S.A” was hanged just for saying 2 words:
Anal Haq
(I Am The “TRUTH”!!!)

From centuries “SUFIS” all over the “WORLD” have been “HANGED” & “BURNT” for “KNOWING” &”SAYING” the “TRUTH”…
But a SUFI only lives for knowing the “TRUTH” and is ever ready to “SACRIFICE” his own life,because the whole “PURPOSE” of his life is to “KNOW” the”TRUTH” & LIVE IT!!!


Ask yourself:

“DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO KNOW THE TRUTH???”

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Poetry and Commentary by: Sufi Aasman Shah Hussaini Qadri-Shuttari-Chishti from Markaze Tasawwaf.

To know about Real Sufism (Divine Law of Spirituality) 

# Markaze Tasawwuf
(★ Center Of Sufism★)

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Mehrauli,
New Delhi,
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Keep enjoying bliss with Master’s guidance

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Artist Seher Mohammd

Above Painting: Sufi Mendicant (Faqeer-e-Murshad)

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♫Remembrance-The Beloved’s Cry♫

Beloved Cry ArtLAB

Remembrance-The Beloved’s Cry

My Original handmade Painting

From Series Light of The Infinite
(Kahkeshani-Az-Noor)

My Beloved asks,
‘in separation we talk about union.
in union what shall we talk about?’

the answer is easy,
‘just be in separation;
so that in union,
you know how
to appreciate
communion.’

Hear o Dervishes,
Enjoy what comes!
Learn to appreciate.
Be grateful.

Enjoy even
This Sweetness
of Separation.

Just as you long for union today,
Who knows!
May be you’ll miss
This strange sweetness
in the moments of union!

Separation is Preparation.

Enjoy this preparation,
And may bliss
be your Union.
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SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

Remembrance-The Beloved’s Cry is manifestation of state of “Separation” in mystic way. Commonly when we talked about separation the first thought comes in mind “being separated for the example a situation between two persons (wife and husband, father and son, friend and friend, girlfriend and boyfriend) who live apart from each other.One kind of state is also known by separation that which is of no use and impresses the one who suffers it as a calamity. It arises from denial of God, from heresies, and misguidance. It continues in the intermediate world of the grave and even in the other world bringing no reward to those who suffer it. The one more separation kind is which begins in the womb of the mother and continues until the grave.This is separation which every mortal human being is destined to suffer.Although it sometimes brings reward to those who suffer it because of the purity of intention in their acts, it usually causes pangs for souls that have fallen away from the Almighty and that have not been able to maintain righteousness in their inner worlds.

What is mean by “Separation” in Mystics?

Sufis are lovers of God, wayfarers traveling through the desert of the world, making the journey from separation back to union with God.In Sufism words have not those same meanings which we know by our mind capacity. Every word in the Sufism is folded by the state of hearts and souls and each word may have many many different but undefinable meanings. Here I explaining some important points of  “Separation” regarding Sufism for the reason.. many people misjudged and mixed up the “Sufi Separation”  with the worldly situation of separations like in relationships and etc.

In Sufism separation calls as “Ghurba” which literally meaning “the state of being a foreigner, homelessness, loneliness and being a stranger in one’s own land, Separation (Ghurba)  has been defined in the Sufi language as renouncing the world with the charms to which one feels attachment on the way to the true, Desired One, or living a life dedicated to the other world though surrounded by this world and it’s charms.Separation can be viewed as the states in which those who improve the world spiritually find themselves. Some of these states, which we can also consider as kinds of separation, are moving from one state to another, turning one’s face from the created to the Creator, and descending from the limitless, heavenly realm to that of the created to guide he created to ascend to the heavenly one. Beloved Master of the worlds and  Messenger Mohammad(P.B.U.H) Stated “The most lovable to God almighty among His servants are those who are separate.”(Ibn-e-Qayyim al-Jawziya3:15)

Concerning homelessness, separation and being an outsider in one’s own land, the beloved messenger points to the holy ones of every age who strive to make God’s Word the most elevated in the world.For example: Islam begin helpless and with the helpless and outlandish, and will return to the same condition of helplessness and being represented by the outsiders. The Glad tiding to the outsiders who try to improve in a time when all else are engaged in the destruction and corruption.(Al-Muslim,Imam 232,Al- Timidity, Iman 13)

Despite the fact that the people of truth feel and know separation in their consciences, despite the fact that they feel and love this separation and that they breathe the breezes of being in God’s company, in one respect they see separation as living in realm of bodily existence, the realm between pure materialism and spirituality, and a requirement of being on the way to God. They not only endure separation, no matter how difficult it becomes, but they are always ready and desirous to fly to the realm where the souls fly. They always suffer separation from the higher realm of the spiritual beings, they long for the reunion in the inter-mediate realm of the worldly life. Master Hazrat Bilal Habshi(Q.S.A) expressed his separation he says” I am returning to my native land from the land of separation.” on another place Master Rumi(Q.S.A) explains separation in a verse from Mathnavi “Liston to the Flute, how its recounts: It’s complains of separation” Look what beloved Master Khusrou Dehlwi(Q.S.A) says ” My heart has become tired with separation and desire the native land”.

The separation that is useful and praised by Him who brought the Divine Law is that felt by God Saintly servants. This separation is that which is crowned with friendship with God, which has the depth of knowing Him, and the dimensions of loving and yearning for Him.Those who feels this separation rise to friendship with God, without ever feeling themselves completely alone.They consider the transitory moments of loneliness as sign that they are ascending towards Him and see themselves as being supported by God’s protection. They are ascetics who’s every moment is spent in devotion of Him, ascetics who are always at war with feelings of pride and fame. In prophetic tradition they are the royalty in the gardens of paradise, but they  live in such a way that they attach no importance to other things. They regard all worldly and other worldly favors as a means of mentioning their true owner, of being in constant thankfulness to Him. Whatever Gift God bestows on them, They see it as a garment to be worn temporarily , a garment that must not be spoiled by them and one about which they must feel no loss when it is gone. The kind of separation, which is regarded as the most important and blessed source of sainthood, belonging to those who lived in the age of happiness-the time of the messenger and those who will come towards the end of time and follow them in adherence to God’s religion and serving it, is a way to perfection. It is extremely difficult to advance on this way, and does not seem greatly attractive to people, But it is very valuable and immune to claims of self assertion and words of pride that are irreconcilable with self possession.In every age, handful of pure souls have gathered together around this source, breasted the adversities, surrounding their community, fought against the dangers that lie waiting in ambush for the spirits, embraced human beings with Love, helped them realize their worldly and other worldly expectations, and then said farewell to this world without tasting its pleasure to go to the others. This they had to do, as any easy life. Bodily pleasures are deadly poison for them and they had contradicted themselves. Instead of living contraindications and controversies, which is the bitterest of separation, something that is worse than death for those who order their lives, not for their own but for others happiness. They prefer to receive their document of discharge from worldly responsibilities and emigrate to the realm of where the friends are.

The Color Palette and Technique

This spiritual Intuitive art originally handmade custom painting with acrylic medium on canvas… The size of canvas is 23″*29″ inches. This painting is inspired by a photograph of model ” Lily Cole” during her dancing performance in a Fashion Week show  “Vivienne Westwood Red Label”September 15, 2013 in London, England. I always  feel so deeply connected with red so I spiritually connected  and painted her in my own medium.The more from her dance I am working on yet. This  original painting and prints are available on sites.

Hope you all will understand the difference  between the worldly separation and separation in Sufism and will enjoy the journey of Love via “Remembrance-The Beloved’s Cry ” A message of hope and interstellar love from the Painting  with the soulful poemby Sufi Poet “Whispering Mystic”

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Keep enjoy the bliss of Sufism with my Art

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineprodutions@gmail.com

Painting © 2016 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™

 

☼Istighraq-The Final Moment☼

 

iSTAGHRAQ pAG LAb

Istighraq-The Final Moment

My Original handmade Painting

From Series: Deepen Thought.(Khiyal-E-Pinha’n)

(Based of Chughtai Style from his Artwork)

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On the road that leads to the Beloved
Every stone is made of gold.
Every step we take brings knowledge to us.

Even what appears to be a mistake,
or an error,
Can bring us closer to purity and truth.
Every good intention,
thought and action
Guides the soul toward the Goal.

Every true word that is heard,
Every understanding received,
Every challenge met,

Every station,
by his Grace,
attained
Leads the traveler
Through the labyrinth
Of steps and tests

Surely,
to the One
Who has left,
at every turn in the Road,
Signs of His Existence,
Clear signs showing the Way
That lead to Him.

Not only do our successes show us the way,
But even more deeply,
our apparent failures

Those moments in our journey
When we are most deeply humbled
And realize our limitations,

Realizing that every step we take
Is not due to our own power and will,
But occurs by the Grace of God.

The journey that leads to the Beloved
Is guided by His Love.

SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

A Modern Contemporary art inspired by World famous artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai’s (1899-1975) Paintings.
My This Painting The Final Moment (Istighraq) is based on the Persian Calligraphic Poetry of  Master Jallauddin Rumi”Q.S.A“. The poetic verse is  from“Masaq-e-lakhnawi” by Master Rumi.

Soorat az Bey-Soorati Aamad Baroo’n
Baaz Shud In’naa Alei’heye Raaj-e-Oon
Translation:
“A figure had emerged from the ”Figure less” (i.e.., Allah), and (after staying on the stage of transitory earthly life for a span of time ordained by Allah) had then gone back and rejoined Him at the appointed time”.

The words of master manifests the true inner state of the re-union of men of God with the Supreme Being. It can be properly understood and described only by those who are blessed with a knowledge of the experiences of spirit.Consequently here only those events connected with the passing away of Lovers and friends of Allah are being described.Which took place in this tangible world of outer circumstances, and were witnessed by the common people around them..

Mystic Vision of “The Final Moment”;

The State of Friend of God when he fully prepared for Final union with Beloved (God) can be explain as Istighraq. (A State of Complete Spiritual Absorption) and unconsciousness to ordinary world..Indeed these spells caused even greater stress and distress to Oliyas (Friends of God) than unusual. Although the real reason for this can be understood only by those who actually pass through such experience,it seems probable that the distress resulted from the commuting between two totally different worlds,is physical world and the world of spirit. The spirits of Friends and Lovers of God went through a state,before its departure from the physical frame and its embarking on its journey heavenward for eternal union with the “Companion On High”. In short I manifested  in my painting the desire of a bride who surrenders to the beloved wish and departing from her parents place to meet her beloved.

The Color Palette and Technique

Water color is one of my favorite medium.I applied earth and warm tones on it as in the source and size of my painting is 14*21 inches. I never tried to revived that work but I focused to learn his style and painted it with my own technique. From childhood I am fan of Sir chughtai’s artwork first time i see his work when I was in 7th standard.. I regard him as my spiritual art teacher in many silent ways and I am thankful of him to provided his art to self learning students like me. Original work is sold but prints are available.

Hope you all will enjoy the journey of Love through”A message of hope and interstellar love from the Painting “Istighraq-The Final Moment” with the soulful poem by Sheikha Maryam Kabeer Faye From Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils.

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Keep enjoy the bliss of Love with my Art

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineprodutions@gmail.com

Painting © 2014 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™

 

 

 

☼Enlightenment☼

Enilgtenment Lab

Enlightenment

My Original handmade Painting

From Series: A Journey From Self to The Self

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Is it Your face that adorns this garden?
Is it Your fragrance that intoxicates this garden?
Is it Your Spirit that has made this brook a river of wine?
Hundreds have looked for You, and died searching in this garden,
Where You hide behind the scenes.
But this pain is not for those who come as lovers.
You are easy to find here.
You are in the breeze and in this river of wine.

SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

Enlightenment means rising above your current levels of lowliness: rising to the sky of emptiness to nothingness with meditation.For Sufi who follows path the one of meditation is concentration, consistently concentration of their outer and inner world.The entire universe in all its activity has been created through the concentration of God.when you observe around yourself you will notice that every being in the world is occupied consciously or unconsciously in some act of concentration. Good and evil are alike the result of concentration. The stronger the concentration, the greater the result; lack of concentration is the cause of failure in all things. For this world and the other, for material as well as spiritual progress, concentration to seek truth and enlightenment is most essential.Second most important motive in my painting is “realization of truth”..In this world many faiths and so many beliefs all have arisen from ignorance of man,wise is he who only truth conceives.A only wise man realizes that the fundamental basis of all religions and beliefs is One: Haq, or truth. The truth has always been covered by a turban and wrapped by a robe in mysticism. There have many meanings in spirituality but one is realization of truth that’s why the prophets and saints covered it as truth, in order to hide it from ignorant eyes, as yet too undeveloped to bear it in its naked form.

The Color Palette and Technique

This surrealistic art originally handmade custom painting with oil pastels on paper. The size of paper is 55cm*37cm.Color palette is based of both warm and cool tones. The original artwork and prints available.

Hope you all will enjoy the journey of Love through”A message of hope and interstellar love from the Painting “Enlightenment” with the soulful poem by Beloved Master Rumi”Q.S.A”

———❀ ♫ ☼ ☾*☮———

Keep enjoy the bliss of Sufism with my Art

 

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineprodutions@gmail.com

Painting © 2014 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™