Q & A — The Spark Within

Q & A — The Spark Within
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri answering questions.

Description of the Ruh (Soul) referring to the Qur'an and how the Ruh is manifested in the afterlife (Akhirah). He explains that we will relive what we have been doing in this life.

Shaykh Fadhlalla discusses the divine spark within us (the Ruh) and, by yielding to this spark, we can increase our access to the divine, global, cosmic, reality. He refers to the levels, causes of and difference between material and spiritual fulfillment.

He also discusses awareness and how to achieve it though inner nourishment and exclusion. He explains how Islamic practices, such as Salat, lead you towards the ultimate unfoldment, leading to the door of infinite, divine mercy and light; placing emphasis on the importance of perfecting these practices, hence, minimizing external distractions.

Shaykh Fadhlalla speaks about conscience and its connection to a higher dimension and the divine attributes; focusing on Al Ghaffar and Al Ghafoor, guilt, forgiveness, covering faults, presence and awakening. He explains that increasing your awareness and paying attention to the state of your heart, results in outer changes
and the turning of the heart.

He discusses time, the importance of the present, it’s unfathomable quality, transcending and stopping it. He explains that stopping time, thus entering into another zone, is preparation to move into the
afterlife.

KEY TERMS: divine spark; spiritual fulfillment; higher dimensions; awakening

(18:27)