Rumi Mathnawi completed by 'Light of Soul'




An indication that the Mathnawi Sharif is an inspired writing is given in the following verse (which is the last verse of Mathnawi):

"When the sun went down through the horizon of the heart, It (the Mathnawi) ended, and only Allah Ta’ala knows best about the truth (of the matter)." 

Maulana Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) says that the channel through which the celestial hidden knowledge had been coming, that spiritual sun has now, through the infinite wisdom of Allah Ta’ala, disappeared below the horizon of the heart. In other words, manifestation has changed to a state of concealment as is experienced by the saintly ones who have recognized Allah Ta’ala. In fact, the state of concealment has some additional advantages. When the sun of inspiration, across the heart's outlet, set below the horizon, this book came to an end. And Allah Ta’ala alone knows best what particular wisdom can be in a particular affair at a given time. Since Allah Ta’ala alone knows the wisdom and He acts accordingly, obviously, the wisdom lies in that which He did. Therefore, I will not pretend to speak any further, instead, will terminate the Mathnawi here.

At this point, Hazrat Hakeem-ul-Ummat Thanwi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) has written an important note that the
friend of Allah Ta’ala should always talk as the occasion and the time demands, i.e. when he is in the right mood, the audience is attentive and the flow of the heavenly cognizance is natural with moderation, neither forcing himself nor being overpowered by emotions. With this state of mind, one should engage himself in benefiting the people then and there. Hazrat Thanwi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) was inspired by the following verse:

"When (your beloved master) orders you to speak, then speak and (speak) with fervor. “ And if He says: "No! Then do not speak and observe (total) silence."

Maulana Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) had foretold that after him shall come a 'Light of Soul' who would complete this Mathnawi (i.e. its sixth unfinished part) which has been mentioned in the following verses:

 "The commentary on this (story) remains unfinished, but the innermost has been closed and nothing more is coming forth (now). The remainder of this story is going to be said, speechlessly, unto the heart of someone who would possess soul-sight."
 
Accordingly, that man of 'sighted-soul' became Hazrat Mufti Ilahi Baksh Kandelhawi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) by the grace of Allah Ta’ala. It was he who witnessed on his (blessed) soul the inspirations of the soul of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) and was subsequently able to complete the Mathnawi; as Mufti Kandelhawi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) says: 

"Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaihe), through your illuminations you have dominated my soul in such a manner that I lost my very existence. As if you were a lion of  the Almighty Allah Ta’ala who has annihilated my very being."

Mufti Saheb is trying to say that in accordance with Maulana Rumi's (Rahmatullah Alaihe) foretelling of the completion of he sixth part of Mathnawi, Maulana Rumi's (Rahmatullah Alaihe) holy soul is busy inspiring my soul with Divine Guidance, therefore the pronouncements of my tongue, would actually be the speech of Maulana Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaihe).

Mufti Ilahi Baksh (Rahmatullah Alaihe) was a man of the 12th century while Maulana Rumi (Rahmatullah Alaihe) lived in the 7th century (of the Islamic calendar). Mufti Ilahi Baksh (Rahmatullah Alaihe) had completed his Islamic Studies (Shariah) under Shah Abdul Aziz Dhelawi (Rahmatullah Alaihe)

MA’AARIF E MATHNAWI - By: Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (Damat Barakaatuhum) P21-P23


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