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Author :Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi
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I continued the practice of Muraqaba, eventually overcoming drowsiness. The reason behind getting drowsy is that in the beginning, the consciousness is simply overwhelmed by the influx of inner lights.
When consciousness is no longer influenced by the drowsiness and the mind remains active then the flow of inner or esoteric information gets underway. The student is able to comprehend these spiritual phenomena through cognition. Awareness is a thought that even though is delicate, has a form.
Speed of mind meets its form. For example, when someone says “apple”, the picture of apple does appear in the mind. These pictorials are so light, the sight could not see it; however, senses do encompass it. Sometimes hidden information comes in the form of a voice. The voice is usually of low decibels but it manages to explain the incoming news or the vision.
I gained focus right after starting Muraqaba. I felt as if the waves of thoughts were entering through my ears. Whenever an image appears, its sounds are heard as well.
During Muraqaba, I hear noises as if tidal waves are colliding with the coastline. After few days, I heard the sound as if someone were talking. It was not the sound that we normally hear, the one that comes through our ears; instead, this sound came from within. One day during Muraqaba, someone called my name, when I opened my eyes, there was no one around. Then I realized that the sound did not come from outside instead it was the echo of my inner self.
Today I was so engrossed in Muraqaba that when suddenly someone tapped me on my shoulder, I was taken aback and opened my eyes. When I looked, there was no one around. Then I went back to Muraqaba. After that, every time I think of my body I felt like shivering. In the past few days, I have also noticed that every time I drink water, it tastes sugary. It seems like my sense of taste is going through some changes. Sometimes I hear whistles in my ears.
After doing Muraqaba, I performed the pre-dawn (fajr) prayer. I remained focused during the entire prayers. On one occasion the idea that God is in front of me during the prayers became so strong that I felt overwhelmed by it. That state lasted for quite a while. During Muraqaba, I felt as if the dhikr was performed by my inner self.
I gained full concentration during Muraqaba and then I felt as if I were ascending into the space and have reached the higher ground. In my mind, I heard the echo so profound that it is virtually impossible to describe it. That sound made me somewhat frightened. With this feeling of fright, I saw Jerusalem where people were praying. I was staring at the Dome of the Rock. During this moment, an unseen creature whispered in my ears. I was overwhelmed by that whisper. The voice on the whisper said, “Staring at the Dome is not the noble deed. What is noble is to contemplate on the lives of the Prophets and Apostles, to see what hidden treasures of Divine Knowledge these noble beings held. Every member of the human race is entitled to access these treasures.”
Hearing this message made me highly anxious. My heartbeat went up and I came out of the state of Muraqaba. At that time, my body was soaked due to sweating.
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