…salam wa nur, oh friend on the path of the true wish! you have raised a good question. darkness only seems to be more prevalent. people only appear to be suffering on the out side. the rijal gaiybe(unseen saints) are real. Allah is the all knowing all powerful one. what we see on the outside is only a mirror for what takes place inside of the heart of man. when the heart is in turmoil, we see pain, grief, and strife on the outside. when the heart is at peace, we see Allah’s (qadar) Divine plan/decree behind the drama/stage play of life. we are all actores on Allah Divine stage play. in a play, is the death of the villan real? is the love between two lovers in a play real? what we see on the outside with our two eyes is NOT the reality.
“when the blind lead the blind that is when you are lost!”-tribe called quest
2 verses in the Kitab ul La(holy Quran) allude to this fact. in the holy Quran Allah has said “it is not their two eyes that are blind, it is the eye of their heart that is blind.” and in another verse(ayat) Allah has said “at the time of death, their eyesight will become clear.” in the hadith, our beloved prophet Muhammad, alay he salam, has said “man is asleep, at the time of death he will awake.” because of the mind, and a misunderstanding of Allah’spower and divine decree, people seem to think that darkness it overshadowing the Light. this my friend is IMPOSSIBLE. Allah”s Light is supreme. when you come to the enlightened state of marifat(gnosis) ALL will become clear, and you will see this life was all a dream, that you created from your mind….
in order to see the Reality, we must wake up from the dream. the illustrious Buddha was called “the awakened One.” all of the true masters exist in the awaken state, beyond the 3 states of of normal consciousness that we call: awake, dreaming, and deep sleep. in the awake state, consciousness does not see anything other than Allah in existence/ as real! the awaken state of the masters makes our state of wakefulness look like sleep. just as we perceive the sleep of a sleeping person to be asleep, to the masters, humanity appears to be sound asleep. can a person who is sleeping wake up another sleeping person? NO NO NO!!! just as this fact is true, in order for one to awaken from the sleeping state, one must come in contact with One who is awake. finding this ONE HU is awake is the key to awakening…. love and light— sufi