Belief is an attribute which can stop the flowing waters
(This is an old saying
meaning that the idea is so strong that it can even stop the
flowing rivers. Translator’s note).
One does not have to think much about the contents of belief.
It is a sense that comes right from the very essence before
the thoughts and the emotions. When the individual writes the
license of belief in his heart, then it means that he has set
on the road to be saved.
Belief is explained as one of the most natural feelings of
man. However, it would be a shame to name this concept as
Belief, is the name given to the common
attitude/behaviour/language that belongs to the believers of
How is it to be a man of belief/faith, how does one
experience/live/practice the belief, how are the human
relations? All of these factors should be analysed and
This attribute will lead one to see the human being as
Belief/Faith, is a positive basis and it is the product of
the radical Islamic philosophy.
The reason is that an identity based on belief cannot be
limited with neither the past nor the future. The important
thing is that one should always be determined such that it
should become a skill.
Faith/belief gives security to the individual (makes the
individual feel secure). It leads him towards the perfect,
to the ideal, to oneness. Therefore, the one who is going to
have belief should be conscious (aware). Any person who is
not conscious (aware) is considered like a drunk man. The
one who turns his head off belief finds himself in absolute
perversion. The condition that he cannot give up is the
understanding of surrender.
When this value is lost one thing is inevitable and that is
the man of belief becomes empty in the inside.
What we name
as the universe is not only what we can detect by our
sectional perceptory devices, but it covers all the events in
the space. The behaviour of the all the objects, all the
beings, molecules, atoms and the stars.
belief cannot claim to forecast the results of these
formations. It only observes the change(s) and it is
sufficient to accept them without going into the details.
The stage following the belief is different.
which I want to mention is the state of certitude.
the simplest sense we can name this group at this stage as the
ones ‘’who are always in a
state of salaat’’. To be among the men of
certitude means to step into a new dimension. Those who can
step into this new dimension are the ones who has witnessed,
seen, observed and whose testimony, affirmation is finished.
state of certitude starts the balance between belief and
certitude changes suddenly.
At this stage
there is no longer the concepts ‘’I’’, ‘’You’’, but ‘’We’’.
‘’we’’ does not belong to anything.
specific to the certitude criticizes the information obtained
by means of belief.
That is the
reason why in the actions of the man of belief there are
some missing parts, some weaknesses that become significant.
are the sub group of the meanings attributed to life; they
are a part of it. However, for the people of certitude
these do not mean anything.
Within the field of the man of certitude the prevailing
to accept the life of all the living things in the universe,
as well as accepting all the physical, chemical processes and
beginning of the 1970’s
Gustav Heinemann, the President of
answered an ironical question which asked if he loved his
country or not. As you remember the famous answer was ‘’I do
not love my country, but I love my wife!’’ When you change
this question a little bit and ask the man of belief ‘’Do
you love Allah?’’, then their answer will be
‘’Of course, I do’’
when we ask the same question to the man of certitude whose
place changes in our lives and about whom we are curious, the
answer will not be the same as the answer of the man of
belief. Although the principle points look the same, there
will definitely be a difference.
evaluations are enough to put forth the measure(the
comparison, the difference) between the two groups.
Those who wonder why
Muhiddin-i Arabi, Ibrahim Hakký of
Erzurum or Ibrahim Hakký
Bursevi have become idols for the humans may
understand some things much better now.
I not right?
May you remain with love and may you be entrusted to Allah.