Allah Fettah Allah Hu.
The esma, the Name or attribute of Fettah means to
open. In both the spiritual and the material world of a person Allah
will surely open everything. We are going to do the tefekkur,
the contemplative meditation, of this and insh'Allah, with
Allah's permission, I am going to open on the subject of this esma.
The honored Name of Fettah, the
Opening, in the Dictionary of the Quran, comes from the root fetih
and Fettah is its attribute. It comes from opening and it
means the Opener. Opening implies many different meanings. For
example, there is opening a box, there is opening a closed door,
opening anything that is closed. But the meaning of opening in the Quran
is the opening of the heart, the opening of the thoughts and the
opening of spiritual goodness and beauty. So the esma of Fettah
is announcing this opening. And the meaning in Tasawwuf, in
Sufism, is the opening of ilmi ledun, the mystical knowledge
in the heart, and to bring it out into the open and to reflect this
into daily life. This is the opening of the esma of Fettah
This attribute of Allah is working on all
of the people of this world. If you know this or you do not know it,
this attribute is working inside of you. If we look around us, Allah
has opened everything and from every place that he has opened He is
showing this beauty and goodness to us. He has hidden nothing from
us. He has opened it for us; we have hidden it. And how did we hide
it? With the negativity of our thoughts we have hidden this. So if
we continue on this esma of Fettah of Allah, if we do
the zikr, the remembrance, and the tefekkur, the
meditation, of this, then these beauties that Allah has opened for
us will open inside of us and we will see this, too.
Now, for example, we are born, we grow up,
we have come until these days. Allah has opened countless doors for
us. He has opened our rizk, our sustenance, put all of the
goodness out into the open and we are living inside of this, that
which He has opened for us. If we think of it, we are going to live
this whether we are aware of it or not. The only difference is in
seeing how these esmas are working and to work with this in
mind so we can be close to Allah with these attributes. If
Allah had not opened these beautiful doors for us, we would not have
been able to come to these beautiful places today. We did not come
to these beautiful places with our minds. Allah has opened these
beautiful doors for us through the doors of knowledge in our hearts;
He has given us Nur, Divine Light, and keeping this in mind
we have lived it in our lives and we have come to these places.
So this is the opening of the esma
of Fettah. I am giving these examples so that you can realize
that the esma of Fettah is working in us every minute
of our lives. If we come to the awareness of this, there is a moment
inside of this esma when we can catch that moment, and then
we have come to the most holiest of moments of Allah. Allah will
create with beauty everything that we wish and give it to us.
Another meaning of fetih is to give victory to the people.
And where is this victory given to us? When we do the accounting of
our nefs, our soul or ego self, when we come out of the
badness of our nefs, when we start working towards beauty and
goodness, with the help of this esma of Fettah more
beautiful doors are opened for us and we become victorious over our nefs.
The Sura al-Fatiha in the Quran
has manifested from this esma of Fettah. It has
opened. And what has opened? The Sura al-Fatiha has seven ayets,
seven verses; it shows the seven makams, seven levels. The Sura
al-Fatiha shows the opening of the seven makams of the
human being and because this is from the esma of Fettah
they have called this Fatiha. It is the sura of
salvation. If we recite it often, we will attain the beauty of our nefs.
For example, every day we should recite it seven times. We should
recite it for ourselves; we should recite it for the spirits of the
great ones who came before us. As we recite for their spirits, for
their ruhs, beautiful energy will come to us and with the
hlpe of this energy our nefs will start to rise from day to
day. That is why Sura al-Fatiha comes at the beginning of the
Quran. It is not inside of the Quran; it is at the
beginning of the Quran, because the Sura al-Fatiha was
sent as a present to the Prophet. As we recite this often, then the
grudges in us will start to leave, the badness will leave, and peace
will begin amound people, love will begin. Then both will the person
himself be saved and so will humanity be saved. Then victory will
come for humanity. This is how the esma of Fettah is
working in the world.
Know, learn this, memorize this esma
of Fettah very well and when stress comes to your heart
recite the esma of Fettah. Say Allah Fettah, Allah
Hu so that with the offering of Allah, with the kudret,
power, of Allah, doors will open. The only One Who is saving us from
this difficulty, the One Who opens these beautiful doors, is Allah.
If we take refuge in Him with this esma of Fettah, He
will save us in the most difficult of days and will allow us ease in
Allah Fettah Allah Hu.