Az-Zahir: The Manifest One- The
attribute of Zahir
is the attribute that is most evident in the world. As long as all
of the world, all of the human beings in this world, don't correct
the goodness and beauty of Allah will not manifest. If we take our
steps properly, then we will encounter the beauty of Allah. What is
It is our actions. We have to correct these, and then we can find
goodness and beauty.
Allah Zahir Allah Hu.
of Zahir is one of the 99 attributes of Allah. Its meaning
shows the manifest face, the evident face, of Allah the Creator in
everything that He has created. It is the reflection of the outward
face of Allah on the surface of this world.
Everywhere our eyes are seeing His being.
It is with this attribute of Zahir that He is manifest, and
by seeing this everywhere we bear witness to it. Everywhere His
being exists. The attribute of Zahir, the External, is the
outer appearance. Everything that Allah has created has two
appearances. One is the external. This is the one that is necessary
for us in this world; it is reality. Then there is the inner
appearance, and this is Batin. When Allah is manifest in this
world, it is both with His attribute of Zahir and with the
attribute of Batin. Everything is fixed accordingly.
Allah checks the actions of the human
beings that He has created with the Zahir. This is what He
says in the Qurani Kerim: "It is by looking at the Zahir,
the Outward, that We pass judgment." However the human being
lives in the Zahir, however he acts, determines what he
encounters. Allah's judgment is dependent on your actions, because
this is what He offers in the Quran: "Whatever your Zahir
is like is what My judgment will be." That is why we are always
saying that our actions that come into the Zahir have to
reflect Allah's oneness so that when Allah gives His judgment, it
will be for our own beauty and goodness. If corrupt actions come
into our Zahir, then the judgment that Allah gives will cause
us to suffer difficulties. We have to live with good ahlak,
behavior and conduct, so that our actions can become beautiful, and
then Allah's judgment will come to us with goodness and beauty.
Allah created everything, and created it
beautifully and well, but because we can't correct our Zahir,
prophets have been sent down to this world from the Zahir
face of Allah. All of the prophets that have come, all of the evliya,
the saints, the friends of Allah, by showing the Zahir
attribute of Allah, have given direction to humanity towards this
Oneness. The attribute of Zahir is always evident, at every
moment. Every breath that we take is reflecting His Zahir
attribute. We have to use all of ourselves in a beautiful and good
way. We have to correct our Zahir because Allah has given us
the mind to do so. He will correct our Batin, our inner side,
Himself. That is dependent upon His internal strength. We have to
occupy ourselves with the Zahir, and when we correct this Zahir,
then Allah is going to send to us the beauty and goodness of the Batin
as a present.
The actions that we perform are all the
attribute of Zahir of Allah. As we let this good ahlak
live, we are showing its reflection of the world on ourselves. Allah
gives His judgment by looking at our Zahir. Let us not forget
this. To become beautiful, we have to make our Zahir
beautiful. Then we are going to turn to our inner face.
Zahir Allah Hu.