When God wants you to know something, it starts to make sense on it’s own. Same words that you have read many times, start to show a different meaning. Kalma is one of the few things that I learned when I started to speak. The first part of Kalma says that “There is no God but Allah.” In Arabic, It starts with LAA which means NO. My whole life, it never made sense to me. Why Allah chose LAA to be the first word that one has to say to be a muslim? Because it all starts with LAA. Not only Kalma, but everything starts with a NO. When we say NO to all we have inside us, that starts with I, we find the truth.
Qalandar Baba Auliya says;
” The first step is LAA, that means one has to neglect his traditional information and knowledge.”
“I honor those who try to rid themselves of any lying, who empty the self and have only clear being there.”
On the other side of LAA, He is waiting for me. In short, it all starts with LAA and it ends on ALLAH”.
لا إله إلا الله
But is LAA everything? When we focus on the second part of Kalma that is, “Muhammad is Allah’s prophet”, we will see that Allah comes between LAA and Muhammad Saw. Both will take us to the Light, An-Noor, Ya-Allah.
لآ اِلَهَ اِلّا اللّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ
May Allah give you ease and help you to distribute it among others. Ameen.