WHAT IS THE DIVINE TRUST?
This article is about Divine Trust.
Divine Trust according to Quran
About Divine Trust Allah says:
Meaning: We presented our Trust to the skies, earth and mountains. Everyone refused to bear it but man (Insan-e-Kamil) picked it up. No doubt, he is cruel (towards his nafs) and ignorant (of his highest rank near Allah). (Al-Ahzab-72)
In this verse the Trust of Allah means The Essence of Allah, who wanted to manifest Himself through some material being.
Why man was able to bear Divine Trust?
Syed Mohammad Zauqi explains why man was able to bear that Trust and how he serves as a mirror of Allah, he writes:
- Allah presented His Trust before the skies, earth and mountains but they as well as the creatures living in them refused to accept it. If we stand before an opaque wall and want to see our face in it, the wall does not give our reflection. If we want to see our face in a transparent glass, it also cannot give our reflection.
However, if we look into such a mirror which is clear and pellucid from one side and has verdigris on the other side, then it immediately gives our clear and exact reflection. Giving reflection means that such a mirror has the capability to absorb rays coming from our face and then to reflect them. It proved its capability immediately when our face came before it, but a wall or transparent glass was devoid of this capability.
Similarly the skies and the dwellers of skies (angels) could not absorb or reflect i.e. manifest The Divine Essence (Divine Trust) and His Attributes because they are like transparent glass. The earth and dwellers of earth like mountains could not do so because they were opaque like a wall. But man took up this responsibility at once because he is like a mirror. He has got angelic subtlety and transparency because his soul is created by Noor, and he also possesses opaqueness and darkness of human element and qualities, which serve as verdigris. (Sirr-e-Dilbaran)
It is Ism-e-Allah Zaat
- According to the perfect Fakirs, the Divine Trust or Amanat actually refers to the true heritage of the Holy Prophet. In essence it is Ism-e-Allah Zaat and the Trust of Faqr.