Assalamou Aleykoum Brothers and Sisters, Today we are going to talk about the reality of the angel Djibril.
Evoking the angel Gabriel is tantamount to talk about as one of the miracles of God. The sacred history retained his name because he played a leading role both in the world Ghayb or invisible than in the world Chahâda or visible. Many people have heard of the angel Djibril and his special relationship with the prophet of Islam, Seydina Mohammed (pbuh), but only a few are aware of his haqiqa that is to say, the reality of his creation. In fact, the angel Djibril was fashioned in a different way from other angels. The angels were created from sparks from an original light whose principal source are the names with which Allah (swt) created the inanimate beings, the animals, the human beings and the jinns. For this reason, there are several categories of angels made of one these luminous substances.
We notice that there are angels that have been created with seven names of Allah, others with ten, and others are fourteen names of Allah. This limit cannot be exceeded. The particularity of Djibril lies in the fact that it was conceived with only four divine names. But this state of affairs does not call into question its supremacy over other angels. In the place where Djibril resides, four divine names constitute the hijabs or representation of lights, to which Allah (swt), added two other names to ensure its protection. These hijabs constitute his natural environment.
We note that God created Djibril from the light of his name called Ismou zâti or “Allahou”. Why did he do this? Well, simply because He wanted the angel Djibril to have access to his “Ouloûhiyât”. He wanted to make him his spokesperson, and his messenger for the missions of the chahada world. Allah (swt) whose speech is only light wanted Djibril to be able to answer his call, and also accomplish his missions in the heart of the divine lights. Djibril possesses a total of 60,666 wings. God the almighty, first pinned him each of the first 60,000 wings with the name Bismilahi, then he took 600 wings and placed them on him with Ar rahmâni and finally, He did the same for the remaining 66 wings with Ar rahim. Thus, during his travels, the angel Djibril spreads his wings thanks to the power of the “Basmala” which is “Bismilahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahîmi”. At this precise moment, all the light of “Allahou” shines in him.
When he is not on a mission, Djibril stations 24 hours a day on a carpet of light made of the name Al Latif. The gate facing him and whereby he passes is molded with the name Al Haqqu. The space in which he evolves is fenced on its right with Al Akhir, on his left with Al Batin, behind him with Al Akhir, and above him with the divine name of Al Awwal. These divine names have been encircling the Angel Djibril since his creation. Allah (swt) has made the reality of each of these divine names reflect a reality of Djibril’s life. All the degrees of the light embodied in these names are built into Djibril’s personality. Physically, the Angel Djibril is of a dazzling whiteness, as he incarnates in his being the divine lights of Allahou. His 60666 wings shine thanks to the light of “Bismi Lahi Ar Rahmani Ar Rahîmi”. The light of Allahou is the essence of his being and the Basmala is the engine that propels him during his flights. As for Al Latif, it provides him with insurance and easiness necessary in the accomplishment of his mission.
Djibril is the only angel to centralize in him the light of the names of Allah that makes his existence and also to represent in the highest degrees the light of the divine names which surrounds him and constitutes his living space. We wish to point out that God’s choice of divine names concerning Djibril is not trivial. Each name incarnated by the angel Djibril has a resonance in the haqiqa.
Now we should ask, why is (Allahou) the foundation of his being? It’s Simply because God himself as Ouloûhiyât or (supreme divine essence) wanted Djibril to hear him when he gave an order to be executed. And to do this, it was absolutely necessary for the angel Djibril to have some of this exceptional form of light peculiar to the supreme Lord. God The Almighty rewarded him when He proceeded to his creation.
Despite the fact that the angel Djibril held in his being this intense light, It remains important that the word of Allah (swt) coming out of the depths of the Oulûhiyât is filtered into seven intermediate spaces until it is lighter and accessible to his ear.
The Basmala distributed in its wings is intended to let the other angels know that Djibril only moves on divine command and that when he spreads his wings it is because he has a mission to accomplish.
The prayer mat, represented by the name Al Latif, which means the benevolent, covers with its light the angel Djibril to protect him from damage he may suffer on the way.
The name Al Haqqou, materialized by the door in front of him, will let the inhabitants of intermediate spaces know that the angel Djibril is moving in the name of the truth.
On his right, the name Al zahir, allows him to take on a human appearance when he is sent to earth. When he comes to earth, he always takes the form of a 64-year-old man.
When he has to go to the Barzaq world or beyond, he goes through the door on his left which is called “Al Batine”. There, his appearance also changes, his form diminishes so that he can accomplish his mission without disturbing or injuring the dead who are resting in this place. Every time he goes there, it is to bring back some comfort.
The Name « Al Awwal » which overhangs his head, whose light is like an umbrella, allows him to respond to the call of God manifested by a very strong resonance over him. He can only distinctly hear the divine word when he passes his head through this umbrella of light.
The door « Al Aakhir » located behind him, has never been used. It will served at his last mission on earth. He will come down to find the prophet Insa ibn Mariam for the last recommendations, at the time of the death of Imam Mahdi and will not comeback to earth anymore.
Organization of Djibril’s life.
If we consider our 24-hour space-time, we can say that he begins his zikr at 6am till midnight. He immediately resumes (zikr) from midnight until 6am. No respite is granted to him of course except for when he has a mission to accomplish.
The first hours of the zikr, meaning from 6 am till midnight, are devoted to the recitation of the Fatihatoul Kitâb and the various surrounding light doors, revolved around it while forming a kind of whirlwind. He stands without moving for this zikr.
At midnight, he prostrates himself on the carpet of light, wings on the ground, and begins to recite the Surah Ikhlass without stopping until 6 o’clock in the morning.
The arrangement of the doors surrounding the location of the angel Gabriel, the zikr of the Sûrat Al Fatiha in a standing position, the zikr of the Sûrat Al Ikhlass in prostration, the spreading of his wings with the Basmala, the sparkling of his being through the name Allahou make the angel Djibril at the heart of the divine discourse. The angel Gabriel hears everything, he hears the prophets speak and also hears the other angels performs their zikr.
And this explains the realities of the angel Djibril, which are presented as such in the Haqîqa.
This text is drawn from the teachings of our honorable guide Khutbul Aqtabul Kabir Mawlaya Seydi Mouhamed El Cheikh.
Assalamou aleykoum wa rahmatoulahi tala wa barakatouhou