Al-Lawh Al-Mahfûdh -- Al-Alwâh Al-Mahfûdh
اللوح المحفوظ -- الالواح المحفوظ
Literally: Lawh is any flat surface for writing. A tablet. And Mahfûdh is protected. Alwâh is the plural of Lawh.
The Preserved Tablet of Allah's decrees. The tablets protected from any changes and transformations. The tablets of qadar in which everything has happened, everything will happen and every existence in every state and specification is written on. (Qur’an 85:21-22) (Qur’an 36:12) (Qur’an 13:39).
A name of ‘Ilm of Allah (jalla jalâluhu).
“Now, evidence for everything’s story of life is written after its existence is all fruits, whichinform "Al-Kitâb Al-Mubîn" and "Al-Imâm Al-Mubîn" in al-‘âlam, and the faculty of memory in man, which informs and points to "Al-Lawh Al-Mahfûdh"; each are indications and witnesses. Indeed, the appointed events of a tree's life are written in its seeds, which are like the hearts of its fruits. And man's story of life together with some of the past events of al-‘âlam are written in his memory in such a way that, as though being copied out with the hand of qoudrah and pen of qadar in a faculty as tiny as a mustard seed a small note from the page of his actions, the memory gives the note to man's hand and puts it in the pocket of his mind, so that with it he will call his actions to mind at the time of reckoning. So too, due to it he may be confident that within the upheavals of transience and death there are numerous lasting mirrors in which Al-Qadîr Who is Hakîm depicts and makes permanent the identities of transient beings; and truly numerous tablets (alwâh) which shall endure for all eternity on which that Hafîdh Who is ‘Alîm inscribes the meanings of transitory beings.
In Short: Since plant life, the simplest and lowest level of life, is dependent on the ordering of qadar to this extent, certainly human life, the highest level of life, has been drawn in all in its details according to the scale and measuring of qadar and is inscribed by its pen. Yes, just as raindrops tell of clouds, and drops of water point to the existence of a water source, and notes and portfolios to the existence of a large ledger, so too, the evident qadar which we observe and which is the physical order in living beings indicates the notebook of Irâdah and takwînî commands known as "Al-Kitâb Al-Mubîn". Similarly, their fruits, seeds, grains, forms, and shapes, which are like the droplets, notes, and portfolios of nadharî qadar, which is the ma’nawî order and pertains to life, indicates al-Lawh al-Mahfûdh, one office of Ilahî ‘ilm, which is called "Al-Imâm Al-Mubîn".” The Words ( 485 )
“One of the strangest point of dhalâlah in man is this: The acceptance of this inscription of fitrah, this embroidery of art, this passive pattern of hikmah which is called 'nature' in the language of the people of ghaflah, as a source and an agent, through saying “effective nature”, while it is the index of Rabbânî art as only a reflection and manifestation of Al-Lawh al-Mahfûdh, which is the page of the pen of Qadar. اَيْنَ الثَّرَا مِنَ الثُّرَيَّا1 Can there be any comparison between haqiqah and the acceptance of the people of ghaflah?” The Fourteenth Word-The Second
وَ فِى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ لَهُ اٰيَةٌ تَدُلُّ عَلَى اَنَّهُ وَاحِدٌ
Of limitless dimensions are the leaves of the book of al-‘âlam,
Numberless are the works on the lines of the time of the universe.
Every being in al-‘âlam is an embodied, meaningful word
Printed on the press of al-Lawh al-Mahfûdh of haqiqah.
Rational Arguments ( 126 )
1 (Can there be any comparison between the ground and the Pleiades?)