NAQQÂSH - نقّاش
Literally: An artist who embellishes surfaces. Especially, an illuminator of manuscripts. An embroiderer.
Allah (jalla jalâluhu) Who adorns, embellishes everything with subtle arts and embroideries.
وَلاَ رَطْبٍ وَلاَ يَابِسٍ اِلاَّ فِى كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ ٭ وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ اَحْصَيْنَاهُ فِى اِمَامٍ مُبِينٍ ٭ لاَ يَعْزُبُ عَنْهُ مِثْقَالُ ذَرَّةٍ فِى السَّمٰوَاتِ وَلاَ فِى اْلاَرْضِ وَلاَ اَصْغَرُ مِنْ ذلِكَ وَلاَ اَكْبَرُ اِلاَّ فِى كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ1
In order to be convinced of the elevated haqiqah which these âyahs state, that, "All things together with all their states are recorded before they come into existence when they come into existence, and after they have departed; and they are being recorded," we point out to be observed An-Naqqâsh Zuljalâl's including and preserving in a ma’nawî fashion in the cores, seeds and roots of the innumerable well-ordered creatures which He changes every season on the page of the earth, and particularly in the spring, the indexes of their beings, life-histories, and principles according to which they act; and after they die in their fruits His exactly inscribing with the pen of Qadar on the simple seeds in a ma’nawî fashion; and every passing spring even His preserving fresh or dry everything with perfect order, in seeds and dead woods which are to be equivalent to limited particles and bones. It is as if each spring is attached like a flower to the face of the earth in extremely orderly and balanced fashion by the hand of One Al-Jamîl and Al-Jalîl, then plucked from it; each is placed on it, then removed. While the haqiqah is this, 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 الثُّرَيَّا2 Can there be any comparison between haqiqah and the acceptance of the people of ghaflah?” The Fourteenth Word-The Second
1 (Nor anything fresh or dry but is [inscribed] in a kitâb mubîn. * And of all things have We taken account in an imâm mubîn.* From Whom is not hidden the least little atom in the samâwât or on earth; nor is there anything less than that, or greater, but it is in the kitâb mubîn.)
2 (Can there be any comparison between the ground and the Pleiades?)