HADS – حدس
Literally: Inductive. Inferential. Intuitive.
An ‘ilm obtained without the need for proof and long consideration. A quick apprehending and sudden perception. Comprehending the result quickly from the proof.
“Even if the mind (aql) does not work properly, the human conscience does not forget Al-Khâliq. Even if one’s nafs denies Him, the conscience sees, reflects, and turns toward to Al-Khâliq. Hads –which is quick apprehending like lightning- stirs it up, and ilham- which is doubled hads- illuminates it.” Al-Mathnawî Al-Nurî (255)
“The heart is the seat of îmân; the mind is where the nûr of îmân is reflected.
Sometimes it is a mujâhid, sometimes it is a sweep; if the doubts of the mind do not enter the heart, the likelihood is îmân and the conscience will not be shaken.
For if as some people suppose îmân is in the mind, numerous possibilities, all pitiless enemies, oppose haqq al-yaqîn, which is the rûh of îmân.
The heart and conscience are the seats of îmân. Hads and ilham are evidence for îmân. A sixth sense, the way of îmân. Thought and intellect, the watchmen of îmân.” The Words ( 766 )