TAHIYYAH – تحيات
Salutations. Greetings. Du'âs. An ascribing eternity and dominion to Allah.
Giving salâm and offering du'âs of khayr.
(Please refer to The Sixth Ray.)
اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلّٰهِ 1 .A very brief meaning of it is this: Just as if a craftsman makes an extremely wonderful machine with his profound knowledge and miraculous intelligence, everyone who sees that wonderous machine appreciatively applauds and congratulates the craftsman and admiringly offers him material and ma’nawî gifts and tahiyyahs through praises and favours, that machine, too, applauds its craftsman through the language of its being, greets him and offers ma’nawî tahiyyahs and gifts to him by displaying perfectly his aims and wishes, wondrous subtle art and skill arising from his knowledge in a way exactly the craftsman wanted.
In exactly the same way, all the groups of living beings in the universe, each of them and each individual of them are wonderful machines, which in all respects of them are miraculous, that like the verbal language of conscious beings, who are men, jinn and malâikah, through the language of being of their lives, they say اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلّٰهِ with applauds, greetings and tahiyyas to their craftsman, As-Sâni’ Zuljalâl, Who makes Himself known through the profound and subtle manifestations of His all-comprehending ‘Ilm, which sees the relationship of everything with everything else and sees everything necessary for the life of everything and conveys them at the right time. Through their ‘ubûdiyyah, they offer the price of their lives directly to their Khâliq, Who knows all creatures together with all their states; on the night of Mi’raj, in the name of all living beings, by saying اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلّٰهِ instead of salâm in the presence of Al-Wâjib Al-Wujûd, Muhammad ‘Alayhissalâtu Wassalâm offered the tahiyyas, gifts and ma’nawî salâms of all groups of living beings.
Yes, just as with its well-ordered and balanced system, an ordinary regular machine undoubtedly shows a skilful and attentive craftsman, so does each of the numberless living machines, which fill the universe, display a thousand and one miracles of ‘Ilm. Certainly, those living beings brightly testify to the necessary existence and ma’bûdiyyah of their Craftsman and eternal Artist through the manifestations — in the ratio of the light of a firefly to the degree of sunlight — of ‘Ilm.
The Fifteenth Ray-The Second Station of Al-Hujjah Az-Zahrâ
عَلَّمْتَنَا اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
1 (Attahiyyatu: Tahiyyas to Allah)