Introduction to Sufi Cosmology
“We shall show them Our signs on the horizon and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth”. (41:53)
Cosmology is the science that studies the universe, the cosmos. It is a term first used by the Greeks in metaphysics, meaning “harmony” or “order”; as opposed to chaos which is the formless matter from which the cosmos, or harmonious order, was created.
The Sufi approach to cosmology is related to the creation of humankind and the universe. According to mystics, God’s reason for his creation is the “manifestation” and “recognition” of Himself. It is said in a Hadith Qudsi- “I was a hidden treasure and wanted to be known, so I created the worlds.”
Everything turns around this point, knowing ourselves, to do so we need all the support that we can reach, available in the stars. The first visible cosmic body is the Sun during the day, and the Moon and the stars at night. These cosmic bodies have been giving orientation and guidance to mankind since ancient times, but this does not only apply to external guidance, like navigating on the seas or orientation in the desert, these entities have always had a higher purpose, inner guidance.
Through understanding the cosmic patterns in our universe, we get to understand ourselves, reaching emotional and spiritual healing to awaken from the dream of separation and the misbelief that the cosmos is something external to us.
Drs. Hajja Huda comes from a long lineage of Sufi Masters, among the most famous, Sidi Abdul Salam from the Shadhili Sufi order.
From an early age, she started to learn the Book of Love, The Holy Quran, which she memorized almost completely. Her spiritual training took place in Morocco and Egypt with two women masters who initiated her on Quranic healing techniques and the ancient knowledge of cosmology.
Together with her studies of medicine, she also explored the world of healing plants on the spiritual and physical levels. With the teachings received and having a spiritual connection with Mawlana Sheikh Nazim, along with Shaykh Burhanuddin they are developing the Sufi Cosmology teachings, a tool for personal and spiritual growth, working already for numerous people.
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
Mawlana Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī