The Manifest One is Manifested Through Muhammad
If a Murid wants to represent his Sheikh, he must make his own personality to vanish, into the personality of the Sheikh. If there is something left of him, he is not representing his Sheikh, it is finished. The person who claims an existence, with the existence of his Sheikh, cannot represent the Sheikh, and the Sheikh cannot represent him. This is impossible. Also, if someone says that he is representing the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal), it is not possible unless he has vanished into the personality of the Prophet Muhammad (sal). There is one Muhammad. I am Muhammad, you are Muhammad. It becomes one. If you are Muhammad it means that your own personality has became absent.
You make your own personality to disappear, so that Muhammad (sal), appears. Rasoolullah (sal) is the appearance of truth and if he had not have made his own personality to disappear, Allah would not have appeared in him.
He (Allah) is Al-Awalu, Al-Akhiru, Al-Zahiru, Al-Batinu - The First, The Last, The Manifest, The Hidden. He (Allah) is the Manifest One and then through whom is He manifested?(or with who). Is it through the sun or through the stars? Is it through the world (dunya)? Is it through the animals or the Angels or the Jinn? With, or through whom, is He manifested?
He is manifested through Muhammad (sal), and the Prophet Muhammad (sal) became nothing, and Allah Almighty appeared in him. (In the Night Journey of Mihraj) He (Muhammad) made himself to vanish, so that nothing was left of himself. Then Allah Almighty Appeared (Manifested) in Rasoolullah (sal). If there was no mirror to reflect your image, you cannot appear. For example, if you are in a house, and there is no mirror, without it, your image cannot appear. All universes, from the lowest to the highest, do not appear without the mirror of Rasoolullah (sal).
When the Prophet Muhammad (sal) reached to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (the furthest lote-tree - boundary of the seventh heaven), there came a call to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal) saying, “Come, enter O Muhammad (sal).” The Prophet Muhammad (sal) then called to Gibril (alai), “Come with me,” and Gibril said, “O Muhammad, if I were to cross the border, even by the breath of one hair, I would burn from the lights.”
Then came the question,
“Who are you?”
The answer was,
“You, O my Lord.”
That’s it. Two no longer remained. There remained only one.
There was only Allah left and Muhammad became the mirror for the appearance of all creation, from the smallest entity to the biggest.
In reality, the Miraj (journey), happened in eternity! (The Quran is saying). It did not take place within a temporary space, but still it appeared, in the lifetime of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal). It happened before the creation of time and space, and all the worlds are existing through this mirror. (the Mirror of Muhammad) If this mirror was to be covered by something, then everything would be finished.
Becoming one with the creation has its levels. The last level is that there will be no personal identity left, and you will become a mirror, and an inheritor of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal). Such a person is then a true guide. Anyone other than a true guide is only cheating people when he says, “look at the wall,” and there is no mirror, only the wall and he is a liar! We are asking Allah Almighty to grant us to be closer to blessed people, so that they may be through ourselves. Blessings from Allah are according to your closeness to a Wali (Saint). If your heart is occupied with him for twenty-four hours, then there will be twenty-four hours of blessings on you. If it is for half the day, there will be blessings on you, for half the day and for the other half of the day, it will be cut off. We must ask from the Awliya for a station of power. Look with wisdom. If you do not take care, Shaitan and his friends will quickly carry you to a worse position. Therefore be for Allah’s friends and not for your ego. With their blessings you may reach to the Lord of Heavens, and to His favours, which are meant for His servants.