Sufi concept: Wednesday – Prophet Jesus

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Shaykh Ibn al-‘Arabi tells us, that for every day there is a prophet from among the prophets, from whom descends a secret upon the heart of the verifying witness, a secret in which you takes delight during your day and by which you know something of that which requires to be known. This only happens to those who possess a heart.

Day 4: Wednesday
If your day is Wednesday, Jesus is your companion, so hold fast to holy life and persevere in the desert. On Wednesday it is Jesus who addresses you with a secret by which you come to know the completion of the stations, how they are sealed and by whom.

WEDNESDAY:

Arabic: al-arba’â’
Divine attribute: Willing
Prophet: Jesus
Planet (Arabic): al-kâtib
Planet: Mercury
Creating divine name: al-Muhsî
Prayer: ‘Asr
Constellation (Arabic): Zabana
Constellation: Librae
Heaven: Second
Earthly region: Sixth
Arabic letter: Tâ.

Commentary:

The motion of the forth day, i.e. Wednesday, came into existence from the divine attribute of Willing, al-irâda, so there is no part of the world but that it is seeking to glorify the One Who gave it existence.

Mercury is in the sixth sphere from the Earth and this heaven was created through the self-disclosure of the divine name the Enumerator, al-Muhsî. God created this heaven, its planet Mercury, the fourth day, i.e. Wednesday, and the letter tâ in the lunar mansion of the constellation Zabana. This is the 16 th station of the 28 Moon mansions and He caused Jesus to dwell there.

The fourth day, Wednesday, is the centre of the week, just as the Sun occupies the central fourth. Thus it is the day of Light, Nûr. As Wednesday is the day of Jesus, it also alludes to his central position in time, as the seal of universal sainthood.

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