A person asked me a question regarding a talk wherein I mentioned that Allah Ta’ala’s Tajalli cascades down upon the Baitullah, like a waterfall, and drenches all those who are making Tawaaf and who are near the Ka’bah Sharief.
The person mentioned that when Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salaam) requested that Allah Ta’ala manifest Himself to him, Allah Ta’ala responded that Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salaam) will not be able to see Him but instead he should look at the mountain. When Allah Ta’ala manifested His Tajalli upon the mountain, the entire mountain crumbled to dust and Hazrat Moosa (Alaihis Salaam) fell unconscious.
Allah Ta’ala mentions this incident is Surah Al-A’raaf:
“And when Musa came at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said: My Lord! show me (Thyself), so that I may look upon Thee. He said: You cannot (bear to) see Me but look at the mountain, if it remains firm in its place, then will you see Me; but when his Lord manifested His glory to the mountain He made it crumble and Musa fell down in a swoon; then when he recovered, he said: Glory be to Thee, I turn to Thee, and I am the first of the Believers.”
[Surah Al-A’raaf 7 : 143]
His question was: Why does this Tajalli, which is descending upon Baitullah, not render the Ka’bah Sharief and Haram Sharief into fragments like in the case of the mountain? And why is it that we also do not fall unconscious with the Tajalli of Allah Ta’ala descending upon Ka’bah Sharief?
Allah Ta’ala’s Infinite Kindness, that on listening to the question, Allah Ta’ala placed a beautiful answer in my mind. And I replied:
“Lightning is highly destructive and causes great damage. It is known that lightening is attracted to the highest point in any specific area and can destroy tall buildings. Allah Ta’ala inspired man to invent a simple device whereby tall buildings are protected. This device is known as the lightning conductor or lightening rod.
The lightning conductor provides a conducting path and directs the lightning charge down to the earth. This safely discharges the energy into the ground; otherwise the lightening would hit the building and cause damage. The conductor is a means of protection for the building, machines, equipment and the people inside.
So if Allah Ta’ala gave man the intelligence to protect buildings and protect himself from lightening, then what is it difficult for Him to have established a Tajalli "Conductor”, whereby the Baitullah, the entire Haram Sharief and all the people therein are protected - yet they still benefit tremendously from that Tajalli – that special Noor and Mercy pouring down in torrents?”
Alhamdulillah, the brother appreciated the response and may Allah Ta’ala also accept.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq of making the most of the beautiful opportunities whilst being in the Haram Sharief – whether in Tawaaf, watching the Baitullah, engaging in Salaah, Dua, Tilawah, Zikrullah, Istighfaar, Durood Sharief – all of which is compounded in rewards and a means of great Noor and purification.