A person asked me a question regarding a talk wherein I mentioned that Allah Ta’ala’s Tajalli cascades down upon the Baytullah like a waterfall and drenches all who are making Tawaaf and are near the Ka’bah Sharif.
The person mentioned that when Musa (عليه السلام) requested that Allah Ta’ala manifest Himself to him, Allah Ta’ala responded that Musa (عليه السلام) would 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
Moosa (عليه السلام) fell unconscious.
Allah Ta’ala mentions this incident in Surah Al-A’raf:
When Musa came at the appointed time, and his Lord spoke to him, he asked, “My Lord! Reveal Yourself to me so I may see You.” Allah answered, “You cannot see Me! But look at the mountain. If it remains firm in its place, only then will you see Me.” When his Lord appeared to the mountain, He levelled it to dust, and Musa collapsed unconscious. When he recovered, he cried, “Glory be to You! I turn to You in repentance, and I am the first of the believers.”
[Surah Al-A’raf 7:143]
His question was: Why does this Tajalli —descending upon Baytullah not render the Ka’bah Sharif and Haram Sharif 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 Sharif?
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 lightning 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 lightning 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 lightning 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 Baytullah, the entire Haram Sharif, 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 Sharif – whether in Tawaf, watching the Baytullah, engaging in Salaah, Dua, Tilawah, Zikrullah, Istighfaar, Durood Sharif —all of which is multiplied in rewards and is a means of great Noor and purification, Aameen.