Tawheed (توحيد) is the ultimate alignment with God source, the surrendering of free will which essentially is a creative resistance, a breakaway from the divine will. Something that we were gifted with to test us whether we’d find our way back or we’d be convinced by the original rogue Agent.
It’s to come back full circle and hand in the keys, choosing to stand by instead of being on the playground of illusions. It’s to know that you can’t ever see through the truth even though it’s plain and simple because you’re not equipped to see and understand Allaah’s essence like that. Illusions are super easy to see through and that’s why they are always hidden in plain sight, overly complicated to give off the impression of divinity, of omnipotence. It’s predicated on making you doubt yourself so you can project your consciousness onto it, seemingly animating the illusion. You’re believing your own lies.
But Allaah has given you the keys to the house, the car, full transparency. You’re actively encouraged to look for inconsistencies if you can find any. He’s subtly teaching you how to see through illusions, don’t you get it? By giving you full autonomy and permission to question and explore Him or your perception of Him, He’s dispersing the clouds of mystique and aloofness that demonic forces shroud illusions in.
You can’t see through the truth because there is no end to it. There’s nothing that takes over it. It’s abundant and limitless.Because it’s an extension of Allaah. Illusions however use a fragment of the truth, eviscerate the essence of it which is love, fill it with fear and ego, and present it as Truth. It can be a kind word, charity, even claims of being religious. Virtue signalling. But it’s anything but. It’s a ruse. It’s a scam. It’s to wear something you don’t embody. It’s to appear in a way solely for the purpose of being upheld in people’s positive projections on you.
Illusions are words. Think about it. If people were mute and deaf , how would they show off? How would they get their fix if they can’t hear what people are saying about them? How would they convey anything other than their actions?
And that’s another reason Iblees hates Adam. Iblees knew the objects but Adam was given the essence of their names. Iblees thought that because he’s seen what his peers on earth haven’t seen or known, that that endowed him with grandeur. Adam exposed him without meaning to (no pun intended!). Iblees was triggered because he realized if the angels themselves were dumbfounded, he could never shine. To him, the angels were on the top of the chain, the elite. He thought the divine was an aristocracy. To see them surrender and readily admit their blunder in favour of Adam enraged him. I guess he eventually wanted to be put on a pedestal by the angels. He thought he was on the comeup. Adam shatters his ladder of illusions and there’s no going back from that.
Though Adam knew the meanings and names, he didn’t know the purpose. He only learnt of the purpose when he was misled by Iblees beating him to it by telling him what he can’t contest or discern anyway. That’s what iblees excels in btw. To find the piece of information you don’t know and lay claims to it before you can challenge him. And then instill fear or doubt in you so that you don’t dare explore it. He’s smart, gotto give him that. But intelligence means nothing really. Wisdom does. Wisdom to know there’s always something you’re not aware of.