35. Islam – Crown Chakra – Top of Head
Islam is associated with the crown chakra for it is based on a series of “night visits” (visionary dreams) between the Archangel Gabriel and the prophet Muhammad. Islam is the newest of the three Abrahamic faiths. Ishmael and Isaac were both sons of Abraham who were told they would be Fathers of Great Nations. Ishmael is the elder son, born of Hagar. Muhammad, a descendent of Ishmael, was born in Mecca in 570 ACE. Muhammad began receiving visions in the form of dreams in 610 ACE. The Archangel Gabriel visited him in these dreams and spoke for God/Allah.
At the age of forty-one, Muhammad experienced what is now known as the “Night Journey.” He was asleep on a carpet, when in a dream Gabriel asked Muhammad to ride Buraq, the winged horse of Abraham. They flew over the Holy Lands until they came to the Heavenly Lote Tree rooted in Jerusalem. Gabriel introduced Muhammad to Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and others who spoke of the original stories. When he entered the 7th heaven, he saw a luminous canopy of leaves. It was here that he learned of the universal spirit and divinity in everyone. Muhammad shared what he heard and was forced out of Mecca for his radical teachings. In 630 ACE Muhammad reclaimed Mecca and cleansed it of all idols, declaring Allah as the one God, Lord of the Kaaba. Muhammad died in 632 ACE. The Qur’an is based on the recitation of the words Muhammad received. The Kaaba represents the physical center of Islam. Allah is the divine one God. Together they provide a hint that Islams roots may be inspired by the mystical Kabbalah and the Tree of Life.
Message: Your dreams are bringing important insights for you now. Journal your dreams as often as possible, even if they seem insignificant. Writing them down is the first step to making your dreams a reality. Now is the time for you to dream big!
“None of you is a believer until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.” – Muhammad
The symbol for Islam is a hilal (lunar crescent of the new moon) cradeling a five-pointed star. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar the new moon represents a new month. The star is thought to either represent the archangel Gabriel or the five pillars of Islam. It wasn’t until 1453, when the Turks conquered Constantinople (Istanbul), that this image became the official symbol of Islam.