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Promoting Personal Search for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment

"O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light." — Holy Qur'an 4:175


2019 — The Post Diamond Jubilee Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment

Post Diamond Jubilee Spark :: Teachings on Charity from the Holy Qur'an and Hadith

Enlightenment Post No. 54 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad and Idd Mubarak! On the most auspicious occasion of Idd ul-Fitr, please accept our heartfelt felicitations. May Allah grant material, spiritual and intellectual happiness to Muslims all over the world, and to all those who have submitted their wills to He Who is Above All Else. Ameen.

May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to you, your family & Jamat, and the worldwide Jamat. Ameen.

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Festival Greeting Card and Knowledge Section

Let us first reflect upon the following ayats from the Holy Qur'an and also read the footnotes:


Footnote 309

"Vrs. 2:274. (309) It is an accepted fact even by scholars of the Sunni school that this verse was revealed in praise of [Hazrat] Ali who offered them only four dirhams and gave them in charity—one by night, one in day, one secretly and one openly. It is reported through Ibraham ibne Saleh, Yousuf bin Bilal, Muhammad bin Haroon, Muhammad bin Saleh, Abi Saleh and Ibne Abbas, that the Holy Prophet said that this verse was revealed in the praise of Ali since he parted with four dinars he possessed in this world, as said above. Once [when] Ali met the Holy Prophet, the Holy Prophet asked why he parted with whatever he had, Ali replied "to please God I had nothing more than this and I will be fully satisfied if God accepts it." This verse was revealed to the Holy Prophet."

(Source: S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali's translation of the Holy Qu'ran, p.237)

Footnote 301

"Vrs. 2:265. (301) The extraordinary or special stress on charity that Islam lays, is a clear evidence of main or sole object of religion being the welfare of the human race as a whole, and thus the creed being undoubtedly a universal religion revealed by the Creator Lord of all, Who has Himself made Mercy incumbent upon Himself (Vr. 6:12 and 6:54).

No other religion in the world has stressed so much upon charity as Islam has done. It is a cardinal doctrine or the fundamental article of the practice of the faith, closely associated or identified with the 'Wajib' or the compulsory prayer to God. The faith, Islam, when translated into action take the form mainly of prayer and charity. Faith unless proved in action is nothing but a bogus claim, acceptable neither by man nor by God.

The merit of charity lies in the spirit or the intention underlying it. The tall trees of a garden do not very much depend upon the rainfall. To draw sufficient nutrition from the soil in which they have sent roots very deep, it makes very little difference to such trees whether it rains heavily or lightly. The heavy or light rain is compared to external circumstances that seems to make a difference in the productive aspect of charity.

The verse exhorts to assure the sincere believers in particular and every member of the human family in general that every act of virtue has an energy of its own, to grow in this life and also in the next, and it has fountains of life to draw upon even if there were nothing to nourish them."

(Source: S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali's translation of the Holy Qu'ran, p.234-5)

Hadith: Sadaqa has to be from Lawful Sources

"Abu Huraira reported God's messenger as saying, "If anyone gives as sadaqa the equivalent of a date from something lawfully earned, for God accepts only what is lawful, God will accept it with His right hand, then foster it for the one who gave it as one of you fosters his colt, till it becomes like a mountain." (Bukhari and Muslim) "

(Source: Dr. James Robson, Mishkat al Masabih, Vol. 1, p.402)

Hadith: Different Forms of Sadaqa

"Abu Dharr reported God's messenger as saying, "When you smile in your brother's face, or enjoin what is reputable, or forbid what is objectionable, or direct someone who has lost the way, or help a man who has bad eyesight, or remove stones, thorns and bones from the road, or pour water from your bucket into your brother's, it counts to you as 'sadaqa'. Tirmidhi transmitted it , saying that is a gharib tradition. "

(Source: Dr. James Robson, Mishkat al Masabih, Vol. 1, p.405-6)

Hadith: Sadaqa Stands in the way of Calamity

"Ali reported God's messenger as saying, "Give the sadaqa without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity." Razin transmitted it."

(Source: Dr. James Robson, Mishkat al Masabih, Vol. 1, p.401)

Hadith: Protection of Sadaqa

"Marthad b. 'Abdallah said one of the companions of God's messenger told him that he had heard him say, "The believer's shade on the day of resurrection will be his 'sadaqa'." Ahmad transmitted it."

(Source: Dr. James Robson, Mishkat al Masabih, Vol. 1, p.409)

Past Idd ul-Fitr Cards

  1. Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali's (a.s.) Insight on Idd
  2. Idd Mubarak :: Tawil of Dua-e-Qunut
  3. Spiritual Aspirations for Idd-ul-Fitr
  4. Noor Mowlana Mansur's Guidance, Supplication and Prayer
  5. How is the Human Potential Related to the Cosmopolitan Ethic?
  6. Worship of Those Who Are 'Free'

 

Gratitude for the bounties of Idd ul-Fitr

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Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (33 beads)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (1)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (2)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (3)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (4)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (5)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (6)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (7)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (8)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (9)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (10)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Shukhran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh (11)
(All thanks are due to Allâh, and all praises are due to Allâh)

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

Angelic Salwat Nazrana:

Let us now start presenting a nazrana of at least 101 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for the fulfillment of our noble wishes. May our beloved Mowla continually keep us on the Right Path. Ameen.

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Angelic Salwat (33 beads)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

Ardent Prayer

In this post Diamond Jubilee year period, may Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill our spiritual hearts with his NOOR and nothing else. May we all be blessed with many, many Batini-Noorani Didars in our personal search for higher spiritual enlightenment through the Noor of Mowlana Hazar Imam. Ameen.

Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only)

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

Your spiritual brother,
Noorallah Juma
Monday, June 3, 2019

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