"Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path." — Holy Qur'an 5:16
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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
In his Irshad delivered on July 11, 2007 and in his Talika on the occasion of mulakat to Jamati leaders on December 13, 2008, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam gave a dua for peace to the global Jamat. Peace can be external and internal. External peace can be easily noticed, e.g., Canada is a peaceful country. Now let us ask a fundamental question: What is the source of internal peace? Before addressing this question, let us first understand the differences between the the personal world of a murid and the personal world of the Holy Imam.
In this regard, the personal world (spiritual house) of the murid is potential, i.e., like a seed. In contrast, the personal world (i.e., spirituality) of the Holy Imam is actual, i.e., like a tree. The tree is a seed which has grown to its full potential and has tremendous capacity to provide seeds, fruits, fiber, shade, shelter, etc. Similarly, peace within a murid is potential while in the Holy Imam it is actual. Here too, there is a difference in capacity. Now let us go to the next step to get an answer for our question.
Ta'wil of the word 'Salaam' (Eternal peace, source of protection)
"Gods says in verse (37:130): Peace be upon "Il-Yasin". Regarding "Il-Yasin" there are two readings: One is "Ilyas". In that case it means: There is peace upon Hazrat Ilyas in all personal worlds (since each murid's personal world is present in the spirituality of this prophet). The other is "Ali Ya-Sin", i.e., "Ali Muhammad" (s.a.s.). The ta'wil in the latter case is that there is peace on the progeny of Muhammad (s.a.s.) in every personal world. There is no doubt that Ali Muhammad (s.a.s.) is the manifest Imam as well as the actual personal world (which also contains all the personal worlds of individual murids). Therefore, he (i.e. the Holy Imam) is both peace and the source of peace from God because the Holy Qu'ran says: "And We have vested the knowledge and authority of everything in the manifest Imam (Holy Qur'an 36:12).
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Ta'wil number 442, p. 239)
The personal world (i.e., the spirituality) of the Holy Imam is a living paradise full of treasures of intellect, knowledge, wisdom and internal, spiritual peace. Now let us reflect deeply on the following question: how can we get the bounty of internal, spiritual peace within our spiritual houses (i.e., within ourselves)?
Related Link: What is a Spiritual House?
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
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