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:: Candle Post #57 :: Foundational Teachings of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) ::
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! Shukr-vaari Beej and Ramadan Mubarak! In preparation of Holy Ramadan, let us reflect deeply on the following sayings of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) which have been extracted from a book entitled 'Peak of Eloquence NAHJUL BALAGHA'?Sermons, Letters and Sayings of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Sixth U.S. Edition 1996:
|Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, described a believer as follows:
'A believer has a cheerful face, a sorrowful heart, a very broad chest (full of generosity), and a very humble heart. He hates high position and dislikes renown. His grief is long, his courage is far reaching, his silence is much and, his time is occupied. He is grateful, enduring, buried in his thoughts, sparing in his friendship (with others), of bright demeanour and of soft temperament. He is stronger than stone and humbler than a slave.'
(Source: Quotation number 343, p. 650)
Please note: If our aim is swim across the ocean of materialism (maya) and be enlightened by Mowla's Light, then the attibutes of a real believer have to cultivated within ourselves. The list of personal traits listed by NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) also points to the mechanisms which undertaken by a murid who is in a constant search for higher spiritual enlightenment. For each minute that passes by, we have one less minute to reach our destination!
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, described the importance of angelic salwat as follows:
'If you have a need from Allah, the Glorified, then begin by seeking Allah's blessing on His Messenger, may Allah bless him and his desendants, then ask your need, because Allah is too generous to accept one (seeking His blessing on His Messenger) of the two requests made to Him and deny the other.'
(Source: Quotation number 371, p. 655)
Please note: It is important to recite angelic salwat before presenting a list of noble wishes. In our Holy Dua, we first recite an extended form of angelic salwat in the third paragraph of the first part and then present our supplications in the second, fourth, fifth and the sixth parts.
|Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, described a believer's time management strategy as follows:
'The believer's time has three periods: The period when he is in communion with Allah; the period when he manages his livelihood; and the period when he is free to enjoy what is lawful and pleasant. It does not behove a wise person to be away (from his house) save for three matters, namely the purposes of earning, or going for something for the next life or for enjoying what is not prohibited.'
(Source: Quotation number 400, page 660)
Please note: The clarity in NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali's (a.s.) definition of the balance between din and duniya in the above quotation.
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),
Friday, Aug. 21, 2009
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