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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! Ramadan Mubarak! On this ninth night of Holy Ramadan which started on Saturday evening, August 29, 2009, 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. In today's posting, let us examine the following gems of wisdom on the topic of Din and Duniya:
|Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'This world is a place for transit, not a place to stay. The people herein are of two categories. One is the man who sold away his self (to his passions) and this ruined it, and the other is the man who purchased his self (by control against his passions) and freed it.'
(Source: Quotation number 133, p. 598)
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'There are two kinds of workers in the world. One is a person who works in this world for this world and his work of this world keeps him unmindful of the next world. He is afraid of destitution for those he will leave behind but feels himself safe about it. So, he spends his life after the good of others.
The other is one who works in this world for what is to come hereafter, and he secures his share of the world without effort. Thus, he gets both the benefits together and becomes the owner of both the houses together. In this way, he is prestigious before Allah. If he asks Allah anything He does not deny him.'
(Source: Quotation number 279, p. 634)
|Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'I wonder at the miser who is speeding toward the very destitution from which he wants to run away and misses the very ease of life which he covets. Consequently, he passes his life in this world like a destitute, but will have to render an account in the next world like the rich.
I wonder at the proud man who is just a drop of semen the other day and will turn into a corpse tomorrow. I wonder at the man who doubts Allah although he see sees His creations. I wonder at him who has forgotten death although he sees people dying. I wonder at him who denies the second life although he has seen the first life. I wonder at him who inhabits this transient abode but ignores the everlasting abode.'
(Source: Quotation number 126, p. 596)
In this month of reflection, let us put these wisdoms in context of current teachings of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.):
'But make faith part of your everyday life. Let not there be a day where you forget your faith. Faith has become in certain societies a matter of convenience and you attend your faith when a child is born, when an individual passes away but any other engagement in your faith disappears in front of the materialism of the modern world. And I want to say to my spiritual children, let that never happen to the murids of my Jamat.'
(Source: London, July 5th, 2008)
'He who forgets soul is unhappy, this you will see everyday around you.'
(Source: Pakistan, 1964)
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),
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009
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