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"Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are averse." — Holy Qur'an 9:32


Imamat Day: A Time for Reflection on Habl Allah 'Rope of Allah' and Imam of the time



This is an appropriate time to reflect upon the tawil of Habl Allah (Rope of Allah, Imam of the time) from the book entitled 'A Thousand Wisdoms: An Encyclopaedia of Tawil', (pp. 142-143):

Tawil 264: Habl Allah (Rope of Allah, Imam of the time)

"God has sent the rope of His holy light from the higher world to the inhabitants of the lower world for the purpose that they may all together hold it fast so that they may be lifted to the higher world (Holy Qur'an 3:103). Externally the luminous rope of Allah is the holy personality of the Imam of the time and internally it is his ever-reaching light. The holy light of the Imam of the time comes to you specially through the ism-i azam (the supreme Name). Thus the Imam within (batin) you is the rope of Allah in the position of ism-i azam, to which you have to hold fast in such a way that all faculties of the heart and the mind are turned towards and centered upon it."

For more information on ism-i azam, please refer to our article entitled, 'Creation of Light Within the Personal World Through Ism-I Azam' or click here to download the PDF version.

May the Holy Imam grant you the inner vision of the truth through ism-i azam. Ameen.

Peace, light, barakat, tayid and didar,
Noorallah Juma
Friday, July 11, 2003

The lit candle represents the Light of Imamat. Let us actualize this Light into our spiritual hearts, heads, & consciences so that we may also be able to submit spiritual & luminous nazranas in the Diamond Jubilee.

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