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"He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers." — Holy Qur'an 33:43

Enlightenment Norms :: Imam Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.)


:: Enlightenment Norm #21 :: Darkness and Its Remedy - 8 ::

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

Ya Ali Madad. In Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about causes of darkness and remedies to get back into Light:

"O, believers, whoever retains the Shah's tax, and does not put it aside, thus taking away the Shah's income, and enjoying his life, he becomes a malefactor and evildoer, his heart becomes blackened, and he will ultimately become an inmate of Hell. "
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.42)
"The first duty which the believer must discharge is to see that what he eats and what he clothe himself with are clean, lawful to him and legitimate for his use."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.48)
"By paying the duty you will rise high in your own esteem, and by not paying it you will remain in the valley of despair. If you pay it, your worship will be accepted, and if you do not, it will find no acceptance because worship is acceptable only if what you eat and what you clothe yourselves are clean and lawful to you, that is to say, if you recognize the Imam of your time, paying a tithe unto him. Then only the food you eat will be lawful to you, and the dress in which you clothe yourself will also be lawful. Then only all other forms of devotion will be accepted."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.49)
"In addition to this the real test of affection is the question of (the readiness to sacrifice) property, not merely reciting prayers (namaz). ... In this world of perishable things you cannot get anything unless you pay for it. Therefore why should those eternal values be given free, without payment? Come forward then, with money, not with prayers. First pay, then pray, so that your prayer may be acceptable."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.49)

Related Enlightenment Norms: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

May our beloved Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) grant you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually, and may He grant you the inner vision of the Truth. 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),
Noorallah Juma
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004

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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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