"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
The Luminous Duty of Amir al-mu'minin, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali's (a.s.)
and the Imam of the Time
Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the birthday commemoration of our first Holy Imam, Amir al-mu'minin, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (alayhi salaam), let us reflect upon the luminous duty of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) and NOOR Mowlana Hazir Imam, the Ali of our time.
The Luminous Duty of the Imam of the Time:
"...following the Prophets and Imams is not an ordinary matter as their path (the straight path) and its stages are full of pearls and diamonds of spirituality, luminosity, knowledge and recognition, and the duty of the office of the True Guide, (i.e., the Holy Imam), cannot be fulfilled until he makes the followers reach the desired destination, i.e., annihilation or merging in God. However if the followers lose courage and lag behind, then they are responsible for their own failures." [Source: Rubies & Pearls, p. 121]
On the happy occasion of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali's (a.s.) birthday commemoration, let us practise our faith with conviction and start attending Jamat Khana regularly, submitting dasond, saying three Duas on time, practising bandagi because it is a luminous prayer, performing giryah-u zari, reciting angelic salwats, performing abundant dhikr, performing volunteer service, balancing din and duniya, and accumulating material, spiritual and luminous nazranas in our personal worlds. Educational resources for these activities are listed as links on the index page of SalmanSpiritual.com.
Let us recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman) and commit ourselves to practice luminous prayer (bandagi) with a luminous word (supreme name, ism-i azam, bol) at the luminous time (early hours of the morning).
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
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Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil 'Alamin
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazir Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.
O Mowla make us One global Jamat with One Sound Heart (Qalb-i Salim), bless us with the Golden Noorani and the Golden Jubilee Didars, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.
Peace, light, barakat, tayid, and Golden Jubilee & Golden Noorani Didars,
July 14, 2008