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"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257

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

 

:: Enlightenment Norm #15 :: Darkness and Its Remedy - 2 ::

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:

Causes:
 
"O, believers, within the man whose temper is irritable the fire of wrath speads sparks when he becomes heated by a fit of anger, owing to that irritability, and in that excitement, when it appears, are burnt (the fruits of) his faith, pious actions, his reward (for them), worship, purity of heart, decency, understanding, and intelligence. Then the fire of sensuousness flares up in him, causing him to feel the desire for tasty foods, causing him to make designs upon the property, position, rank and wives of others, making him wish to eat and dress well, under the influence of the fire of greed. This is Hell, it will reduce thee to nothingness, throwing thee headlong into the pit. Control as much as you can of the forces of irritability and sensuousness, so that they may not shake you in your position, will not throw you out of balance, stirring up, and causing change in yourself, in your original nature. This is because as soon as man has been brought out of the normal state, he becomes a brute without faith."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.33)
Remedies:
 
"The (real) believer is one who is sincere, who never nurses anger and hatred in his heart, who is neither irritable nor rash, and keeps his heart pure and sincere." ;
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.3)

Related Enlightenment Norms: 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

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 (noor-allah@salmanspiritual.com)
SalmanSpiritual.com
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004

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