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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 #19 :: Darkness and Its Remedy - 6 ::

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, reflect on the unreliability and meaninglessness of this world which has never satisfied any one. On the contrary, it has always disappointed those who are after its riches. Look properly at this earth: how great were the people (buried in it). They strove to gain the pleasures of this world. They struggled much, — but ultimately all of them are gone. But none of the prophets and saints have defiled themselves with this greed for earthly things. How much the kings of this world have fought for it, and with what sadness they have passed and gone. Your forefathers have also gone, and now it is your turn."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.51)
Remedies:
 
"O, believers, learn in a critical way (ba-tahqiq) that you have come from the proximity of the Lord (Khudawand), from the supernatural (batin) world, which is the pure world of the spheres, to this transient world, the earth. You will go back to the Lord. Therefore do your best to see that at the time of the journey back to the Friend you may not go empty-handed, so that you may be proud, not ashamed. Abandon the greed for the pleasures of this world and perfect your attitude to the hereafter."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.52)
Remedies:
 
"He (the Lord) will ask you: "I have given you eyes, reason, mind and sound parts of the body, how did you use them? Have you opened your hand in My way, lavishing money, or used it treacherously to acquire property, women belonging to others, and to harm people? Did your ears listen to words of truth or untruth? Was your tongue busy with My mention (dhikr), or with slandering My devotees? Was your heart full of My love, or of love for worldly pleasures? Did your eyes see the truth or untruth? Have you brought upon yourself happiness or distress?" — Therefore you had better purify yours hearts of any love for worldly pleasures."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.53)

Related Enlightenment Norms: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 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
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004

Enlightenment Norms:
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21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40


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