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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 #20 :: Darkness and Its Remedy - 7 ::

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:
 
"Abstain from misappropriating anything so that your hearts may not be humiliated. Those whose hearts have lost enthusiasm and become tired of uttering the dhikr, either from indifference or laziness, come to this because of their misappropriation, of what is unlawful, or by not paying their religious dues."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.43)
Causes:
 
"O, believers, realize this and do not miss the point which is a very serious and important one. Even, with great difficulty, it cannot be settled by force. It depends on the inner (batini) feeling of satisfaction. Misappropriation of the religious dues ultimately destroys one. The tithe implies many high points and numberless tests (for the donor). If one does not give it, he courts numberless misfortunes and calamities. It is an extremely serious matter, do not take it lightly, — it is a heavy burden. Both the one who gives it and who receives it must deliver it honestly and in full to the abode of the Lord (Mawla-na)."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.44)
Remedies:
 
"Therefore the real believer is the one who follows the Imam of his time and waits his order. Whatever the Lord of the time, who is the Master of religion, orders him, he listens and acts accordingly. He must pay the tithe (mal-i wajibat) in full. Every night he must reflect on his duty to pay something as the tithe, or whether he has paid in full. If it comes to his mind that a portion of tithe still remains with his own property, pending settlement, he should pay it quickly. Whenever you pay your tithe, you will be thanked, and then you may rejoice as if you have received Divine help in delivering the Imam's dues to him."
 
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.51)

Related Enlightenment Norms: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 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
Monday, Jan. 19, 2004

Enlightenment Norms:
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