"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
:: Enlightenment Norm #24 :: Status and Function of Pirs - 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 the status and function of Pirs:
"Therefore, O, believers, it is obligatory for you to follow the pir, never flinching from his obedience. Be bound by what the pir tells you, acting as he says. The pir does not demand from you any payment or fees, — I give him this instead of you. And when you obey the pir, the pir — if God pleases — in the hereafter will pray to God for your protection.
On the day of Resurrection (Qiyamat) the accounts of those who are the first and those who are the last will be left in the hands of our Lord (Mawla-na) — 'Ali, — may a remedy be attained on his mention! He will question the slaves of God and interrogate them. He will show kindness to the chosen ones who have been devout, but the rebellious hypocrites will remain in the middle of the plain of Resurrection in the glare and heat, in distress, humiliated and ashamed, groaning and weeping on the way, each being worried about himself. But every one who has been obedient to the pir will stand on that terrible day in the shadow (i.e. under the protection) of the pir of his time."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, pp.26-27)
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 (email@example.com)
Friday, Jan. 23, 2004