"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
:: Enlightenment Norm #25 :: Status and Function of Pirs - 3 ::
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:
"O, believers, on the day of the Resurrection, except for the perfect pir, all other pirs, mirs and brothers will stand trembling, not one being able to utter a word (of intercession). But your (real) pir, who helped you in this world, will also become your helper and protector in the hereafter. Therefore do not give up following him, as you belong to that world and must enjoy it and rejoice there. Therefore do not be bound in this world by rejoicing, enjoyment of power, position, rank or respect. With every day, you must keep on intensifying your love and service to one another, to your pir, and your Imam, never remaining dependent on this world which is transient and without real substance and worth. Do not be polluted by it because it will cast you into indifference. When this happens, you will fall into disputes and quarrels with each other till death. Then you will taste frustration, shame and remorse. Thus nothing will help you in the hereafter except that you live in such a way as to please the Imam of your time, serving him or spending money in his cause, so far as you can, because if you spend it (for your own sake), or amass it, you will never see it again, and this will become your punishment. But what you give for the sake of your Lord (Mawla), will remain (to your credit) in the hereafter."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, pp.27-28)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004