"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
:: Enlightenment Norm #26 :: Status and Function of Pirs - 4 ::
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:
"If you desire to keep your hearts fresh and alive with affection and love for the Truth (Haqq), if you wish that love for the Lord (Khudawand) should become rooted in your hearts, making you long for the vision (liqa') of your Creator, longing for the didar, then take your hearts away from all that is not the Truth and turn your faces towards (your) Lord (Khudawand), appealing to the Creator and the pir, or spiritual guide, giving up frivolous and absurd thinking, throwing love for this world out of your hearts completely. Then love for (your) Lord (Khudawand) will at once become strong in your hearts, marking ardent your longing. Take refuge with God from the ignorant and hypocritical people who have turned their faces from the abode of the Imam of the time and the true pir, from those who do not recognize the Imam of the time. They will be ruined, stranded, humiliated, aggrieved and annihiliated."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.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)
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004