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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

Ilm Gems of Hazrat Ali (a.s.)

 

Ilm Gems of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (alayhi salâm) with Cross References from the Holy Qur'an

Timeless Ilm Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) was a natiq (proclaimer) and Hazrat Murtaza Ali (a.s.) was an asas (foundation) for the Holy Prophet according to the Shia Muslim understanding of Nubuwa and Imama. The Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) delivered the external message of Allah through the revelation of the Holy Qur'an while Hazrat Ali (a.s.) explained the inner meaning of the Holy Qur'an. The inspiration for this project was to link the written form of the Holy Qur'an with the speaking Qur'an by searching for Qur'anic resources which were related to the Sayings of Hazrat Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). This approach is justified by the following ta'wil:

Ta'wil of word 'Ma'a'l-Qur'ân' (With the Qur'ân):
 
"Externally Ali (Imam of the time) is a pure personality and internally a light. Externally, the Qur'ân is a glorious heavenly Book and internally (in the Prophet and the Imam) it is light. This shows that externally Ali and Qur'ân are separate from each other, but internally they are not only together, they are one light."
 
(Source: Tawil 820: A Thousand Wisdoms, p. 429-430)

Index of the Ilm Gems of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (alayhi salâm)

(Source: Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali. Second American edition, 1981.
Published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Elmhurst, New York. ISBN: 0-940368-00-5)

Ilm Gem No. 01:Balance Between Din and Duniya
Ilm Gem No. 02:Bartering Good Deeds for Peace and Light
Ilm Gem No. 03:The Lord Guides His Devoted Believers From Darkness into Light
Ilm Gem No. 04:Wealth, Children, Good Deeds and Salvation
Ilm Gem No. 05:Trials are inevitable
Ilm Gem No. 06:How to Face Trials
Ilm Gem No. 07:Behaviour of the Mind
Ilm Gem No. 08:How to supplicate for the faults of the mind
Ilm Gem No. 09:Remedies for the Mind
Ilm Gem No. 10:Aale-e-Muhammad (Descendants of Muhammad)
Ilm Gem No. 11:Definition of Islam
Ilm Gem No. 12:Three classes of people with respect to their obedience
Ilm Gem No. 13:Character of Blessed Muslim Men and Women
Ilm Gem No. 14:How should we live in this world?
Ilm Gem No. 15:Attributes of Knowledge Seekers
Ilm Gem No. 16:How to be happy in this world?
Ilm Gem No. 17:How to acquire Knowledge and Wisdom?
Ilm Gem No. 18:How to seek protection from fear and grief?
Ilm Gem No. 19:How to analyze this world?
Ilm Gem No. 20:Leaders who invite people towards their Lord
Ilm Gem No. 21:Surrender to the Divine Will and Its Rewards
Ilm Gem No. 22:How to face physical illness?
Ilm Gem No. 23:Attitude necessary for achieving the Eternal Bliss
Ilm Gem No. 24:Be Thankful
Ilm Gem No. 25:This Life vs. The Life Hereafter
Ilm Gem No. 26:Four Great Morals
Ilm Gem No. 27:Din Versus Duniya: Awareness
Ilm Gem No. 28:Din Versus Duniya: Comparison
Ilm Gem No. 29:Din Versus Duniya: The Reality
Ilm Gem No. 30:Din Versus Duniya: Ethics/Piety
Ilm Gem No. 31:Din and Duniya: The Weight of Sins)
Ilm Gem No. 32:Din and Duniya: About Worldly Activities and Heaven
Ilm Gem No. 33:Din and Duniya: About Worldly Activities and Heaven
Ilm Gem No. 34:Din and Duniya: Do Your Duty and Prepare for a Quick Departure
Ilm Gem No. 35:Din and Duniya: The Process of Death
Ilm Gem No. 36:Din and Duniya: How Man Becomes a Slave of this World
Ilm Gem No. 37:Din and Duniya: Qualities of a True Muslim
Ilm Gem No. 38:Din and Duniya: The Right Path
Ilm Gem No. 39:Din and Duniya: The Real Insight
Ilm Gem No. 40:Din and Duniya: The Role of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam

Global Prayer:

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

Peace, light, barakat, tayid, zaheri-noorani and batini-noorani didars,
Noorallah Juma

Ilm Gems:
Index, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40


The lit candle represents the Light of Imamat. Let us actualize this Light into our spiritual hearts, heads, & consciences so that we may also be able to submit spiritual & luminous nazranas in the Diamond Jubilee.