"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
Sayings of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (alayhi salâm) with Cross References from the Holy Qur'an
Ilm Gem No. 4 :: Monday, November 29, 2004
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 4: Wealth, Children, Good Deeds and Salvation
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! Let us read the following ayats of from the Holy Quran which pertain to wealth, children, good deeds and salvation:
"Wealth and children are an ornament of the life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord's sight for reward, and better in respect of hope."
(Holy Qur'an (Pickthall) 18:046)
"Then when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no more relationships between them that Day, nor will one ask after another! Then those whose balance (of good deeds) is heavy,- they will attain salvation: But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls, in Hell will they abide."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 23:101-103)
In the following saying, NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has identified two kinds of people who can attain great benefits from this world:
"Hazrath was asked the meaning of being well off or well provided for. Hazrath replied "Your welfare do not lie in having enormous wealth and numerous children but it rests in your being highly educated and forbearing, and in your being proud of your obedience to God. If you do a good deed then thank God for it, and if you commit a sin then repent and atone for it. In this world there is real welfare for two kinds of people: one is the person who, when commits a sin, atones for it and the other is the the man who is anxious to do good as much as possible."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 94, p. 282)
In the following saying, NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has defined the importance of religious versus secular education:
"There are many educated people who have ruined their future on account of their ignorance of religion. Their (secular) knowledge did not prove of any avail to them."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 106, p. 284)
May Mowla grant us the courage to purify our souls through sincere repentance and opportunity to do enduring good deeds so that we may attain salvation. Also, may Mowla bless us with religious as well as secular education. Ameen.
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) ta'id (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,