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Sayings of Hazrat Ali (a.s.)

 

Sayings of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (alayhi salâm) with Cross References from the Holy Qur'an
Ilm Gem No. 9 :: Friday, December 10, 2004

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

Gem No. 9: Remedies for the Mind

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

Ya Ali Madad! Let us read the following ayat teaches us about mercy, Light and the everling guide. We have to ensure that we follow this Light. If the mind is malfunctioning, then it is necessary to remedy it.

"O ye that believe! Fear God, and believe in His Apostle, and He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a Light by which ye shall walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive you (your past): for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
 
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 057:028)

Let us carefully study the following sayings of NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) on the topic of remedies for the mind:

"Minds get tired like bodies. When you feel your mind is tired, then invigorate it with sober advices."
 
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 193, p. 294)
"Minds have tendencies of likes and dislikes, and are liable to be energetic and lethargic, therefore make them work when they are energetic and on subjects which they like."
 
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 191, p. 294)
"A wiseman's mind is the safest custody of secrets; an open and pleasant countenance gets more friends; patience and forbearance (tolerance) will hide and cover many defects."
 
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 5, p. 273)

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) 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,
Noorallah Juma

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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.