"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. 11 :: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 11: Definition of Islam
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! Let us read the following ayats on the topics of obedience, faith, submission, and recognition of the God's power. All these topics fall under the heading of Islam as described by NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.).
"O ye who believe! Obey God, and obey the Apostle, and those charged with authority among you."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 4:59)
"Whoever submits his whole self to God, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with God rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 31:22)
"So also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of the heavens and the earth, that he might (with understanding) have certitude."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 6:75)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has defined Islam as follows:
"I define Islam for you in a way that nobody dare do it before me. Islam means obedience to God; obedience to God means having sincere faith in Him; such a faith means to believe in His Power; a belief in His Power means recognizing and accepting His Majesty; acceptance of His Majesty means fulfilling the obligations laid down by Him; and fulfillment of obligations means action."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 124, p. 286)
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,