"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. 12 :: Friday, December 17, 2004
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 12: Three classes of people with respect to their obedience
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
"If ye avoid the great (things) which ye are forbidden, We will remit from you your evil deeds and make you enter at a noble gate."
(Holy Qur'an (Pickthall) 4:31)
"But verily thy Lord is full of grace to mankind: Yet most of them are ungrateful."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 27:73)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has defined three classes of people with respect to their obedience:
"There are people who obey God to gain His Favours, they act like businessmen trading with God; while there are some who obey Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath (Anger), they act as slaves; but there are few who obey Him out of their sense of gratitude and obligation, they act as gentlemen and noblemen."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 208, p. 294)
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,