"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. 14 :: Monday, December 20, 2004
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 14: How should we live in this world?
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! Let us read the following ayats about life in this world and in the hereafter.
"But those will prosper who purify themselves, and glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts) in prayer. Nay (behold), ye prefer the life of this world; But the Hereafter is better and more enduring."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) Surah Al-aalaa 87:14-17)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has defined how we should live in this world:
"This world is not a place of permanent settlement, it is passage, a road on which you are passing; there are two kinds of people here, one is the kind who sold their souls for Eternal Damnation (Everlasting Punishment), the other is of those who purchased their souls and freed them from damnation (punishment)."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 132, p. 288)
"I wonder at the man who takes great pains to decorate and to make comfortable this mortal habitat and totally forgets his permanent and immortal abode."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 125, p. 286)
This is the last post for this year, however, if Mowla wishes, we will continue this series in preparation for Idd-e-Gaddir which marks the first Imamat Day of our beloved first Imam, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.).
A special prayer for the readers of these postings: May Mowla accept your effort to learn about our Holy Faith as a seva and may He bestow upon you and your family the inner vision of the truth! 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,