"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. 17 :: Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 17: How to acquire Knowledge and Wisdom?
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! The following ayat of the Holy Qur'an describes the benefits of wisdom:
"He grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he to whom wisdom is granted receives indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Message but men of understanding."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 2:269)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us how to acquire knowledge and wisdom.
"One who takes account of his shortcomings will always gain by it, one who is unmindful of them will always suffer. One who is afraid of the day of judgment is safe from the Wrath of God; one who takes lessons from happenings of life gets vision, one who acquires vision becomes wise, and one who attains wisdom achieves knowledge."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 196, 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,