"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. 18 :: Monday, January 17, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 18: How to seek protection from fear and grief?
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! The following ayats of the Holy Qur'an describe how God protects his believers from fear and grief:
"Nay, -whoever submits His whole self to God and is a doer of good,- He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 2:112)
"Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 2:277)
"But God will deliver the righteous to their place of salvation: no evil shall touch them, nor shall they grieve."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 39:61)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us about our time on this earth and what should we do with it:
"Time decays bodies but rejuvenates hopes, daily it brings death nearer and nearer but delays fulfillment of desires more and more. Whoever gets anything from the world lives in anxiety of holding it, and whoever loses anything passes his days grieving over the loss."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 72, p. 279)
"How I wonder at a man who loses the hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him. "
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 87, p. 281)
"Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who is carrying news of salvation to you." "
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 59, p. 278)
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,