"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. 22 :: Monday, February 7, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 22: How to face physical illness?
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! The angels carrying the throne of God seek forgiveness for all souls who turn to the Lord in repentance as described in the following ayat of the Holy Qur'an.
"Those who sustain the Throne (of God) and those around it Sing Glory and Praise to their Lord; believe in Him; and implore Forgiveness for those who believe: "Our Lord! Thy Reach is over all things, in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow Thy Path; and preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire!"
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 40.007)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has described how physical illness can be a mechanism for atoning for sins:
"One of the companions of Hazrath fell ill, Hazrath called upon him and thus advised him: "Be thankful to God. He has made this illness a thing to atone for your sins; because a disease in itself has nothing to bring reward to anyone; it merely expiates (compensates) one's sins; so far as reward is concerned one has to earn it with his good words and good deeds. The Almighty Lord grants Heavens to his creatures on account of their piety and sober thinking."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 42, p. 277)
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,