"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. 23 :: Monday, February 14, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 23: Attitude necessary for achieving the Eternal Bliss
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! The following aya (plural of ayat) describe the strong connection between Divine remembrance and humility. In order to enter the higher realms of one's being, it is necessary to practise the faith with humility.
"And do thou (O reader!) Bring thy Lord to remembrance in thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence, without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not thou of those who are unheedful."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 7:205)
"Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for God loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 7:55)
"They fall down on their faces in tears, and it increases their (earnest) humility."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 17:109)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has described the attitude necessary for achieving the Eternal Bliss:
"Hazrath's garment was very old and patched. When somebody drew the attention of him towards it he replied, "such dress, when worn by men of status and position, make them submissive to God and kind-hearted towards man, and faithful Muslims can conveniently follow the example. Vicious pleasures of this world and salvation are like two enemies or two roads running in opposite directions, or towards opposite poles, one to the North and the other to the South. Whoever likes to gain the pleasures and pomps of this world will hate austerity in life, which is necessary to gain salvation. Vice versa will be the attitude of a man desirous of achieving Eternal Bliss. One has to adopt one of the two ways of life, as they both cannot be brought together, a man has to choose one of the either."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 103, p. 283)
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,