"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. 25 :: Friday, March 11, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 25: This Life vs. The Life Hereafter
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! The following aya (plural of ayat) compare this life to the eternal life:
"What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand?"
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 6:032)
"It is He Who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give you life: Truly man is a most ungrateful creature!"
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 22:66)
"What is the life of this world but amusement and play? but verily the Home in the Hereafter,- that is life indeed, if they but knew."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 29:64)
"O my people! This life of the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: It is the Hereafter that is the Home that will last."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 40:39)
In the following saying, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us about death and our condition in this world:
"In this world man is a target for the arrow of death, an easy prey of calamities and adversities; here every morsel and every draught is liable to choke one; here one never received a favour until he loses another instead; here every additional day in one's life is a day reduced from the total span of his existence; when death is the natural outcome of life then how can we expect immortality?"
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Sayings of Hazrat Ali 189, p. 293)
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,