"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. 33 :: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 33: Din and Duniya (About Worldly Activities and Heaven)
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! In light of the recent firmans of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam on Din and Duniya, let us reflect on the following ayats of the Holy Qur'an:
"He that doeth good shall have ten times as much to his credit: He that doeth evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil: no wrong shall be done unto (any of) them."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 6:160)
"O ye who believe! if ye fear God, He will grant you a criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil (that may afflict) you, and forgive you: for God is the Lord of grace unbounded."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 8:29)
"And fear the Day when ye shall be brought back to God. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with unjustly."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 2:281)
In the following excerpts of Khutba 132, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us about worldly activities and heaven in the context of din and duniya:
"Where are your generous, merciful, noble and liberal minded men? Where are those who have been honest in their trades and transaction? Where are the people who had made piety their aim in life? Have they not left this world which is so mean and so full of calamities and afflictions? What did you get of this world but dreg (residue) and refuse of men and material? Various strata of your society are composed today of such people that it is not worthwhile even to speak ill of them. Surely we belong to Allah and to Him we shall certainly return (Holy Quran: 2:156). May God grant us patience over this loss of the standards of morality.
Wickedness and depravity (moral corruption) have so spread that those who do not like them cannot put a stop to them and those who hate and abhor them cannot keep themselves away from them. With all this viciousness and perversity do you still desire to secure a place in the realm of God (the Paradise) or to be considered His friends? What a childish whim? Nobody can deceive God and secure a place in His Heaven through cheating, and nobody can win His Favour but by implicitly obeying Him. Curse of God be upon those who advise others to be good but do not follow the advice themselves. Woe be unto them who tell others to abstain from evil and they themselves do not abstain from it."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Khutba 132, p. 99)
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,