"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. 37 :: Friday, April 22, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 37: Qualities of a True Muslim
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:
"Say: "Our Lord will gather us together and will in the end decide the matter between us (and you) in truth and justice: and He is the one to decide, the One Who knows all.""
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 34:26)
"And the Book (of Deeds) will be placed (before you); and thou wilt see the sinful in great terror because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say, "Ah! woe to us! what a Book is this! It leaves out nothing small or great, but takes account thereof! They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 18:49)
In the following excerpts of Khutba 141, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) describes the qualilies of a true muslim):
"May God bless the man who has heard His orders and remembered them; who was called by Him and obeyed the commands; who has affliated himself to His messenger and has thus secured his salvation, who has faithfully obeyed the commands and interdictions of his Preservor and Protector and fears the consequences of his sins; who has been sincere in doing such good deeds as will win for him rewards in Heaven; who has always acted sinlessly, righteously and honourably, who has tried to earn His blessings and avoided vices and sins; who has repudiated and discarded false pomp and glory of this world and concentrated in achieving an exalted position in the world to come; who has completely checked and restained his desires and longings and kept his fancies and cravings under control; who has decided that patience on suffering was the best way to reach Heaven and abstinence from sin as the best mode of securing slvation; who has adopted the best of the religions as his creed and followed the bright path of truth and justice; who has correctly decided that the span of his life is a period of grace allotted to him to do good before death and having provided himself for the next world is eager to welcome death."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Khutba 79, p. 46)
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,