"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. 38 :: Monday, April 25, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 38: The Right Path
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:
"Whom God doth guide,- he is on the right path: whom He rejects from His guidance,- such are the persons who perish."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 7:178)
"How can ye disbelieve, when it is ye unto whom Allah's revelations are recited, and His messenger is in your midst? He who holdeth fast to Allah, he indeed is guided unto a right path."
(Holy Qur'an (Pickthall) 3:101)
"And that those who have been given knowledge may know that it is the truth from thy Lord, so that they may believe therein and their hearts may submit humbly unto Him. Lo! Allah verily is guiding those who believe unto a right path."
(Holy Qur'an (Pickthall) 22:54)
In the following excerpts of Khutba 123, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches about the Right Path:
"We the progeny of the Holy Prophet (may the peace of God be upon him and his descendants) are the doors through which real wisdom and true knowledge will reach mankind; we are lights of religion.
Remember that all the paths leading to the realm of God are one, they are straight and they direct people to moderation in life. Those who attain them reach the truth and gain reward which they deserve; those who miss these paths are lost and will feel the regret for the same.
Remember, today is the most opportune time for you to do good deeds and provide for the day when your role will change from a judge to that of a person who is to be judged. The day when the falsehood of hypocritical piety will be exposed. If one's sagacity and wisdom cannot be of use to him in this world, it can be of no avail to him in the next. Fear the fire of the hell; the hell which is extremely hot and deep, where there is hard and comfortless surroundings, and the worst kind of sustenance.
Remember, if God grants a man good reputation and good fame to leave behind him, this is better than wealth which he leaves to posterity who seldom remember him with respect and speak of him with regard and kindness."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Khutba 123, p. 91)
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,