"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. 40 :: Friday, April 29, 2005
Timeless Gems of Noor Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) for the Global Jamat
Gem No. 40: The Role of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam
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:
"And hold fast, all together, by the rope which God (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude God's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth God make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 3:103)
"O mankind! verily there hath come to you a convincing proof from your Lord: For We have sent unto you a light (that is) manifest. Then those who believe in God, and hold fast to Him,- soon will He admit them to mercy and grace from Himself, and guide them to Himself by a straight way."
(Holy Qur'an (Yusufali) 4:174-175)
"Verily We, (and) We (alone) give life unto dead, and We write down what they have sent before them and (even) their footprints (which they leave behind them): And everything have We confined into a Manifesting Imam (Guide)."
(Holy Qur'an (Mir Ahmed Ali) 36:12)
In the following excerpts of Khutba 157, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches about the role of the Ahlayabaith (the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.)):
"Remember that we are the Ahlayabaith (the progeny) of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.), we are his true companions, we are trustees and treasurers of the knowledge grant to him and we are doors through which one can reach this store house of wisdom and learning. It is unlawful to enter a house but through its door, and he who disregards this principle is a trespasser or a thief.
They own and possess in their deeds and words the excellence and nobleness which the Holy Quran preaches. They are the treasure houses of Mercy and Benevolence of God and they are the sources from which real wisdom and true knowledge, destined by Him for man, could be obtained.
Their speeches contain nothing but the truth. If they do not speak about any subject it is not because they do not know anything about it or any one can speak better but simply because it is advisable not to speak then. It is imperative on the man, who has been destined by God to guide the humanity, to explain things correctly and truly to his followers, should utilize his wisdom for their well being, should think more of the next world and teach people to attach more importance to it, because they are coming from there and have got to go back there."
(Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and saying of Hazrat Ali (Second American edition, 1981), Khutba 157, p. 116-117)
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,