"Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth, and hath appointed darkness and light." — Holy Qur'an 6:1
2017 — The Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment
Diamond Jubilee Spark :: Teachings of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) on Piety, Din and Duniya
Enlightenment Post No. 32 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! May the Diamond Jubilee Year of Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) bring immense peace and baraka to each and every Ismaili around the world. Ameen.
The upcoming mulaqat of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam to Eastern Canadian Jamats has brought great happiness to the whole Canadian Jamat and activities are being organized under three major themes: Spiritual enlightenment; unity of the Jamat, and gratitude to Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam.
This enlightenment post covers following topics: (1) Teachings of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) on topics of piety and din versus duniya; (2) the launch of the recitation of Moti Venti and Angelic Salwat project for the upcoming Baitul Khyal satado in Canada starting tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017; and (3) the launch of the recitation of Anant Akhado over a period of 40-days starting on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 and culmination on the Salgirah of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. These resources are being offered to augment personal search of individuals pursuing higher spiritual enlightenment.
Teachings of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) (Source: Nahjul Balagha (Peak of Eloquence) by Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib Ali, Second U.S. Edition, Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an Inc, Elmhurst, NY, 1981)
In the following excerpts of a Khutba titled 'What is Piety?', NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us about the relative importance of din and duniya:
'There is no punishment worse than the punishment of God and no reward better than His. Worldly things are better heard than seen and heavenly things are better seen than heard. But in this you must be satisfied with what you hear from the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) about goodness and grandness of heavenly blessings and be contented with the news of hidden bounties, because you cannot see them when alive.
Remember it is better to have less in the world and more in the next than to have more in this world and less in heavens, because very few things here are really beneficial and many are ultimately harmful.'
In the following excerpt of a Khutba titled 'Praise of God and advice to human beings', NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us how to live in this world:
'All praises are due to Him only, of Whose favours nobody is deprived, of Whose blessings, nobody is left destitute, and of Whose bounties nobody needs despair. One who prays to Him need feel no disgrace or ignominy. His munificence is everlasting and His blessings will never end. The world in its nature is destructible and its inhabitants will have to desert it. To vicious minded people, the perishable pleasures of this life are pleasing, but in actuality life quickly passes away though one may however love it dearly and madly. My advice to you is to pass through life in such a way as to carry good results for the next world: to take from life such things as would be helpful to you in the next [world]'.
In the following excerpt of a Khutba titled 'Piety will pay in the long run', NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) teaches us teaches us the following::
'O Muslims, fear God, follow the path which He hath fixed and lighted for you and obey His commands. And if you are not rewarded in this life, I stand guarantee for your reward [in the] hereafter'.
Recitation of Moti Venti During the upcoming Baitul Khayal Satado
The objective of this project is to recite 50 verses of Moti Vênti and voluminous Angelic Salwat for higher spiritual enlightenment during the Baitul Khyal satado. The duration of this project is 7-days starting from Friday, November 3, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Moti Vênti can be recited in a 7-day format by murids who take a vow to demonstrate their ardent love and humility to the Holy Imam and beg for spiritual elevation. The whole schedule and associated resources are available online. Please bookmark this page if you are interested to do this project.
Recitation of Anant Akhado over a period of 40-days
The objective of this 40-day project is to recite 500 verses of Anant Akhado and voluminous Angelic Salwat for higher spiritual enlightenment leading to the Salgirah celebration of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. In order to complete the project on December 13, 2017, it has to start on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The whole schedule and associated resources are available online. Please bookmark this page if you are interested to do this project.
Angelic Salwat Nazrana:
Let us now start presenting a nazrana of at least 101 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for the fulfillment of our noble wishes. May our beloved Mowla continually keep us on the Right Path. Ameen.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad:
O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!
May NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat! Ameen.
Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only)
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Your spiritual brother,
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
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