"Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path." — Holy Qur'an 5:16
2018 — The Second Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment
Diamond Jubilee Spark :: Lisaana Sidqin' 'Aliyaa :: The Lofty Tongue of Truthfulness
Enlightenment Post No. 40 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad and Navroz Mubarak! On the most auspicious occasion of Idd-e-Navroz in the Diamond Jubilee year, please accept our heartfelt felicitations. May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat in the New Year. Ameen.
On this special day and year, may Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam shower his immense baraka by opening the Door of Enlightenment for all seekers of his Noor! Ameen.
The ayat 19:50 presented above is the prayer of Prophet Abraham. Here is the footnote (p.960) for the above ayat from S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali's translation of the Holy Qu'ran:
Vr. 50 (1334) 'The Truthful Tongue' stands for the mention of the actual position of his distinguished excellence to be raised in the generations of the human progeny. This was the grant of Abraham's prayer. See 26:84. Here it means that God decreed that the height of Abraham's excellence be sustained [in future generations].
In 26:34 Abraham prays to God to appoint for him a Truthful Tongue in his last generation [i.e.,Ismaelite branch]. The first generation after Abraham which was honoured and prospered with the pontified task, was the Israelite branch through Isaac which ended with Jesus, and the last of his generation, honoured and prospered with the same office, was the Ismaelite branch beginning with the Holy Prophet Muhammad [and continuing with Hazrat Ali and the Holy Imams].
It should not be surprising that the person who was the Gate of the Divine Knowledge given to the Last Prophet, was the Truthful Tongue of all the previous prophets of the House of Abraham as whoever represents the Holy Prophet represents all the Prophets of God. It is for this reason that Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Taleb is called 'Kitabullahul-Naatiq' or 'The Speechful Book of God'.
|Rabbanaa waj-'alnaa Muslimayni laka wa min-zurriyyatinaaa 'Ummatam-Muslimatal-lak; wa 'arinaa manaasikanaa wa tub 'alaynaa; 'innaka 'Antat-Tawwaabur-Rahiim. (2:128)||Our118 Lord! Make us (two) Muslims submitting (only) to Thee and of our progeny (make) a group submissive (only) to Thee. And show us ways of Devotion and turn to us (mercifully) for verily Thou and Thou (alone) art the Oft-Returning, the Most Merciful. (2:128)|
|Rabbanaa wab-'as fiihim Rasuulam-minhum yatluu 'alayhim 'Aayaatika wa yu'allimuhumul-Kitaaba wal-Hikmata wa yuzakkiihim: 'innaka 'Antal-Azizul-Hakiim. (2:129)||Our118 Lord! Raise up amongst them an apostle from them, who shall recite unto them Thy revelations and teach them the Book and Wisdom and purify them for Thou and Thou (alone) art the Mighty, the Wise". (2:129)|
Here is the footnote (p.158) for the above ayats from S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali's translation of the Holy Qu'ran:
Vr. 128 & 129 (118) A great Apostle of God like Abraham praying to God to make him and his son Ishmael, who was also an Apostle, Muslims (i.e. those submitting themselves wholly to the Lord). indicated how difficult a task it really is to be a true Muslim. Merely calling one's self a Muslim does not suffice.
Abraham's prayer for a people in his seed to be Muslims as he himself was, indicated that there had always been some men and women in the seed of Abraham who were true Muslims in the correct meaning or sense of the term. It was through such pure and godly souls in the progeny of Abraham that the Light was conveyed from one parental agency to the other until it reached Abdul Muttalib. From Abdul Muttalib it manifested in two agencies among his children viz. Abdallah and Abu Taleb. Through Abdallah was born the Holy Prophet Muhammad Al-Mustafa and through Abu Taleb appeared unto this world Ali-Al-Murtaza the Vicegerent, the Heir Apparent of the Holy Prophet and the First Imam or the Divinely Commissioned Guide for humanity. Said the Holy Prophet: 'Ana wa Ali min Noorin Wahid', I and Ali are from one and same Light.
The verses also eloquently declare that all those, through whose seed the Holy souls of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Imam Ali pass, are Muslims in the true sense of the term.
|'Alam tara kavfa zaraballaahu masalan Kalimatan Tayyi batan-ka shajaratin tayyibatin 'as-luhaa saabitunwwa far-uhaa fis-samaaa',- (14:24)||Seest1142 thou not how setteth forth God a parable? Of a goodly word (being) like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) in the heavens, (14:24)|
|Tu'tiii 'ukulahaa kulla hiinim-bi-izni Rabbihaa. Wa yaz-ribul-laahul-'amsaala lin-naasi la-'allahum yatazakka-ruun. (14:25)||Yielding1142 its fruit on every moment by the permission of its Lord. And setteth forth God parables for the people that they may reflect. (14:25)|
Here is the footnote (p.820) for the above ayats from S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali's translation of the Holy Qu'ran:
Vr. 24 & 25 (1142) The Holy Imam Jafar ibne Muhammed As-Sadiq says that the Holy Prophet said: "I am the root of the Good Tree, Ali-ibne-Abi-Taleb its trunk and the Divinely chosen ones of the issues of Ali are its branches and the faithful ones attached to the Holy Ahlul-Bait, its leaves."
One other Hadith or the saying of the Holy Prophet says that 'Lady Fatema is its branch, the holy ones of her issues are its fruits'.
'You should be rest assured that the 'Noor' (Light) of Murtaza Ali is in me and is present before you. We (Imams) change the physical bodies in the world but our 'Noor' (Light) is eternal and originates from the very beginning. You should therefore take it as one Noor. The Noor (Light of God) is ever present, only the names are different. The throne (of Imamat) of Mowla Murtaza Ali continues on and it will remain till the Day of Judgment.' (Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah, Mumbai, 8-9-1885)
' By the institution of 'Ulu'l-Amr', which can be interpreted as Imam and Caliph, and by placing obedience to the 'Ulu'l-Amr' immediately after that to God and the Prophet, he [i.e., the Holy Prophet] ensured that the Faith would remain living, extending, developing with science, knowledge, art and Industry.' (Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah, Extract from foreword to the book 'Muhamed, A Mercy to all Nations', by Al-Hajj Qassimali Jairajbhoy)
'For hundreds of years, my spiritual children have been guided by the Rope of Imamat. You have looked to the Imam of the Age for advice and help in all matters, and through your Imam's immense love and affection for his spiritual children, his Noor has indicated to you where and in which direction you must turn, so as to obtain spiritual and worldly satisfaction.' (Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, Karachi, 13 December 1964)
In this higher spiritual enlightenment post, I have presented Qur'anic verses and the Shia Ismaili interpretation of manifestation of God's Light into ever living guides. I hope and pray that this will empower us to learn more about the Noor of Imamat and also enhance our faith in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. In this Diamond Jubilee year, Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam is granting Mulaqats and Darbars to Jamats around the world. The Mulaqats are our best opportunity to spiritually bond or re-bond with the Noor of Imamat. Soon, the Holder of the Light of Imamat will be amongst us physically. According to the parable of the tree, we are like the leaves of a strong tree. Our primary role is to support the vision and work of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, physically and spiritually! Let us develop our full potential by carrying this Noor in our souls and become role models to humanity! Navroz Mubarak!
In this Diamond Jubilee year, may Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill our spiritual hearts with his NOOR and nothing else in upcoming mulaqats! Ameen
May we all be blessed with Zaheri-Noorani Didars and many, many Batini-Noorani Didars in our personal search for higher spiritual enlightenment through the Noor of Mowlana Hazar Imam. Ameen.
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, March 22, 2018
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