"Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out?" — Holy Qur'an 6:122
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:: Candle Post #8 :: The Blessing of Being Bestowed with Iman (Faith) ::
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
"The wandering Arabs say: We believe. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye believe not, but rather say "We submit", for the faith hath not yet entered into your hearts. Yet, if ye obey Allah and His messenger, He will not withhold from you aught of (the reward of) your deeds. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."
(Holy Qur'an 49:14 Picktall's translation)
In our tariqah, we continual pray for the security of our faith (Iman ji salamati). However, as decribed in the above ayat of the Holy Qur'an, it is not easy to have staunch faith. Faith is a blessing. In his firman, Noor Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) has said:
"Iman is a thing that one can get by pray for it (Iman); for that you have to go to Imam. There is not other way or short cut to it."
(Precious Pearls, No. 19, p. 16)
The sixth Divine Name of Allah is Al-Mumin, The Infuser of Faith. Therefore, we can invoke this attribute of Allah with the tasbi of Ya Mumin. I have incorporated this name in the mp3 track titled 'Ya Ali, Ya Karim'. It is important to recite this tasbi everyday because only staunch faith can enable us to face any kind of difficulty. It is the key to advance materially and spiritually.
Also, please reflect deeply on Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's wish that:
"... (at) all times you should carry in your hearts light, faith, humility and happiness."
(Karachi, December 13, 1964)
Note the tight connection between enlightenment, faith, humility and happiness! Al-Hamdulillah!
Related Link: Ya Ali, Ya Karim page (text and mp3 track)
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
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