"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
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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! In the 15th verse of Moti Venti, Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.) yearns for closeness when the Lord ascends on the throne:
târê amê tyâ(n) pukârshu(n)
jârê takhatê bêsasho ho râj
âd uniyâdthi kar zâliyâ
tê kêm mêlo âj
mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri......15
I shall bewail loudly
when you ascend on the throne.
You held my hand since the beginning
Why do you abandoning me now?
Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you.......15
The vision of the Divine Throne and the conditions to achieve this have been described by Hazrat Ali (a.s.) in Nahjul Balagha as follows:
"Remember that for those who fear God, He will find ways and means to keep them out of mischief and troubles, out of vices and impieties and out of temptations and trials. He will guide them out of darkness into light. He will bestow upon them His Bounties in this world and in the Heavens, He will grant them such an exalted place that it will be in the vicinity of His Throne, will be lighted with Divine light, and will have angels, prophets, and saints as visitors and neighbours. Now be ready for this glorious world, make yourself deserving of it and be ready to face death happily and hopefully, for death shall overtake every one of you and when it arrives the door of repentence will be closed and opportunities for good deeds will be lost. Remember that still you are passing through a period towards which those who passed before you have wished to return (i.e. life), but your stay here is ephermeral, you are also a traveller. Be ready to depart from this abode which is not your home and where you are not going to stay eternally. He has clearly informed you that this life is a transitory phase and you must make provisions for the next world before you leave it."(Source: Nahjul Balagha, Khutba 188, p. 150)
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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),
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
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