Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things." — Holy Qur'an 24:35


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:: Candle Post #47 :: How Does the Holy Imam Guide His Light to His Murids? ::

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad. Today, June 4, 2009, marks the 35th day of our 40-day project entitled "Welcoming NOOR Mowlana Hazir Imam (a.s.) to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada". Click here to view the activities for each of the remaining days.

In my posts, I have written the phrase 'Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen' which means 'Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only' many times. Why is there an emphasis on Mowla's Light? To understand this, let us read the wisdoms for the following words from the Holy Qur'an:

Part 1: What is in the Personality of the Present and Living Imam?

The answer is given in the following tawil:

Tawil of the word 'Tamshûna'—You walk or will walk in the illumination of the light of guidance:
"The straight path cannot be (like) a straight path of this world. It is the living light of guidance, which is the personality of the Imam of the time, the light revealed by God (Holy Qur'an 5:15). God guides His Light whomsoever He will (Holy Qur'an 24:35)."
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Tawil No. 230, p. 122)

From the above tawil, it is extremely clear that Allah guides His Light to the present and living Imam.

Part 2: How Does the Holy Imam Guide His Light to His Murids?

Let us reflect deeply on how a spark of light, equivalent to the size of a mustard seed, becomes equivalent to the light of the sun?

Tawil of the word 'Qabas'—Spark of Light:
'Prior to the mention of bringing of the spark of light or flame in verse (Holy Qur'an 20:10), there is the mention of Allah's beautiful names in verse (Holy Qur'an 20:08), which is an indication that by the grace of God, the True Guide can establish a luminous (noorani) bridge of ism-i azam between himself and his followers. He can initially give them a spark of light and gradually perfect it, but there is the pre-requisite of love, knowledge and good deeds on the part of followers.'
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Tawil No. 681, p. 363)

From the above tawil, it is extremely clear that that we are linked to Holy Imam through a luminous (noorani) bond. If we practice bandagi, then the Holy Imam perfects his light in our personal worlds! This was the main reason for including the practice and knowledge of bandagi in this 40 day project.

Application of the Above Knowledge

  1. The shadow of an object is the smallest when the sun is right overhead, so why shouldn't the hearts of mumins be bursting with joy when the Holy Imam is so near?
  2. Our Holy Imams have continually taught us that bandagi leads to higher spiritual enlightenment provided all the other conditions of dua, dasond, dhikr, unconditional service, good deeds, ethics and knowledge are met. They have also taught us that the weight of bandagi is greater than the weight of all the wealth of this world because it is the rocket which propels us into the spirituality (ruhaniyat) and luminosity (nooraniyat) of the Holy Imam!
  3. O our Mowla,
    All murids and all souls of all grades supplicate to you, O beloved,
    Welcome to the 'Edmonton' of our personal worlds!

Related Links:
O our Mowla, we welcome you to our spiritual homes
Project Description page
Project Execution page

Ardent Supplications:

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),
Noorallah Juma
Thursday, June 4, 2009

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