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:: Candle Post #60 :: Precious Gems On Death and Eternal Spiritual Life ::

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

Ya Ali Madad! Ramadan Mubarak! On this seventh night of Holy Ramadan which started on Thursday evening, August 27, 2009, let us reflect deeply on the following sayings of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) which have been extracted from a book entitled 'Peak of Eloquence NAHJUL BALAGHA'?Sermons, Letters and Sayings of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Sixth U.S. Edition 1996. In today's posting, let us examine the following gems of wisdom on the topic of death and eternal spiritual life:

Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'Every human being has to meet the end, sweet or sour.'
(Source: Quotation number 151, p. 603)
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said
'Every comer has to return and after returning it is as though he never existed.'
(Source: Quotation number 152, p. 603)
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'The departure from this world is imminent.'
(Source: Quotation number 187, p. 609)
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'For the man who has eyes the dawn has already appeared.'
(Source: Quotation number 169, page 606)
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'O people, fear Allah Who is such that when you speak He hears and when you conceal (a secret) He knows it. Prepare yourself to meet death which will overtake you even if you run away, catch you even if you stay and remember you even if you forget it.'
(Source: Quotation number 203, page 612)
Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said:
'The breath of a man is a step towards his death.'*
(Source: Quotation number 74, page 585)

*This is just as each step makes way for the other and this exercise by steps is the means of nearing the goal, similarly each breath of life serves as, death-knell for the previous one and carries life towards death, as if the breath whose motion is regarded as a sign of life is in fact the sign of passing away of one moment of life and a means of nearing the goal of death, because each breath is death for the previous one, and life is the name of those very death-carrying breaths.

In this month of reflection, let us put these wisdoms in context of current teachings of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.):

'I do not want my spiritual children to forget life on earth is but a very short passage to eternity, and you must not believe that you are here for what is one existence and that thereafter you have to account for nothing.'
Lahore, November 25th, 1964.
'I want you to remember that every time you look at a watch, every time you look at a clock, every time you see a hand move by one second or one minute, this means that you have one second or one minute less in which to fulfil this Farman. It is only the spiritual life which is eternal, not the material life.'
Bombay, November 27th, 1973.

A consistent and rigorous effort has been made at to bring higher spiritual knowledge and wisdom to a global audience in a manner that it can be acted upon. May Mowla enlighten the path of your journey towards higher spiritual enlightenment in innumerable ways! Ameen!

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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, Aug. 27, 2009

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