"On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands." — Holy Qur'an 57:12
Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's ta'lim guides the murid to higher spiritual enlightenment & vision.
The Luminous Duty of Amir al-mu'minin, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali's (a.s.)
and the Imam of the Time
Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the birthday commemoration of our first Holy Imam, Amir al-mu'minin, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (alayhi salaam), let us reflect upon the luminous duty of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) and NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, the Ali of our time.
The Luminous Duty of the Imam of the Time:
"...following the Prophets and Imams is not an ordinary matter as their path (the straight path) and its stages are full of pearls and diamonds of spirituality, luminosity, knowledge and recognition, and the duty of the office of the True Guide, (i.e., the Holy Imam), cannot be fulfilled until he makes the followers reach the desired destination, i.e., annihilation or merging in God. However if the followers lose courage and lag behind, then they are responsible for their own failures." [Source: Rubies & Pearls, p. 121]
On the happy occasion of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali's (a.s.) birthday commemoration, let us practise our faith with conviction and start attending Jamat Khana regularly, submitting dasond, saying three Duas on time, practising bandagi because it is a luminous prayer, performing giryah-u zari, reciting angelic salwats, performing abundant dhikr, performing volunteer service, balancing din and duniya, and accumulating material, spiritual and luminous nazranas in our personal worlds. Educational resources for these activities are listed on index page of SalmanSpiritual.com.
Let us recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman) and commit ourselves to practice luminous prayer (bandagi) with a luminous word (supreme name, ism-i azam, bol) at the luminous time (early hours of the morning).
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!
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.
O Mowla make us One global Jamat with One Sound Heart (Qalb-i Salim), bless us with the Golden Noorani and the Golden Jubilee Didars, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.
Peace, light, barakat, tayid, and Golden Jubilee & Golden Noorani Didars,
July 14, 2008