"And he for whom Allah hath not appointed light, for him there is no light."
— Holy Qur'an 24:40
Didar Preparation Gems for Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's Pradhramani to Canada
:: Didar Post #1: Review Fundamental Beliefs and Concepts ::
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! In preparation of the Holy didar of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, let us first review our fundamental beliefs and concepts, and reflect upon the Holy Imam's favour upon us.
The fundamental beliefs and concepts are:
Imamat is continuous, perpetual and everlasting.
The Holy Imam's talim lights the murid's path to spiritual enlightenment.
The religious authorities recognized by the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims are: Allah, the Holy Prophets, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), the Holy Imams, the Holy Pirs, illuminated souls, Dais appointed by the Holy Imams, and Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al Hussaini Hazar Imam (please recite the holy salwat).
The Qur'anic ayat "And We have encompassed everything in the manifest Imam." (36:12), implies that all spiritual and intellectual subtle things of the kingdom of God can be found gathered and enfolded in the manifest Imam, provided someone recognizes himself or herself.
Externally Ali (Imam of the time) is a pure personality and internally a light. Externally, the Qur'Ã¢n is a glorious heavenly Book and internally (in the Prophet and the Imam) it is a light. This shows that externally Ali and Qur'Ã¢n are separate from each other, but internally they are not only together, they are one light.
May NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam inspire us to follow the Right Path and achieve a Golden Noorani Didar in this life time. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya (Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Peace, light, barakat, tayid and Golden Noorani didar,
June 1, 2005