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"He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers." — Holy Qur'an 33:43

Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's ta'lim guides the murid to higher spiritual enlightenment & vision.

 

:: Gem No. 7 from Kalâmê Mowlâ ::

:: Defeat Your Lower Self (Nafs-i Ammaara) ::

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

"The great Lord of Lords, Mawlâ 'Ali,—upon whom be the blessings of God, the King, the All High!—said that once the Prophet (blessings of God be upon him) send a party of his companions on a military expedition. On their return, when they came before his presence, he greeted them as men who had participated in a jihâd-i asghar, or the smaller war in the cause of religion, and said they still has to take up the jihâd-i akbar, the greater war. Whereupon they inquired from the Apostle of God, asking: "What is jihâd-i akbar?" And he replied that the most glorious war is that which one wages against his own vile instincts (nafs-i ammâra). This is, indeed, the truth,—blessings of God be upon him who said this!" (Source: True Meaning of Religion, pp. 1-2)

In verse 60 of Kalâmê Mowlâ, NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) has elaborated on the concept of struggle against one's lower self as follows:

Jêhâd karnâ kâfarsênthee,
a kalâmmê hukam hay rabkâ,
to badâ kâfar hay nafsê ammârâ,
sahee bujo bandê sabkâ

To wage Holy War against an infidel
is the command of the Lord.
But a greater infidel is your lower self (nafs-i ammâra),
Know this as true for all.

To jees bandênê nafsku(n) mârâ,
usnê fatêh pâee donu(n) jahân,
jo koee tâbê mankê rahyâ,
to donu(n) jahânmê(n) huâ pashêmân ......60

The one who has defeated the lower self,
has indeed achieved success in both worlds.
The one who surrenders to the lower self,
is miserable in both worlds. .....60

May our beloved Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) grant you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually, and may He grant you the inner vision of the Truth. 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
SalmanSpiritual.com
July 26, 2004

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