Trials are Inevitable

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Timeless Gems of Hazrat Ali (a.s.)

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

Ya Ali Madad! In this post, I have cross linked ayats from the Holy Quran with sayings of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) from Nahjul Balagha for greater insights and wisdom. Let us read the following ayats on the topic of trials:

Holy Qur’an Ayats

Or do ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity, and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: “When (will come) the help of God?” Ah! Verily, the help of God is (always) near!

Holy Qur’an (Pickthall) 2:214

Your wealth and your children are only a temptation, whereas Allah! with Him is an immense reward. So keep your duty to Allah as best ye can, and listen, and obey, and spend; that is better for your souls. And whoso is saved from his own greed, such are the successful.

Holy Qur’an (Pickthall) 64:15-16

Saying of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali’s (a.s.)

NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has shed light on the topic of trials in the following saying:

Take care and do not pray to Lord saying, “Lord I pray Thee to protect and guard me from temptations and trials”, for there is none who is not tempted and tried. But beseech Him to guard you against such temptation as may lead you towards wickedness and sins. Because God has said in His Holy Book, “Know thee that time, wealth and children are temptations”. It means God tried people through wealth and children, so that it may be tested as who is content with what he gets honestly and who is thankful to God for the position he is placed with regard to his children. Though God knows them better than even they know themselves, yet those trials and tests are for the purpose of their realising and knowing those deeds which merit reward or which deserve punishment. There are some people who love to have male children and hate daughters and there are some who simply crave after wealth and hate poverty.

Saying No. 93, Nahjul-Balagha, Jafery. 1981. p. 282.

Since trials are inevitable, let us recite the following Quranic supplication:

Supplication from the Holy Qur’an

On no soul doth God Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) “Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith.

Holy Qur’an (Yusufali) 2:286

Angelic Salwat Supplication

Let us now start supplicating with angelic salwat, Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants) and recite at least 101 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for mushkil aasan for material and spiritual upliftment.

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

Ardent Prayers

May our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, through the knowledge and barakat of the Holy Qur'an, Holy Ginans, Ayatul Kursi and Angelic Salwat, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. May Mowla bestow Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and the inner vision of the Truth in our intellects. Ameen.

May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill your spiritual heart with his NOOR and nothing else and empower you to overcome fear, anxiety and uncertainty as we pass through this calamity! Ameen.

May the Almighty Creator help the whole humanity because we are all created from a Single Soul! Ameen.

Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only)

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

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