"Lo! the righteous verily are in delight, On couches, gazing, Thou wilt know in their faces the radiance of delight." — Holy Qur'an 83:22-24
Preparation for Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didars
:: Spiritual and Luminous Nazrana Sparks ::
Spark No. 3 :: Following the Prophets & True Imams
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! Let us read an ayat from the Holy Qur'an and two tawils:
"O ye that believe! Fear God, and believe in His Apostle, and He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a Light by which ye shall walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive you (your past): for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Source: Holy Qur'an (57:28) Yusufali's translation]
"Purpose of the Light of Guidance: Let us study the verse (57:28) carefully: Is it not the same light of guidance which is permanent and everlasting and the purpose of which is that both the community and individuals have to walk on the straight path and advance in its light? Indeed, Islam is that straight path in whose stages of shariat, tariqat, haqqiqat and marifat, every travelling mu'min can progress to its ultimate limit." [Source: Rubies & Pearls, p.120]
"Following the Prophets and True Imams: There is a great wisdom in this heading, because following the Prophets and True Imams is not an ordinary matter as their path (the straight path) and its stages are full of the pearls and diamonds of spirituality, luminosity, knowledge and recognition, and the duty of office of the True Guide cannot be fulfilled until he makes his followers reach the desired destination, i.e. annihilation or merging in God (marifat; monoreality). However, if the followers lose courage and lag behind, then they are responsible for their own failures." [Source: Rubies & Pearls, p.121]
Action Plan for Presenting the Nazranas
We have an opportunity to present three kinds of nazranas to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam:
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, 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 under the knowledge bank link in left side menu.
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.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Peace, Light, Barakat, Tayid and a 'Golden Noorani Didar',
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Spiritual and Luminous Nazrana Sparks: