O Our Lord! Perfect For Us Our Light

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

Ya Ali Madad and Idd Mubarak. On the occasion of the commemoration of the great spiritually uplifting event of Idd-e-Ghadir, the first Imamat Day of our first beloved Holy Imam, Amirul-Mu’mineen, NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), please accept our heartfelt felicitations!

On this day, may Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, the 49th direct lineal descendant of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.), grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to the global Jamat as we go through this difficult period. Ameen.

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants).

Explanation of Ayat 56:8 (Part 1)

This ayat has two major components: repentance and perfection of one’s own light. I have divided the commentary into two parts so that we can focus on these subjects. Here is the first part on repentance:

Footnote 2624

Here again the address is to all the disbelievers to repent and turn to their Lord. In turning to God, there is His grace and mercy. And the repeated admonitions of the believers to repent and amend their thoughts and deeds indicate God’s voluntary offer of His grace and mercy to those who only turn to Him seeking it. There is encouragement of the promise to wipe out past sins and admission to the heavens. In spite of repeated and constant invitation to heaven, mankind is persistent in its quick march to hell. It was asked of the Holy Imam Jafar ibne Muhammad As-Sadiq as to what is a sincere repentance—he said: The one who repents should never ever think of any sin and his internal should be in accordance to his external and ever better.”

Once it was asked of the Holy Prophet about sincere repentance. He said: The repentant shall never return to sinning as the milk drawn of the breast never returns to it.” Once the first Holy Imam Ali ibne Abi Taleb heard a man saying: “O God! I repent and seek thy forgiveness for my sins“, and Ali said: “O man! Make no hasty declarations if thy repentance is a false manifestation of it. Repentance must be accompanied with six factors:

1. Being ashamed of the past sins.
2. Overtaking the discharge of the duties neglected.
3. Discharge the trust one was charged with it and render the things to those whom they were due to.
4. Pardon those who had offended him or forego the dues to him from those who cannot afford to repay.
5. Determination never again to sin must be firm and resolute.
6. Subdue the self as it has been fattened in the enjoyment of the world transgressing the prescribed limits and dissolve it by increasing the adoration and service to God.

A sincere repentance naturally earns the grace and mercy of the Lord, in getting all the past sins wiped out as if the individual had not committed any sin at all, through the Divine grace that this verse promises.

Footnote 2624, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.1707-8

Explanation of Ayat 56:8 (Part 2)

Footnote 2624

Here is the commentary on the perfection of one’s own light:

By ‘Those who believe with him‘ (i.e., the Holy Prophet), could be meant only such ones who in their internal and external purity, would be flawless and perfect as was the Holy Prophet himself and they could naturally be no other than those purified by God Himself as introduced to us in [ayat] 33:33, the Holy Ahlul-Bait. [Among believers], there is none in Islam to claim priority of Ali, for as the Holy Prophet announced his ministry, the first one among the men to believe him was Ali, and all the others joined the faith later on, thus they could never be termed to own the faith along with the Holy Prophet.

It was Ali, who along with the Holy Prophet never bowed to any one besides God, in the recognition of which unique excellence of Ali, the Islamic world remembers his name with the a suffix Karamallaho Wajhaho meaning God had graced his face , i.e., he who never bowed to any one besides God.

The mention ‘their light shall run before them‘ clearly indicates that those in faith who were with the Holy Prophet, are the beings with the Divine Light which, not only lights the individuals but is strong to shoot out of them to light their ways into heaven. Who else could these Divine Lights be, other than those purified by God Himself , viz. the Holy Ahlul-Bait? (Ayat 33:33).

The concluding clauses indicate that the life in the heavens, would be a life on continued progress in spiritual excellence —not be the efforts of the individuals but by the grace of God, sought by sincere prayers, to remove even the least imperfection and to grant the ever progressive exaltation in the eternal bliss by His unlimited grace and infinite mercy.

It is said that the Light of Divine souls of the Holy Prophet and the Holy Imams, would be running before their sincere believers guiding them to their blissful abode in the heaven.

Footnote 2624, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.1708-9

Teaching of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi’l-laah II (a.s.)

Therefore, O believers, if you want to be alive in both worlds, perfect your faith, because (only) by the light of faith may you attain eternal life. And faith comes from and is perfected by the recognition and knowledge (ma’rifat wa shinakht) of the Imam of the time, and obedience and love for his followers. Therefore, follow your Imam, and be happy and united with each other amongst yourselves in order that you may be alive in both worlds, and in the hereafter you may become resurrected with the pious, with prophets and saints in the presence of the Imam, with the greatest joy at meeting each other again.

Imam Noor Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi’l-laah II. Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi text, 35-36

Noor Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) has taught us that if we read religious books, we will come to know that the throne of Imamat is continuous, perpetual and everlasting. Idd-e-Gaddir Mubarak.

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) 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 & Qasidas, 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 our spiritual hearts with his NOOR and nothing else, and empower us 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)