The Greatest Gift of Guidance is the Ahlul-Bait

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

Ya Ali Madad. On the occasion of the 64rd anniversary of our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini’s (a.s.) accession to the masnat of Imamat, we extend our heartfelt felicitations to global Jamat. Let us reflect upon the Institution of Imamat and offer heartfelt gratitude for the guidance and vision of our present and living Holy Imam.

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).

Let us first start by studying the the two verses from the Holy Quran and the associated footnotes presented below.

Explanation of Ayat 39:55

Footnote 2131

The best one sent down to man from God is the Holy Prophet with the Word of God, the Holy Quran. Before leaving this world the Holy Prophet made it known to the people as to who should be their ideal or models in practical life in this world in his absence from it. There are a great many of his declarations about the position of his Ahlul-Bait and the most prominent and directly speaking are the following announcements of his, which are universally acknowledged by the Muslim world as a whole:

“Verily, I leave behind me among you Two Great Things, the Book of God (The Holy Quran) and my ‘Itrat’, i.e. issues, my Ahlul-Bait—should ye attach with these Two, never, never shall ye get astray—And verily these Two will never be separated from each other until they both meet me at the Cistern (of Kauthar).”

“The likeness of my Ahlul-Bait is that of the Ark of Noah, he who got into it was saved and he who turned against it was lost.”

And the verse 33:33 clearly declared the Ahlul-Bait to the the purified ones by God Himself. [Reference added: Verily, God intendeth but to keep off from you (every kind of ) uncleanness O’ ye People of the House, and purify you (with) a thorough purification (Holy Quran 33:33)]

About Ali who had to be the First Imam, i.e., the divinely commissioned guide—the Holy Prophet said, “I and Ali are of one and same divine light”, “Ali is to me as Aaron was to Moses” ,”I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is its Gate”, “The most just among you is Ali”. Those others also who are good men but their goodness came to them later in their lives after they had been polluted by polytheistic abomination, hence can never be called the best. But the holy Ahlul-Bait, like the Holy Prophet, are the divinely purified ones whom uncleanness never approached (Holy Quran 33:33). Hence the term ‘The Best’ refers to the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet along with his Ahlul-Bait.

We should aim to copy only the Best from God and we we should do this without postponing even to the next moment for the summons to the judgement may come at any moment.

Footnote 2131, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.1397

The second ayat refers compares the traits of believers and disbelievers and refers to the status of Ahlul-Bait as shown in the following footnote:

Explanation of Ayat 11:24

Footnote 1045

If the blind and deaf are compared to disbelievers, the other group of the seeing and the hearing are naturally the believers. Among the believers, those whose faith in God is perfect and flawless and whose practical life is wholly godly, are the Holy Ahlul-Bait, whose purity of soul and personal character and conduct is vouched by divine declaration [in ayat] 33:33. In view of these facts, this verse is to guide us saying, that the Holy Ahlul-Bait can never be compared to the others and thus can never be superseded by anyone with any preference in any matter whatsoever.

Footnote 1045, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.745

Now let us examine the following ayats (10:62-64) which address the topic of the friends of God, good actions and glad tidings for life in this world and the next.

Be1027 it known, verily, the friends of God, no fear shall be on them, nor do they grieve; Those1028 who believe and guarded (themselves) against evil. For1028 them are glad tidings in the life of this world and in the hereafter; there is no changing the words of God; that is the great achievement. (Holy Quran 10:62-64)

Explanation of Ayat 10:62

Footnote 1027

It is quite natural that those who befriended themselves to the Lord will naturally get freed from every kind of fear or worry from any quarter whatsoever other than God.

The first Holy Imam Ali-ibne-Abi-Taleb said those to whom this verse applies (i.e., those meant by ‘Aulia Allah‘) are the Holy Imams and those who faithfully follow them.

The Holy Prophet of God said the friends of God are those by seeing them, one should be automatically reminded of the Divine Attributes of God, and whose prayer fulness and godliness should infuse in others the same spirit of submission to the Lord. Again the Holy Prophet declared that the friends of God are those:

1. They will be mostly silent, remembering God silently.
2. When they see, their sight would impart a lesson.
3. Their speech would be full of wisdom.
4. Their walking among people would be a blessing of God.
5. Their souls in their bodies would be restless with fear of wrath of God against any cause for it or for the eagerness to get the return for their goodness and excellence in this life and the life hereafter.

Once the Holy Prophet, on being asked as who is a friend of God, placed his hand on the shoulder of Ali and said, “Look! This is the friend of God, be thou his friend.”

If the above description of a true believer or friend of God is remembered and kept in view by every Muslim, it will be quite sufficient for the individual to be not only on the right path to salvation but also be a proud asset to his society and to the world at large.

Footnote 1027, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, pp.724-5

Explanation of Ayats 10:63-64

Footnote 1028

Regarding the promise for those who believe and guard themselves against evil, the Holy Prophet said that the good news which the friends of God, i.e., the true believers are promised in this life are the good visons they would see in their sleep. The promise in the hereafter is that, when a believer gets into the agony of death before he breathes his last, the Holy Prophet and the Holy Imams appear to him and give him the glad tidings that whomsoever he loved his life-time are those ready to receive him and whatever he prayed for, is there already provided for him.

Footnote 1028, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.726

May the true and complete guidance of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam inspire all of us to excel in din and duniya, follow the lofty path of Higher Spiritual Enlightenment and really become friends of God. Ameen.

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)