True Guidance is Always Available to One’s Soul

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This post is a part 12 of Holy Quran Wisdoms post series.

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

Ya Ali Madad and Salgirah Mubarak! On the occasion of the 84th birthday of Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.), we extend Salgirah Mubarak to the 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).

Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani’s Teachings

Kirmani has written about the soul and its guidance. Here are some excerpts of his teachings:

The Essence of the Soul

Since the soul is in its essence devoid of knowledge and is empty, it is established that it is not knowledgeable. If it proven that it is not knowledgeable and yet that it is the repository for understandings by virtue of its being a substance, it is established that it is in need of knowledge in order to perfect itself. Therefore, the soul in the beginning of its existence lacks knowledge and is need of instruction

Paul E. Walker. 2007. Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamat. p.52. I. B. Tauris Publishers, London

The Need for Knowledge

The soul’s coming into existence and its education from the beginning of its being lies in knowledge, which is not of the world of nature but rather the world of the sacred, which is the realm of the eternal. The progress of the soul in accord with what it acquires of knowledge, whether bad or noble, is towards eternity. If its progress is to eternity, it is everlasting and will not perish. Hence, the soul is everlasting and will not perish. Understand that!

Paul E. Walker. 2007. Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamat. p.53. I. B. Tauris Publishers, London

The Journey from Potential to Actual

The souls of human exist as potentially knowing, understanding, rational, discriminating, and other than these that are potentially, not actually, in accord with their present condition. … Thus, it is essential, with respect to the obligation of the wise course, for the All-wise to cause it to proceed to actuality with action. That action is work and the best of works are those that perform the worship of God, the Exalted. Thus, the works are the sanctioned rules of the prophets and they are the exercises of the soul. Its proceeding to the state of actuality is necessary.

Paul E. Walker. 2007. Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamat. p.62. I. B. Tauris Publishers, London

The Need of Guardians

Since reason requires of the human an understanding of his Creator but there is no way for him to know whether his creator is a sensed object and therefore to seek Him out accordingly, or an intelligible and so do research about him intellectually, that dilemma leads in confusion and error. Accordingly, the perfection of mercy requires that because he cannot be seen, God appoint on behalf of Himself, an intermediary between Him and them, who directs them and makes them understand their creator. The intermediary is the person appointed to convey that understanding. It is the prophetic office. Thus, the prophetic office is necessary.

Paul E. Walker. 2007. Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamat. p.68. I. B. Tauris Publishers, London

Guidance through the Holy Prophet and the Holy Imams

Everything has attributes, and that with which it shares more attributes and yet is of the same species is more like it than the rest of the same species. … The Prophet, by God’s raising him to the rank of the prophet caused him to share traits and characteristics, among them revelation, the designation by God, righteousness, piety, courage, generosity, truthfulness, abstinence, justice, mercy, faith, knowledge and others than these. After the Prophet, there was no one who shared with him the attributes except ‘Ali b. Abi Talib. It is as we picture them in tabular form [given in the book] as a method of reckoning and as an aid-memoire at the end of this demonstration, so that it can be seen that these characteristics having existed in him, he took the place of the Prophet and occupied his role more certainly that any other man among the other Companions. Therefore, ‘Ali b. Abi Talib was the Imam.

Paul E. Walker. 2007. Master of the Age: An Islamic Treatise on the Necessity of the Imamat. pp.91-2. I. B. Tauris Publishers, London

Since July 11, 1957, Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam has continually guided us in the matters of matter and soul, din and duniya, and this world and the first world. He has continually taught us that the soul is eternal and to seek its enlightenment. Shukran Lillah Wal Hamdu Lillah.

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)