Understanding Ulil Amr Minkum in verse 4.59: Letter to Niyas Abbas


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The document contains a letter Niyas Abbas sharing the understanding on verse 4:59 that have gained from the conversation in an informal email discussion among 70-90 persons from across the world. Issue of leadership for muslims is well defined and obedience to the leader /authority is made mandatory chosen from among the posterity of Imran Abu Talib as per verse 3:33,34.I have also highlighted the importance of verse 40:78 where muslims are informed about the messengers and prophets not mentioned in the holy Qur'aan.

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Understanding Ulil Amr Minkum in verse 4.59: Letter to Niyas Abbas

  1. 1. Letter For Niyas Abbas , A Sri Lankan Interfaith Communicator not obeyingthe Imamat of muslims: Lessons for all not understanding the real meaning ofRope of Allah / Imam of Ummah/Ulil Amr and Upholding Self to the Ulil Amr inverse 4:59 of the Holy Qur’aanNiyas, With salam to you, all in the family and neighbourhood, I would like you towrite on the thread without derailing the discussion and sharing your ignorance onImam/the Leader of our Time. Instead of sharing about abusive ignorance, you shouldhave reflected on the admission of Jewish professor and then expanded from there onto say things that may have contributed in strengthening the truth of continuity ofIslam and continuity of the institution of messengership till the prophetMuhammad .As a defender of Imamat in the posterity of the prophet PBUH and theposterity of Imran Abu Talib as a muslim , you should have then argued for unity ofhumanity under the Imamat of Kareem Shah Al-Hussaini, the 49 th Imam with ImamHadhrat Ali being the first one in aal-e-Imran as per the decree of the Allah SwT inverse 3:33,34. This is a mandatory condition for being a muslim ,muslima and amomin and momina believing completely in all the command and precepts of Islam. Itis pretty logical as well and a global imperative as we can see global institutions ofgovernance needs to have a leader in religious sense among the muslims at least.Why can not we accept this when this is decreed? We have to have an Imamfollowing the grant of the prayer of Prophet Abraham PBUH and HP. We mustbelieve in the grant of the prayer for the prophet Abraham when he prayed for makingImam among his posterity. Would one be a muslim at all if he does not believe inclearly communicated facts? Imamat exists in the posterity of prophet Abraham and inthe same posterity, there is the posterity of aal-e-Imraan who are informed to have theImamat after the change of the Qibla .Change of the Qibla is not for the structure ofKaaba from the structure of what is called Dome of Rock. Is it the special masajid thatis Qibla ? No ,it is the change of the decision of Allah SWT for the existence ofImamat. From the posterity of Abraham in the line of prophet Isaac, it is the change inthe posterity of the elder son Ismail through Imraan Abu Talib and through theprophet Muhammad PBUH and His Posterity. Posterity of Imran Abu Talib is the onewho are referred last in the verse 3:33,34, there is indeed reference to descendantsupon descendants .So then , we can easily see what is religiously commanded, but it isindeed unfortunate that majority among the muslims are not aware about the need tohave clear recognition of this fact.Ours is the age of Imamat that continues in the posterity of aal-e-Imraan followingverse 3:33,34 . Grant of the prayer of prophet Abraham for Imamat in his posterity iscontinued through Bibi Fatima and Hadhrat Ali both being the posterity of Abrahamand then a new line is announced for the continuation of the grant through aal-e-Imraan. Imam Kareem Shah Al Hussaini is recognised the world over except the‘abtars’ as the direct descendant of the prophet. Being an aal-e-Imraan, he is theposterity of Fatima Zahera and this is reason, he is an Al-Hussaini.Do you know who are abtars/posterity less/ tailless?. Please read Sura Kauthar. Yes,abtars are those who hate the prophet. Your hatred is shown through calling the Imama ‘Playboy’ like Mahesh and others who refer to false hadeeth in the compilation ofBukhari and call the prophet nauzobillah a pedophile. It was this hatred of prophetthat I was explaining to Trishool et all when you instead of joining me came here
  2. 2. denouncing the Imamat. Zinat shared about the Jewish professor admitting that all themessengers were muslims.To Trishool, Prem Sadani et all, I was explaining this following the verse 40:78 andshowing them how the hatred to prophet is hatred for all they rever as avatars. Zinatcalled them to identify who is Kalki and how long they would be waiting for Kalkilike the Shias who are waiting for Imam Mehdi while not recognising the Imamat ofKareem Shah Al Hussaini. Here, we then have a convergence of those who do notrecognise the Imamat after the conclusion of the institution of messengership andprophethood as the prophet PBUH and HF is the seal of prophet and messengers. Wesend salam to the prophet and all the messengers. How do we then not identify themessengers not mentioned as per verse 40:78. We make no distinctions among themessengers .We also are commanded to believe that all messengers were given theBook ,thus when discussing with people we need to refer to the common Kitab/ theBook that was given to all messengers. We have clear references to this in several. Inthe interfaith communication, understanding the continuation of the Book along withthe messengership till prophethood is so important. Allah commanded the humanity tounderstand and acknowledge thisNot only sending the salam, but loving the kins of prophet is mandatory for all whocall themselves muslims and momins, musli’maat and momi’naat.How do we love the kins of the prophet for which we have been commanded in verse42:23?. Loving the kins was commanded for us .Are not there some exception infollowing the Tareeqa following the command of Allah SWT .Yes, there are someand one being the number of women who can be brought in marriage. Of course, youare not referring to the number of women that Imam married that is in violation of theTareeqa of Muhammad. Please explain the violations of the commands of Allah SWTin the preaching of the Imam Kareem Shah. If you can not then, you will have tounderstand how Imam is an Imam following the grant of prayer of prophet AbrahamPBUH, declaration of Hadhrat Ali as Moula of all momins at Ghadir Khum followingthe verse 5:67. Yaar, you cannot deny the context of the verses in the holy Qur’aanand just understand some politically motivation silence of some translators who aresuppressing the description of the context.Allah SWT fulfils the promises and there is no closure for the grant of the prayer toprophet. There has to be an Imam in our time, or else we would be then questioned asto the name of the person who is Imam in line with the grant of the prayer of prophetAbraham PBUH and HF. Do you have any name?? I have not heard of any whileresearching in just order leadership models since 1989. You may look at the some ofthe findings in the attached presentation that I am sharing with you and all here.Denouncing atheistic philosophers, I advocated Islamic framework for definition ofpersonal identity and engagement with the fellow human beings and the supportsystems created as part of our survival equations here on this Earth.In not recognising Imamat in aal-e-Imraan,you are no different than the atheists,Jews , Christians, Buddhists and others who do not recognise the prophet .Further,you are not different than the Jews who did not recognise the Jesus and later prophetMuhammad PBUH and HF. By the way, Jews also do not recognise the Imamat orelse they would all followed the Imam openly following the grant of the prayer of
  3. 3. prophet Abraham PBUH and HF. How do we get Jews understand about themessengership and prophethood of the Muhammad PBUH and HF and ask them tounite with muslims following the Imam if they at all have some respect to the word ofAllah SWT. Would you call them to join Ihsanullah Ihsan or King Abdullah as theImam of muslims?? I hope not as you are aware of deficiencies in the faith andpractice of Ihsanullah Ihsan and such as who does not have the authority whoseobedience is commanded by Allah SWT in verse 4:59. By the way, Jews are quitecool to Imam and they are hardly seen opposing Imam anywhere.Verse 3:33,34 is clear about Imamat in the line of aal-e-Imran. Allah did chooseAdam PBUH, Noah, Abraham (PBUH and HF) and his posterity and the posterity ofImraan among all the people for Imamat and Khilafat. Upto prophet MuhammadNabuwwat, risalat, Imamat is one and then follows the Wiliyat till the day ofjudgement.Sharia and Tareeqat from Muhammad PBUH and HF is enshrined in the personalityof Ulil Amr if you believe in verse 4:59 and inferring from the meaning of verse3:33,34 understanding aal-e-Imraan chosen for Imamat Imam is the Ulil Amr whoseobedience is mandatory and whose love is commanded through verse 42:23. The issueof leadership of muslims and momins, muslimat and mominaat is decided anddecreed. When, there is a decree, there is not discussion on those matters.What filth you have seen in the communication of Imam? He is calling for adoptionof Islamic ethics from the rooftop. You should read the speeches of the Imam wherehe defines Islamic ethics forming the core of AKDN www.akdn.org work. Are youtoo much obsessed with the call for adopting the external appearance of the prophetand want the world to follow the Arab costume first and foremost without realisingthat there is no specific reference for this in the holy Qur’aan?Or, you are under the sway of doctored pictures for making the impression whileignoring the vast work undertaken by institutions under AKDN whose funding at thecores consists of the sadaqa and zakaat given by muslims obeying the Imam followingthe related verses. Do not you realise this ringing fact from the lives of the muslimsfollowing the Imam ? You should think clearly here with holding the self to be theultimate arbiter in this regard as a momin and a muslim.How blind you can be in not seeing what is clear, so clear to everyone and who doyou think , I am here spending time for making the picture clear regarding the bestpractice of Islam that has diverse communities of practice, if we need to recognise thecommunities realistically. Muslims ,muslima ,momin and mominat are having diversedegree of practice with vision of Islam that is either complete or incomplete. Sayingthis ,I mean we need to be realistic first and foremost in recognising the communitiesof practice of Islam.How can you be abusive for the Imam, even if you do not understand the Imam as theImam of the Ummat-e-muslima. Muslims are not called for abusing and this is thestance you have been observing so well while discussing with the Buddhists. I havebeen observing this too in this discussion despite the fact that some so calledBuddhists have been abusive regarding the prophet PBUH and HF and the name ofAllah SWT. You have not been abusive .
  4. 4. Despite reading abusive comments from people like Mahesh ,Guru et al, you have notbeen abusive to Buddha as there I find you like me observing the command for notabusing religious leaders. Now , following the same standards and the commands, youmust not be abusive to the Imam who is understood as the Imam of the Time ( Leaderof the Time –Imam- e-Zamana) by muslims following him .There are more 16 millionof them following the Imam and they indeed are giving at the rate of 12.5% permonth.Gulshan Aalani and Qasim Ali Ismail have joined ‘us’ in reneging on the bayat withthe prophet Muhammad and his Wali who lives now in the personality of the Imam .Do not you hear the Juma Khutba each week when we hear ‘ aatu zil Qurba walyatama wal masakeen….?Giving to Qurba whose love is commanded in verse 42:23 and understood linking thepeople of the house of prophet understood from the Muhabila verse is the first duty ofa muslim followed by giving to the orphans and then the poor and indigent. Youshould look how a clear command for giving to Qurba is being institutionallyrejecting through translating the word Qurba in some translations to mean nearness.This is the false translation of the word that exists in the Hindi translation distributedby Jamaat e Islami Hind. Why this is being done and why kufr is beinginstitutionalised by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind? So strange that the word Qurba thatrelated to people who are the nearest to the prophet and they happen to be aal-e-Imraan as well is being rendered in translation as an abstract noun. Is not this a clearinstance of how devious people could be? Could not the learned Maulana FarooqAhmad Khan translating the Urdu to Hindi see this huge error in translation??Do not you think, you should be conceding the horrendous act of ‘kufr’ of yoursthrough calling the Imam a ‘playboy’? From the meaning that you have in mind ,youhave indeed indulged in ‘kufr’ through calling the Imam a ‘playboy’ in the sense theworld understands the word. You must either prove, or apologise for making thishorrific utterance for the Imam. If you do not, you have already committed a crimeagainst Islam for yourself and not for anyone else .The readers having nothing to dowith your utterance. All would be called by their Imam. The word is clear. For AbdulWahab, the ideologue of Saudis, Muhammad PBUH was not more than his staff thathe carried than how does he is recognised by the prophet Muhammad PBUH and HFas part of his Ummah?How do we hold on to the rope of Allah SWT through attaching to a book or throughentering into allegiance of loving the kins of the prophet PBUH through the Wali??The Ummah needs a leader, but there is none who claim to be the leader of Ummah,so what is the logical conclusion then? Yes, we have to recognise the Imam ofUmmah or else we are falsifying the BOOK where grant for Imamat in the posterityof prophet Abraham is decreed.Can we falsify the holy Qur’aan through not recognising the Imam?? Certainly NOT.Well, if you do, then you should be last one to talk about the majesty of Islam, as youyourself are indulging in kufr with reference to your denial of the presence of anImam in all the ages till the Day of Judgement. Mahesh et al would certainly ask youabout your being a Muslim when you do not submit to the command for recognising
  5. 5. the Imamat through the grant of the prayer to Prophet Muhammad, once when heunderstands Buddha as one covered through verse 40:78 perhaps among those whoare not mentioned in the holy Qur’aan. Buddha is an intelligent being aware of themysteries of temporal and eternal existence. As muslim, we become Buddhas throughbeing guided to the Light from the darkness.It is not the pesh-imams of the masajids ,rather the Imam of the Time who will testifyfor his followers and seek forgiveness of the sins. Those who pledged allegiance tothe prophet would be testified by the prophet PBUH and HF. Those who follow theImam in the aal-e-Imraan would be testified for their obedience by their Imam. It is soclear, but then you would want to continue rejecting the verse 3:33,34 and followMulla Umar as if he is one who will testify for you. No, No, this is not the case, thenare you sure the prophet Muhammad PBUH and HF would recognise you when youwould not be found obeying the Ulil Amr as per verse 4:59. Have you analysed verse4:59?? I was just meditating the verse while recalling what Zinat pointed out clearlyanalysing the verse and explaining as to who could be the Ulil Amr whose obedienceis commanded by Allah SWT. Is the Ulil Amr among the people all, who have someauthority, or does this refer to those whose authority is sanctioned by Allah SWT .If you obey yourself assuming that you are the Ulil Amr, then this would be a falseposition as you or me would have to account for the moments when we did entertainShaitanic thoughts , or would it be anyone who is elected ,selected or nominatedthrough the instruments of democracy, meritocracy and autocracy. No, you would notagree to this as then you would have no reason to support Taliban who are rebels tothe authority that is elected. You would be then calling Taliban Kafir then for notobeying the government of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Do you then agree that groupslike Talibaan and their leader are not Ulil Amr whose obedience is commanded byAllah SWT?Logically then, one needs to understand the narrative on Ghadir Khum and understandthe declaration for Hadhrat Ali being the Wali of Ummah .Verse 5:67 is the ringingaffirmation then for completion of deen with the declaration of the leadership ofUmmah .Leadership is declared then, consultation on leadership in this regard is notthe remit granted by Allah SWT as we have this Imamat decreed through grant of theprayer to prophet Abraham PBUH and HF and then through verse 3:33,34. Who isthen the Imam in our time? Who is claiming this Imamat in the light of this verse??Do you think Dalai Lama is the one? No, he is not. Do you think, Barakat HusseinObama is the one?? He is not the one neither he is claiming this. Who else is claimingthis? None. Do you know anyone? I do not know. I am sure, you would also not claimhaving this authority decreed from Allah SWT or else you would not have beendebating with people for following Mullah Umar as the Amir-ul-Momineen. Ofcourse not here in this conversation where you are indeed correct about following thetareeqa of Mohammad PBUH ,but you are not correct in holding men like MullaUmar to be your spiritual guide.I do not expect you to be following the deviants and be so narrow-minded andignorant about completeness in obedience. You are not an Ulil Amr and none exceptthe Imam is one. Be clear on this. There is hardly anything in the practice of muslimsfollowing the Imam that is detestable or against the Sharia of Muhammad PBUH HF.
  6. 6. There are some dissimulations for preservation that were the call of the time. Zinatshared a verse for supporting the case of dissimulation in order to preserve the self onoccasion when there were threats to life. Allah SWT is indeed the protector, but weare commanded to take the best precaution as well.In the communication and texts that I have received in defence of the Imamat , I donot see any reason as to why should muslims not following the Imam should be doingso, if they call themselves muslims. You have to be a muslim in all respects. Do youthen understand what has come down to us as part of institutionalised rejection of themeaning of the verse 3:33,34 ;5:67, 4:59??You need to understand the prayer of prophet Abraham and then recognise that thefact that Allah SWT did declare closure in verse 3:33, 34 for the posterity of prophetAbraham in the sense that the prophet Muhammad PBUH was a direct descendant andthen the prayer grant remaining as it is, Allah SWT declared the posterity of aal-e-Imraan to have Imamat.You and all of us must notice that the reference to the posterity of aal-e-Imraan comeslater in the verse. With the prophet Muhammad being in the posterity of ProphetAbraham, it is very logical that posterity of aal-e-Imraan is the posterity of ImraanAbu Talib and not the Imran related to Mary PBUH and Moses PBUH. Imam KareemShah Al Hussaini is believed to be Imam in this lineage of aal-e-Imraan decreed andfinal. Look at the verse here where we are commanded not to be in doubt on matterwhere there is a clear decree from Allah SWT and his messenger PBUH and HF.Now, if you understand the verse about not forming the Shias like people in the earlierdays, it was through holding on the rope of Allah SWT.Now a flashback in the history of muslims, when this group opposed Hadhrat Aliwere not the ones who were not the ones as Ulil Amr elected democratically throughthe votes of the muslims, rather in the case of Yazeed ,it was a clear case ofusurpation and nomination. Do you see there the violation of the command forconsultation considering the fact democratic election becomes the hallmark of muslimpractice in matters where is no clear decree according to those who according to‘Shia’ perspective did not accept Hadhrat Ali as the successor of temporal andspiritual authority exercised by the prophet PBUH and HF. How does this aspect ofchoosing the leadership play in our time?Do you really think, King Abdullah has the right to be custodian of the two holyMosques? How did they get elected? When was this election held?? How manymuslims participated in this election??Imam is the inheritor of all that belongs to the prophet not me, you and KingAbdullah. But , here most sending salam to the prophet and to the kins of the prophet,to the witnesses of Allah, the Siddiqeen would not perhaps feel the monstrous ‘kufr’in not ensuring that following verse 42:23, the Shia of Muawiya have to be removedfrom the member of masjid-e-nabwi. Zinat and other Shias of Ali may not be sayingso, as there are some who derail the discussions through abusing the prophet and hishouse. Not being one having any concern for preserving my life through somedissimulation, I need to say clearly as to what loving the kins of the prophet for King
  7. 7. Abdullah would mean provided he understands the need to follow the commands ofAllah completely.They have killed Rizana following their laws. President of Sri Lanka recalled theambassadors. Following the law of qisas, they could have asked the government of SriLanka to pay for the ‘murder’ of the baby assuming Rizana indeed out of angerstrangulated the baby of her Saudi employer. Why the Saudi government could notexercise the option of getting blood money from Government of Sri Lanka?I wish to conclude with the above example coming from the city where the usurpersof the authority of ahle-e-bait have violated the command for qisas. Now, you shouldbe clear about the muslims following the Imam as not being the ones who are reportedto be indulging in crude violations of the commands of Allah SWT as they arefollowing Islam in totality guided by the Light of Allah SWT. I have reviewedevidences and explanations and find the muslims following the Imam to be best inpractice of the commands of Allah SWT. How many of us are giving at the rate of12.5% per month? None. How many of us are regular practitioners of salaat in themidnight? Very few even among the most pious with all external markers andsignifiers displayed abundantly, even though, there is nothing Islamic about theexternal appearance except the commands for dressing properly with a strongcommand for understanding ‘piety’/taqwa to be the best dress. Where is the filth thatyou have seen in the communication of the Imam who declares from the rooftop tothe world and all that Islamic ethics forms the core of the work of Aga KhanDevelopment Network. Only cognitively blind, deaf and dumb chastised in the holyQur’aan innumerable number of times would say that AKDN is standing for filth. Theverse for Jew who said they created impenetrable walls applies to you. The verse fordeaf ,dumb and blind applies to you. You need to repent for abuse of your divinelygifted intellect is writing words that do not apply for the work and communication ofthe Imam of Time. Stand warned for your eternal wellbeing, as even as a humblemuslim doggedly following those who usurped the Khilafat from aal-e- Imraan ,youwould be sure, that you have no knowledge whether you will get the your book ofdeeds in your right hand or whether your face would be bright with the Light orremain in darkness……wamaa adraka mahiya ..narun hamiya..On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM, niyas abbas <niyasabbas@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:We have only one thareeqah .... Thareeqah of Muhammed (S). All other thareeqahsare misguidance .... that leads to hellfire ... If you follow "playboy" Agha Khan ... OAllah save the humans from his filth ...NiyasFrom: Zina Khan <zina.khan@yahoo.com>To: DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam <nafmor08@gmail.com>Cc: Trishool <lalhgehi@yahoo.com>; Jimmy jamshaid <jimmyjum@gmail.com>;ARIF KHAN <arif12@verizon.net>; pakreformer<pakreformer@googlegroups.com>; Riaz Khan <riazkhan0427@gmail.com>; STurkman <turkman@sbcglobal.net>; "niyasabbas@yahoo.co.uk"<niyasabbas@yahoo.co.uk>; "muradali_shaikh2@yahoo.co.uk"
  8. 8. <muradali_shaikh2@yahoo.co.uk>; Prem Sadani <premsadani@hotmail.com>;Mahesh Pathirana <mahesh.bawwa@gmail.com>; Kaukab Siddique<butshikana@gmail.com>; "atif98@yahoo.com" <atif98@yahoo.com>; jazoo<jazoo52000@yahoo.com>; gulam dean <gulamdean@yahoo.com>; BahramShahmardaan <bahramji@gmail.com>; Feroz Phojee <fda1939@yahoo.co.uk>;Zaman Khan <rondacoin@msn.com>; Khan Riaz <khan0427@msn.com>Sent: Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 9:53Subject: Re: Jewish Professor Admits All Prophets Were MuslimsGolden Words of Wisdom ::..Always be steadfast on the sacred "Shari’ah"... Thegreater one is obedient to the Shariah ...the higher ones attain status in Tariqah(Path)..Imam is the "path" (Tariqa)...which leads to "Haqiqa" and it is the path of "those uponwhom Allah has bestowed HIS favours..Do work for the Religion for the sake of the Religion and do not do it for name andfame..Engage in feeding food even though it is basic "dhaal and rice"... There is great virtueand Barakaat in feeding..the poor ...and the disenfranchised...become a "Veiler"[Sat’taar – one who hides the faults of others].Hide the faults of the Muslim, may they be religious or worldly.Duniya is an evil thing. He who is tangled with it keeps on sinking into it. He whoruns away from it , it remains at ones feet..Dua (Salat) and Roza are from the essentials....Real religion is to rectify onestransactions....and do not boast like Jahils.. . When someone visits you, first greethim ..then feed him and lastly ask him the reason of his visit.All of you have been given a chance....an opportunity....to salvage your own"akhira"....each has to make his or her own choice...Allah says clearly in the Quran that HE will replace and substitute those who areNIGGARDLY and SEDENTARY with those who are better......simply becoming"sahibzadahs" in name means very little...O ! Allah SubHanuhu wa Taala save us from becoming such "Sahibzadahs".... Inobedience there is virtue and in innovation [Bid’ah] there is destruction.Be a follower of the truth... and you will attain salvation. ...fame and self glory breedsdiscord.Allah SubHanuhu wa Taala has even given the cursed devil (Satan) powers.It is only Allah’s (SubHanuhu wa Taala) Mercy that can protect one from the evil ofthe devil.The Spiritual Silsilah is only one that is the Qadiriyyah.The rest are its tributaries. There is no harm in eating the bread of a miser.But one must abstain from eating anything from a Man’nan... May Allah SubHanuhuwa Taala protect us from the favours of a Man’nan.Doing good deeds is a Toufeeq from Allah SubHanuhu wa Taala and a sign ofacceptance.Guidance is certainly from Allah SubHanuhu wa Taala but a servant has to makeefforts in doing good deeds.The beloved Habib SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam is not restricted to anyhumankind.If He (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) blesses anyone then it is His favour....he is aMercy to all mankind...Safeguard yourself from severe "cold" as it takes its grudge in old age.
  9. 9. Wealth is madness and seek Allah’s (SubHanuhu wa Taala) protection from it as ittake a long time to regain consciousness from it.Fulfilling lust is a deadly companion and an evil habit.It is a lethal enemy. Pride and boastfulness destroys the intellect.Avoid relationship with your opposite specie. Don’t ask Allah SubHanuhu wa Taalafor abundance, If you have reliance (Imam) then there is great abundance of Barkat inlittle sustenance.Knowledge is achieved by seeking it; sitting in the company of the knowledgeableand also by Divine Inspiration.Your Prophet is he on whose hands you have initially taken Bay’ah.Regarding Faydh , take it wherever you find it. Always keep far from dissention anddisunity.Goodness is in being kind to the creation of Allah SubHanuhu wa Taala. One mustgive charity according to the ones means and ability.Never behave with severity and harshness as there is no goodness in it. If anyone sitswith justice and patience, then sustenance comes to him from all directions.If anyone is caught in the net of a Najdi , he sinks to the depths of the ocean .If he is saved from this then regard it as a gift of a new life.A poor man is a blessing and not a burden. To educate an evil and incompetent personis to put the Ummah in discord.Exercising patience in hardship and misfortune is the key to success. Accept theexcuse or apology of your enemy.Do not regard your enemy weak and sickness as insignificant. Spiritual culture is notto hurt the feelings of anyone.Four things are disastrous to a human;1) To eat food when not hungry.2) To habitually take medication3) To have excessive sex4) To dig for the faults of others.He who is kind to creation is in reality engaged in the Love of the Creator(SubHanuhu wa Taala). People have attained everlasting wealth in Adab andenthusiasm.Do not behave like a mad man in search of sustenance because whatever is destinedfor you, you will certainly receive.Secret charity stops the wrath of Allah SubHanuhu wa Taala.He who desires the goodwill of creation with good conduct has brightened his face.He who has good supposition lives a peaceful life.An intelligent person never leaves four things; patience, thankfulness, peace andsolitude.From: DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam nafmor08@gmail.comThanks you Zinat for sharing this clip. With greetings to salaam to you ,all in thefamily and neighbourhood, I request you to share more resources and write upsexplaining men like Trishool,Turkman and such others who are not getting beyondthe linguistic traps in the sense that they are not ready to see that language is just alanguage and words are words, it is the meaning that needs to be conveyed andunderstood.
  10. 10. I would love to view this important video and share more and more with prayers toAllah SWT for letting the humanity have the grand special guidance that to me isneeded now more than ever considering some of the critical global challenges.With due apologies, I have changed the subject line as now we have again theinstitution of messenger ship of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH and HF), Imamat andcontinuity of Islam through the communication of messengers and leadership ofmuslims that is in focus.Be blessed with the best temporally and eternally each moment that is for me is livemoment with hopes and plans for the future.On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Zina Khan <zina.khan@yahoo.com> wrote:Jewish Professor Admits All Prophets Were Muslimshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlLZKUuc2jk&feature=youtu.beFrom: DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam nafmor08@gmail.comTo: Trishool and in the groupYou have to read the stories of people who rejected the messengers in the holyQuraan. You can read them as to what happened to them. Allah SWT tells us thatmightier nations were destroyed and many could not see the light of the day when thetime of wrath came. Of course, this is what would happen to people for whom thetime for respite is over. The Sunnah of Allah SWT/God/../.../ does not change.Pandavs were not powerful in comparison to Kauravas, but see what happened toKauravas.Hating Muhammad is hating KrishnaHating Muhammad is hating JesusHating Muhammad is hating MosesHating Muhammad is hating Abraham/Brahmma and Sara/SaraswatiHating Muhammad is hating NoahHating Muhammad is hating Adam..What is the blessed tree with branches in the sky??? Now, you have the tree of aal-e-Imraan.Hating Muhammad is hating JesusHating Muhammad is hating JesusHating Muhammad is hating JesusHating Muhammad is hating JesusOn Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Trishool <lalhgehi@yahoo.com> wrote:----Dr.M.Mukhtar Alamhttp://slideshare.net/mukhtaralamTo Hussain Khan, Tokyo for his assessments on Tehreek-e-Talibaan Pakistaan.If you call for getting all violent groups rights to form their own constitution, wouldyou have any Pakistan left??? Don’t let violent groups dictate terms to you. Practice
  11. 11. Islam , follow the verse that calls for consultation and know well whether all agree tothe laws that you think need to be implemented. Your nation is an Islamic state sowhat is the need for the violent group like Taliban who should be in educationalinstitutions?? Hussain saheb, you have not learnt from the absurdity of statement ofTehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan that was issued after the attack on Malala. Why do youwant your children and daughters be killed by these fake Ameer-ul-momineen? I amsaying this because in the statement justifying the attack on Malala, Ihsanullah Ihsaninvoked Khidhr AS who is reported to have murdered a child while on the mission foreducating prophet Moses (PBUH). Are you certifying that Taliban are Khidhr AS?? Iam sure, you would not as you know that Khidhr AS was Khidhr AS and his action ofmurdering the child cannot be copied by anyone, simply because ,none can be KhidhrAS. Then, you should be clear in understanding the absurdity and shaitanic deeds ofTalibaan. No one can adopt the identity of Khidhr AS . Or do you think, you are freeto do so?? Give me a clear answer here. If you don’t hold Talibaan accountable totheir Shaitanic deeds and just be impressed with their call for implementing someexternal disputed forms related to Sharia like dress and beard keeping, you would beindeed doing a disservice to your nation and to the overall cause of Islam that is thepath of truth with patience not through coercion and force except when there aresituations for defending the rights to exist against invasion and attack. TTP has noright to exist except for being a peaceful democratic group.In another letter paying tribute to Ghafoor saheb, you are associating with ShamimSiddiqui sahib when he was in Chittgaon and this way sharing that you wereassociated with Jamaat – e-Islami. How come Jamaat e Islami gets itself guided bysuch men like Ihsanullah Ihsan??? Have you lost all the respect and honour for thefounder of Jamaat e Islami who would certainly not have endorsed the statement ofIhsanullah Ihsan. Why you are endorsing the statement of a man who is not aware ofthe rights of men and women to education? Whatever little association I have withJamaat e Islami here in New Delhi, I know for sure that the Jamaat did not campaignagainst rights to education for women. Its spacious compound here in Dawat Nagarhas a masjid where translation of the Qur’aan is read for all attending the Jamaat.Recently, a Hindi translation has been published for the holy Qur’aan and it is beinggiven virtually free hadya being just Rs 20,- ( cost of four cups of tea on footpathshops). Now, there is a restriction for women’s education neither there even can beany restriction for the education of women. Allah SWT did not place any restriction.Why do you support Taliban opposing the education just because they want their ownbrand of schools/madaris there in the area controlled by them?? How can they be incontrol of the region by force when they is a legitimate government looking after theinterests of all engaging democratically through local, state and national governanceinstitutions?Shamim sahib, I would like you to please consider dissociating from men likeIhsanullah Ihsan who are indeed not the friends of Ummah and humanity in seekingdeaths of children. Here, Hussain Khan sahib should be restricted as well forassociating with Ihsanullah Ihsan who invoked Khidhr AS for attacking Malala.Alternatively, you could ask all concerned and connected someway or other to thosewho could reach Ihsanullah Ihsan that they should demand withdrawal of thestatement justifying attack on Malala invoking Khidhr AS and this false hadeethwhere prophet is reported to have appreciated the murder of a woman by his blindhusband for speaking against the prophet. I am sure you understand that we need to
  12. 12. deal with all those speaking against the prophet through ignoring as well or else lot ofpeople will have to be killed for their expression of ignorance. But the later is not atall commanded anywhere in the holy Qur’aan.For us in India, it is extremely important that Pakistan is at peace with people acrossthe religions and communities of practice living side by side cooperating in virtues.For you in Japan as well, it is important to show that you are not on the side of suchmen like Ihsanullah Ihsan, who is an enemy of children till such time, he does notwithdraw his statement on behalf of TTP.TTP ki mazammat karein and sakht mazammat karein ..Ihsanullah Ihsan kimazammat karein aur sakht mazammat karein…JIH ke liye main khat copy kar rahahoon..To all supporting atheism or hold the same to be trueAll appropriating atheism and having issues with Islam, first need to recognisethemselves as to who they are, where did they take birth, how did they take birth,where would they go after death.For the questions related to identity, you would have ready answers related to family,geography, gender, group . Three Gs of identity are common to all as all exist infamily relationships. Islam is an Arabic word, an abstract noun and the name definedto the state of submission to natural laws that are given and can not changed. Who canchange the identity of gender? None. Indeed none can change the identity of gender.With some hormonal therapy some changes can be made, but not much. Submissionto natural laws can not be changed as well. Can one live without eating, drinking,urinating and relieving of the wastes that body generates after absorbing the nutrientsand so on from the food that is eaten. Islam is indeed about biological functions too.None can change this. Therefore, all denials in this regard would be simply falseexpressions. Now when, Islam is called to be the religion of all, it is reaffirmation ofthe essential facts of existence, its story of beginning and end. It is about how life islived by us. It is about how, this life needs to be made meaningful. Waking up themorning and sleeping in the night is a fact, which can not be changed for too long. Wehave been shown the path of the blessed ones that you dispute through sharing themisdeeds of some who were identified as believers, but they were as such believers incommitting the misdeeds. Any affiliated with the muslim community cannot beresponsible for misdeeds of his/her fellow community members and in the same anyatheist can not be accountable for the misdeeds of the fellow atheists. I am notresponsible for your misdeeds and neither you are responsible for mine.Law of theLand would be applicable to me and you in a similar way and in the same way Lawsof God would be applicable to me and you in the similar way without an iota ofdifference. Death can not be changed and everyone must die. Now as an atheist ,youmay think that you would be just another part of the dust and knowing this you wouldbe hedonist or with some ethical sense for being good for the fellow human beings.For believers, the Day of Meeting the God is critical fact that shapes his or her lifeand therefore this fact of meeting the God as a contented soul is the most importanttarget for engagements of life. It is this belief in the life of the soul that makes usengaged here is one of the most critical feature of the difference between me as abeliever in the eternal life of the and you as a non-believer in the journey of thesoul .How can not you feel the life of the soul that is experiencing the engagement
  13. 13. that we having. Is not there anything that is beyond the corporeality though it is clearthat corporeality in itself is nothing if the same is not experienced? We can not denythe experience of the materialist existence of our life and that we can imagine musthave gone past the ages across the lands for the people across the languages and races.Striking a Balance: Islamic Way ensures both temporal and Eternal SuccessDistinguished members of this forum,This is with reference to the negative assessments for madarsas of In Indiaaccording to an estimate only 4% of the children are going to Madarsaand graduating from there. The word madarsa is an Arabic word for schools thatmuslims have established for imparting education and as a result of low resources,these are primarily dedicated for religious education among children belonging tomuslim communities in South Asia .It is was pointed out that graduates from madarsaare generally the ones who are part of the terrorist groups specially in Pakistan.However , I would like to share that graduates from madaris present a differentpicture in India. Many of them diversify and one of the shining example of this isMaulana Badruddin Ajmal of Markazul Muaarif who worked with Sarva ShikshaAbhiyan in Assam and heading a political party. A friend of mine Ayub Nadwi,agraduate from Nadwa is a Professor in Department of Arabic at Jamia Millia Islamia.Last year, a graduate from Deoband passed UPSC examination. This diversificationhas been an established tradition in India and independence movement in India hasmany luminaries who graduated from madaris and they became the stalwarts of themovement who sought independence of the subcontinent culturally and politicallyaligning with all the nationalist forces across the communities. Their sacrifices andcontributions in Institution building in monumental and it is obvious to any objectiveobserver of the history of independence movement. I would like to share a personaltestimony of the history from the words of Maulana Siddique of Mewat who passedaway in 2008. He told me in early 2007 as to how Jamaat e Ulama e Hind organisedmeetings for Mahatma Gandhi in order to build the grand alliance of Hindus andmuslims for fighting against the British. I can not forget the words and it is so obviousthat Mahatma Gandhi could not renege on this alliance even when India waspartitioned despite his opposition to the idea.In the beginning of 1995, I taught English to graduates of Deoband for a while atMarkazul Muarif centre in New Delhi. Promotion of science education is a nationalconcern here and there are civil society organisations such as Bharat Jan Vigyan Jathaled by Prof.Anil Sadgopal. Activity based learning (ABL) and several other childcentred approaches are being used for making learning joyful and the new curriculumframework for teacher education is another initiative for making education moresensitive and responsive to the needs of children.Government agencies and civil society organisation across the Muslim nations maychoose to accelerate initiatives for promotion of science education. One ofthe examples for this here in India was the organisation of the exhibition of thecontributions to Muslims to knowledge generation that is acknowledged by thehistorians of science. At the same time, there are ecological challenges that need to beresponded through making this growth in science within ecological limits and
  14. 14. interfaith common ethical boundaries as there are calls for controls on thedevelopments in the frontier domains of science such as nanotechnology, robotics andgenetic engineering. Bill Joy, the president of Sun Microsystems made a call in thisregard published in the Wired magazine www.wired.com . Writing primarily from theperspective of ecological safety, inter-species justice and social inclusion, Iadvocate inclusion of ecostrategic concerns in the collective visions of social, cultural,ethnic and religious groups in order to address deficit in inclusion and ecologicalsafety. In this regard, I have published a presentation for adoption of Ecostrategics asa discipline by all the universities, research organisations, think tanks in order toaccelerate generation of synergies in action and bridging gaps in policy and actionacross the public and private organisations. The presentation can be read athttp://www.slideshare.net/mukhtaralam/annoucing-a-new-disciple-of-ecostrategicsCarbon-Neutral practice of salah by Muslims and Muslimas is the best way fortransforming ecologically hostile leisure and this we can argue with all as part ofinter-faith common as well. Salat keep away from vices and for this , I argue forcreation of space at all places. In Britain, I hear there are many offices where Muslimsare provided this time for prayer. Prohibition of usury and adultery and all commandscontribute to ecological safety. Donation/Zakat build community. Islam is perfect. Asa cognitive psychologist, I have analysed diagnostic and prescriptive propositionacross the texts, journals, movements and I understand this much of analysis is notpossible by all. It happened and Allah granted me guidance.Gulshan Aalani in citing the eternal success is asserting the promise of Allah for thegreat success in leading a life with the best Islamic endeavours not ignoring therights to Earth. Afghanistan has found a new reserve of minerals, instead of makingall conversation Taliban centric, there is a need to work systematically formadrassas in order to ensure that curriculum change takes place ensuring inclusionof disciplines and generate cutting edge research there. Ecologically safe Millenniahave to be ecologically safe and it must be Islamic. Two centuries of dominance ofatheistic philosophers must end for collective temporal, ecological and psychologicalwellbeing of all across the lands. If Allah has to permit life to Earth, then indeed therewould be decision for mass guidance in Islam. Let us pray for this more often.Recognising the limits to the sustainability of the mines based production, I invokethe interests of the children of 40th century for moderating the consumptionof mines based resources that is now needed even for mitigating the climate change.Please consider understanding the importance of Islam and Muslims from thisperspective as well. This calls for viewing consumption and production in the last2000 years and envisage the same in the next 2000 years. We will see the importanceof Islam and only Islam. Let suicide vests not characterise the Ummah ofMuslims and let us see how it is importance to communicate the practice of thecommands of Allah in day to day life. Make all the enterprises reverent. Delete theinfluence of anti-Church writers and its extrapolation for Muslims and Islam. Therewere reasons for that but we need to extricate Islam and Muslims out of that. It is notthe Muslim who killed Bruno and Galileo. Stephen Hawking did not give us theory ofeverything.Dr.Muhammad Mukhtar Alamhttp://slideshare.net/mukhtaralam
  15. 15. http://transitionurbanindia.ning.comhttp://ecostrategiccommunicators.ning.comhttp://muhammad_mukhtar_alam.tigblog.orghttp://architectsofanewdawn.ning.com/profile/DrMuhammadMukhtarAlam===Dr.M.Mukhtar AlamCoordinatorNational Forum of Muslim Organisations, New DelhiToMaulana Ilyasi,All India Imams OrganisationMasjid Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New DelhiNew Delhi-110001Dear Maulana Ilyasi sahib,With salam to you, all in the family and neighbourhood after due hamd and sanafor Allah SWT and salam to the prophet PBUH and HF, I would you to recallthe conversation we had regarding the translation of the word Imam in the verse17:71 of the holy Qur’aan on 8 February 2013 after our meeting with theTunisian Sufi Singer who had a word with you regarding the fact that theKhutba is offered in translation in Urdu or in the language that is understood byall attending to Jumaa salaat. Here, I am pleased to share a long conversation onthe concept of Imamat that you may like to read for understanding how it isimportant to correct translation with those who do not understand Arabic. Ineed not repeat again that in the verse 17:71 , the word Imam is referred insingular and NOT plural. You would know that the Imam for muslims is amongthe muslims and appointed by Allah SWT and He is present in all the ages. TheImam is the Light of Allah SWT in whom we are called to believe as per 68:8.The Light of Allah is Nurullah isThe Imam/Khalifa in our time appointed by Allah SWT is Kareem Shah Al-Hussaini. Recognition of Imam in our time is like the recognition of the Imamatof Adam by angels and jinns except Satan. So ,then we know this way that nonrecognition of the Imamat is like rejection of Iblis who was thrown out of theheaven for not accepting Adam PBUH and not prostrating to him.Allah SWTcommanded all to prostrate to Adam PBUH .All except Iblis did not obey AllahSWT.With the above, I request you to please correct the meaning of the verse 17:71that is displayed in your masjid. Your response to my suggestion that ‘iska kuchnahi ho sakta’ while accepting that the translation of word Imam as Imamaun(peshwaaon) Ayimma in UrduWith salam to all
  16. 16. Dr.M.Mukhtar Alam3-A, DDA Flats, Ashok Vihar-IIIDelhi-110052Cell:9968345360On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM, Zina Khan zina.khan@yahoo.com> wrote:There is nothing complicated in what I have shown...it is as straight forward as itgets....now how I unravel is my prerogative....plus if you ever believe that I amwriting for only you to read then you are sorely mistaken.....at least 5 - 10thousand people should read it...and this is my aim...or for me it is a sheer wasteof time...CONCEPT OF IMAMATE IN HOLY QURANThe word Imam (pl. a’imma) is derived from amma, meaning to lead the way,precede, or to lead by example.Thus, the Imam means a model, an exemplar, a teacher, a guide or a path.With the Prophet, the Khatim al-anbiya (seal of the prophets), the cycle ofprophecy (da’irat an-nubuwwa) was closed, but God did not thenceforth leaveHis people without guidance on the way to Himself. For the majority, the guidewas the revealed Book.For these who became known as the Shi’ites, the guide through this world ofdivine wisdom (hikma ilahiyya) was and is the infallible Imam.The Imam is also Wali Allah and is from Allah the closing of the propheticalcycle heralded the opening of another, i.e., the da’irat al-walaya.The word Imam is used seven times in singular and five times in plural form inthe Quran.Anyone who insults and defames the prophets family, God has this to say tothem..Sura al Qalam 68:13 says" That they are base-born (illegitimate birth) i.e. theydo not belong to their real father...Why dont you ask God why HE appointed Imams for mankind?People cannot choose the Imams nor are they elected (like you do) by mankind....Imamat is not a new phenomena - nor a concoction ...Imams have beenappointed by God since the time of Adam and Abraham....but Iblis have rejectedthem and so they have become Satan now just the way you are !Abraham was also promoted to be the Imam after he successfully passed the testGod had set for him..."And when his Lord tried Abraham with HIS commandsand he fulfilled them, HE said " Lo I have appointed Thee as the IMAM formankind" !And Allah had placed all the Knowledge and Authority in Adam and ordered allthe angels to submit and bow down ! so this vesting has been there since the timeof Hazrat Adam and Hazrat Abraham....like I said before ..Ignorance is a worstkind of terrorism and you are so ignorant that it is simply appalling!An Imam like the prophet is directly appointed by God Himself and peoplecannot appoint or elect an Imam !Hazrat Abraham had prayed to God that his descendants also be madeImams...read Sura al Baqarah and then read Sura ale Imran...then read Sura alMaidah and then read the Prophets hadith ...
  17. 17. " INNAL QURAN ONZILLA ALA SABATU AHROFIN MA MINHAHARFON ILLA WALLAHU ZAHERON WA BATANON WA INNA ALI IBNEABI TALIB, INDAHU MINHO ZAHERO WAL BATIN"...Shias and Sunnisboth accept this legitimacy !"O Ali thy flesh is my flesh ....thy blood is my blood ....O ! Ali thou art to me asAaron was to Moses..." ..so laloo whom are you following?"For those who consider me as their Mawla, Ali is their Mawla too.." ! veryconclusive !"O ! Allah love those who love Ali ! and hate those who hate Ali ! and help thosewho help Ali !...."" I leave two things after me...the Quran and my Ahl al Bayt"...they are tied witha long Rope...follow both , if you follow BOTH you will never go astray!The converse is that you have gone astray....and so now you know whom Allahrefers to in Sura al Hamd--- On Thu, 11/17/11, ghulam yusuf <ghulam_yusuf@yahoo.com> wrote:Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 1:36 AMDear ZinaCan you kindly write in simpler words what you want to convey. Also can youcut down the length of your writing to a couple of paragraphs instead of writinga booklet to answer each question? No one can spare so much time.We know about your religious knowledge but please make it short.Ghulam Yusuf--- On Wed, 16/11/11, Zina Khan <zina.khan@yahoo.com> wrote:Date: Wednesday, 16 November, 2011, 20:18The two unprecedented and magnificent things, each of which is weightier thanthe heaven and the earth, or rather the entire universe, are the Qurân and itsTeacher (the Imam) whom the Prophet appointed as his khalifah or successor. Itis they who are the rope of God which is stretched from the heaven to the earthto lift the people of the earth to the heaven (Sharh, X, 481)." [Source: Tawil 669:A Thousand Wisdoms]12. Lo! We it is Who bring the dead to life. We record that which they sendbefore (them, and their footprints. And all things We have kept in a ManifestImam.13. Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent (fromAllah) came unto them; 14. When We sent unto them twain, and they deniedthem both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: Lo! we have beensent unto you. 15. They said: Ye are but mortals like untoThe light of wisdom (the Quran) in the heart of the Holy Prophet is as protectedas the lamp in the glass. Verses 77 to 79 of al Waqi-ah clearly state that theQuran is a protected book; and no one can touch it save the thoroughly purified,the Ahl ul Bayt, according to the verse 33 of Ahzab.Therefore the true interpretation of "light upon light" is the Holy Prophet and
  18. 18. his Ahl ul Bayt. It is further made clear in the next verse.For "Allah guides whom He wills to His light" see the commentary of alBaqarah: 256 and 257- he who believes in Allah, indeed, has taken hold of thefirmest handhold (or rope) which will not break off.Allah brings them out of the darkness into light-It is obvious that those who areguided unto His light are the thoroughly purified ones.They alone are the manifestations of the real light.Those who follow these reflections of the divine light receive guidance from thegrace of Allah to the extent or degree of their sincere attachment to them.Another proof of how the light, the real existence of the Prophets and Imams ishidden in the Word , is mentioned in the Quran regarding Hazrat Ibrahim:"And he (Ibrahim) made it (i.e., the Light of Prophethood and Imamat) a Wordenduring among his children, that they may return (to Him)" (43:28). That isHazrat Ibrahim entrusted his children with all the attributes and characteristicsof Prophethood and Imamat in the form of a pure and wisdom-filled Word,which continues in his progeny till the Resurrection. ...and so you guys are out tolunch..! enjoy !The spiritual and luminous existence of the Prophet also was hidden in the pureWord, as God says:"So keep your duty to Allah, O men of understanding!O ye who believe! Now Allah has sent down unto you a dhikr (remembrance)who is a messenger reciting unto you the clear verses of Allah, so that those whobelieve and do good deeds may be brought from darkness into light." (65:10-11).This verse is addressed to "men of understanding" i.e. the Imams of ahl al-bayt,for they only are on the perfect level of intellect and faith, and the Light of theProphet in the form of dhikr, has descended upon them and by the virtue of that,they are called ahl al-dhikr, the people of remembrance.This dhikr or Word is the Light of Prophethood and Imamat which contains theluminous and living realities of the Quran.The path of Muhamad is abundantly clear as crystal - read his Mutawatirahadith "Aman al Umma - "Al-Safina" - "Yawm al Dar" - "Al-Manzila" - "Al-Thaqalyn"...Path of Muhammad will lead to Allah !13."... On the day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women willsay unto those who believe: Look on us that we may borrow from your light! itwill be said: Go back and seek for light!Then there will separate them a wall wherein is a gate, the inner side whereofcontaineth mercy, while the outer side thereof is toward the doom...".12." On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women,their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, (and wilt hear itsaid unto them. That is the supreme triumph..."." who would lend me a goodly loan and "he" would multiply it for him and forhim will be a rich reward.." (57:11).......So first at least return your amanat to God and HIS Prophet !Tawil of word Yastanbitûna (They deduce, discover, they do istinbâat):"Istinbâat primarily means "to dig a well and bring out water for the first time".Secondarily it is used in the sense of thinking, reflection, to penetrate deeply(Qâmûs, p. 77). For instance, istanbatash- shay means to reveal a thing from its
  19. 19. hidden state.Verse (4:83), in which it is used, clearly means that after the holy Prophet, it isthe ulul-amr, the Imams from the progeny of the holy Prophet, who bring outthe inner meaning of the Qurânic verses, because it is they who know the tawil(inner meaning) of the Qurân." [Source: Tawil 980: A Thousand Wisdoms]Tawil of word Muslimah (The community of the pure Imams):"A true Muslim is the one who submits himself to God.In this sense, Hazrat Ibrâhîm and Hazrat Ismâil prayed: "Our Lord! Make ussubmitters to You and of our progeny a submitting community (ummatanmuslimah) to You (by true obedience)." (2:128).This shows that ummatan muslimah is the community of the pure Imâms whoare the progeny of Hazrat Ibrâhîm and Hazrat Ismâil (See Daâim, I, 33). "[Source: Tawil 812: A Thousand Wisdoms] ...and so praying THROUGH them isthe best course to take as Allah recognizes them and their submission and theirvoices....and their supplications...--- On Thu, 11/17/11, Zina Khan <zina.khan@yahoo.com> wrote:Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 1:01 AM"..in case of ALI, he could not even prevent/madat his own assassination......."Would it be reasonable to then say that Uthman destroyed the Quran compiledearlier on by the previous Caliphs and Allah could not do much nor prevent thisdestruction, but watch helplessly and now you do not have the original Quran?btw...why do you address or send salutations to the prophet after your salat (al-salamu alaykum ayyuhal nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu)? ...are yougiving lip service and showing hypocrisy which is typical in your cults anyway?What nonsense are you guys spitting from your mouths?Jesus was put on the cross? Uthman was killed ...Bibi Aeisha waskilled....Khulafa e Rashideen too was destroyed - so then the same question isbeing asked of you? Are you both suggesting that neither they nor Allah was ableto prevent all this?.....is that why you pious and good folks then became thepatrons and followers of butchers and murderers....and followed their "sunnah"and now claim you follow Muhamads sunnah and Islam?....Can someone who kills your children and family, ever convince anyone that theylove you and still follows you?...You are just Jokers!"And call NOT those who are slain in the way of God "dead"..NAY they areLIVING....only ye perceive Not..." (Sura al Baqara - Verse 154" Are you not haughty and arrogant...whenever a Messenger comes to you, someyou have branded liars and some you have killed.."" And when we took your promise that you would not shed the blood of yourown and would not drive your own from their homes, you then confirmed it, asyou yourselves bear witness...""wretched is that for which they have sold themselves, that they should rejectwhat God has sent down in arrogant jealousy that God should send it down fromdivine grace...""Wrath upon wrath and for the ungrateful is a humiliating torment.."Have you guys read Sura Noor? Perhaps you have not understood what it says?Real knowledge is related to the internal (spiritual) world and is given to a
  20. 20. person who practices his faith.Now let’s examine this ayah..." WE sent thee NOT save as a MERCY for theWorlds..." (Sura al Anbiya - verse 107)..It is clear that Allah personified HIS Mercy through Muhammad ( peace be onhim)...admittedly the Prophet is now no longer with us since almost 1400 yearsor so....I have shown ayat relating to "chastisement" which Allah says HE withheld asthe Prophet was amongst the people...Now what happens to this blessing of MERCY as the Prophet is no longer withus? Any idea? Or does that mean that we are now all open to Chastisement andno mercy?Is Allah so unjust that all the generations who came after the Prophets death didnot enjoy the same blessings, the Umma enjoyed during the time of the Prophet?"In the Sea of the Spirit, swimming is no avail: Noahs ark is the only escape.Muhammad, that king of the prophets, said, "I am the ship in this UniversalOcean. I, or that person who has become my true vicegerent in inward vision. (MIV 3357-59)" [Source: W. C. Chittick,...""Seek the people of God! Enter thou among My servants! Enter thou MyParadise! [Holy Quran 89:29-30]."Mawlâ Ali has said: "Anâ âyâtullâhi wa aminullâh, i.e. I am Allahs signs andI am the trustworthy of Allah." (Kawkab, p.208).Âyât in the sense of the signs of Divine power or miracles, are in four places: (i)The higher world, (ii) the wise Qurân, (iii) the external universe and (iv) thepersonal world, but according to the Qurân (36:12) all these âyât (signs) areencompassed in the light of the Imâm-i Mubin.That is, his light is the higher world, he is the speaking Qurân, the quintessenceof the universe and a luminous personal world in true sense." [Source: Tawil 10:A Thousand Wisdoms]"The Light that emanates from the Lamp obviously is not the Lamp Itself; but, ifthere is no Light, would you know what a Lamp is, and where it stands?Thus, it is (only) through the Light that you can perceive the lamp; you know thelamp through the Light."Holy Quran 4:174 :O - Mankind! Verily, there hath come to you a convincingproof from your Lord, for we have sent unto you a Light (that is) manifest.64:8Believe, therefore, in God and His Apostle, and in the Light which He has sentdown, and God is well acquainted with all that ye do. ..."And WE have sent youa perfect Light AND a Perspicuous Book..."You Rejected BOTH...and now you are in darkness!!!And do not be like those who divide and differ after clarifications have come tothem; for theirs is a terrible torment (Sura al Imran)Ali as an Light and in his Luminosity exists in four places; (1) in this world, hehas a body; (2) in the Spirit world, he is a great soul; (3) in the world of Light(Jabarut), he is a great light; and (4) in the world of Oneness, he is monoreal (i.e.,he is at a place where all realities become one reality).But as you are in breach of your own bayah, you cannot develop relationshipswith him at any of these four levels. ....Remember Quran talks of Four Rivers inparadise and Islam has Four dimensions too...just in case your mullahs haventtaught you all these basics and so before you even talk of Ali (as), it is importantto first know about the four levels of recognition ...
  21. 21. The light of Allah exists in the form of knowledge, wisdom, rectitude andguidance, externally and internally, which rising from blessed personality of theliving and present Imam (right from Imam Ali) , illuminates the heavens of thespiritual hudud and the earths of the physical hudud. This light belongs to thehouse of wisdom (i.e. the house of Prophethood or Imamat), the chosen membersof which, are called ahl-i bayt (People of the House), who are like a niche for thislight.The ancestral nobility of the Prophet and his position in knowledge are like alamp, which is like a glittering star, in which the corporeality of the holy Imamsis like the vessel of this miraculous lamp and their spirituality like the oil of theOlive.By the Olive is meant the family of Hazrat Ibrahim and HazratMuhammad.In the oil of this lamp the Universal Soul and the Universal Intellect, i.e. the HolySpirit and the ever-pervading Intellect of the Imams, are like the wick and flame.By fire is meant the miraculous tayid (help) and light upon light, means oneImam after the other." (Source: Recognition of the Imam, Part II, page 13)...andso it is Only Ali as an light all the way and all the Imams are Ali !!!!God has sent the rope of His holy light from the higher world to the inhabitantsof the lower world for the purpose that they may all together hold it fast so thatthey may be lifted to the higher world (Holy Quran 3:103).Externally the luminous rope of Allah is the holy personality of the Imam of thetime and internally it is his ever-reaching light. The holy light of Ali of thetime !!!The Light of Imamat Purifies Mumins:"The eternal light (33:46) which has been commanded by God to cleanse andpurify the people of faith (9:103), has already been made the cleanser (mutahhir)and purifier (muzakki) both externally and internally.In reality, this cleansing and purification is in the form of (higher spiritual)knowledge and wisdom.Thus God has appointed the light of Imamat as the successor of the light ofProphethood so that it may continue to wash and purify people in the water oflight (higher spiritual knowledge) and this chain will never cease.It is in such sublime meanings that it is said that the Divine light will continue toilluminate and that nobody can extinguish it (9:32; 61:8: 57:28). (Source: Fruit ofParadise, p. 110)Knowledge (ilm) Versus Ignorance (jahl):"... the opposite of knowledge (ilm) is ignorance (jahl). Thus, in the Wise Quranjust as knowledge has been mentioned so often both directly and in manyexamples, so also in the same way ignorance has also been mentioned.Thus if knowledge is light, then ignorance is darkness whether this comparison isconceptual or literal; if knowledge is certainty, then ignorance is doubt; ifknowledge is Paradise, then ignorance is Hell; if knowledge is guidance, thenignorance is deviation; if knowledge is healing, then ignorance is sickness; if byhearing, speaking and seeing, knowledge is being alluded to then saying that"they are deaf, dumb and blind" is a condemnation of the ignorant. If the soul
  22. 22. and intellect are cleansed and purified by (higher spiritual) knowledge, thentheir impurity and filth lies in ignorance." (Source: Fruit of Paradise, pp. 110-111)Light upon LightThe expression "light upon light (Holy Quran 24:35) has great secrets:a. "Light upon light, that is, after one light there is another light. By thislight are meant the Prophets and Imams, who in their respective times aremazahir and the lights of the Light of God, while God Himself is the Lightof lights and according to "light upon light" there is unity of lights in theImam of the time.b. Write number one on the tablet of your imagination, then repeat exactlythe same shape on it, a thousand times. Where is the number thousand inthe imagination? There is nothing except the number one. This is theunity of light upon light.c. There are four levels of light: light of Divinity (24:35), light ofProphethood (33:46), light of Imamat (57:28) and light of mumins, butlight upon light indicates that all lights become one (as there is a conceptof annihilation and survival with God)." [Source: Sublime Realities, p. 55]Simultaneous Recognitions of the Holy Imam"God has praised the Imam in four places: Lâhut (World of Divinity orOneness), Jabarut (World of Light or Intellect), Malakut (World of Angels orSouls) and Nâsut (World of human beings)" [Source: Subtle Realities, p. 5].Faith is Purified by Light"Regarding faith there is a Hadith: "Faith is recognition by the heart,affirmation by the tongue and action with the limbs".From the above mentioned Hadith, it is clear that without recognition, it isimpossible for faith to become perfect and complete, and recognition is directlyrelated to light (of the Holy Imam in our foreheads), in whose illumination areseen and recognized faith and all its accessories.Therefore, the Wise Quran has commanded us to believe in God, the Prophetand the Light: "So believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Light which Wehave revealed" (64:8)." [Source: Rubies Pearls, p. 12]The Prophet (PBUH&HF) said:"Verily, Allah, to whom belong Might and Majesty, has placed the progeny ofeach Prophet into his backbone (Sulb), and He, Exalted, has placed my progenyinto the backbone of Ali Ibn Abi Talib(al-Tabarani).....Zaid bin Arqam said,“One day the Messenger of Allah( May Allah exalt his mention) stood up todeliver a Khutbah at a watering place known as Khumm between Makkah alMukarramah and Madinah al Munawwarah. He praised Allah and said, “Opeople, I am a human being. I am about to receive a messenger from my Rabb
  23. 23. and I will respond to Allah’s Call, but I am leaving with you Two WeightyThings: the first is the Book of Allah, in which there is right guidance and light,so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it”. He exhorted (us to hold fast)to the Book of Allah and then said, “The second is the members of my family, Iremind you (to be kind) to the members of my family. I remind you (of yourduties) to the members of my family”. [Sahih Muslim]Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas said that, When the following verse (of challenge to thepolytheists) was revealed :“Let us we call our sons and you call your sons,,,, Allah’s Messenger called Ali,Fatimah, Hassan and Hussain (may Allah be pleased with them) and said, “O’Allah, they are my family.”[Sahih Muslim]Narrated Abdullah bin Umar Abu Bakr said, “Show reverence to the Messengerof Allah (may Allah exalt his mention) by honoring the members of his family”.[Sahih Bukhari]--- On Sat, 5/21/11, Zina Khan <zina.khan@yahoo.com> wrote:Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 3:49 AM“Know ye not before whom I stand in prayers and with whom I holddiscourse?”Also, the Imam’s charity, as frequent and generous as it was and is, may remainhidden and not always announced.The Quran says: “And God is not going to chastise them while you are, OMuhammd among them” (8:33).It is the universal belief of all the Muslims that the followers of the Prophet arenot going to be doomed with extirpation as was the case with the followers ofother prophets.The Prophet was a Mercy to the whole world. But on reading the above Quranicverse, one comes to the conclusion that the privilege is restricted only to the lifetime of the Prophet as it reads: “While you are among them.”The Prophet is admittedly not among us at present, why then do muslims stillenjoy the privilege?The explanation of this is to be found in another verse:“And had there not been God averting some people’s (doom) by others, certainlythere would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues andmosques in which God’s name is much remembered” (22:40).This verse makes it clear that there always exists in this world an infallible one(Imam Abideen) through whose inherent auspiciousness, prayers andintercession, this world exists.
  24. 24. This infallible one is no other than the Prophet’s progeny.Ibn Hajar writes, “Inasmuch as the Prophet was a security for the inhabitants ofthis earth, the people of his house (ahl al-bayt) are likewise the securities.”This is further corroborated by the hadith, “If the Imam were to be removedfrom this earth, the earth together with its inhabitants would have cleavedasunder.”It implies that that the existence of an Imam in every age is necessary andindispensable.Imam has helped numerous ones who needed help in many different ways. He isa friend of the poor, He is also known for his generosity and hospitality tohumanity at large.The Imamats survival in the holocaust of Karbala is no less than a miracle initself.It proves, however, that Allah wanted to save “Imamah” from extinction...aproof that it is divinely guided institution...The gruesome ordeal of Karbala was extremely difficult and arduous.In the immediate period after Karbala the Imams were treated in a harsh andunkind manner by the tyrannical powers of the time who even had destroyed theKhulafa e Rashdeen and murdered TWO caliphs, Umar and Uthman and BibiAeisha...After the grotesque manner in which the members of Imams family were killedby Yazid’s forces, how Imam Abideen was put in shackles while travelling fromKufa to Damascus, a distance of 700 miles on camel back,.. such was the crueltyof the Yazidi rulers whom you Maherally asses revere today and follow theirTEXTS !In Damascus, as well as in Kufa beforehand, Imam Abideen faced the tyrannicalrulers with enormous courage and fortitude.Single-handedly he exposed Yazid’s cover up of the butchery that took place inKarabala, and valiantly brought to mind to those attending the court of Yazid(as well as the crowd at Jumu’a Salat) of who the family of the Prophet (AhlulBayt) were, and what atrocities took place in Karbala as well.After all, the gruesome experience of the butchery in Karbala was too dauntingfor anyone, let alone for the very tender-hearted Imam.He wrote, composed and prayed, appealed and beseeched the Almighty.And this proved to continue throughout his life time, which led to a magnificentwrite up of Du’aas, supplications, and the epistle of rights and obligations ofman.
  25. 25. Imam Abideen was so generous, that his enemy (Marwan son of Hakam of BenuUmayya) requested him to give shelter to his family, to which Imam Abideen didnot hesitate.As it turned out, he became the host to 400 people of Benu Umayya for severalweeks, feeding them, tending to them, and making every effort for their comfort(free and without charges).These were the same folks from the same Benu Umayya who had killed ImamAbideen’s father and butchered the rest of the family, and slew 8 Sahaabi of theProphet (PBUH) and 20 Companions of Imam Ali in Karbala, only one yearbefore!!The collection of the Du’aas is called “Al-Saheefa Al Sajjadiyah”, also known as“Zaboor Aali Muhammad”.These prayers are very compelling and very moving; they helped provide thenecessary guidance to later generations to this day.Maherally there is nothing you can question or teach us....MUNAJAAT: (The Whispered Prayer) of the Hopeful:O Lord!Which person has come before Thee seeking hospitality, and You have notreceived him hospitably?And who is the one who has dismounted at Thy door hoping for magnanimity,and to whom You have not shown it?O Allah who is the asylum of every fleer, the hope of seekers!O Best Object of hope! O Most Generous Aim for supplication!O Allah who does not reject His asker or disappoint the expectant!O Allah whose door is open to His supplicators and whose veil is lifted for thosewho hope in Him!I ask Thee by Thy generosity to show kindness toward me through Thy gifts,with that which will give serenity to my soul, and through certainty with thatwhich will make easy for me the afflictions of this world, and life from my insightthe veils of blindness!By Thy mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful!ANOTHER MUNAJAATMy Lord!*Thy bounty which Thou hast given me - - strip it not away!
  26. 26. *Thy generosity which Thou hast given me - - strip it not away!*Thy cover over me through Thy clemency - - tear it not away!*My ugly acts which Thou hast come to know - - forgive them!My Lord!*I seek intercession from Thee with Thee, and*I seek sanctuary in Thee from Thee!*I have come to Thee craving Thy beneficence, desiring Thy kindness, …*So act toward me with the forgiveness and mercy of which Thou art worthy!*Act not toward me with the chastisement and vengeance of which I am worthy!*By Thy mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful!--- On Fri, 5/20/11, Zina Khan <zina.khan@yahoo.com> wrote:Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 11:32 PMMaherally...at least explain to us your understanding of what is "Abideen" ?The Imams of Ahl al Bayt indeed speak words of knowledge (Marifah).When Prophet Ibrahim (as) was thrown into fire (by Nimrood), Angel Jibraelmet and asked him if he had any wish to which Prophet Ibrahim (as) replied:Indeed but not from you".Imams have taught their flock how to worship Allah (SWT) and it is for thisreason that they (as) are known as "Zain ul Abideen" meaning the adornmentor the pride of worshippers and Sayyid al-Sajideen (Leader of those whoprostrate).The Rightful Imams (as) have taught their flock that whenever they rise toworship Allah (SWT), two things have to be taken into consideration.One is the Greatness of Allah (SWT), which should always be in our minds.And our hearts should be filled with His awe such that our feelings should beBaynal-Khaufi war-Rajaa (between hope and fear).Hope for His mercy and fear of His wrath.Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) said to the children of Fatema ,"O son of the Prophet! Allah (SWT) has created Paradise for you and yourfollowers and HE (SWT) has created Hellfire for your enemies and opponents.Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) also said, "O son of the Prophet! Have mercyupon Muslims.
  27. 27. It is because of the blessings of your presence that Allah (SWT) keeps away allthe hardships and difficulties of the people; and HE (SWT) does not punish themfor their wrongdoings".The son of Fatema and the Imam of the time (Abideen) (as) replied,"O Jabir! I shall remain steadfast on the path of my fathers and forefathers untilI meet them." (Ahsan al-Muqaal)Another Incident:The Secret Helper of the Poor and NeedyThe view common people have towards one who isolates himself from societyand devotes his life solely to performing his religious rituals, such as ablution(Wudu), praying, supplicating, pilgrimage (Hajj), etc, is a stranger to the society.Such a person cares nothing about his materialistic and social life, and spends hislife in worship.The life of Imam "Abideen" (as) however, contradicts this view.Imam is NOT ignorant of his society, its needs, and the realities of the time.In fact, in regards to interactions with society, he is a role model in the social andmoral duties.Imam "Abideen" (as) always remembers the saying of the Prophet (pbuh): thatif a Muslim did not think of the needs of his Muslim brothers then he was not aMuslim.Noble Quran has repeatedly reminded us about helping the poor and it hastaught us that our help should be only for the sake of Allah (SWT).(NOT for pressing the boobs of women like some of you do - or coercing theGulbabanoos of society to serve you as slaves)Muslims are told that when giving in charity, they must not follow up their giftswith reminders of their generosity or with injury, since this act voids theircharity.In this regard, verse 264 of Surah Baqarah says, "O you who believe! Do notrender in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or byinjury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believein Allah, nor in the Last Day."This is why when it was dark in the night and all the people are sleeping, Imam "Abideen" (as) gets up to plead for people... Muhammad Ishaq narrates: Many
  28. 28. of the poor citizens of Madinah had experienced the generosity and kindness ofImam "Abideen" (as).Yet, they never found out it was the Imam "Abideen" (as) Ibn Saad who diedaround 200 A.H. has narrated: There were many poor people who would cometo the Imam "Abideen" (as) for help, and before they even asked for anything,the Imam "Abideen" (as) would give them what they wanted.(Check and see if AKDN is doing the same or not?)Imam "Abideen" (as) would then say, "Giving charity is received by Allah(SWT) before it is received by the poor."Moral: Ignorance of Akbar Maherally is the worst kind of terrorism today !Imam " Abideen" (as), is very kind and patient person.That is why Maherally is still barking and loitering the net...otherwise frankly heis just an ant crawling at the Imams feet...Imam usually never gets angry and he always had a smile on his face, because heis "abideen"It is narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) has said:One who pleases his parents has verily pleased Allah (SWT), and one who hasangered his parents has verily angered Allah (SWT).Akbar Maherally and his Gulshan Maherally have both breached this hidayat ofour Nabi (saw)It is narrated that the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) has said:Two doors of paradise are opened for a person whose day commences when hisparents are pleased with him.Maherally was disowned by his father....A person once approached the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and said:It is narrated that Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) has said: "Allah will not accept theNamaz of the person who stares angrily at his parents, even though they(parents) may be unjust."Moral: Maherally is the replica of Iblis !Imam "Abedeen" (as) and the Shia:"What do you do when you get something?" Imam "Abedeen" (as) asked theShias?.
  29. 29. "We say Alhamdulillah [Praise belongs to Allah (SWT)]," they replied."What do you do when something is taken away from you?" Imam Abedeen(as) asked them."We lament a little and come to terms with it," they replied."What do you do when you do not receive anything?" Imam Abedeen (as) askedthem further."Nothing," they replied.The Imam "Abideen" said to them..."Even the dogs of Madinah do that."Imam Abedeen (as) said."When these dogs are given something (food), they wag their tails inthankfulness (Shukr).When something is taken away from them, they bark a little and walk away.When they do not get anything, they walk around the streets." (Like AkbarMaherally is doing)"Our Shia are those who say Alhamdulillah [Praise belongs to Allah (SWT)]when they receive something, when something is taken away and when theyreceive nothing." (Ahsanul Qasa)"Origination is not like the radiation of light from the sun, which depends upona material basis, but like intelligence, which is inherent in a nonmaterial andformless existence"Quiddity, He transcends being qualified. Thus He is not of two things.For in order that man be guided through the right path, he should beenlightened by Gods Will or Word.It is to him, the ever living guide.In order to show that this Word of God must always be manifested in this world,the Quran says:"And He made it a word enduring among His posterity.""And WE have given you abundance of Posterity...it is your insulter who iswithout posterity"
  30. 30. "Our Covenant reaches NOT the Unjust (Zalimun)"Another Quranic verse states:"O men, a proof has now come to you from your Lord:We have sent down to you a Manifest light."Proof (burhan) and Manifest light (Nur mubin) are also interpreted allegoricallyto denote the Living and Rightful Imam or MAZHAR (epiphany)....a name to beconnected with the notion of rising light expressed in Luke. I, 78. ...What is the Spiritual Role of the Holy Imam?"It is reported that the Holy Prophet said to Mawlana Ali:"You are the patron of this ummat and its Dhul-Qarnayn." (al-Majalisul-Muayyadiyyah, I. p 335).We are aware of the fact that every verse and every sound Hadith which is aboutMawlana Ali, is also related to the Imam of every age.Because the light of Ali, which is the light of God and the Prophet, continues inthe holy chain of Imamat and nurtures the people spiritually and intellectually.This patron (i.e., the Holy Imam), who has been appointed by God and theProphet, is always present in this world. (Source: Manifestations of Wisdom, p.33).What Does It Mean to a Spiritual Child of the Holy Imam?"In verse (14:36), God, reporting the statement of Hazrat Ibrahim, says:"Then he who follows me is of me."That is, he is my spiritual child. The Holy Prophet has said about Salman-iFarsi: "Salman is of us, the ahl al-bayt".Imam Jafar as-Sadiq has said about some of his friends:"You are from us, the ahl al-bayt".We should not forget that the means of such a unique and most exalted spiritualprogress are obedience (of all the teachings of the Holy Imam) and (ardent) love(for the Imam of the Time).""He is a minaret and sign of knowledge of the first and the last, and an oceanwhich never exhausts (due to usage)." (Kitabul-Majalis wal-Musairat..What is the Status of the Holy Imam?
  31. 31. "It is said in verse (9:105): "And said: Work: Soon will God observe your workand His Messenger and the mumins."According to Imam Jafar as-Sadiq, here by mumins are meant the Imams(Daaimul-Islam, I. p. 21).""God says in verse (9:119): "O you who believe! Fear God and be with those whoare truthful (sadiqin).Let us study this verse very carefully: On one side are all those who believe andon the other, are the truthful ones who are the Imams of the progeny of theProphet, as Imam Jafar as-Sadiq says:"We are the truthful ones".In such cases, the Holy Quran commands that the people of faith should fearGod and follow the truthful ones (i.e., the Holy Imams) and be with them inknowledge and good deeds." (Source: Manifestations of Wisdom, p. 32).Maherally will lead you astray....Peace be upon the pure progeny,and welcome to their resplendent lights.I begin with peace upon Adam from whomcame all mankind, whether nomadic or sedentary.Peace be upon the one who with his staffoverpowered the unbelievers of the tyrant Pharaoh.Peace be upon Jesus, the Holy Spirit,who by his coming, bestowed honor on Nazareth.Peace be upon Muhammad, the chosen,the one who intercedes in the hereafter.Peace be upon Ali, the beloved,and those descended from him, the radiant stars.Peace be upon you, O Sovereign Lordof Cairo, and all their gain abides with you.Allah says:"Allah did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family ofImran above all people- a line of descendants, one succeeding the other; andAllah heareth and knoweth all things." (Quran 3:33,34)
  32. 32. Ibn Arabi quotes the Prophet as saying in Tafsir al-Quran al-Karim (1:30) that,"Every man shall be brought together on the day of judgment with what heloves.If a man loves a stone, he shall be gathered together with it."Naturally, one who loves Imam, he will be with the Imam in last day.Thus, the rightful Imams will be witness of their faithful followers and the unjustwill accordingly testify for their followers.One should therefore hold fast to the rightful Imams for the benefit of his soul,because those who are unjust Imams will not be able to intercede for theirfollowers’ actions.The Quran says: "None shall have the power of intercession, but such who hasreceived permission (or promise) from (God), the Most Glorious" (19:87) andalso:"And those whom they call upon besides Him have no authority for intercession,except he who bears witness of the truth and they (people) know (that)" (43:86).The Imam is the mazhar (epiphany) of God on earth as the electric bulb is adevice of manifestation of electricity, which itself is invisible.The bulb plays the same role as the body of the Imam.Thus, the Imam is held to be the locii of the divine light, which is ever-present inthe world."(Remember) the day (hereafter) when We will summon every people with theirImam (leader-witness) then, whosoever is given his book in his right hand, theseshall read their books and they shall not be dealt with (even) a shred unjustly"(17:71).The Imam is the Proof of God (Hujjat Allah) to mankind and the Sign of God(Ayat Allah) on earth.Ali bin Abu Talib is reported to have said: "God has no greater sign than me"(Bihar al-Anwar, 23:206). The Imam is the successor of the Prophet and theVicar of God on earth.Obedience to him is obligatory. Imam Jafar Sadik said: "We are the ones towhom God has made obedience obligatory.The people will not prosper unless they recognized us and the people will not beexcused if they are ignorant to us.He who has recognized us is a believer and he who has denied us is anunbeliever, and he who has neither recognized nor denied us is in error unless he
  33. 33. returns to the right guidance which God has made obligatory for him. And if hedies in a state of error, God will do with him what He wishes" (al-Kafi, 1:187).The ever-presence of an Imam is imperative ....the existence of an Imam inevery age is necessary and indispensable.The Prophet said, “Ali and his descendants are invested with authority.”In sum, the Imam of every age is the Hujjatullah (Sign of God), the Noorullah(Light of God) and Mazhar (Epiphany) of God.He is Mansus (designated), Ma’sum (infallible) and Afdal an-na’s (the best ofthe mankind).The divine beauty is NOT in the exterior of the human form but rather it isextrinsic...and so one refers to the "divine verb" that shines through the Imamwho is spiritually elevated and so those like Maherally who criticize arethemselves prone to committing the assimilation of the dissimulation to what itdissimulates i.e. they being ignorant and bigoted, end up confusing the "Veil"(Hijab) with the Object that is in reality being "veiled" ...primarily such folkstend to perceive based on the limitations they suffer from...they are confined tothe appearances of this material world...but the Nooran Mubeen if Allah has sentas HE says so...has to be apparent in the physical realm because it is somethinginherent to the Creation itself and it has to serve as a self disclosure of Hujjat....itis logical ! It is simple!====================================Letter to Rajinder Sud who did not get out of the linguistic trap forunderstanding the universality of Islamic standard established through verse40:78 and several OthersRajinder saheb, U are generating too many lies and false generalisations. Beforesending out your mails, I think you just need to scrutinise what you are saying .Itis better to be silent than throw up statements where you will find on secondreview that you should have denounced yourself for saying what you said.Intellectual honesty and realities of the changes in patterns of cognitive structuredemands that one should be ready to denounce oneself when there is a clear cutcase for the same. You are demonstrating your ignorance about the history ofscientific thinking, contribution of muslims in generating knowledge about thematter. Honest and unbiased historians of science know how the modern scienceby founded by muslims, it is only later that we have seen the emergence ofjournal known as Christian Science Monitor. Naming of the journal is anindication that those involved in the exercise of naming the journal wanted tohighlight the contributions of the science being done in the Christian nations.Muslims liberally learnt from everywhere -India, Greece, China collectingwritten materials and worked on the same innovating, refining and constructingknowledge for the overall wellbeing of the humanity. At this stage, it is notappropriate to even classify knowledge regarding the objective and thesubjective realities in religions, though, there indeed are faith based measures tochange the cognitive structures of subjective knowledge. For example, learningto use patience as a virtue and ensure its active functionality in day to day life is
  34. 34. assuredly one of the most important outcomes of the adoption of culture ofprayer, meditation and remembrance. You may choose to review the sets ofstimuli that makes you troubled by muslims and Islam and while you shareabout the non-coercive nature of faith based communication or for that matterany communication. It is well taken and indeed, who agrees to something unlesss/he is not convinced. I think your presumptions lead you to make statementsand this way you are getting in the trap of these presumptions that must besubjected to reality checks. There are multiple stories across the nations and it isimportant to recognise these. Just do a google search and you will find multiplevideos on 9/11 with diverse pictures and some of these are not the version thatyou have believed as a truth statement.No offence intended please.--Dr.M.Mukhtar Alam ,Founder of Centre for Ecological Audit, Social Inclusionand Audit (2007) and International Youth for Humanity (1989) ,member,International Advisory Council, World Computer Exchangewww.worldcomputerexchange.org , Executive Director (H), IMEDA, New Delhihttp://imedaindia.ning.com ,co-founder of Moral India Mission is a CognitiveSocial Psychologist working in agriculture, rural and social development sector.He proposed the concepts of eternity index/sustainability index, social inclusionindex, social inclusion audit, ecological intelligence and is currently advancingthe discipline of Ecostrategics for generating responses simultaneously across thedisciplines while spending some time for managing international online networkof leading practitioners in socially inclusive and ecologically safe developmentnamely Movement for Transition to Post-Carbon Green Indiahttp://transitionurbanindia.ning.com and Ecostrategic Communicators forCarbon-neutral Neighbourhood Leisurehttp://ecostrategiccommunicators.ning.comTel:09968345380