:: Enlightenment Norm #28 :: Status and Function of Pirs - 6 ::
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad. In Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about the status and function of Pirs:
"Therefore, O, believers, the true believer is one who keeps his face turned away from disobedience, remaining obedient to the orders of the True King (Shah-i haqiqi). He progresses towards the truth, carrying out instructions of the pir, just as the pir himself carries out the orders of the Lord (Mawla). As just as the pir obeys the order of the Imam, never exceeding his orders, so must the teachers (mu'alliman) obey the orders of the pir, never transgressing them, until they attain their aim. The believers (mu'minan) must similarly obey the orders of their teachers, never transgressing them, and learning more from them to recognize (ma'rifat) the Imam, to obey the commandments of the religion and to carry them out, until they reach their goal.
Therefore, accept wholeheartedly (ba-jan) whatever the spiritual guide (murshid) teaches you, when he gives his advice, religious instruction and admonition; this will bring you in truth and righteousness to the Truth (haqiqat) and to the recognition the Imam of the time (Imam-i hadir). You must be thankful for this, because it is valuable for the traveller on his road to have a guide, a candle and a light, so that he may ultimately reach his home safely and without suffering."
(Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, p.40)
May our beloved Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) grant you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually, and may He grant you the inner vision of the Truth. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),