A Glimpse of God in the Sayings of Masoomeen (A.S.)

THE SACRED FAMILY TREE
(Shajarahe Tayyebah)
Adam(Monotheist)
Noah(Monotheist)
Abraham (Monotheist)
Ismaiel (Monotheist)
Isaaq(Monotheist)
Jacob(Monotheist)
Joseph(Monotheist)
Moses(Monotheist)
Mary (Monotheist)
Jesus (Monotheist)
Hashim (Monotheist)
Abdul Mottaleb (Monotheist)
Abu Talib (Monotheist) Abdullah (Monotheist)

1. Mohammad (S.A)
2. Imam Ali (A.S) married 3. Fatimah Zahra (S.A)
ALL DIVINE GUIDES WERE MONOTHEISTS AND JUST
 FAMILY TREE OF ABRAHAM (AS) UPTO FOURTEEN MASOOMEEN (CONTINUED)
Abdul Mottaleb (Monotheist)
Abu Talib (Monotheist) Abdullah (Monotheist)
1. Mohammad (S.A)
2. Imam Ali (A.S) = married =3. Fatimah Zahra (S.A) (Mother of Eleven Imams in posterity)
4. Imam Hasan (A.S) 5. Imam Husain (A.S)
6. Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S)
7. Imam Mohammad Baqir (A.S)
8. Imam Ja’far al Sadeq (A.S)
9. Imam Musa al Kazim (A.S)
10. Imam Ali Musa al Reza (A.S)
11. Imam Mohammad Taqi al Javad (A.S)
12. Imam Ali Naqi al Hadi (A.S)
13. Imam Hasan Askari (A.S)
14. Imam Mahdi (A.F) (the present Imam is alive)
ALL IMAMS ARE OF NOBLE DESCENT FIRST THEIR SOULS WERE CREATED BUT THEY WERE SENT AS LAST GUIDES FOR PERFECTION OF HUMAN CHARACTER
1. God’s Light
• The holy Quran states: God is the LIGHT of the heavens and the earth. (Noor: 35)
Note a: The light of knowledge of God is visible in every creation.
God’s light is all over the universe in all the satellites, sun and stars. It is in the Kaaba, Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, mountains, rivers, trees, and houses and in the Throne (Arsh), but none of these can accommodate God, who is Omnipresent.
Note b: God guides with His light whomever he wishes. Moses wanted to fetch fire from the mountain but he was blessed with prophethood of God to defeat Pharaoh, who claimed : I am your Majestic God.
God’s Light is everywhere, within the hearts of all men and jinn, angels, birds and animals but it is not confined to any single body or person like Pharaoh.
Note c: In The Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Allah is the name of God’s Divine Self (ذات خدا). Allah o Akbar (الله اکبر ) means God is too great to be defined by anyone. It is commonly known that a person can perform wonders if he knows the Grand Name (اسم اعظم)of God, for example Asef bin Barqia, the Vazir & successor of Solomon, brought the throne of Bilqees, the queen of Sheba(سبا) from Yemen to Palestine in a wink’s time; and prophet Solomon said: “This is by the grace of my God.”(27:40) All miracles are eloquent testimonies of grace of God for His messengers. (A.S)
The Grand Name of God is a secret. There are many more secrets which were taught by God’s last & best messenger (SA) to Imam Ali (A.S) so he was declared as “the getaway of knowledge”. & his successor at Ghadir-e-Khum.
All those who desire to know the Grand Name of God may ponder‘ which Name of God is trivial?’. All Names of God are great when you focus your attention on the Divine Self of God.
Imam Ali (A.S) has taught a ‘dua’ to Kumayl & its last part states: “ O God! Whose Name is medicine ( دوا)
& whose Remembrance (zikr)is cure (شفا)
& whose Obedience is Richness & Needlessness (غنی)
have Mercy on ‘ me’ whose investment is hope (رجا)
• Imam Ali (A.S) has said God’s light is within every creation without being a part of it.
Note: God’s light is primal and exists from eternity. His creations cannot displace God’s light (neither X-rays nor lasers). God’s light is everywhere hidden and manifest at the same time.
• Imam Ali (A.S) has said God is with us and from within He annuls our intents and resolutions.
Note: Time and Space are relative concepts and are not applicable to God who is spiritually near and distant at the same time. God’s light is present in the darkest night though invisible. It is present even in evil hearts and can guide them to become lovable creatures, who are provided with food for their souls through “zikr”. The highest “zikr” is salaat and recitation of Holy Quran for guidance on the highway of God leading to paradise.
• Imam Ali A.S has stated in Joshan kabir:
No light is like God’s Light (نورٌ ليس کمثله نور)
Note: God’s first creation was Light the guiding Light or soul of the most perfect human being, full of wisdom i.e. the soul of Mohammad (S.A). This Light was “Noor e Haadeth” the created light,and it was not God’s Eternal Light.(Noore Azali)
2 . Belief in God
• The holy Quran states : God is the guardian of the believers He brings them out of the darkness (of disbelief) into the light (of Belief); and those who disbelieve in God, their patrons are satanic forces who expel them from the light (of Belief) into the darkness of disbelief & sin. (2:257)
• Imam Ali (A.S) ‘the Gateway of Knowledge’ has said: “I see God prior to everything, with everything, and after everything” It means:
Note: 1. God is visible as the Ever-Existing First. Who existed as Primal Existence prior to everything which he has created.
2. God’s Ingenious Creative Ability is reflected in everything i.e. He is with everyone wherever one may be. You can see God in every direction and in every creation with the eyes of your heart and mind. Hence nothing is as manifest as God.
3. God is the Everlasting Last, after everything is destroyed by Him. On the Doomsday, all living beings the jinn, the men, all angels and all the universe will be doomed. Nothing but God and God alone will be there and then He will revive all the Universe again by His mere intention for the Day of Recompense.
• Imam Ali (A.S) has said:
If all the curtains between me& God are removed, my BELIEF in God (is so firm that it) will not increase any further.
Imam Ali (A.S) was asked, “Do you worship a God, whom you have not seen?”
Ali (A.S) replied: “I do not worship a God whom I do not see”
Note a: Ali (A.S) has seen God through his heart & insight which is more reliable than eyes. Eyes cannot see air, nor microbes & virus, nor Laser & x-rays, nor invisible ultra violet and infra red-rays which are beyond the visible spectrum (violet to red). Eyes are deceived by mirage. The holy Quran says: “Eyes cannot see Him (God).”
Note b :No one has seen God neither His messengers nor Imams nor angels nor jinns nor anybody else. But all believers have firm trust in God and they seek His help especially on the ‘Night of Destiny’ by imploring O God! For the sake of Thy Divine Self ((بک يا الله .

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