Literary Reading – Imam's Favours for his Murids

The Imam’s Grace, Bounty and Mercy towards his Murids is recognized by a great Ismaili scholar and jurist, Qadi Numan, who served in the Fatimid Empire under the Imamate of Al-Muiz. He writes:

“Let us make a short survey of their favours on us. We were ignorant of everything and were spiritually dead. They brought us back to life and showed us the path of wisdom. We were blind, they gave us the eyes to see for ourselves what is right and what is wrong.

We were groping in the dark, they showed us the light. We had lost the track, they showed us the way to salvation. We were lacking in knowledge, they gave us knowledge. We were falling in hell-fire, they picked us up and put us in the middle of righteous.

In short, they gave done us the favours which we cannot count.

They have given us all that is good in this world and the world to come.”

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Adapted from Code of Conduct for the Followers of Imam by Qazi Noaman, translated by Prof. Jawad Muscati.

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