Kalemaat Nooraniyah : ‘Tame sagla dekho chho, mamluk e Ale Mohammad bawaji saheb ni misal chhu –til barabar pan farak nathi, Raat din mari koshish yeh che ke tamne mari misal banavi dau. Mumineen ni jama’at tame koshish ma mane saath aapo. Mari misal tahava vaaste ghanu karo, ghanu karo, thakee na javo, susti na karjo.
til barabar pan farak nathi is a most common and appropriate phrase used to signify that two persons, identities or things are of similar nature, you cannot distinguish one from another. Let us reflect on this Kalemaat Norraniyah in a little depth.
Here Aqa Moula (TUS) is not referring to the outward physical appearance but the inward spirituality, thought process, character and trait developments, a mind and soul attuned in all respects to each other, ‘til barabar pan farak nahi’ in respect of intellectual and physical responses to a given situation.
Although Aqa Moula (TUS) has very similar outward physical appearance, specially during his growing up years with that of Muqad’das Syedna Taher Saifuddin Moula (RA) Glancing and comparing old photographs will prove this point, but more significant than this, is the development of complete personality where ‘till barabar pan farak nathi.’
What Aqa Moula (TUS) refers specifically by saying ‘tamne mari misal banavi dau’ is precisely the development of the entire personality, and not merely outward appearance. It is Aqa Moula’s singular karam and ehsaan that he has given us imani siyar, has attired us in the clothes that he himself wears. This is relatively easy but to inculcate the Akhlaqs is where the onus really rests, and Aqa Moula (TUS) knows how difficult it is, and so he says – ‘ghanu karo, ghanu karo, thakee na jao, susti na karjo ‘
Which in effect means to cultivate piety, purity, love, contentment, selflessness and all the noble traits that radiate in the personality of Aqa Moula (TUS) He knows, how difficult it is for his mumineen to inculcate Akhlaq Mahmoodah (noble traits) in their personality, it requires sustained efforts, and for this very reason he exhorts us to ‘ghanu karo, ghanu karo, thakee na jao, susti na karjo’ It is only because of the immense love and adoration that mumineen have of their Moula (TUS) and his Doa Mubarak that we can succeed to an extent in this endeavor.
Now the question how can we achieve this noble status?
To begin with, we have to first efface ourselves, our pride, our anger, our hurt, our baser and lowly nature, our fickle temperament, our loose morals etc: First we have to cleanse our selves. Once we have achieved this, we will be like a clear mirror, ready to receive the light and sparkle of the noble traits and virtues of our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS)
You have to become like a good soil. That’s it!! This much you have to do in this life, for in your good mud, Aqa Moula (TUS) will plant a seed, and believe me, this very seed will give a bountiful harvest in this world and a’kherat.
You can doubt your own ability, but if you have faith in Aqa Moula (TUS) and if he says, you can move a mountain, you will no doubt, be able to do it. There are numerous real life examples, amongst mumineen, who had initially doubted their ability, but their faith in their Moula (TUS) made them achieve the seemingly impossible.
So on his 97th Milad Mubarak, let us resolve to inculcate the noble traits, let us embark on a spiritual self cleansing journey first, and thereafter try to inculcate Akhlaq Mehmoodah in our personality. Just to name a few:
Sadaq-un-niyyat - sacchi niyyat rakhwoo
Al-ikhlaas fil Amal - Amal ma ikhlaas karwoo
Az-zohad fid Duniya - duniya ma kam shauq rakhvo
Al Qana’at - santosh
Kazam-ul-ghaiz - ghussa ne gilee jawoo
There are a 152 in all, so you see, the journey is long and now that we know that it not merely the outward appearance, imani siya’ar but the inward development of total personality, that Aqa Moula (TUS) desires of us, he says ‘raat din mari koshis yeh che ke tamne mari misal banavi dau’
We all know, that it is Aqa Moula (TUS) who is working un tirelessly all these years, it is a living miracle that , even at the age of 97 his Will to carry on with his mission, is on account of the unbound love and affection that he has for his mumineen. Our beloved Bawasaheb Moula (father) merely asks us –
Mumineen ni jama’at tame koshish ma mane saath aapo - this is what he desires of us, and we should never ever fail to be a part of this noble endeavor.
Hope I have been able to convey the real meaning behind the Father and Son relationship, in the context of the Kalemaat Nooraniyah to some extent. The message going out loud and strong on this 97th Milad Mubarak is that besides outward appearances, mannerism and practices, the real meaning is to develop an internal personality and character, completely attuned to his personality and character.
On reflection the meaning of Kalemaat Nooraniyah will become crystal clear that Aqa Moula (TUS) wants us to be like him in totality. Thus his address as a benevolent father encompasses not only men, but also women and children, all are his sons. For here it is not merely physical characteristics or outward appearance, but and inward mind, soul and body development, that he is striving to achieve.
May Allah grant our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) sehato-a’fiyat-ta-kiyamat. Ameen