The teaching of the Imam is Paradise

September 11, 2006 at 9:34 pm (doctrines)

Paradise has two forms:

potential and actual.

The potential paradise is the teachings of the Imam-e-zaman.

It is called a potential paradise

because the momin has yet to put the teachings into practice.

After hearing the call,

the momin accepts initiation,

and then is taught according to their capacity,

stage by stage,

the straight path (batini islam).

But then the momin must overcome their animal natures,

converting evil into good,

and only then is actual paradise achieved.

based on the 1st Lecture of Al-Muayyad (a Fatimid Dai)

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