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:: Candle Post #34 :: How to Obtain Exterior and Interior Protection? ::

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad. The Jamati Mushkil Aasan satado will commence on Friday, April 17 and end on Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Canada. The venti ginan verse that will be recited before the dhikr tasbi is from Pir Bhikham's Ame Saheb saathe sahel kidha:

Eji Tuj vina koi avar na dise
Sami amne chhe tamaaro aadhaar ji
Tuj vina ame ekla Sami
Sami tame thaajo rakhvaal ji
.....6
Oh Lord In our difficulty, we can see no one except You.
O Lord! We rely upon your protection only.
Without your intervention, we are all alone, O Lord
O Lord! Act as our protector.
.....6

Let us now link the above ginan verse with one the supplications of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi:

'There is no shelter or safe-hold from You except in You. There is no aid except from You. There is none to put trust in except You.
 
Drive away from me the machinations of the envious, and the dark evils of the obdurate (stubborn)! Shelter me beneath the canopy of Your Mighty Dearness, O You the Most Generous of the generous! O my God, grant aid to my exterior and interior that I may attain Your Satisfaction, and grant light to my heart and innermost secret that I may be thoroughly aware of the ways of Your working.
 
O my God and Master, how can I be turned away from Your Door as a failure to You when I have arrived at it with complete confidence in You?
 
And how can You make me despair of Your Giving when You have ordered me to ask of You? Here am I, Your servant – devoted to You, seeking refuge in You!'

[Source: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. The Seven Days of the Heart. Translated by Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein. 2000. Anqa Publishing, Oxford. Pages 41-42]

Applications of the Above Knowledge

  1. Let us do our best and fully participate in the Jamati Evening Mushkil Aasaan satado for a period of seven days;
     
  2. Let us pray for exterior (zahir) and interior (batin) protection in our Jamati satado supplications;
     
  3. Let us practice bandagi and seek a light in our (real) hearts and enlighten ourselves with the innermost secret to understand the workings of God;
     
  4. Let us have immense hope in the barakat of the 'Ya Ali tu Rahem Kar, Ya Mowla tu Fazal Kar' tasbi; and
     
  5. Let us also remember Mowla's firman that "It (bandagi) will give you strength to face any worldly difficulty. It will give you humility to face success."

May Mowla's Light be with all of us, always, in everything that we do!

Related Links:
Ten Giryah-u zâri postings
Pir Bhikham's Ame Saheb saathe sahel kidha
Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Aash Tamari Shri Ho Kayam Sami

Ardent Supplications:

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. 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),
Noorallah Juma (noor-allah@salmanspiritual.com)
SalmanSpiritual.com
Thursday, April 16, 2009


The lit candle represents the Light of Imamat. Let us actualize this Light into our spiritual hearts, heads, & consciences so that we may also be able to submit spiritual & luminous nazranas in the Diamond Jubilee.

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