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:: Candle Post #53 :: The Ultimate Dhikr :: Tuhi Tu (O Mowla, Only You are You) ::

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

Ya Ali Madad! In this post, I would like to further explore the concept of 'Tuhi Tu' which means 'Only You are You'. When a person says 'Tuhi Tu' with real understanding, he/she is naughting himself/herself. The person is saying that 'I am nothing'. Thus, the 'I' and 'You' relationship changes, because the 'I' is nothing. Only 'You' remains.

To understand this more clearly, let us give 'I' a value of one (1). Then we have to reduce its value to zero. The great Prophets, Pirs and mu'mins were the true lovers of the soul and were able to do this. Thus, true lovers just addressed Noor Mowlana Hazir Imam of their time as 'Tuhi Tu'.

Part 1: Excerpt from the Usul-e Din firman made by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) in Dar-es-Salaam on 29-9-1899

Let us reflect on the following excerpt from a 'Tuhi Tu' point of view:

'Those who have only superficial knowledge of the faith have fantastic notions about me. They believe my job is to heal the sick. This is not my task. My task is to show you the Way to the Truth (Haqqiqat), so that you may achieve your real destiny, which is the state of fanâfillâh. Fanâ stands for 'annihilation', fi meaning 'in' and Allah being 'God'. To be fanâfillâh is to lose oneself in God's Essence.'

Please note: 'Tuhi Tu' is actualized only after fanâfillâh.

Part 2: Example of Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.)

Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.) was elevated with the knowledge of marifat because he performed bandagi, giriyau-zari (supplication) and tremendous service to the Imam of the time. He is the Pir in the time of Imam Islam Shah (a.s.), and was given the responsibility of uplifting countless millions (Anant Karod) souls. Yet, in spite of his tremendous knowledge and ibadat, he says in the varaani of Anant Akhâdo:

Hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
Hari anatêjo svâmi shâh
anatê jo a(n)t tuhi jânê ji
Hari, You are eternal and unlimited,
Hari You are the Lord of unlimited souls or eternity,
You are the only Knower of the limits of the unlimited.

Please note: The Pir bows in humility and supplicates to the Holy Imam as the one who is the only Knower of the limits of the unlimited. This is another example of 'Tuhi Tu'.

Part 3: Teachings of Mowlana Rumi

The following quatrains from Mowlana Rumi's Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi have been translated by Sharam Shiva and published in a book entitled, 'Rumi, Thief of Sleep: quatrains from the Persian/translations', 2000. Hohm Press, Presscot, AZ, USA. ISBN 1-890772-05-4 (alk. paper). These are presented below because they shed more light on the topic of 'Tuhi Tu'.

'At times we seem disturbed on the path of union.
At times we scorch in the fire of the pain of separation.
When this illusion of you-and-I disappears from me-and-you
Then me-and-you, without the veil of you-and-I,
will live in bliss together.'
(1301 AK) (Page 71)
 
'When your chest is free of your limiting ego,
Then you will see the ageless Beloved.
You can not see yourself without a mirror;
Look at the Beloved, He is the brightest mirror'
(1552 UT)(Page 77)
 
'One day I said our souls are one—
I will never be without you again.
I know you win everything I lose—
I lose, so that I can stay with you.'
(1526 UT)(Page 76)

Part 4: The Tuhi Tu Dhikr

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A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim
I seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan.

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

Yâ Ali Madad, Mowlâ Ali Madad, Yâ Ali Madad, Mowlâ Ali Madad

Rab tu, Rahêmân tu, Rahim tu, Karim tu

Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu

[O Ali help us (Ya Ali Madad), Mowla Ali help us (Mowla Ali Madad) for only You are our Lord (Rab), You are the Most Beneficent (Raheman), You are the Most Merciful (Rahim), You are the Most Bountiful One (Karim). Only You are You (Tuhi Tu), Only You are You (Tuhi Tu), Only You are You (Tuhi Tu)]

Yâ Ali Madad, Mowlâ Ali Madad, Yâ Ali Madad, Mowlâ Ali Madad

Rab tu, Rahêmân tu, Rahim tu, Karim tu

Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu, Tuhi tu

[O Ali help us (Ya Ali Madad), Mowla Ali help us (Mowla Ali Madad) for only You are our Lord (Rab), You are the Most Beneficent (Raheman), You are the Most Merciful (Rahim), You are the Most Bountiful One (Karim). Only You are You (Tuhi Tu), Only You are You (Tuhi Tu), Only You are You (Tuhi Tu)]

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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)
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Monday, Aug. 10, 2009


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