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:: Candle Post #54 :: Should I Incorporate Bandagi Into My Daily Routine? ::

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

Ya Ali Madad! The Baitul-Khyal Satado will start on Friday, August 14, 2009 and end on Thursday, August 20, 2009 in Canada. In order to understand the importance of bandagi, let us reflect deeply on the following gems of knowledge and then address the ultimate and fundamental question: "Should I incorporate bandagi into my daily routine?".

Part 1: Teaching of Missionary Nasserbhai Abdullah

The following excerpt is from the book entitled 'Flowers of Divine Knowledge' by Bahadurali Jamal Manji, Ph.D. This book is a translation of the Gujrati book entitled 'Marifat Na Phool'. Here is an vivid description of our state and suggestions on how to be spiritually alive in a materialistic world (p. 144):

'A human being has been an earthling and is affected by the ebbs and high tides of desires and cravings for the worldly pleasures which, in turn, carry him away from his original goal of finding himself. But if he keeps on practicing meditative prayers (bandagi) and keeps in his heart the remembrance of the Imam of the time, then through the power of meditation (bandagi) he has a better chance of advancing towards the goal without being affected by worldly desires. Under the circumstances, if the meditative prayer (bandagi) is performed as prescribed, it would create a nectar of love within the heart which the person feels through every throbbing of his heart. Therefore, there always remains the memory of God. If he is constantly engrossed in meditative prayers everyday, then his worldly desires will diminish day by day and these desires which pull him to the worldly attractions will not be able to subdue him in the least. As such, the lower desires and feelings having been subjugated through the power of meditative prayers, have gradually been assimilated with the higher spiritual contents of the heart. They thus are overcome by the firmness of the mind through meditative power.'

Please note: The control the lower desires and feelings through the power of bandagi is the first practical step of our spiritual journey towards 'Tuhi Tu'.

Part 2: Teaching of Grand Missionary Al-Muayyad-Fid-Din Al-Shirazi

The following excerpt is from Lecture 8, The Meaning of Six Days in Which God Created the Heavens and Earth, from the book entitled 'Life and Lectures of the Grand Missionary Al-Muayyad-Fid-Din Al-Shirazi' (p. 90). Please study it carefully because it shows the potential power of the human soul and actual power of the Holy Imam's soul:

'In some of our 'majlis' I have pointed out to you that from a physical point of view heavens surround human beings but from the point of view of spiritual development through knowledge, human beings surround these bodies.
 
In short, just as our souls surround the heavens, the souls of the Imams surround our souls and are the heavens of heavens on whom alone we look for the nutrition for our spirits.
 
May God make you profit from their philosophy and may He give you the moral strength to thank them for this.'

Please note: The source of all help and nutrition for our souls is only from our Holy Imam. This, too, is a practical application of the concept of 'Tuhi Tu'.

Notice also how nicely this ties with the the fourth ayat of Suratul Faatiha:

'Iyyaaka na'-budu wa 'iyyaaka nasta-'iin.'(1:4) (Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (1:4)

The 'Tuhi Tu' concept is so encompassing that it also appears in Suratal Faatihah!

Part 3: 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)]

Related Links:
Eighteen Bandagi Gems
Bandagi :: Creation of Light within the Personal World through Ism-i Azam
Baitul Khyal Satado Postings from 2005

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, Aug. 13, 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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