"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the Miraj, let us reflect on reflect upon the following points:
|"O the light of my eyes! Always remember the great secret of recognition that by God's mercy and help, all Prophets were resurrected after being spiritually dead in this life, therefore, they attained the unique rank of fana fi'llah and baqa' bi'llah. Also remember that it is not possible to attain such a supreme rank without undergoing the miracle of miraj. Now we will give the evidence of this from the wise Qur'an. It is said in verse (2:213): "Fabaatha'llahu'n-nabiyyin: (i) Then God revived the Prophets" (in the sense of fana fi'llah and baqa bi'llah). (ii)Then God sent the Prophets (as if from miraj). For, although the Prophets were apparently in this world, yet internally their pure soul has been to the higher world and the place of miraj and come back. It is in this sense that they were sent by God." [Source: Tawil 830: A Thousand Wisdoms]|
The mechanism for creating the Light of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) within oneself is the practice of luminous prayer (bandagi) (with a luminous word (bol) if you are blessed with it) at a luminous time (early hours of the morning). The reward of this practice (and of abundant remembrance (dhikr) during the rest of of the day and night) leads to purification of the soul and enlightenment, as described in verse 162 of Kalâmê Mowlâ:
Badee fajar jagê nê bandagi karê,
The one who remains awake in the early hours of the morning and performs his special luminous prayer (bandagi),
has indeed earned for himself purity.
subu sâdak jâgo bhâi,
Remain awake at the early hours of the morning brothers,
On the happy occasion of the celebration of Miraj, the journey in which our Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) attained the status of fana fi'llah and baqa bi'llah using ism-i azam (symbolized by Burraq, the mystical horse), let us seek luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) help (tayid) to understand the lofty concepts of fana fi'llah and baqa' bi'llah.
Let us recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman) and commit ourselves to practice luminous prayer (bandagi) with a luminous word (supreme name, ism-i azam, bol) at the luminous time (early hours of the morning).
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
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Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil 'Alamin
May Mowla enrich you with inspired (given) knowledge (ilm-i laduni). Ameen.
Peace, light, barakat, taid and a 'golden' didar,
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2005