Navroz 2004: A New Beginning for Spiritual Progress and Development
Explanation of artwork: The Navroz Card has a subtle reflection of 'Flower' and 'Light' - which symbolizes RUH and NUR, and it blends with the message by Pir Sadardin that the spiritual Navroz brings enlightenment in the Momin's heart and makes it like a blossoming flower, just as the physical Navroz brings new life and blossom to the vegetable kingdom - and therefore the Pir invites us to seek that spiritual Navroz for our souls.
All people live in the world of humanity (Nasut). In order to understand the concept of spiritual Navroz one has to understand the path of spiritual progress and development of human beings. This path is like a ladder with four steps:
- The True Mu'mins live in this world but have reached the first step of the ladder of spiritual progress and development. As they have achieved this, they have no fear of deviation from the Right Path and have the choice of living in this state or advancing to the next step.
- The Righteous Ones (Salihin) also live in this world, but have reached the second step of the ladder of spiritual progress and development, i.e., spiritually they have reached the world of angelicity (Malakut). They see the manifestations of light and have recognized their own soul.
- The Spiritual Martyrs (Shuhada) also live in this world, but have reached the third step of the ladder of spiritual progress and development, i.e., they experience the Light (Noor) of the 99 Divine Attributes (99 Names of Allah) in the world of majesty (Jabarut). The world of majesty is also the world of pure intellect which manifests itself as Light.
- The Truthful Ones (Siddiq), also known as Wali (the Friends of Allah), also live in this world, but have reached the fourth step of the ladder of spiritual progress and development, i.e., they have reached the world of divinity (Lahut). In this world of divinity, they experience the hidden treasure of Allah and are given the knowledge of key secrets. In the material world, such persons speak most truly, and explain knowledge most clearly, because they have seen this in the world of divinity.
The world of divinity has many names such as the World of Oneness, the World of One Reality (Monoreality), the Abode of Eternal Peace, and the place of annihilation and Eternal existence.
The Holy Prophets, the Holy Imams and the Holy Pirs have all experienced the World of Divinity. Please take an additional moment and reflect on the words of Pir Sadardin (r.a.) in the Navroz card designed by Alwaez Rai Amirali Amalani. To listen to the Choghadiya Ginan mentioned in the card, please download:
The ginan is melodiously recited by Shabnam Merali and skillfully recorded by Arzina Merali.
Navroz Mubarak! May the Almighty Lord guide and advance you to the World of Divinity. Ameen.