"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
Spiritual Knowledge Management & Dissemination Through SalmanSpiritual.Com
Ya Ali Madad. In his recent firman, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam has placed a great emphasis on the management of knowledge. I would like to illustrate this with a simple example of this process by giving examples of work that I have conducted in the field of spiritual science.
Transliterated three works from Gujrati to Roman Script in 1975 and 1994:
Developed Online, Searchable Versions of the Holy Qur'an &
Anant Akhado, Anant Naa Nav Chhuga and Moti Venti in 2002:
List of 38 Projects Created and Executed with Web Support Since October 2002
|No.||Item||Start Date||End Date||View||Download|
|38.||Candle Postings :: Volume 4||Jun 27, 2013||In progress||WEB|
|37.||Candle Postings :: Volume 3||Apr 27, 2010||Jun 18, 2013||WEB|
|36.||Candle Postings :: Volume 2||May 03, 2009||Apr 18, 2010||WEB|
|35.||Welcoming NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.) to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||May 01, 2009||June 09, 2009||WEB|
|34.||40 Candle Postings :: Volume 1||Jan. 06, 2009||Apr. 22, 2009||WEB|
|33.||What is in the Spiritual Treasury of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam?||Oct. 16, 2008||Dec. 04, 2008||WEB|
|32.||The Paramount Need for Higher Spiritual Education||July 16, 2008||Aug. 11, 2008||WEB|
|31.||Best Practices to Prepare for a Golden Noorani Didar in our Foreheads||June 03, 2008||June 03, 2008||WEB|
|30.||Bandagi, Dhikr and Giryah-u zï¿½ri Project to Prepare for Golden Jubilee Darbars||Mar. 22, 2008||Apr. 11, 2008||WEB|
|29.||Giryah-u zï¿½ri, Moti Venti and Salwat Project for Navroz 2008||Mar. 11, 2008||Mar. 20, 2008||WEB|
|28.||Spiritual and Luminous Nazrana Sparks||Feb. 09, 2007||Mar. 05, 2008||WEB|
|27.||Spiritual and Luminous Dimensions of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.)||May 21, 2007||July 07, 2007||WEB|
|26.||Idd-e-Gaddir, 40 Wisdoms of Gratitude and Angelic Salwat||Jan. 07, 2007||Mar. 02, 2007||WEB|
|25.||Gems of Knowledge and Zikr for Holy Ramadan 2006 :: Daily Postings||Sept. 23, 2006||Oct. 22, 2006||WEB|
|24.||Invoking Angelic Salwat for External and Internal Peace for the Whole Humanity and All Departed Souls||Mar. 21, 2006||May 15, 2006||WEB|
|23.||Anant Akhado and Anant Naa Nav Chhuga Recitation & Dhikr Project for Idd-e-Navroz||Feb. 01, 2006||Mar. 21, 2006||WEB|
|22.||Idd-ul Fitr 2005 :: An Esoteric Interpretation (Tawil) of Dua-e-Qunut which is recited in Idd Namaz (PDF document)||Nov. 04, 2005||Nov. 04, 2005||WEB|
|21.||Prayers derived from 99 Beautiful Names of Allah||Oct. 24, 2005||Oct. 24, 2005||WEB|
|20.||Holy Ramadan 2005 :: Preparations for Lailtul Qadr (PDF document)||Oct. 24, 2005||Oct. 24, 2005|
|19.||Gems of Knowledge and Zikr for Holy Ramadan 2005 :: Daily Postings||Oct. 04, 2005||Nov. 02, 2005||WEB|
|18.||Verses Pertaining to Dasond (tithe) from Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado :: Weekly Postings||Aug. 15, 2005||Oct. 03, 2005||WEB|
|17.||Esoteric Meanings of Jamat Khana :: 5 postings per week||Sept. 13, 2005||Sept. 28, 2005||WEB|
|16.||Baitul Khyal Satado Postings :: Daily Postings||Aug. 19, 2005||Aug. 25, 2005||WEB|
|15.||40 Didar Gratitude Prayer Cards to express utmost gratitude to NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam for visiting Canada||June 20, 2005||Aug. 12, 2005||WEB|
|14.||Volume 2: 20 Additional Didar Postings for NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam's Pradhramani to Canada||June 05, 2005||June 05, 2005||WEB|
|13.||Volume 1: 40 Didar Postings for NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam's Pradhramani to Canada||June 02, 2005||June 02, 2005||WEB|
|12.||Recitation of Selected Verses of Anant Akhado for Mushkil Asaan Satado and associated web support||Apr. 01, 2005||Apr. 08, 2005||WEB|
|11.||40 Sayings of NOOR Mowlana Murtazï¿½ Ali (alayhi salï¿½m) with Cross References from the Holy Qur'an||Nov. 16, 2004||Apr. 27, 2005||WEB|
|10.||Recitation of 30 Ginans composed by Different Holy Pirs and Syeds in evening Jamat Khana after Upstanding Tasbi during Holy Ramadan and associated web support. Executed via ITREB in different Edmonton JKs||Oct. 15, 2004||Nov. 13, 2004||WEB|
|09.||7 Selections from Qazi Noaman's Code of Conduct for the followers of Imam||Aug. 22, 2004||Oct. 3, 2004||WEB|
|08.||10 Gems from NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.)'s Kalame Mowla||July 11, 2004||July 17, 2004||WEB|
|07.||25 Imamat Ta'wil Postings for NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam's 47th Imamat Day||May 16, 2004||July 08, 2004||WEB|
|06.||40 Prayer Cards Posting with Meanings and Explanation||Apr. 05, 2004||May 14, 2004||WEB|
|05.||40 Enlightenment Postings from Imam Noor Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II's Advices of Manliness (Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi)||Dec. 19, 2003||Feb. 10, 2004||WEB|
|04.||Recitation of 500 Verses of Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado and 90 Verses of Anant Naa Nav Chhuga in evening Jamat Khanas (Belle Rive and HQ) before first Dua and associated web support||Oct. 26, 2003||Dec. 13, 2003||WEB|
|03.||Recitation of Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Moti Venti for Baitul Khyal Satado before bandagi and associated web support||Aug. 15, 2003||Aug. 23, 2003||WEB|
|02.||Recitation of 500 Verses of Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado Baitul Khyal, Belle Rive Jamat Khana, before Bandagi and associated web support||Jan. 01, 2003||Feb. 09, 2003||WEB|
|01.||Recitation of 500 Verses of Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado in evening Jamat Khana before first Dua||Oct. 16, 2002||Nov. 24, 2002|
Developed Content for the Website Over the Past 15 years (1999 - present)
Articulated Orientation of the Site and Documented Resources Used
This site focuses on the Alid tradition of a thinking and spiritual Islam: an Islam which leads to the development of the human soul to its highest level as described His Highness Aga Khan III:
"Islamic doctrine goes farther than the other great religions for it proclaims the presence of the soul, perhaps minute but nevertheless existing in an embryonic state in all existence in matter, in animals, trees, and space itself. Every individual, every molecule, every atom has its own spiritual relationship with the All-Powerful Soul of God. But men and women, being more highly developed, are immensely more advanced than the infinite number of other beings known to us. Islam acknowledges the existence of angels, of great souls who have developed themselves to the highest possible planes of human soul and higher, and who are centres of forces which are scattered throughout the universe. Without going as far as Christianity, Islam recognizes the existence of evil spirits which seek by means of their secret suggestions to turn us from good, from that strait way traced by God's finger for the eternal happiness of the humblest as of the greatest -- Abraham, Jesus, Mohammed."(Source: Memoirs of Aga Khan, page 177)
The content of the website has been developed from published resources which are in the public domain. Full citations are given to stimulate further thought. The author's research focuses on the development of soul and its enlightenment within oneself. Click here to see the annotations for 20 major works used in the website.
Developed Content which is Synchronized with the Vision of NOOR Mowlana Sultan Muhamad Shah (a.s.) and NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam
I have developed this website with the hope of actualizing the major concept of enlightenment described in the following excerpt from the Platinum Jubilee Message of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.):
"In these 70 years of my Imamat, man's material condition has totally changed. There has been immense increase in power over nature but, as we see, with strifes everywhere spiritual power has not increased.
It is my hope that my Spiritual Children, the Ismailis, will, by the example of their own higher enlightenment and helpful cooperative movements amongst themselves, set to the world an example of better fraternity and brotherhood which alone can free men from the fear and dangers of moral and mental discord which leads to disaster for all."
The following teachings of NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) also emphasize the central message of higher spiritual enlightenment:
On December 13, 2008, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.) said:
"I convey to all my beloved spiritual children individually ... blessings ... for spiritual enlightenment to guide you in your lives ...."
Now here is a question which needs deep reflection:
How can spiritual enlightenment guide us in our lives? Is there an indication here that the time has come that we should evolve to such a state that the Light of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam becomes a guiding Light for us? If this is the case, then should we not practise bandagi regularly?
In my opinion, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam has set a new standard and raised the bar for the whole global Jamat since the launch of the Golden Jubilee on July 11, 2007. At that time, Mowla said in his last Dua:
"And I pray that you may live in peace, and with spiritual enlightenment to guide you."
Now it is up to us to understand the meaning of these duas and to create an enabling environment within our consciousness so that NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam's LIGHT (NOOR) guides us in all matters! Al-Hamdulillah, now we know and that is what we try should do! This is not easy and needs a change in one's outlook and lifestyle, but the results are a taste of eternal peace and true happiness while we are still in this hectic, material world! What can we not do when the Light of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam is with us?
Let us hope, pray and act upon this guidance and be blessed with the 'golden' didar of NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussani (a.s.) during his glorious Imamat. Ameen.
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