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Ta'wil Postings on the Subject of Imâm and Imâmat

 

Ta'wil Postings on the Subject of Imâm and Imâmat for the 47th Imâmat Day Celebration

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

Imam and Imamat
In his firman to Surat Jamat on 12th October, 1903, NOOR Mowlânâ Sultân Muhammad Shâh (a.s.) said "If you always read religious books, you will come to know that the throne of Imamat is continuous, perpetual and everlasting." Therefore, the subjects of Imam and Imamat are of paramount importance for all believers of God.

Project Description
In order to prepare for the 47th anniversary of our beloved NOOR Mowlânâ Shâh Karim Al-Hussaini's (a.s.) accession to the masnat of Imamat, it is necessary to understand the principles of Imâm and Imâmat from a Qur'anic point of view. The goal of this project is to create awareness of these principles and increase our knowledge. Therefore, let us seek luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) help (tayid) to understand the tawil of Qur'anic words or ayats pertaining to Imâm and Imâmat, and then recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman). I have taken an Ismaili Muslim viewpoint in selecting these ta'wil posts.

Ta'wil Post No. 01:  'Itâ'ah' (Obedience to God, the Prophet and the Imam)
Ta'wil Post No. 02:  'Uli'l-amr' (The custodians of the Divine commands, the true Imams)
Ta'wil Post No. 03:  'Imâm' (Guide)
Ta'wil Post No. 04:  Kullu shay'in (Everything, all things)
Ta'wil Post No. 05:  'Ayat' (The luminous personality of the Imam in which all signs are encompassed)
Ta'wil Post No. 06:  'Ahsâ' (He has encompassed them)
Ta'wil Post No. 07:  'Ma'a'l-Qur'ân' (With the Qur'ân)
Ta'wil Post No. 08:  'Ma'a'l-Qur'ân' (With the Qur'ân)
Ta'wil Post No. 09:  'Hâdin' (Guide, Imâm)
Ta'wil Post No. 10:  'Yastanbitûna' (They deduce, discover, they do istinbâat)
Ta'wil Post No. 11:  'Muslimah' (The community of the pure Imams)
Ta'wil Post No. 12:  'Madînat al-ilm' (The city of knowledge)
Ta'wil Post No. 13:  'Ism a'zam' (Supreme Name of God)
Ta'wil Post No. 14:  'Asmâ' (The luminous personality of the Imam in which all signs are encompassed)
Ta'wil Post No. 15:  'Awliyâ Allah' (Chosen friends of God)
Ta'wil Post No. 16:  'Ahl adh-dhikr' (The Pure Imâms)
Ta'wil Post No. 17:  'Ta'wil' (Hikmat: Wisdom)
Ta'wil Post No. 18:  'Ta'wil' (Esoteric Wisdom)
Ta'wil Post No. 19:  'Marifah' (Recognition of God)
Ta'wil Post No. 20:  'Law lâka' (If it were not for you)
Ta'wil Post No. 21:  'An Aliyy' (Narrated by Ali)
Ta'wil Post No. 22:  'Qâla Rasûl Allâh' (The Messenger of God said)
Ta'wil Post No. 23:  'Nafs' (Soul)
Ta'wil Post No. 24:  'Ati'ni' (Obey me)
Ta'wil Post No. 25:  'Ali' (Vision of Ali)

Global Prayer:

Follow these links to read an article or a poem on salwat, or hear the recitation of >Ayatul Kursi and Salwat.

May Mowla enrich you with inspired knowledge (ilm-i laduni) through these spiritual and intellectual exercises. Ameen.

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

Peace, light, barakat, tayid, zaheri-noorani and batini-noorani didars,
Noorallah Juma

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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.