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Prayer Card No. 4: Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad and Pir-Shâh Tasbis

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

Ya Ali Madad. Let us first declare our noble intentions which are listed below. You may add your own list after this. Then we will say the prayer for the day and the anchor prayer.

Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, we pray for:

  1. The well being of the whole NOORANI Family
  2. Mushkil Asaan for the global Jamat
  3. Material, spiritual & intellectual upliftment of the global Jamat
  4. Salvation of all departed souls
  5. Peace for the whole humanity
  6. (Add your personal list here, if you wish)

Knowledge Section:

The four tasbis [Ya Allâh (O Allâh), Ya Wahâb (O Supreme Bestower), Ya Ali (O, the Most High), Allâhu Samad (Allâh is eternal)] were initiated by NOOR Mowlana Imam Aga Hassan Ali Shah (a.s). These tasbis used to be recited every day in the evenings. The mention of these tasbis is also in the First Ismaili Constitution published around 1912 by the Africa Supreme Council. NOOR Mowlana Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) switched this Tasbih from evening to morning recitation in Jamat Khanas around the same period. These tasbis were introduced in Indo-Pak sub Continent around 1950 when NOOR Mowlana Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) introduced the corrected version of the old Dua. [Source: Alwaez Rai Amirali Amlani, personal communication]

Now let us use a bouquet of Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad and Pir-Shâh Tasbis for today's session.

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

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (1)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (2)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (3)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (4)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (5)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (6)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (7)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (8)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (9)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad (10)
(O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal)

Noor Mowlana Aga Ali Shah Maa Baap has said that if a person says 40 beads of Pir-Shâh and bestows the benefit to the whole Jamat, then He will reward him/her the benefit of building a Darkhana. Pir refers to the Light of the Holy Prophet and Shah refers to the Light of Hazrat Ali. At present, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam holds the rank of Shah and Pir. Therefore, this tasbi is equivalent to Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Ali.

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (4)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (8)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (12)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (16)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (20)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (24)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (28)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (32)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (36)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh, Pir-Shâh (40)
(O Mowla! I implore you as the Pir and the Shah of our time)

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

May your noble intentions be fulfilled through the barakat and light of these prayers. Ameen.

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

Peace, light, barakat, tayid (spiritual help), zaheri-noorani and batini-noorani didars,
Noorallah Juma

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