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Prayer Card No. 18: Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin 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:

Let us reflect on the 73rd, 74th, 75th and 76th beautiful names of Allah:

073 Al-Awwal The Very First He who has precedence over all things created by Him. Yaa-Awwal
074 Al-Akhir The Infinite Last One He who shall survive all the perishables. Yaa-Akhir
075 Az-Zaahir The Visible One He who is visible, present and living. Yaa-Zaahir
076 Al-Baatin The Hidden One He who is invisible to the physical eye. Yaa-Baatin

Now let us reflect on the tawil of the word 'Zahir':

"The holy light of God is always manifest in this world. Had he not been manifest, living and present, and was absent and invisble, then the unbelievers would not have attempted to extinguish it (61:8), because it is impossible to intend to extinguish something that is hidden and invisible." [Source: Tawil No. 549, A Thousand Wisdoms]

Also, let us also reflect on the following two verses of ginan by Pir Sadardin:

"Eji Awwal tu(n)hi aakhar tu(n)hi, Tu(n)hi tu(n) surjanhaar ebi"
  You are the First, You are the Last, You are the Creator

"Eji Jaaher tu(n)hi baatin tu(n)hi, Tu(n)hi tu(n) Saheb mera ebi"
  You are Visible (present and living), You are the imperceptible (hidden), You are my Master

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin and Pir-Shâh tasbis to appreciate the attributes of our present and living (Hazir) Imam (Please recite the salwat).

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

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (1)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (2)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (3)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (4)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (5)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (6)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (7)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin(8)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (9)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

Yâ Awwal, Yâ Akhir, Yâ Zâhir, Yâ Bâtin (10)
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last,
You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

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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