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Prayer Card No. 24: Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr and Pir-Shâh Tasbi

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 tawil of 'Dhu'l-faqâr':

" On the day of the battle of Uhud, someone called out from heaven: "Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr" (There is no valiant one like Ali and there is no sword like Dhu'l-faqâr).

Question: Where are the valour of Ali and the stroke of Dhu'l-faqâr now?

Answer: In the light of the Qur'an and the Hadith it has been evident that in the beginning there was the need for the battle of tanzil (exoteric practices), which was a symbol and parable of the battle of ta'wil (esoteric practices). However, since according to the Divine Will, the age (era) of ta'wil has started, the Ali of the time uses the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom, which is not limited like the iron Dhu'l-faqâr, but it is all-inclusive and universal. (For more information on the age (era) of ta'wil see verses 7:53; 10:39)." [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Tawil No. 366]

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr and Pir-Shâh tasbi to pray to the Ali of our time to teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems.

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

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (1)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (2)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (3)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (4)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (5)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (6)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (7)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (8)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (9)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

Lâ fatâ illâ Aliyyun wa lâ sayfâ illâ Dhu'l-faqâr (10)
(O Ali of our time, teach us to use the Dhu'l-faqâr of ta'wili wisdom to solve current problems)

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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