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"He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful." — Holy Qur'an 57:9

 

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Bandagi Gem No. 2 :: Sunday, March 23, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 2: Search for Enlightenment Through the Right Spiritual Contact

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

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts:

1. A knowledge section on bandagi;
2. A dhikr section to activate the soul;
3. 5-verses of Giryah-u zâri from Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ presented sequentially;
4. A prayer card for the well being and health our most beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam and his family, the upliftment the global Jamat, global Muslim community, and humanity at large, and the salvation of all departed souls; and
5. A prayer for the global Jamat.

1. Knowledge Section on Bandagi:

The practice of bandagi, a luminous prayer at a luminous time with a luminous word, is a key component of a thinking and a spiritual Islam as articulated by NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). Murids in search of enlightenment, salvation and eternal existence have always practiced bandagi (Ibadat) in the small watches of the night. This theme appears in all our literature spanning a period of 1400 years. I have would like to present two excerpts to support these fundamental concepts:

In his message to students in Bombay, NOOR Mowlana Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah Al-Husayni (a.s.) explained about the fundamental principle of our Holy faith:

"... While the material conditions of life change, the spiritual conditions which are not only limited to this life but go beyond, are based on one fundamental principle, namely search for enlightenment by the right spiritual contact with the light of your holy faith."
(Source: Precious Pearls. No. 43)

In Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about light and eternal existence:

"Whoever treats himself as something (important) in this world, being sure of his own (important) existence, will become non-existent (non-entity); will be deprived of a share of existence. Man (by himself) is neither extant nor non-existent, neither light or darkness. If the Imam, who possesses association (with God, walayat), helps him, he becomes endowed with being and light. But if he does not recognize (the Imam) from a (false) sense of security, and does not swear allegiance to the Imam of the time, he will become non-existent and dark."
(Source: Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi translated text, pp. 62-63)

2. Dhikr Section:

On the occasion of the upcoming Diamond Jubilee, let us listen to the dhikr track which invokes the power, grace, and help from the Light of Eternal Ali which is present in our present and living Imam, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.)

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Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (40 beads)

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

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (04)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (08)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (12)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (16)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (20)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (24)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (28)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (32)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (36)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (40)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

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

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 1, verses 6 to 10):

Âshâji nav chhugâni pâgaj vani
tê kidhi gharni nârji
havê paghadi bâ(n)dho e var râjâ
jê lâvi tamâri nâr

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari anatê(n)jo sâmi shâh
anantê(n)jo a(n)t tu(n)hê jânêjê
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................6

Oh Lord A turban of nine tussles only has been folded
and it has been done by the (devoted) housewife
Now put on the turban, Oh the Protector King
the one that has been brought by your wife
Hari You are eternal ..........................................6
Âshâji kâ(n)tatâ kâ(n)tatâ narjinê jânyâ
e bâl ku(n)vâri târi nâriji
tê nâri fêrvi shâhâ najar kidhâ
didhâ tê anat ugâr
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................7
Oh Lord By continuously spinning the cotton-like substance,
I have come to know the husband (the Lord)
I as Your young unmarried woman
The woman whom the Lord transformed through
His (merciful) vision (sight) -
married spiritually and gave eternal salvation
Hari You are eternal ..........................................7
Âshâji eto nar odhârvâ vâro jâno
tamê rakhê tê thâo gêmârji
e nar bahu rupê ramataj ramyâ
têni ramatê ma bhulorê gêmâr
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................8
Oh Lord He is indeed the Husband who will be the saviour
lest you become the misled ones
That Husband has played (mysteriously)
in many different forms
Oh ignorant, never get confused about His essence
by His plays and mysteries
Hari You are eternal ..........................................8
Âshâji nârie jârê e nar pâmyâ
târê kidhâ tê pir avtârji
jo tamê e narnê ârâdho
to utro pahêlê pâr
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................9
Oh Lord When the (devoted) woman got her Husband
(the Lord), she became the manifestation of
the Pir (Nur-e-Nabuwwah)
If you adore that Husband, you will indeed
cross over the limits of material existence and
achieve the eternal salvation
Hari You are eternal ..........................................9
Âshâji Pir Hasan Kabirdin ginânaj bolyâ
tênu(n) nav chhugânu(n) vistârji
ginân vichâri virâ tamê châljo
to pâmo vaiku(n)th thâm
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................10
Oh Lord Pir Hasan Kabirdin has spoken only about the
Divine knowledge and wisdom (and nothing else)
It is a composition of nine tussles
Conduct yourselves by reflecting upon the ginaans
then you will achieve the abode of paradise
Hari You are eternal ..........................................10

4. Prayer Card

Niyat and Wish List:
Let us first declare our noble intentions and then invoke the angelic salwat for exoteric and esoteric purposes. Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, we pray for:

  1. The well being and health of the whole NOORANI family;
  2. Protection from the elements of dross and darkness;
  3. Sunshine in hearts, Light in our foreheads and the blessing of the inner vision of the Truth;
  4. Mushkil Aasan and material, spiritual & intellectual upliftment of the global Jamat, the global Muslim community and humanity at large;
  5. Salvation of all departed souls;
  6. Empowerment of our children with the correct understanding of our holy faith; and
  7. External and internal peace for the whole humanity.
"It is mentioned in verse (33:33): "O you the people of the house (of the Prophet)! Verily Allah intends but to keep off from you (every kind of) uncleanness and purify you with a thorough purification." By the people of the house or ahl-i bayt are meant the holy Prophet himself, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Fatimah, Hazrat Hasan and Hazrat Husayn."
[Source: Muslim, IV, 1883; Tirmidhi, V, 663)

Now let us recite angelic salwats to invoke Divine grace and mercy.

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Angelic Salwat (33 beads)

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

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

5. Global Prayer:

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.

O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam bless us with many Holy Batuni-Noorani didars during the Diamond Jubilee year, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.

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

Peace, light, barakat, tayid and a 'golden noorani didar',
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.

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