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Salman Spiritual :: Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth :: An Ismaili Perspective

Promoting Personal Search for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment

"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. 3 :: Monday, March 24, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 3: How is Light created within the personal world?

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:

Let us begin by reflection upon how the light (sunshine) is created within the personal world (heart) through Ism-i Azam (Supreme Divine Names). The Holy Quran teaches that the sequence in acquiring complete knowledge starts from the outer world and extends into the inner world of human beings:

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:

"We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves (in their souls) until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over all things?"
(Holy Qur'an 41:53)

The highest form of knowledge is given in the form of Light (NOOR). Our Holy Prophet used to supplicate for Light as follows:

"O Allah, place light in my heart, light in my sight, light in my hearing, light on my right hand, light on my left hand, light above me, light below me, light in front of me, light behind me, and enhance light for me."
(Sahih Muslim Vol. I, p. 368)

The Light is only given to staunch, purified and faithful believers (mumins). The mechanism of enlightenment is through the recitation and meditation on the Supreme Names of God (Ism-i Azam). In the Ismaili Tariqah, the present and living Imam (NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam) plays a central role in illuminating the path of the believers.

2. Dhikr Section:

Let us listen to the Ya Ali Ya Karim Special Dhikr track to invoke the different attributes of the Light of Eternal Ali which is manifest in our present and living Imam, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.)

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Ya Ali, Ya Karim

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

1. Ya Ali, Ya Rahim O the Most High, O the Merciful
2. Ya Ali, Ya Halim O the Most High, O the Clement One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Mumin O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith
4. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
5. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
6. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
7. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
8. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
9. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Mujib O the Most High, O the Responding One
2. Ya Ali, Ya Hakim O the Most High, O the Discreet One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Alim O the Most High, O the All-Knowing One
4. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
5. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
6. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
7. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
8. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
9. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Wahhaab O the Most High, O the Supreme Bestower
2. Ya Ali, Ya Quddus O the Most High, O the Most Sacred One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Salaam O the Most High, O the Embodiment of Peace
4. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
5. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
6. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
7. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
8. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
9. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
2. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
3. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
4. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
5. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
6. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
7. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
8. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
9. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

 

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 2, verses 1 to 5):

Âshâji anat târyânu(n) vichâraj kartâ(n)
tê kêtâk jugaj jânoji
amârê mâthê tamê mahêraj âno
sâmi nav chhugâni chhu(n) nâri

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 .....................................................1

Oh Lord You were thinking only about saving the countless (souls)
and it was in the first era
Maintain only Your mercy upon us
Oh Lord I am the wife of the nine tussles
Hari You are eternal ..........................................1
Âshâji amârâ nâth tamêaj chho
tê tamê chatur sujânji
tam tani amê nâri thai rahyâ
sâmi tamê chho nar avtâr
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................2
Oh Lord You are the only one who is our Lord
and You are the all-Intelligent Judge
We (I) have remained your (devoted) wife
Oh Lord you are indeed the Manifestation of the Husband
Hari You are eternal ..........................................2
Âshâji kol kari amêj âviyâ
sâmi karu(n) tâmâri sêvâji
amê jogi bhavo bhav tanâ
sâmi amnê chhê tamâri âshâ
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................3
Oh Lord It is indeed we who have come having given a promise
and Oh Lord we are performing your service (worshipping You)
We (I) have been (a) devoted sage(s) for ages
Oh Lord we(I) have complete reliance on You
Hari You are eternal ..........................................3
Âshâji junâ jogi bhavobhav tanâ
tamê kâ(n)i na lyo amâri sâraji
hu(n) nav chhugâni pâghdi lâvi
tê lâvi tamâri nâr
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................4
Oh Lord I am an ancient sage for all eras
then why don't You accept my deeds
I have brought You a turban with nine tussles
and have brought it as Your (devoted) wife
Hari You are eternal ..........................................4
Âshâji mustak hamâro nicho ghano
upadê tê nahi lagârji
rvê hârdagalâ bharu(n)
prêm karu(n) apâr
Hari ana(n)t .....................................................5
Oh Lord My head is bowed in humility
and it will never be raised.
I endeavour to make gradual strides (towards You)
and my express endless love (for You)
Hari You are eternal ..........................................5

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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