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Bandagi, Dhikr and Giryah-u zâri Project to Prepare for Golden Jubilee Darbars in Dubai and USA and Golden Noorani Didar in our Foreheads
Bandagi Gem No. 4 :: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 4: Creating the Light of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) Within Oneself

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 luminous prayer (bandagi) at a luminous time leads to purity. The mechanism for creating the Light of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) within oneself is the practice of luminous prayer (bandagi) (with a luminous word (bol) if you are blessed with it) at a luminous time (early hours of the morning). The reward of this practice (and of abundant remembrance (dhikr) during the rest of of the day and night) leads to purification of the soul and enlightenment, as described in verse 162 of Kalâmê Mowlâ:

Badee fajar jagê nê bandagi karê,
to tu(n) nêkee kamâyâ
jo ees vêrâe jâgyâ,
so bandageesê nêkee pâyâ

The one who remains awake in the early hours of the morning
and performs his special luminous prayer (bandagi),
has indeed earned for himself purity.
If he remains awake at this time,
he has attained purity through luminous prayer (bandagi).

subu sâdak jâgo bhâi,
karo zikr ilâhi
namâz tasbi bandagisêthi,
hovê dil safâee .....162

Remain awake at the early hours of the morning brothers,
and perform the luminous remembrance of God.
Through prayers (namaz, Du'a),
divine remembrance (dhikr, recitation of tasbis),
and luminous prayers (bandagi) the heart is purified. .....162

2. Dhikr Section:

On the occasion of the upcoming Darbars in Dubai and in the USA, here is a dhikr track to invoke two additiuonal 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.):

Let us reflect on the 55th and 42nd beautiful name of Allah:

055 Al-Wali The Protecting Associate He who is the Friend of His righteous devotees. Yaa-Wali
042 Al-Karim The Bountiful One He who is Generous and Munificent. Yaa-Karim

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Ya Wali, Ya Karim tasbi to appreciate the Lord's protection and generosity upon us.

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Ya Wali, Ya Karim (36 beads)

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

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (3)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (6)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (9)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (12)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (15)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (18)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (21)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (24)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (27)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (30)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (33)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (36)
(O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate and You are the Bountiful One)

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

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 2, verses 6 to 10):

Âshâji kathan pohoro kaljug tano
têmâ(n) mahêr karo e murârji
sâmi emhi jâni mehêraj karjo
mayâ karo e murâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
6
Oh Lord The most difficult period is that of the present era
In it have mercy upon us Oh the Exalted one
Oh Lord realising this fact have only mercy
and have (a great deal of) compassion Oh the Exalted one
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Âshâji kêtâk âkdâ amêj vin
têha tano kapâsji
eni ritê karinê kâ(n)tyâ
tênu(n) sutaraj khâs
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
7
Oh Lord How many pods of aak were selected by myself only
from which a yarn was prepared
From it we wove or spun
which resulted in a cotton like substance
Hari You are eternal; ........................
7
Âshâji nâri farti tiyâ(n)j kâ(n)tati
tamê suno nar sujanaji
amâro nar am ghar âvashê
nakala(n)ki chatur nirvân
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
8
Oh Lord The spinning process was done entirely
through the movement of the wife's bodily limbs
You who are the Lord, the Supreme Judge please listen
Our Husband will come to our homes
He who is the Pure, Perfect and Intelligent without any doubt
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Âshâji vât sâ(m)bharo nârij tani
tê satsu(n) vinvê jânji
ketik vâtê mêhêr mora jogiyâ
nav chhugâni vênti parmâno
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
9
Oh Lord Listen only to what the (devoted) wife says
She pleads truthfully in complete humility
In how many different words have I expressed
my devotional attitude towards my Merciful
the substance of which is contained in the supplications
Hari You are eternal; ........................
9
Âshâji Hasan Husênki âlaj kahie
sohi Hasan sâhâ khâsji
Pir Hasan Kabirdin bolyâ ho sâmi
puro hamâri âshâ

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 ...................................

10
Oh Lord If we only consider the progeny Hazarat Hassan and Imam Husein
then Hassan Shah is indeed one of them
Peer Hassan Kabeerdeen spoke to the Lord
fulfil our hopes and wishes
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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