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Bandagi Gem No. 9 :: Sunday, March 30, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 9: What are the principles of awakening the inner eye?

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 reflect on some advices on awakening the inner eye and recognizing of the self [Source: Coolness of the Eye, Pages 123-131):

  1. The first and foremost requirement for spiritual progress is ethic, then belief, bandagi and the knowledge of certainty.
     
  2. The virtue of taqwa (piety, righteousness) is the essence of the results and fruits of ethic, bandagi and the knowledge of certainty. Therefore, taqwa grants a sublime place to a mu'min.
     
  3. The best place for ibadat is Jamat Khana, because as the Qur'an says it is the place of reward and peace ("Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer)." Holy Qur'an 2:125)
     
  4. A mu'min should cultivate the habit of raising hands in His presence and invoking blessings so that the state of his heart may always remain in need (of His mercy) in God's presence, and His mercy may embrace him.
     
  5. Ibadat is the name of the slavery of God, the most High. And slavery demands all kind of services for the master. And the supreme service is that which is according to His will and required most by Him.
     
  6. A true mu'min should struggle to do good every day, spend time in good deeds. Daily, he should acquire some knowledge; he should continue his study of religious books, he should meet good people and obtain happiness from ibadat.
     
  7. These are signs of the beginning of spiritual progress: creation of ardent love for dhikr-u ibadat, to get up for bandagi on time, or in fact before time, softness of heart and readiness for giryah-u zari, continuation of dhikr and creation of seriousness and internal peace.

2. Dhikr Section:

On the occasion of the upcoming Darbars 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 5, verses 1 to 5):

Âshâji nar nârinê parani lâvyâ
tê ja(m)pua dip mi(n)jârji
utam nâri tê narnê lâvyâ
tê karvâ rikhisarni sa(m)bhâr

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari ana(n)têjo svâmi shâh
ana(n)têjo a(n)t tu(n)hê jânêjê
Hari ana(n)t ...................................

 
Oh Lord The Husband has brought the bride after having married her
and He has brought her in the Indian Sub-continent
The best wife has called the Husband
so that He can look after the devotees
Hari You are eternal; ........................
1
Âshâji nârini sâr tamê narjie kidhi
vachanê âvyâ ghar mi(n)jârji
vachanê boliyâ tamê nâth chho
utam nârini kidhi sa(m)bhâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord It is only You the Husband who has perfected the wife
and You have come in (our) home according to the promise
According to the promise you are the Master
and You have taken full care of the best wife
Hari You are eternal; ........................
2
Âshâji kaljugmâ(n)hê hu(n) tamnê dhu(n)dhti
firti dêsh vidêshji
pâki nâri jê koi silsu(n)
jê narku(n) lâvê potânê sâth
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord I have been seeking You in the present age
and have been wandering from country to country
The ripened (matured) wife is the one who maintains purity
and who brings her Husband with her (after seeking Him)
Hari You are eternal; ........................
3
Âshâji pâki nâri to narnê lâvyâ
rikhisar kâren kâmaji
nichu(n) nami nami nâri vinvê
sâmi âpê diyo didâr

Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord The ripened (matured) wife has brought the Husband
for the sake of the work of the devotees
Bowing into a low position, the wife pleads continuosly
Oh Lord grant us Your spiritual vision
Hari You are eternal; ........................
4
Âshâji nar nâri doe akthâ bêsasê
târê karshê tê jivu(n)nâ kâmji
sohâgan nâri tênê kahie
jêni nar karê sa(m)bhâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord The Husband and the wife will both be seated together
at that time they will work for the souls
The married woman is the one
who is well looked after by her Husband
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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