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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. 12 :: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 12: What happens during 60 minutes of bandagi with full concentration?

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 the following teaching of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.)

"Jêo das minute ek dhiyânthi ibâdat kari shakê chhê têoni chalis varasni ibâdat kartâ vadhâre ibâdatno faydo ha(n)shal thây chhê anê châlis varas karta vadhu kabul thâya chhê. Têthi tamê hamanâ ek kalak ibadat karo, te barâbar ek khayâlthi, to ghanu chhê. Tamo badhânâ dilmâ ekaj umêd hovi joee-ea. Tê kêvi ritê, jêm rasulillah mearaj par gayâ hatâ anê badan â duniyâmâ padyu(n) hatu. Têm tamâro ruh â duniyâmâthi âsman mathê pahonchê anê â badan duniyâmâ(n) hoy anê ruhnê tyâ pahonchâdo. Zikarno ek kalâk jê tamârâ upar faraz chhê tê barâbar khayâlthi karsho to tê kalâkma(n) das minute evi âvshê jè têni andar tamê fanâfi-Allah th-ee shaksho."
 
Literal translation: Those who can concentrate for ten minutes in bandagi will get the benefit of 40 years of bandagi (performed without concentration) and will get the acceptance of having performed more than of 40 years of bandagi. Therefore, at this time, it is enough to perform bandagi with full concentration for one hour. All of you should have only one wish in your heart: How to achieve mi'raj from the example of the Holy Prophet, in which his soul ascended the heavens and his body remained on this earth. Similarly, you should send your soul from this world to the heavens so that your body remains here but your soul goes to the other world. It is your duty to perform bandagi with full concentration for one hour. During this hour, there will be ten minutes in which you will annihilated in Allah, i.e. experience fana-fi-Allah.
 
(Karachi, 3-5-1920)

Please refer to post number 10 for Mowla's methods of concentrating in bandagi. Concentration is power which leads to enlightenment provided all other actions as described in the curriculum for higher spiritual enlightenment are met. Let us pray for a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

2. Dhikr Section:

The ism-i azam is the door to luminosity, therefore it is a treasure that should be constantly remembered. Here is a humble dhikr to emphasize this point. Let us pray to NOOR Mowlana Hazar to empower us to practice the luminous prayer at a luminous time with a luminous word, i.e., perform bandagi with ism-i azam, the Supreme Name of God, with a greater effort, strength and enthusiasm.

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Ism-i Azam (99 beads)

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

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (11)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (22)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (33)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (44)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (55)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (66)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (77)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (88)

Ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam,
ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam, ism-i azam (99)

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

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

Download mp3 track in the voice of Shafiq Rawji
for verses 1 to 10 of the sixth Chhugo (Chapter)

Âshâji sêvâ kari jênê mêvâ pâyâ
anê khâdhâ hirakhê sârji
haidê abhâv nêhaj padiyâ
to thai lodhâni bhitaj sâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord The one who having served (the Imam) had attained the fruits thereof
and consumed them with perfect happiness
But when a minute sense of self-love entered the heart
then an 'iron wall' was erected immediately
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Âshâji târê nâri narsu(n) vinvê
vât karê chhê sa(m)bhâraji
chh mâs lagan nârie duâgaj bhogavyo
toe nar na malyâ lagâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord Then the wife began to plead to the Husband
and she pleaded about not being looked after
For a period of six months the wife underwent
the status of an unmarried (without spiritual vision) woman
even then she did not get the Husband immediately
Hari You are eternal; ........................
7
Âshâji enê nârinê nar nahi malyo
toe hirakh haidê apârji
târê purakhê kidho mân châvâno
narini kidhi sâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord That wife did not regain her Husband
inspite of that she maintained her love for the Husband
in an unlimited manner
It was then that the perfect entity became the maintainer of honour
and He perfected the wife (fulfilled her wishes)
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Âshâji purakhko nêh nâri lai rahi
haidê tê hirakh apârji
enê sa(n)jogê Pir Sadardin kahyâ
sâmi karo hamâri sâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord The wife remained in constant love of the perfect entity
and achieved unlimited happiness in her heart
Under those circumstances Pir Sadardin spoke
Oh Lord perfect our lives
Hari You are eternal; ........................
9
Âshâji ham nâri hak shâhki kahie
sohi karê hamâri sârji
nâri thai Pir Hasan Kabirdin vinvê
tamê varo nar sujân.

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 I regard myself as the wife of the true Lord
the one who does my ultimate good
Being the wife, Pir Hassan Kabirdin pleads
You protect us, Oh Husband (the Lord) the Knower of everything
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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