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Bandagi Gem No. 14 :: Friday, April 4, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 14: How is the Ism-i Azam bestowed to pious murid get actualized?

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 tawil to understand the relationship between Ism-i Azam bestowed upon a pious murid and the Light of the Holy Imam:

"It is said in verse (14:24): "Have you not seen how Allah has set forth a parable? A pure word is like a pure tree, whose root is firmly fixed and whose branch is in heaven." The pure word is the ism-i a'zam, which a pious murid receives from the Imam of the time, and the pure tree is the blessed personality of the Imam of the time himself. Among these, one ism-i a'zam is in the form of a personality and the other is in the form of a word. But the very great miracle of God is that in the personal world both become one. That is, the word becomes the blessed light of the Imam."
 
(Source: Tawil 527: A Thousand Wisdoms(Pages 280-281)

The ism-i azam (bol) is in its potential form when it is bestowed to a murid by the Holy Imam. When the murid follows all the practices of the faith and practices bandagi, i.e., the luminious prayer with a luminous word at a luminous time in the small watches of the night, the ism-i azam becomes actualized. The enlightened murid witnesses that the ism-i azam (bol) has become the light of Holy Imam in his/her forehead. A murid who achieves this loft status becomes a real spiritual and luminous child of the Holy Imam! Al-Hamdulillah, all this is possible because it is in the treasury of our Holy Imam, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.)! Let us pray for a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

2. Dhikr Section:

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad, Ya Ali tasbis to call on the Light of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). At present, the Lights of Muhammad and Ali are manifested in NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam (Please recite the Holy Salwat).

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Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (33 beads)

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

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (1)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (2)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (3)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (4)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (5)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (6)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (7)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (8)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (9)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (10)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali (11)
(Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart)

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

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 7, verses 6 to 10):

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for verses 1 to 10 of the sixth Chhugo (Chapter)

Âshâji jyârê nâri thâinê srêvyâ
tyârê narê tê kidhi sâraji
sâr kari sâhêbê hâthaj jâlyo
utâryâ pahêlê pâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord When he served the Lord as a devoted wife
then the Husband (the Lord) perfected him
Perfecting him, the Lord held his hands
and took him across the limits of material existence
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Âshâji nâri to puri sohi kahie
jênu(n) Pir Sadardin nâmaji
bâr karod jivdâ târyâ
karyâ jivu(n)nâ kâm
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord We regard the complete and perfect wife as the one
whose name is Peer Sadardin
He saved twelve crore souls
and performed the work for the salvation of souls
Hari You are eternal; ........................
7
Âshâji evi nâri sohi kahie
jê satsu(n) shâhnê sa(m)bhârêji
ek til motâinê kâranê
vajarni bhitaj sarajyâ
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord It is such a wife whom we have regard for
who truthfully remembers the Lord
For the sake of a minute expression of ego
an 'iron wall' was indeed erected
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Âshâji hambhi nâri têrê gharki
munê chhê tamâri âshji
krupâ karo ho morâ nâthji
puro hamâri âsh
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord I am also the wife of your home
and have my hopes and reliance upon you
Have mercy my Master
and fulfil all my wishes and hopes
Hari You are eternal; ........................
9
Âshâji Sri Islâmshâh moro sâmi
nar dâtâr jênu(n) nâmji
Pir Hasan Kabirdin emhi vinvê
suâgen tênu(n) nâm

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 Sree Islam Shah is my Lord
whose title is the Husband saviour
Peer Hassan Kabeerdeen pleads in such a manner
and his title is the married (woman)
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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