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Bandagi Gem No. 16 :: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 16: How can a pious murid enter the luminosity of the Imam and the Qur'an?

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:

In order to answer the above question, let us study the tawil of word 'Dhikrukum' (Your remembrance) :

"See the blessed words of verse (21:10): "Fihi dhikrukum":
  1. "In it is exhortation for you";
  2. "In it is the remembrance of ism-i a'zam for you"; and
  3. "In it is your own remembrance provided you are successful."
When the Imam of the time grants ism-i a'zam to one of his murids, it is certainly from the holy Qur'an. The purpose of the miraculous bridge of special 'ibadat (i.e. 'ibadat of ism-i azam) is that he or she may enter the luminosity of the Imam and the Qur'an."
 
(Source: Tawil 363: A Thousand Wisdoms pp. 196-197)

Teaching of Pir Hasan Kabirdin
The Holy Imam elevates his followers by blessing them with Ism-i Azam. The remembrance of this great name leads to enlightenment. In the following verse from Moti Venti, Pir Hasan Kabirdin teaches us the Great Name (Ism-i Azam) of the Lord is the key to overcome the tribulations on the road to the Eternal. The Pir also says that the Lord has innumerable names and each name has its own luminosity, power, blessing and mystery.

Eji sâmi ati dukh chhê saragni vatmâ(n)
tê tamârâ nâmthi dukh duraj thâya
satgur sâheb to ek chhê
tê nâm bhêdthi orakhâya
mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri ............................................
37
0 Lord, Innumerable are the tribulations on the road to the Eternal,
which will vanish with Your (sacred) name (ism-e azam).
You are the only True Guide,
known by different names and mysteries.

Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you. ........................

37

Let us pray for a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

2. Dhikr Section:

Let us refer to ta'wil of the word 'Ism a'zam (Supreme Name of God):

"Imam Jafar as-Sâdiq has said: "Allah has concealed one name, i.e., the supreme Name and He has 360 names." (Lughât, Sin, p. 175). The supreme Name or the great secret is in two forms: as a word and as a person. As a word, it is "al-hayy'l-qayyûm" (the Everling, the Everlasting) (2:255); 3:2) and as a person it is the True Guide, i.e., the Prophet and Imam of the time (See Wajh, p. 124-129)."
 
(Source: Tawil 64: A Thousand Wisdoms, p.48)

'Allahu laaa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huu 'Al-Hayyul-Qayyuum (Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal) is the first sentence of Ayatul Kursi, the most important ayat of the Holy Qur'an 2:255). From Ismaili point of view, we say that the beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam is living and his Noor is eternal. Therefore, today we will implore him with this most powerful prayer: Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim, Ya Sahebuz-Zaman:

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Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam
(33 beads)

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

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (1)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (2)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (3)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (4)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (5)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (6)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (7)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (8)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (9)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (10)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam (11)
(O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam)

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

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 8, verses 6 to 10):

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

Âshâji e narniyu(n) nâriu jê sâchi thai
tênâ jugmâ(n)hê nâm lakhânâji
hurâu(n) pachâs tê jiv mânasê
tênâ sariyâ sarvê kâm
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord The wives of such a Husband who have been truthful
their names have been written in history
Fifty angels have been at their service
and they have perfected their work
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Âshâji suâg sâmi jê nâri thai rahi
tê sati sohi sajânji
kas pâyâ jênê jugmâ(n)hê
târê nar thayâ mahêrbân
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord The woman who has remained married (devoted) to the Lord
is indeed known as the saint
Whoever has undergone physical hardships in this
world (on the path of Sirat-al-Mustaqueem)
at that time the Husband was merciful
Hari You are eternal; ........................
7
Âshâji muj narini lâjaj râkhajo
suno mârâ narji
nar charanê nâri hirakhê ghanu(n)
jê pâsê nar rahê nirvân
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord Keep the honour of me your wife
Listen my respectful Husband
At the feet of the Husband the wife becomes very happy
and besides her the Husband is present for certain
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Âshâji narnê partâpê nâri ugarê
tê srêvâe ugârê pâraji
sêvâ kari jênê mêvâ pâyâ
nya sarag mi(n)jâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord Through the rememberance of the Husband, the wife is saved
and she overcomes the earthly limits through worship
Those who served and reaped the fruits thereof
are the ones who are enjoying them in the heavens
Hari You are eternal; ........................
9
Âshâji châr kanyâu(n) dêvni chhê
ek aradh a(n)gni sârji
Pir Hasan Kabirdin shâhnê vinvê
sâmi mârâ karo amâri sâr

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 four women are of the spirits
(are merged in the spirit having completed their mission.
(This refers to Pahelaaj, Harischandra, Jujesthann and Pir Sadardin)
one is essentially half bodied (refers to his mission as being incomplete)
Peer Hassan Kabeerdeen pleads to the Lord
Oh our Lord perfect us
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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