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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. 18 :: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 18: What is the best time to be in the company of the Holy Imam?

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:

I will answer the above question with a couple of verses from Pir Sadardin's Nur vela nur piyo ginan:

Eji Nur vela nur piyo
Aa(n)hi kariyo man aanand ji
Pop vela raakho Shah Pirsu(n) sambandh ji

Tame Jaago jaago bhaida
Raiyan viyaaniya ji
Tame cheto momanbhaida
Raiyan viyaaniya ji

 
O brother! At the time of enlightenment (i.e., at Noorani time),
experience (drink) the Light
and make your heart (soul) joyful.
At the time of the blooming (of the soul),
establish relationship with the Lord
and the Guide through Ism Azam.

O brothers! remain continuously awake
(in knowledge and remembrance) so that
the night of darkness and negligence may pass away.
O momins! be vigilant, so that the night of
darkness and negligence may pass away.

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Eji Bhane Pir Sadardin
Hi joog paachhali raheni
Sat keri vaat koi virle jaañi

Tame Jaago jaago bhaida
Raiyan viyaaniya ji
Tame cheto momanbhaida
Raiyan viyaaniya ji

 
O brother! Pir Sadardin teaches: this existence (in the company of the Guide)
is like the last portion of the night (the dawn).
Very few courageous souls have known the True Path.

O brothers! remain continuously awake
(in knowledge and remembrance) so that
the night of darkness and negligence may pass away.
O momins! be vigilant, so that the night of
darkness and negligence may pass away.

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Right now many members of the global Jamat are preparing to attend the Golden Jubilee Darbars in the USA. There is no doubt about the significance of these great events which are going to take in less than one week from today. There is also another way to obtain the didar of the Holy Imam as described in the following teaching of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.):

"Imâmnâ jâhêr nurnê jovani eechhâ râkhtâvo to tê ibadâtmâ hoee shakay chhê. Ibâdatmâ daroj ek kalak besvu(n) têni badhi samaj tamnê missionario âpshê."
 
Literal translation: If you are yearning to see the manifested Light, then it is possible to achieve this through ibadat (bandagi). You should sit in ibadat for one hour every day. The missionaries (wazeen) can provide you with the necessary knowledge on this topic.
 
(Mumbai, 6-1- 1950)

All praise is due to NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam for his infinite mercy and tayid to complete the recitation of Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ in Baitul Khyal before bandagi and for completing this 18 posting project on the topic of Ibadat (bandagi). May we all be blessed with a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

2. Dhikr Section:

Let us listen to the Ya Ali Ya Karim Special Dhikr track to invoke the different 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.)

Download mp3:
Ya Ali, Ya Karim

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

1. Ya Ali, Ya Rahim O the Most High, O the Merciful
2. Ya Ali, Ya Halim O the Most High, O the Clement One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Mumin O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith
4. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
5. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
6. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
7. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
8. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
9. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Mujib O the Most High, O the Responding One
2. Ya Ali, Ya Hakim O the Most High, O the Discreet One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Alim O the Most High, O the All-Knowing One
4. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
5. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
6. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
7. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
8. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
9. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Wahhaab O the Most High, O the Supreme Bestower
2. Ya Ali, Ya Quddus O the Most High, O the Most Sacred One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Salaam O the Most High, O the Embodiment of Peace
4. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
5. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
6. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
7. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
8. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
9. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
2. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
3. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
4. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
5. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
6. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
7. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
8. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
9. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 9, verses 6 to 10):

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

Âshâji narê jyârê najaraj karyâ
târê puri manni âshji
târê vajarni bhitaj gali
potâ narnê pâs
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord When the Husband set merciful eyes upon him
then his wishes were fulfilled
then the entire 'iron wall' was removed(disappeared)
and he reached the presence of the Husband
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Âshâji gur jyârê darshan bhêt
sahêbê kidhi sa(m)bhâraji
târê sujado dainê nâri vinvê
ardas karê apâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord When the Guru embraced the Spiritual Vision
then the Lord looked after him
At that time the wife prostrated and pleaded
and performed supplications in a limitless manner
Hari You are eternal; ........................
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Âshâji hu(n) chhu(n) aprâdhan pâpani
tamê chho bakhshanhârji
ba(n)dâ dosâri sadâ aparâdhi
shâhji utâro pâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord I am the greatest sinner
and You are the forgiver
The created being is always sinful
Oh Lord take me across the (material) limits
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Âshâji bâr karod jivdâ târyâ
sarba(n)dh bâ(n)dyo sir parji
târê Pir Hasan Kabirdinê pâg lai âgal dhari
tamê bâ(n)dho mârâ tribhovar dâtâr
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
 
Oh Lord He saved twelve crore souls
and he put on the Turban on his head
(took upon himself their eternal burden)
At that time Pir Hassan Kabirdin brought this turban
and came forward (and brought it at the feet of the Imam)
You put it on my saviour of the three worlds
Hari You are eternal; ........................
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Âshâji nav chhugâni shâh pâgaj bâ(n)dho
vinvê ubhi gharni nârji
anat tê mâ(n)hê vanyo hato
tê didho Hasan Shâhnê 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 Put on the entire Turban of nine tussles
The housewife pleaded while standing
The eternal (burden) was folded inside it
The (Imam, the Lord) granted it to

Hassan Shah in its entirety (by placing the Turban on him)
Hari You are eternal; ........................

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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.

Download mp3:
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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