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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. 19 :: Friday, April 11, 2008

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Reflection: Who will be present at the Golden Jubilee Darbars in the USA?

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

Ya Ali Madad. On the occasion upcoming darbars in USA in this Golden Jubilee year of our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, let us reflect on the following question:

Who will be present at the Golden Jubilee Darbars in the USA?

The short answer to the above question is: 'everybody'. I will now justify this answer based on the concept of Aalm-Dharr (The world of spiritual particles).

The Cycle of Subtle and Dense Forms of Human Beings

In the following paragraph I have first presented the Gujrati transliterated text of an excerpt of a firman of Noor Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.):

"Have khiyal karo ke tamaru(n) asal shu(n) chhe? Koi kahe ke maru(n) asal Aadam thi chhe; to Aadam thi tamara jism thaya chhe, pa(n) teni pahela tamaru(n) asal "aalm zare" arthat zina rajkan jeva (zara) parantu te zara tame "aalme zare" na vakhat thi thaya chho, pa(n) teni pahela shu(n) hata? zara thi pa(n) zina (la) aarthat nirakar kahevay chhe te hata. Ane tyathi tamo utarta utarta a manushay dehima bandhana." (Transliterated by Alwaez Rai Amiraly Amlani)
 
The translation is:
"Now you should think about your origin, i.e., where is your original abode? Some say that my origin is from Adam; your body is created from Adam but before this your origin was in aalm-i dharr (the world of spiritual particles). In that world, you were in the form of tiny dust-like spiritual particles, but before that you were in even finer spiritual particles than dharr which can be described as being formless in the World of Oneness (nirakar). From that place you have descended in a step wise manner into this human form."
 
(Mombasa 10-11-1905; p. 41)

What is Alam-i Dharr?

"Alam-i Dharr means the world of spiritual particles, which means the particles of the souls. It can be seen only after the eye of the heart opens, therefore, everybody cannot see it."
(Source: What is Soul?, p. 64)
"In the world of spiritual particles (alam-i dharr), not only do the people of all times exist in form of spiritual particles, but also each and everything of the universe and existents."
(Source: What is Soul?, p. 61)

What is the Relationship between Imam-i Mubin and the World of Spiritual Particles?

"The world of spiritual particles works throughout time by dwelling in the blessed personaility of the Holy Imam. In reality, the world of spiritual particles is the world of souls and angels, because in the example of Hazrat Adam there were souls as well as angels. Their collective name is light or the Supreme Soul or nafs-i wahidah, in which are gathered all souls. In fact all things of the universe and the existents are there for there is nothing without mercy (rahmat) and knowledge (ilm, 40:7). Allah has encompassed everything in the exalted personality of the Imam-i mubin (36:12) and therefore the world of particles cannot be excluded from this Divine law."
(Source: Psalms of Lovers, p. 61)

What are our teachings about a Single Soul (Nafs-i Wahida)?

In addition to belonging to the human race, we are in a Single Soul through the mechanism of Alam-i dharr (the World of Spiritual Particles) because the alam-i dhar dwells in the spirituality and luminosity of our Holy Imam. Therefore, in addition to the murids who will be physically present at the four Darbars next week, the global Jamat, humanity at large and all souls will also be present at these occasions. These grand events of the Golden Jubilee will be witnessed by all people, consciously or unconsciously, and by all souls. If we nurture the spiritual bond with our beloved Imam, we will also experience the peace and rays of Light when NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam remembers us at these Darbars even though we may not be physically present at these events.

What are practical ways to nurture our spiritual bond with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam?

To prepare for Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didars and also strengthen our bond with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, let us practise our faith with conviction by attending Jamat Khana regularly, submitting dasond, saying three Duas on time, practising bandagi because it is a luminous prayer, reciting angelic salwats, performing abundant dhikr, performing volunteer service, balancing din and duniya, and accumulating material, spiritual and luminous nazranas in our personal worlds. Educational resources for higher spiritual enlightenment are listed on index page of SalmanSpiritual.com.

Let us pray to NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam to bestow upon us a life of external and internal peace. May Mowla also grace us with the spiritual enlightenment for continual guidance in our outer and inner dimensions. Ameen.

Global Prayer:
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, make us One global Jamat with One Sound Heart (Qalb-i Salim), bless us with the Golden Noorani and the Golden Jubilee Didars, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.

Peace, light, barakat, tayid, Golden Jubilee and Golden Noorani Didars,
Noorallah Juma
April 11, 2008

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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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