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:: Candle Post #25 :: How to Supplicate for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment? ::

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

Ya Ali Madad! Great Philosophers and Pirs composed supplications for higher spiritual enlightenment. The content of their supplications show the state of their spiritual refinement and intense yearning. Let us draw inspiration from Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi:

"O my God, You are the One who encompasses what is unseen by ever seer, and the One who occupies and holds sway over the interior of every exterior. I ask of You by the light of Your Face, before which all foreheads prostrate, to which all faces submit, and by Your Light at which all eyes gaze, that You guide me on Your private path, turning my face to You away from whatever is other than You.
O You who is the Unlimited "He", while I am the limited "He"! O "He", apart from whom there is no other!"

(Source: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. The Seven Days of the Heart. Translated by Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein. 2000. Anqa Publishing, Oxford, p.25)

Now let us draw our inspiration from Pir Shams (r.a.):

Ab teri mahobat laagi mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi
Dil maa(n)he mahobat laagi mere Saheb
Neino(n)se nein milaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi

O my Lord! Now I am in love with you,
my heart is filled with love for You.
Let Your eyes meet mine, O my Lord!
Now I am in love with You. ...(1)

Kholo parda, sanmukh dekho
Has has mukh dikhlaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi

O my Lord! Open the curtain and look at me face to face.
Bless me with the sight of Your smiling face. ...(2)

Teri suratka Pir Shams piyaasa
Darshan daan dilaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi

O my Lord! Pir Shams is thirsty for (the vision of) your face.
Bless me with the grace of Your Vision, O my Lord! ...(3)

Mukhda dekhiya, tab man harakhiya
Pir Shams kanthi su?aaya mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi

O my Lord! Pir Shams thus says openly:
"when I was blessed with the Vision of Your holy countenance,
my heart became saturated with happiness". ...(10)

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Ardent Supplications:

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Ameen.

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),
Noorallah Juma
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

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