"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad. The Jamati Mushkil Aasan satado will commence on Friday, April 17 and end on Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Canada. The venti ginan verse that will be recited before the dhikr tasbi is from Pir Bhikham's Ame Saheb saathe sahel kidha:
|Eji||Tuj vina koi avar na dise
Sami amne chhe tamaaro aadhaar ji
Tuj vina ame ekla Sami
Sami tame thaajo rakhvaal ji
|Oh Lord||In our difficulty, we can see no one except You.
O Lord! We rely upon your protection only.
Without your intervention, we are all alone, O Lord
O Lord! Act as our protector.
Let us now link the above ginan verse with one the supplications of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi:
Lines 23-4 "There is no shelter or safe-hold from You except in You. There is no aid except from You. There is none to put trust in except You."
Lines 25-32 "Drive away from me the machinations of the envious, and the dark evils of the obdurate (stubborn)! Shelter me beneath the canopy of Your Mighty Dearness, O You the Most Generous of the generous! O my God, grant aid to my exterior and interior that I may attain Your Satisfaction, and grant light to my heart and innermost secret that I may be thoroughly aware of the ways of Your working."
Lines 32-4 "O my God and Master, how can I be turned away from Your Door as a failure to You when I have arrived at it with complete confidence in You?"
Lines 35-7 "And how can You make me despair of Your Giving when You have ordered me to ask of You? Here am I, Your servant – devoted to You, seeking refuge in You!"(Source: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. The Seven Days of the Heart. Translated by Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein. 2000. Anqa Publishing, Oxford, pp. 41-42
Applications of the Above Knowledge
May Mowla's Light be with all of us, always, in everything that we do!
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),
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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