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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad. Today, May 10, 2009, marks the tenth day of 40-day project entitled "Welcoming NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.) to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada". Today was also the third day of 7-day Baitul Khyal satado. At this point, I request the people who are participating on the 40-day project to keep the goal of reaching 100% in their minds. Currently we are at 25% (10 out of 40 days are completed). Click here to view the activities for each of the remaining days.
How do archangels help true believers?
'Jibrîl or Jibrîl-i Amin is an archangel of God. He is also known by the names of rûhu'l-qudus (the Holy Spirit) and ruhû'l-amin (the Trustworthy Spirit) in the Qur'an. Jibrîl is a Hebrew word which means the servant of God. One wonderful attribute of Jibrîl is that he is the most affectionate and the kindest of all the archangels. To cite an example of his affection and kindness: when a true mu'min (believer) walks on the path of spirituality, then first of all it is he who accompanies that mu'min, then Mikâ'il, then Isrâfil and finally 'Izrâ'il. These four archangels, using their miraculous powers, become engaged in making the mu'min reach the ascent of certitude (mi'râj-i yaqin) with ease.
The moral from the above teaching:
Each one of us has a potential spiritual world that needs to be developed. Now, from the above teaching, we have learned that a true mu'min can also achieve mer??j in his/her lifetime not only once but several times. This is the reason we have Baitul Khyal bandagi (meditation) in our Tariqah. However, this practice requires conviction, effort, courage, action, discipline and a permanent change of lifestyle. To wake up is a blessing, to sit in bandagi is a blessing, to be purified is a blessing, and to be enlightened is a blessing! To perform bandagi continually after the satado is also a blessing!
Why should we perform continuous bandagi?
In verse 171 of Kalâmê Mowlâ, NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) explains that luminous prayer (bandagi) (with a luminous word at a luminous time) leads to spiritual elevation. This is the mechanism which the lover of Soul (Ruh) and Light (Noor) uses to meet the Beloved. The transliteration and translation of the verse is as follows:
Rean martabâ bohot badâ hey,
The status of night is great (because it contains a luminous hour).
Merâj rasul bhee râtmê (n) pâyâ,
The Messenger also attained Merâj (ascension) at night
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),
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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