Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are averse." — Holy Qur'an 9:32


Some Relections on Miraj :: The Journey in which our Holy Prophet (s.a.s.)
Attained the Status of Fana fi'llah and Baqa bi'llah through Ism-i Azam

Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the Miraj, let us reflect on reflect upon the following points:

  1. Ta'wil of word 'Miraj':
    "O the light of my eyes! Always remember the great secret of recognition that by God's mercy and help, all Prophets were resurrected after being spiritually dead in this life, therefore, they attained the unique rank of fana fi'llah and baqa' bi'llah. Also remember that it is not possible to attain such a supreme rank without undergoing the miracle of miraj. Now we will give the evidence of this from the wise Qur'an. It is said in verse (2:213): "Fabaatha'llahu'n-nabiyyin: (i) Then God revived the Prophets" (in the sense of fana fi'llah and baqa bi'llah). (ii)Then God sent the Prophets (as if from miraj). For, although the Prophets were apparently in this world, yet internally their pure soul has been to the higher world and the place of miraj and come back. It is in this sense that they were sent by God." [Source: Tawil 830: A Thousand Wisdoms]
  2. Miraj is tied to the practice of Bandagi (Meditation)

    The mechanism for creating the Light of NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) within oneself is the practice of luminous prayer (bandagi) (with a luminous word (bol) if you are blessed with it) at a luminous time (early hours of the morning). The reward of this practice (and of abundant remembrance (dhikr) during the rest of of the day and night) leads to purification of the soul and enlightenment, as described in verse 162 of Kalâmê Mowlâ:

    Badee fajar jagê nê bandagi karê,
    to tu(n) nêkee kamâyâ
    jo ees vêrâe jâgyâ,
    so bandageesê nêkee pâyâ

    The one who remains awake in the early hours of the morning and performs his special luminous prayer (bandagi), has indeed earned for himself purity.
    he has attained purity through luminous prayer (bandagi).

    subu sâdak jâgo bhâi,
    karo zikr ilâhi
    namâz tasbi bandagisêthi,

    Remain awake at the early hours of the morning brothers,
    and perform the luminous remembrance of God.
    Through prayers (namaz, Du'a), divine remembrance (dhikr, recitation of tasbis), and luminous prayers (bandagi), the heart is purified.

On the happy occasion of the celebration of Miraj, the journey in which our Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) attained the status of fana fi'llah and baqa bi'llah using ism-i azam (symbolized by Burraq, the mystical horse), let us seek luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) help (tayid) to understand the lofty concepts of fana fi'llah and baqa' bi'llah.

Let us recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman) and commit ourselves to practice luminous prayer (bandagi) with a luminous word (supreme name, ism-i azam, bol) at the luminous time (early hours of the morning).

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad:
O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants

Recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

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May Mowla enrich you with inspired (given) knowledge (ilm-i laduni). Ameen.

Peace, light, barakat, taid and a 'golden' didar,
Noorallah Juma
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2005

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