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Promoting Personal Search for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment

"He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers." — Holy Qur'an 33:43

 

Timeless Batuni-Noorani Didar Preparation Gems for the Global Jamat
Holy Ginan verses, Gems of Knowledge and Special Dhikr

Gem No. 7 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and the Practice of Dhikr (Divine Remembrance)

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

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts:

1. Selected verses from beautiful ginans of our Holy Pirs;
2. Knowledge Section;
3. Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 7;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1: Teaching of Sayyed Khaan (r.a.)

The following verse is taken from Sayyed Khaan's Hu(n) re piyaasi piya tere darshanki:

Eji Didaari hove so esa chahaave
Sahebji-ku(n) chhod kar orku(n) na dhiyaave
Didaari hoy so dil baandhe
Din din adka neh dhare
Ek man ho kar naam leve
Piyuka darshan so kare ji
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O Believer He who desires the vision (didar) of the Holy Imam should not
pay attention to anything other than the Master.
He who has this goal attaches his heart to Him through dhikr,
and increases his love for Mowla day by day.
By invoking Mowla's name (i.e., by permorming dhikr)
with the singleness of mind (i.e., with full concentration),
he achieves the vision (didar) of the Beloved.
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Dhikr is a vast topic and can be performed in several ways. The most common method in our tariqah is collective remembrance (Dhikr-i jamat). In this type of dhikr, all the members of the congregation participate by performing dhikr with their voices or silently. For example, during Jamati Mushkil aasan satada, we say a special tasbi collectively with our voices and then say another tasbi silently while standing.

We also practice individual remembrance (Dhikr-i fard) at various times of the day so that our souls remain in contact with our Mowla. For example, we say Ya Allah, Ya Ali, Ya Muhammad.

Bandagi is a very special silent luminous dhikr which is done with a luminous word (bol, Ism-i azam or with the name "Ya Ali") at a luminous time (Noorani waqt) which is a special time before sunrise.

Part 2: How should I perform Dhikr and what are its benefits?

In order to answer this question, let us study the following:

  1. Quranic Teaching on Dhikr:
    Ta'wil of word 'Dhikr kathira' (Abundant dhikr, to remember abundantly):
    "In verses (33:41-43) God commands: "O ye who believe! Remember Allah abundantly, and purify Him morning and evening. He it is Who sends blessing to you, and His Angels, that He may bring you forth from darknesses (of negligence) unto light (of remembrance and knowledge). He is merciful to the believers." This command is particularly for the cycle of resurrection."
    [Source: Tawil 362: A Thousand Wisdoms]
     
  2. Quranic Technique for Dhikr:
    "So when ye have accomplished your holy rites, celebrate the praises of God, as ye used to celebrate the praises of your fathers,- yea, with far more Heart and soul."
    [Holy Qur'an 2:200)
     
  3. Ta'wil of word 'Dhikr' (Remembrance of God):
    "Question: At what age does man intensely remember his beloved father, when, why and how?
     
    Answer: He remembers him mostly in his childhood when he is away from him. In such state he remembers him with ardent love, shedding tears. The holy Qur'an enjoins that God must be remembered more ardently than children remember their fathers (2:200)."
    [Source: Tawil 359: A Thousand Wisdoms]

On the occasion of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam's 71st birthday, Salmanspiritual.com presented to the global Jamat a CD titled 'Golden Noorani Didar Dhikr' which contains 15 tracks of different dhikrs. In order to harness maximum benefit of the CD, we have also produced a PDF document which has an esoteric explanation of each dhikr tasbi. This project has been initiated to foster personal search for higher spiritual enlightenment and we hope that these resources will help all the members of the global Jamat to prepare for a Golden Noorani Didar in their foreheads!

Index of the 15 Dhikr Tasbis in the Voice of Noorallah Juma, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

ItemTitle Resource
01Yâ Ali, Yâ Allah, Yâ Muhammad, Ya Muhammad, Yâ Ali Download MP3
02Yâ Ali, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Ali Download MP3
03Yâ Ali, Yâ Muhammad Download MP3
04Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allâh, Al-hamdu Lillâh, La ilahâ illa-llâh Download MP3
05Angelic  Salwat: Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad Download MP3
06Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi Download MP3
07Yâ Rehman, Yâ Rahim Download MP3
08Allâhu Akbar, Subhan Allâh, Al-hamdu Lillâh Download MP3
09Yâ Allâh, Yâ Wahâb, Yâ Ali, Allâhu Samad Download MP3
10Yâ Ali Agisani, Yâ Ali Adrikni, Har Bala Tu(n) Dur Kar, Mushkil Khushâ Mawlâ Ali Download MP3
11Yâ Hayyul-Qayyum, Yâ Aliyul Azim, Yâ Sahebuz-Zaman Yâ Hazar Imam Download MP3
12Yâ Wali Yâ Karim Download MP3
13Yâ Ali Mowlâ Ali Download MP3
14Yâ Ali Yâ Karim Download MP3
15Shukran Lillâh Wal Hamdu Lillâh Download MP3
 Golden Noorani Didar Dhikr CD : Explanation of 15 Tasbis Download PDF

Instructions for burning a CD:

  1. For each track, right click on the hyperlink in the above table, choose 'Save target as' from the menu, and save the mp3 track in a folder on your computer. You can play these files if you have an mp3 player. In order to create a mp3 CD, choose 'Create a data disk' on your CD burner software. This process will preserve the format of the mp3 files.
     
  2. In order to create a CD, choose 'Create an audio disk' on your CD burner software. Add the tracks from the folder and follow instructions to burn the CD. This process will also convert mp3 files into wav format. This will permit you to play the CD on a CD player or a CD/DVD player.

Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 7: Practising Dhikr in Order to Present Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas

In his firman to the Canadian Jamat in 2005, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam bestowed the dua for sunshine in our hearts. This can be achieved if our hearts reach a state of constant dhikr. Dhikr can empower a mumin to submit spiritual and luminous nazranas to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam. A Spiritual Nazrana takes the form of a pure golden heart which is in a state of constant dhikr while a Luminous Nazrana takes the form of a sound golden heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.

Now it is the time to conduct a self assessment by answering the following question:

If the state of constant dhikr given a rating of 10, and not performing dhikr at all is rated as zero, where do I stand?

Let us all intensify our dhikr as we approach the Darbars in Canada!

Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator List

  1. Creating Staunch Faith in Noor Mowla Hazar Imam (a.s.)
  2. Sincere Repentance
  3. Submission of Dasond in Full and On Time
  4. Reciting the Holy Dua at Sacred Times
  5. Practising bandagi for higher spiritual enlightenment every morning
  6. Shedding torrential tears of love for the Holy Imam (Giryah-u zâri)
  7. Practising Dhikr in order to present spiritual and luminous nazranas
  8. Performing voluntary service for the Holy Imam, his Jamat and his institutions
  9. Being Imam conscious & ethical
  10. Recognizing the Light of the Holy Imam

 

Part 4: Special Dhikr

For today's session, let us use the dhikr of Ya Ali, Mowla Ali:

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Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (40 beads)

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

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (04)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (08)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (12)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (16)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (20)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (24)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (28)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (32)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (36)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali; Ya Ali, Mowla Ali (40)
(O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam)

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

Part 5: Angelic Salwat

The recitation of angelic salwat tasbi with knowledge, understanding and ardent love leads purification of the soul, spiritual upliftment and enlightenment. It is one of the best ways to demonstrate ardent love to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam. Let us now present a bouquet of angelic salwats to our beloved Mowla.

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Angelic Salwat (33 beads)

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

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

Global Prayer:
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.

O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam bless us with many Holy Batuni-Noorani didars during the Diamond Jubilee year, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.

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

Peace, light, barakat, tayid and a 'golden noorani didar',
Noorallah Juma
SalmanSpiritual.com
Friday, May 12, 2017

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