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"Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all things." — Holy Qur'an 66:8

 

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

Gem No. 8 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and Performing Voluntary Service
for the Holy Imam, His Jamat and His Institutions

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. 8;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1: Teachings of Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.)

The following three verses are taken from Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado on the topic of seva (voluntary service):

Âshâji âl nabini jugmâ(n)hê âvi
tinku(n) purâ srêvoji
âgal vêlâ doali âvê
tê mâ(n)hê na rahêvê chi(n)t
Hari ana(n)t
387
Oh Lord The progeny of the Prophet has come in this age
serve him completely and devotedly
so that if difficult times come in the future,
you will be saved from worries and concerns.
Hari You are eternal;
387
Âshâji imân salâmat shâhku(n) srêvo
harâm tamâku(n) vâroji
shêtân sharâbthi duraj rahêjo
to poho(n)cho dêv duâr
Hari ana(n)t
390
Oh Lord With the Faith well secured, serve the Lord.
Abandon illicit tobacco and drugs
and stay away completely from the evil intoxicants (alcohol)
then you will reach the abode of the Lord.
Hari You are eternal;
390
Âshâji dio daso(n)d nê Alynê sêvo
to man kariyo vadhâiyu(n)ji
to mahâdan tamnê doyalo na lâgê
bêso shahpirnê pâs
Hari ana(n)t
82
Oh Lord Submit tithe (dasond) and serve your Imam
then only your mind will become magnanimous.
On the Day of reckoning you will be shielded from the
burden of trials and tribulations and you will be sitting
in the presence of the Lord (i.e., you will be
continually bestowed with noorani didar).
Hari You are eternal;
82

It is quite clear from the above verses that voluntary service leads the devoted momin to the abode of Mowla and a place where there is continual didar, provided other actions and religious obligations are being meet. This is a recurring theme in ginan verses on the topic of seva (voluntary service).

Part 2: What is the background for voluntary service and what are its benefits?

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

  1. Quranic Teaching on Voluntary Service (1):
    "It is said in verse (47:12): "O you who believe, if you help Allah, He will help you, and make your foot-hold firm." The value of every kind of religious service has been elevated to the heaven in this verse. It is not possible for man of frail constitution to help God, but this is a proof of the paramount importance of religious service that He, in His kindness, has raised the slavery of His slaves to such a lofty rank and promised to grant them success in their good deeds with His heavenly and spiritual help."
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, p.9]
     
  2. Quranic Teaching on Voluntary Service (2):
    "Verse (3:52) says: "But when 'Isa become conscious of their disbelief, he said: Who will be my helpers unto God? The disciples said: We will be God's helpers." Another verse (61:14): "O you who believe! Be helpers of God, as 'Isa, son of Maryam, said to the disciples: Who will be my helpers unto God? The disciples said: We are the helpers of God."
     
    The gist of these two verses is that those who wish to help God, should help the Prophet, and those who wish to help the Prophet should help the Imam of the time, so that they may receive the help of God, the Prophet and the Imam, in the form of external and internal guidance and as a result they will be the fountainhead of human powers and they will be provided with the means of success in both worlds."
    [Source: Ya Ali Madad, p.24]
     
  3. Ta'wil of word 'Nasir' (helper):
    "Some blessed names and titles of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) are such that from their significance and meanings, it becomes vividly clear that he was the protector, defender, supporter, helper and an example for his people. This is clear from his holy name "Nasir" which means helper and supporter and by which is meant the giver of spiritual and luminous help (tayid). And in this there cannot be any surprise as he is the universal mercy of God for the people of the entire world. If someone thinks with his intellect, he will come to understand that mercy is not the name of only one favour, but includes all favours, including help, support, and protection. And the same perfect attributes belong to exalted Ali (a.s.) and the noble and holy Imam from his progeny. Therefore, if we say "Ya Ali Madad" how can anyone say that we have said something against God's will? We have not said anything in this that is against God's will, rather, by saying this we have recourse to that means which has been appointed by God and His Messenger of mercy."
    [Source: Ya Ali Madad, pp. 16-17]

Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 8: Performing Voluntary Service for the Holy Imam, His Jamat and His Institutions

In his firman to the Edmonton Jamat on April 24, 1983, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam said:

"In our Jamat, for centuries, there has been the most admirable tradition of service and this tradition has existed in times of happiness, in times of difficulty and it has been a fundamental pillar in our Jamat, that is, that the spirit of Muslim brotherhood should be made evident, not only in treating each man and each woman as a brother but demonstrating that brotherhood by rendering service, service without remuneration, without recognition, without titles, without social status, simply rendering service."

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

If performing voluntary service with a pure heart for the sake of serving only (i.e., service without remuneration, without recognition, without titles, without social status) is given a rating of 10, and not performing voluntary service at all is rated as zero, where do I stand?

Let us all intensify our voluntary service 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, Ya Karim:

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Ya Ali, Ya Karim

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

1. Ya Ali, Ya Rahim O the Most High, O the Merciful
2. Ya Ali, Ya Halim O the Most High, O the Clement One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Mumin O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith
4. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
5. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
6. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
7. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
8. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
9. Ya Ali, Ya Karim O the Most High, O the Bountiful One
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Mujib O the Most High, O the Responding One
2. Ya Ali, Ya Hakim O the Most High, O the Discreet One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Alim O the Most High, O the All-Knowing One
4. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
5. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
6. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
7. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
8. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
9. Ya Ali, Ya Wali O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Wahhaab O the Most High, O the Supreme Bestower
2. Ya Ali, Ya Quddus O the Most High, O the Most Sacred One
3. Ya Ali, Ya Salaam O the Most High, O the Embodiment of Peace
4. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
5. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
6. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
7. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
8. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
9. Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver
 
1. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
2. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
3. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
4. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
5. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
6. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
7. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
8. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
9. Ya Ali, Ya Ali O the Most High, O the Most High
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
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Friday, May 12, 2017

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