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Gem No. 9 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and Being Imam Conscious & Ethical

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. 9;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1a: Teachings on Being Imam Conscious

The following two verses of ginan are taken from Pir Sadardin's Sab ghat Sami maaro bharpur betha:

Eji Jem fulu(n) maa(n)he vaas tiyu(n) moro saa(n)iya
Tame ghaafal dur ma dekho
Ek ji o ji, jirebhai re
8
O Brother As is the fragrance in the flowers,
so is my Lord present in your hearts.
O you ignorant people!
Do not conceive Him to be away from you.
He is the only Glorious, O brother.
8
Eji Sab ghat Sami maaro haathesu(n) neda-ne
Sab ghat bharpur betha
Ek ji o ji, jirebhai re
10
O Brother In every individual my Lord is nearer than the hand
and in every individual He is fully present.
He is the only Glorious, O brother.
10

Part 1b: Teachings on Being Ethical

The following three verses of ginan are taken from Sayyed Imamshah's Hetesu(n) milo maara munivaro:

Eji Hetesu(n) milo maara munivaro
Ane mukhe te saachi vaani bolo
Nito nit darshan kije devna
Bhai sutak paatak kholo
1
O Brother: With love have a gathering, O my believers and
speak from your mouths only the truth.
Everyday (enjoy or seek) the Vision of the Lord.
Brother open up your sins and irreligious
activities (for repentance and purification).
1
Eji Purav poon vina kiyaa(n)thi paamiye
Ane saacho te satpanth saar
Satpanth padaarath paamiye
Bhai jo dil hove paak
3
O Brother: Without complete and perfect deeds,
how can one attain (the spiritual benefits)?
The essence of the True Path is the Truth.
One can only attain the substance and the mysteries
of the True Path if the heart is pure.
3
Eji Bhane Sayyed Imamshah suno rnunivaro
Ane dekho achambe saar
Chheli te naav kaljoogni
Bhai imaani utarshe paar
10
O Brother: Sayyed Imaamshaah teaches, listen believers.
Consider this astonishing mystery.
The last boat of the present era (the Holy Imam) is already here.
Brothers, only the faithful ones will cross
the ocean of this material existence
(by boarding into the spirituality of the Holy Imam).
10

It is quite clear from the above verses that a person who is Imam conscious is always ethical. Try this experiment by yourself. Imagine that four people are sitting at the table and having some conversation. It could be a variety of topics. This is a very normal situation. Now ask everybody to imagine that Mowlana Hazar Imam has joined the group at the table. By doing this, you have invited Mowlana Hazar Imam in your consciousness. It would seem that now there are five people at the table. Continue the conversation and also observe its quality. Have fun!

Part 2: What is the background for taqwa (piety, righteousness) and how does it bring the blessing of higher spirituality and didar?

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

  1. Definition of Taqwa:
    "The Holy Prophet, may peace and salutation of God be upon him and his progeny, has said: " I have been sent with the most comprehensive words" (Bukhari, Kitabu'l-i'tisam, Chapter 204). In this Prophetic Tradition is described the utmost comprehensiveness of every word of the Wise Qur'an and the sound Prophetic Traditions. One excellent example of such words is the word "taqwa", which comprises all the meanings of every kind of external and internal prevention and piety, such as, to escape from a harmful thing, abstinence, avoidance, keeping away, endurance, self-restraint, caution, distance, piety, asceticism, continence, fear, avoidance of unlawful things, etc."
    [Source: Qur'anic Healing, p.41]
     
  2. Benefits of Taqwa:
    "Taqwa is the best provision for the journey of the Hereafter (2:197). Taqwa is an attire which is the best both with respect to protection and with respect to adornment (7:26). Taqwa is superior even to human forgiveness and justice (2:237; 5:8). It is only he who has taqwa in his heart, who respects the Signs of God (sha'aair-i Allah) (22:32). No sacrifice, except taqwa, reaches the presence of God (22:37). The real taqwa is created in the hearts of the mu'mins after trial and test (49:3)."
    [Source: Qur'anic Healing, p.44]
     
  3. Example of Perfect Taqwa:
    "The word "sakinah (peace)" is mentioned in the Qu'ran in six places: 2:248; 48:4, 18, 26; 9:26, 40. By sakinah is meant spirituality in which lies the peace of heart. It should be remembered well that some of the great companions, may God be pleased with them, were passing through the spiritual miracles of God and His true Prophet, and one of them was the word of taqwa (kalimah-yi taqwa) (48:26). As the Holy Qur'an says: "Then God send His peace (spirituality) upon His messenger and upon the believers and affixed to them the word of taqwa, for they were worthy of it and entitled to it" (48:26). This is the perfection of taqwa, that the Supreme Name of God was repeating itself (stage of Ajamipiya Jamp as described in ginans) in the hearts of those great companions and at the same time, Hazrat Izra'il was purifying them by pulling their souls upwards, again and again. This is a spiritual death, which is granted to the friends of God before physical death. Those great companions of the Prophet had an ardent yearning for this purposeful death (i.e., spiritual death before physical death), therefore, they observed it consciously (3:143)."
    [Source: Qur'anic Healing, pp.44-45]

Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 9: Being Imam conscious & ethical

In his firman to the Bombay Jamat on November 27, 1973, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam said:

"...That you should have pure souls and clean hearts is fundamental to you, but it is also as fundamental to the Jamat – fundamental in the sense that you will live cleanly, properly and as you should in relation to your families, your Jamats and the country in which you are living. And if you fulfill your material responsibilities and you are ethical in your material lives, it will improve the general condition of the Jamat and it will improve yourselves. Because he who cheats, he who lies, he who behaves in an immoral manner, what is he doing? He is harming not only himself but also the Jamat. And I want you to be well aware that in fulfilling your spiritual and your physical or material responsibilities as you should, you are not only improving your own personal condition but you are improving that of the Jamat as a whole."

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

If perfect taqwa (i.e., a completely purified heart in which the Supreme Name of God is repeating itself continuously and is perfectly Imam conscious) is given a rating of 10, and not having taqwa at all is rated as zero, where do I stand?

Let us all intensify the practice of taqwa 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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The lit candle represents the Light of Imamat. Let us actualize this Light into our spiritual hearts, heads, & consciences so that we may also be able to submit spiritual & luminous nazranas in the Diamond Jubilee.

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