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"Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would perfect His grace upon you, that ye may give thanks." — Holy Qur'an 5:6

 

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

Gem No. 10 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and the Recognition of the Light of the Holy Imam

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. 10;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1: Practices which lead to a Golden Noorani Didar

The following verses are taken from Pir Shams's Saloko Moto:

Satgur kahêrê Dil mâ(n)hê dêval poojie
Anê dil mâ(n)hê dêv duvâr
Dil mâ(n)hê sâ(n)hiyâ âpê vasê
Anê dil mâ(n)hê âpê didâr rê
1
The True Guide says: Worship the Lord in the (real) heart (i.e. consciousness),
and in the (real) heart is the abode of the Lord.
In your (real) heart the Lord resides,
and in the (real) heart He bestows His Vision
(i.e. in the forehead).
1
Satgur kahêrê Khat ghadi tamê jagjo
Jera noorni kahêvây
Potânu(n) pindh tamê sâ(n)chavjo
Bhâi bijânu(n) shu(n) chhê kâm rê.
126
The True Guide says: Be awake for the last six ghadis of the night
(i.e., perform bandagi in Baitul Khyal),
because that is the time of enlightenment.
Look after your own bodies.
Brother, what have you to do with others' work?
126
Satgur kahêrê Amârâ vachan jê mânshê
Tê chhê amârâ galêkâ hâr
Tênê galêkâ hâr kari râkhshu(n)
Tis momankê sukhkâ ant na pâr rê.
209
The True Guide says: A person who follows our farmaans
is like a necklace around our neck.
We will look after him/her like a necklace and
this momin will have unbounded happiness.
209

Pir Shams has taught us to follow an Ismaili lifestyle which has been defined through the firman of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. Enlightenment in the forehead is the cream of Ismailism, therefore Pir Shams has taught us to perform bandagi and see the manifestations of the Light of the Holy Imam in our foreheads!

Part 2: What do we know about manifestations of the Light of God while we are physically alive?

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

  1. Tawil of 'Liqa' (Meeting, reunion):
    "See verse (53:11) carefully, according to which the holy Prophet has seen his Lord with his inner eye. This is practical guidance to all, because real guidance is that which leads the followers to the desired destination and for the people of faith such as destination is only God. Thus, meeting with God or His didar is a reality."
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Tawil No. 783, p. 412]
     
  2. Tawil of 'Ma'lum' (Known):
    "In verses (37:40-41) God says: "Save the servants of Allah, who are sincere; for them there is a known sustenance."
     
    Question: Who are the chosen servants of Allah and what is their known sustenance?
     
    Answer: They are the awliya, kamils and arifs and their known sustenance is Divine vision (didar), recognition, wisdom, knowledge, and perfect spirituality. In short, the close servants of Allah attain the necessary recognition of paradise and its bounties in this world."
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Tawil No. 837, pp. 438-439]
     
  3. Tawil of 'Qalb-i salim' (Sound Heart):
    "In verse (26:89) is mentioned qalb-i salim, the sound heart, by which is meant a (real) heart (i.e., consciousness) which has been illumined with the Light of Imamat. In the case of such a mu'min, the Imam himself becomes his (real) heart."
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Tawil No. 697, p. 370]
    (In my opinion, the above is the best definition of a Golden Noorani Didar in the forehead)

     
  4. Meeting Place of Space (Makân) and Non-Space (Lâ-Makân):
    "Space (makân) is the name of the physical world and non-space (lâ-makân) is which there is no space, is that of the spiritual world, and their meeting place or the conjunction is the heart and mind of the mu'min in which the state of non-spatial or spiritual world can be conceived and observed. Mowla 'Ali (a.s.) has said:
     
    "Do you think you are a small body;
    yet the great cosmos is contained in you."

     
    Thus, for the sake of acquisition of knowledge, one should ask: Where is the mount Tur (Sinai) of the personal world, and where is its Throne? The answer is that Mount Tur of the personal world is the forehead which is not only Tur and the cave of Hira, but also the Throne. Although the (physical) heart is of very great importance, yet in many ways its higher meanings are centered in the forehead. For instance, during the spiritual journey, when the stage of 'Izra'ili miracle comes, because of the seizing of the soul, the (physical) heart which is a lump of flesh, becomes helplessly lifeless and dead repeatedly, but the forehead which is the center of human soul and intellect remains alive during the minor Resurrection and observes events and states."
    [Source: Rubies & Pearls, pp. 115-116]
     
  5. Tawil (innermost meaning) of Qalb (Heart):
    "The main reason for the importance of qalb is its tawil. The tawil of qalb is the Imam of the time, because the pure heart of the mu'min, which has the extremely great status of being the Rahman's Throne is the holy light of Imam of the time, which if not actually, is potentially in the forehead of mu'min. The proof of this is that during the ta'wili death (spiritual death before physical death), the earth of the personal world (including the physical heart) dies several times, but its heaven and the Throne upon which manifests the face of God, i.e., (the light of) the Imam of the time, which are the head and the forehead, nothing happens to them and they remain intact. And this extremely great secret is among the secrets of the special treasure (55:26-27). Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!"
    [Source: Rubies & Pearls, pp. 116-117]

As this is the tenth and last post for holy didar preparation project, it is important to reflect deeply upon all the gems that have been presented.

Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 10: Recognizing the Light of the Holy Imam

In his firman to the Karachi Jamat on December 25, 1964, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam said:

"...I pray specially that you should be very strong in your faith, that you should be strong in your understanding the Batuni side of your faith and that above all each and every one of you should have the true spiritual happiness which will be yours if you are able once in your life time to have Noor of Imamat in your hearts."

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

If carrying the Light of Imamat in our foreheads is given a rating of 10, and not do so at all is rated as zero, where do I stand?

Let us fulfill the wish of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam when he last visited us in 2005. At that time, on June 8, 2005 in Toronto, he said the following to the Canadian and International Jamats:

"I give to you once again, each one of you, my most affectionate blessings, my most affectionate blessings. Take them with you for yourselves, your families, your Jamats and I hope you will have sunshine in your hearts. Khanavadan, Khanavadan, Khanavadan."

Shukranlillah wal hamdulillah! I bow my head, soul and intellect to Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) for sending spiritual and luminous tayid for completing this project in some very trying circumstances! All praise is due to the Holy Imam, the Lord of the present and the eternal time (Sahebiz-zamani wal asr)!

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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