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"On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands." — Holy Qur'an 57:12

 

Spiritual and Luminous Dimensions of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.)
Sparking the Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didar Spirit
Gems of Knowledge, Venti Ginans Verses and Special Dhikr

Spark Number 3

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

Ya Ali Madad! This post has four parts:
 
1. Knowledge Section;
2. Selected venti verses from beautiful ginans of our Holy Pirs;
3. Special Ya Ali, Mowla Ali Dhikr for 7 weeks;
4. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1: The Holy Imam is the Face of Allah (Wajh Allah) (Five tawils)

In the first post of this series, I listed spiritual and luminous attributes of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. In this post, let us explore five of the ten tawils pertaining to the concept of Face of Allah (Wajh Allah). The remaining tawils on the Face of Allah will be posted in the next post.

1. Tawil of Wajh Allah: Face, Vision:
 
"It is said in verse (6:52): "And do not drive away those who call upon their Lord morning and evening, seeking His countenance (didar = vision)." In Islam, whenever Divine love is mentioned, there is an attractive invitation to His holy didar and recognition."
 
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Ta'wil No.915, p. 477)
2. Tawil of Wajh Allah: Face, Vision:
 
"Let us reflect upon the following verses (17:71-72) carefully: "One day We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams: those who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least. But those who were blind in this world, will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray from the Path."
 
The above verses are related to the subject of resurrection. The wisdom of these verses is that the Prophet and Imam are representatives of God, therefore their vision is the Divine vision and it is through this means that one's inner eye is created in the hereafter. Thus the holy Prophet has said: "He who saw me (it is as if he) has seen God." (Ahadith-i Mathnawi, p. 63). And Mawla Ali has said: "I am the face of God on the earth." (Kawkab, p. 206)."
 
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Ta'wil No. 916, pp. 477-478)
3. Tawil of Wajh Allah: Face of God:
 
"Let us reflect upon the following verse (48:10) carefully: "Lo! those who swear allegiance unto thee (Muhammad), swear allegiance only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their hands. So whosoever breaketh his oath, breaketh it only to his soul's hurt; while whosoever keepeth his covenant with Allah, on him will He bestow immense reward."
 
According to verse (48:10), if it is true that the hand of God can be represented, then it is also true that His face can be represented, as Mowla Ali has said: "I am the face of God in the heavens and the earth", as it is said in verse (28:88): "Everything is perishable except His face." (Kawkab, p. 206). The face of Allah, His vision and His recognition, all these attributes are the attributes of the exalted Imam."
 
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Ta'wil No. 917, p. 478)
4. Tawil of Wajh Allah: Face of God, Divine Vision, Recognition, Means of Love and Spiritual Annihilation:
 
"By the heavens are meant the spiritual ranks and in every rank the face of God is represented by the holy Imam, till the rank of the truth of certainty, which is the destination of [spiritual and luminous] annihilation. At the destination of [spiritual and luminous] annihilation, the Imam represents the supreme didar (vision) of God and all saliks and arifs who reach there are [spiritually] annihilated like moths in the unprecedented and everlasting light of that didar. This is the [spiritual and luminous] annihilation in the Imam, [spiritual and luminous] annihilation in the Prophet and [spiritual and luminous] annihilation in God."
 
(Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Ta'wil No. 918, pp. 478-479)
5. Tawil of Aslama: He Submitted, He Became Obedient (Spiritual and Luminous Annihilation and Eternal Life):
 
"In verse (28:88) God says: "Everything is perishable except His Face (surat-i Rahman)". That is, when an arif has the final didar (vision), it is the surat-i Rahman in which he merges and [spiritually] attains eternal life. In other words, this bliss is called fana fillah and baqa billah. This is the meaning of submitting the spiritual face to God and in return attaining the everlasting treasure of surat-i Rahman."
 
[Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, Ta'wil No. 62, p. 47]

Note: Let us reflect on the concept of annihilation. In this context, annihilation is not used in the sense of destruction. Fana fillah is the highest form of didar which a mu'min achieves through ardent love, strenuous practise of faith, knowledge, abundant good deeds, ibadat with ism-i azam and magnificent service to humanity. Therefore, this journey is not for destruction. It is for empowerment of the soul with luminosity. God rewards the mu'min with the status of fana fillah and baqa billah. In this state, the illumined soul is given the status of eternal life and eternal existence.

The concept annihilation in the Light of the Holy Imam is also captured in Verse number 5 of Sayyed Khaan's Hu(n) re piyaasi piya tere darshanki ginan:

Eji Saachi re prit patangki kahiye
Piya-ji-ka darshan iyu(n) kar laiye
Saachi re prit patangki kahiye
Jo ulat ulat ang det hay
Ek dipak kere kaarñe
So ka(n)i patang jiv det hay ji
 
  True love, one may say, is like the moth's,
for thus is the vision of the Beloved attained.
True love, one may say, is like the moth's,
who tumbles down to sacrifice its body.
For the sake of a single lamp,
many moths sacrifice their lives.
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Note: The above tawils and the above verse of the Holy Ginan are excellent definitions of a Golden Noorani Didar. Please also notice the difference between a Golden Noorani Didar and Zaheri Noorani Golden Jubilee Didar. The former is related to highest spirituality and luminosity while the latter is a particular didar at a particular time in a particular place. Both types of didars can be experienced in the presence of the Holy Imam. Also, both types of didars bring immense blessings, peace and barakat.

The SalmanSpiritual.com web site is primarily dedicated for being blessed with the barakat with a Golden Noorani Didar in the forehead.

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Shams

The following verses are taken from Pir Shams's Ab teri mahobat laagi mere Saheb:

Kholo parda, sanmukh dekho
Has has mukh dikhlaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi
 
O my Lord! Open the curtain and look at me face to face.
Bless me with the sight of Your smiling face.
2
Teri suratka Pir Shams piyaasa
Darshan daan dilaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi
 
O my Lord! Pir Shams is thirsty for (the vision of) your face.
Bless me with the grace of Your Vision, O my Lord!
3
Mukhda dekhiya, tab man harakhiya
Pir Shams kanthi suñaaya mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi
 
O my Lord! Pir Shams thus says openly:
"when I was blessed with the Vision of Your holy countenance,
my heart became saturated with happiness".
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Part 3: Special Dhikr for 7 weeks

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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 4: 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. Real Audio and mp3 sound tracks are available for your convenience.

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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) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.

O Mowla make us One global Jamat with One Sound Heart (Qalb-i Salim), bless us with the Golden Noorani and the Golden Jubilee Didars, 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
Monday, June 4, 2007

Golden Jubillee Sparks:

 
 

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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