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Spark No. 13 :: The Throne of God in the Personal World

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

Ya Ali Madad! Let us study about the concept of the Throne of God in the personal world of a mu'min by reflecting on the following:

  1. Meaning of Arsh

    "Arsh means an elevated place and in this sense, it is used for a throne, which implies the concept of a king and kingdom. Thus, in religious terms, arsh means the kingly throne of God, the Blessed, the Exalted. According to the teachings of the Qu'ran, arsh has prime importance not only externally, but it is also the greatest ta'wili secret. Therefore, it is necessary to explain some of its widsoms with the help and support of the true Imam, salawatu'llahi alayhi." [Source: Coolness of the Eye, pages 132]

  2. Heart of the True Mu'min

    "What is said in the noble hadith that the heart of a believing servant is the Throne of God, is also a concept of marifat which shines and abides only in the heart of a true mu'min as a result of faith and certitude." [Source: Coolness of the Eye, pages 134]

  3. The Locus of Manifestation of the Divine Throne

    "The Divine Throne is in the soul and not in the body, but as there is a link between the soul and the body, accordingly, there should be a place in the body, which may be called its example, counterpart or mazhar (locus of manifestation). And there is definitely such a place and that is the forehead." [Source: Coolness of the Eye, page 134]

  4. The Inner Eye

    "In the individual or personal spiritual world, the forehead is the place where for the people of the inner eye, all those events which are related to the Supreme Throne in the Qur'anic story, take place." [Source: Coolness of the Eye, page 134]

  5. The Ascent (Miraj) of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.)

    "The ascent (miraj) of the Holy prophet had taken place in his blessed forehead, for, in the personal spirituality, the forehead is the mazhar of the Throne. The Holy Prophet had many ascents, but the one which happened for the first tme is mentioned prominently. Thus, it should be remembered that the spiritual wonders and marvels which take place in the forehead, contain the great secrets of the Divine Throne." [Source: Coolness of the Eye, page 139-140]

  6. Pir Imamdin's Teaching

    Eji Pir kahet Imamdin vachan suno munivar
    Bhamar gufa upar nur
     
    O Brother    Pir Imamdin says, "O believers! listen to my command that the light resides in the region between the two eye brows". 14

This may be a good time to review the 36 advices on awakening the inner eye and recognizing the self which were sent out as spark no. 09. Our faith is very clear about the path that we should take to see the throne of God in our personal worlds.

Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didar Preparations:
In preparation for Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didars, let us practise our faith with conviction by attending Jamat Khana regularly, submitting dasond, saying three Duas on time, practising bandagi because it is a luminous prayer, reciting angelic salwats, performing abundant dhikr, performing volunteer service, balancing din and duniya, and accumulating material, spiritual and luminous nazranas in our personal worlds. Educational resources for these activities are listed under the knowledge bank link in left side menu.

Dhikr Tasbis for Each Day of the Week:
Please follow these links for dhikr tasbis for each day. These pages contain the text, meaning and mp3 sound tracks. Dhikr tasbis are a magnificient way to reach the stage of constant remembrance and prepare for a spiritual and luminious nazrana in our personal 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 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
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Monday, April 16, 2007

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