"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257
2017 — The Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment
Diamond Jubilee Spark :: Special Mulaqat Dhikr: Noore Karim Plus Twenty-Seven Tasbis
Enlightenment Post No. 33 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement
Ya Ali Madad! May the Diamond Jubilee Year of Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) bring immense peace and baraka to each and every Ismaili around the world. Ameen.
I have prepared a special dhikr track for the upcoming mulaqats of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam to Eastern Canadian Jamats. This enlightenment post covers knowledge on the Noore Karim tasbi, tasbis derived from the Divine Names, and tasbis derived from our Holy Ginans. I have augmented the original Noore Karim Plus 21 tasbis sound track in two ways: (a) the total number of tasbis has been increased from 21 to 27; and (b) the number of beads recited has been increased from 3 to 7 times.
Download Noore Karim plus 27 Tasbis sound track in mp3 format (11.40 minutes; 12.0 MB). The lyrics are presented in the table shown below.
Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) has encouraged all Muslims to recite 99 Beautiful Names of Allah. Each Divine name has its own luminosity, power, blessing and tayid (spiritual help) for believers. The names can also be recited as tasbis, e.g., a Beautiful Name such as 'Al-Malik' can be recited as 'Ya Malik' in a tasbi form.
In Candle Post No. 129, we learned that God Himself has established various means by which He is to be approached, as described in the following ayat: 'seek unto Him a means of recourse (wasila)' (5:35). In the Ismaili Tariqah, the centrality of the present and living Imam is of paramount importance. The role of the present and living Imam is defined in article F of the Preamble of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim constitution as follows:
|Historically and in accordance with Ismaili tradition, the Imam of the time is concerned with spiritual advancement as well as the improvement of the quality of life of his murids. The Imam's Ta'lim lights the murid's path to spiritual enlightenment and vision. In temporal matters, the Imam guides the murids, and motivates them to develop their potential.|
In the firman made on December 13, 1964 in Karachi, Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam said that 'his Noor has indicated to you where and in which direction you must turn, so as to obtain spiritual and material satisfaction'. I have taken this firman to my heart and am now doing dhikrs which call on the Noor directly because in my heart, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) is the pillar of Light and is represented by the words 'Noore Karim' in the dhikrs. I firmly hold on to this luminous pillar in my dhikr of selected tasbis from the 99 Beautiful Names and Holy Ginans as shown in the table below.
|No.||Tasbis Derived from the Beautiful Names of Allah||Beautiful |
|Meaning of the Beautiful Name|
|01||Noore Karim, Ya Ghafuur|| |
|The Great Forgiver|
|02||Noore Karim, Ya Ghaffar|| |
|The Great Forgiver|
|03||Noore Karim, Ya 'Afuw|| |
|The Supreme Pardoner|
|04||Noore Karim, Ya Tawwab|| |
|The Ever-Acceptor of Repentance|
|05||Noore Karim, Ya Rahmaan|| |
|06||Noore Karim, Ya Rahim|| |
|07||Noore Karim, Ya Salaam|| |
|The Embodiment of Peace|
|08||Noore Karim, Ya Sabuur|| |
|The Extensively Enduring One|
|09||Noore Karim, Ya Ash-Shakur|| |
|The Acknowledging One|
|10||Noore Karim, Ya Wadud|| |
|The Loving One|
|11||Noore Karim, Ya Ahad|| |
|The Sole One|
|12||Noore Karim, Ya Samad|| |
|The Supreme Provider|
|13||Noore Karim, Ya Ghani|| |
|The Self Sufficient One|
|14||Noore Karim, Ya Mughni|| |
|The Bestower of Sufficiency|
|15||Noore Karim, Ya Razzaq|| |
|The Total Provider|
|16||Noore Karim, Ya Wahaab|| |
|The Supreme Bestower|
|17||Noore Karim, Ya Ali|| |
|The Sublime One|
|18||Noore Karim, Ya Rabb*||Lord, Sustainer, Cherisher, Nourisher|
|19||Noore Karim, Ya Khaaliq|| |
|20||Noore Karim, Ya Baari|| |
|21||Noore Karim, Ya Musawwir|| |
|The Flawless Shaper|
|22||Noore Karim, Ya Jaami'|| |
|The Assembler of Scattered Creations|
|23||Noore Karim, Ya 'Alim|| |
|The All-Knowing One|
|24||Noore Karim, Dares Salaam**||The Abode of Eternal Peace|
|25||Noore Karim, Ya Ali Madad||May the Light of Ali help you|
|26||Noore Karim, Mushkil Khusha||The Remover of Calamities|
|27||Noore Karim, Tuhi Tu***||You and none else but You|
*Rabb is not one of the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, but is used extensively in Dhikrs
**Dares Salaam is not one of the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, but is used to demonstrate yearning for the Abode of Eternal Peace
***From the Holy Ginan 'Hak tu Pak tu' composed by Pir Shams (r.a.)
I would like to present a brief explanation which led to the selection of above tasbis. The first four tasbis (Ya Ghafuur, Ya Ghaffar, Ya 'Afuw and Ya Tawwab) are for forgiveness of sins. The next two (Ya Rahmaan, Ya Rahim) are for seeking mercy. These appear in the beginning because the themes for forgiveness and mercy are encountered in numerous places in the Holy Qur'an.
The Ya Salaam, Ya Sabuur, and Ya Ash-Shakur tasbis are for developing positive traits which are extremely important in our personal search for higher spiritual enlightenment. These traits also generate humility, devotion and stamina.
The Ya Wadud tasbi (number 10) is used to call up the Beloved. In the initial stages of path of love, there is a lover, the Beloved and the path, i.e., there is duality. However, when Beloved engulfs and absorbs the lover, then the lover, the Beloved and the Path become a single entity. Our goal is to grow into unity through the immense love of the Beloved. Our Holy Imam has told us that he loves all of us more than we can ever love him, therefore it is important to increase our love for his Noor.
The Ya Ahad tasbi (number 11) shows that Allah is above all else because He is Unique. Thus, this tasbi emphasizes the cardinal principle of Tawhid in Islam.
The Ya Samad tasbi (number 12) reminds us that Allah is Absolute and the Supreme Provider. The whole creation looks to Allah for support. The Ya Ghani tasbi (number 13) is related to Ya Samad tasbi. Allah is the Self Sufficient One. The Ya Mughni tasbi (number 14) is used to ask for material and spiritual sufficiency because Allah is the Bestower of Sufficiency. The Ya Razzaq tasbi (number 15) is for asking for material and spiritual sustenance. The Ya Wahaab tasbi (number 16) generates blessings which are bestowed even without asking for them. The Ya Ali tasbi (number 17) is for invoking the Sublime or the Most High. The Ya Wahaab and the Ya Ali tasbis are part of four tasbis which are recited every morning after the recitation of the morning Dua.
The Ya Rabb tasbi (number 18) is not one of the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, but is used extensively in dhikrs because it calls upon the Lord which is the Sustainer, Cherisher, and Nourisher of everything.
The path of spiritual progress and development involves: (1) the creation of human beings; (2) the evolution of human beings through the faith, knowledge, ibadat, and good deeds; and (3) re-creation of human beings into perfect beings. These three functions of Allah are represented by the Ya Khaaliq, the Ya Baari and the Ya Musawwir tasbis (Numbers 19, 20, and 21).
The Ya Jaami tasbi (number 22) is invoked because the light of scattered creations is manifested in the process of purification and perfection of each human being.
The Ya 'Alim tasbi (number 23) is invoked to demonstrate yearning for all types of knowledge.
The Ya Jaami tasbi (number 24) is invoked to demonstrate yearning for the Abode of Eternal Peace
The Ya Ali Madad tasbi (number 25) is invoked to seek help of the Light of Eternal Ali.
The Mushkil Khusha tasbi (number 26) is a call to the Remover of Calamities.
The Tuhi Tu tasbi (number 27) is a excellent way to express the negation of the ego.
May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's Light (Noor) protect all of us in all the six directions (right, left, front, behind, above and below) and enrich all of us with multiple attributes so that we may reflect them in all our actions. Ameen.
Angelic Salwat Nazrana:
Let us now start presenting a nazrana of at least 101 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for the fulfillment of our noble wishes. May our beloved Mowla continually keep us on the Right Path. Ameen.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!
May NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat! Ameen.
Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only)
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Your spiritual brother in religion,
Noorallah Juma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
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