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Idd-e-Gaddir, 40 Wisdoms of Gratitude and Angelic Salwat Project
(Project Duration: 40 postings from January 7, 2007 to March 2, 2007)

Guiding Principles for Project

Ya Ali Madad! On the most auspicious occasion of Idd-e-Gaddir, the commemoration of the first Imamat Day of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), please accept our heartfelt felicitations. On this happy day, let us first reflect upon the following sentence from Surah 5, Ayat 3 of the Holy Qur'an:

"This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favour unto you, and have chosen for you as religion al-Islam."

"According to the above Qur'anic verse (5:3), the perfection of Islam and the completion of the Divine favour took place the day Mawla Murtada 'Ali was appointed successor to the Holy Prophet (i.e., at Gaddir-e-Khum). This verse shows that the supreme favour of God was completion of the revelation of the Qur'an and the appointment of a successor of the Prophet, namely waliyy-i amr or the holder of the (Divine) command. There is no favour greater or superior to this.

God has ordered that the favours which He has granted should be remembered. The remembrance of Divine favours is, on the one hand, an act of appreciation and gratitude and on the other, it contains a deep philosophy of Divine remembrance and happiness. Truly, remembrance of the favours of the Benevolent Lord brings in its wake, flowers of happiness." (Source: Pearls of Marifat, Part 2, pages 40-41)

This evening, we celebrated the great event of the declaration of Imamat to the people as Idd-e-Gaddir. In light of the sentence from the verse of the Holy Qur'an mentioned above and its explanation, I am please to inform you that we are are launching a 40 postings project titled 'Idd-e-Gaddir, 40 Wisdoms of Gratitude and Angelic Salwat' project. This will give all of us more time to reflect on the institution of Imamat and also prepare for a Golden Noorani Didar and the for the celebrations of 50 years of glorious Imamat of Ali-Zaman, NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazir Imam (a.s.).

Scope and Duration of the Project:
This is the fourth project for expressing our gratitude to NOOR Mowlana Hazir Imam for his continual guidance in all aspects of our lives, namely the physical (jismani), spiritual (ruhani) and luminous (noorani) dimensions. In addition of this, this project is also for creating sunshine in our hearts and preparing for a golden noorani didar and the celebration of 50 years of glorious Imamat of NOOR Mowlana Hazir Imam. It is based on the principles and teachings of our Holy Faith and can be used as a part of a personal search for spiritual enlightenment. Its application is personal, spiritual and intellectual and its scope is global.

The project will start on Idd-e-Gaddir, January 7, 2007 and end on March 2, 2007. Inshallah, the 40 postings will come your way at the rate of 5 per week for the next 8 weeks. I hope that you and members of your family will fully participate in this project.

Niyat and Wish List:
Let us first declare our noble intentions and then invoke the 40 wisdoms of gratitude and angelic salwat project for exoteric and esoteric purposes. Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazir Imam, we pray for:
  1. humility so that we all can express gratitude to you because you, O our beloved present and living NOOR Mowlana Hazir Imam, are the greatest gift of Allah to us.
  2. Mushkil Aasan and material, spiritual & intellectual upliftment of the global Jamat, the global Muslim community and humanity at large;
  3. Salvation of all departed souls;
  4. External and internal peace for the whole humanity;
  5. Empowerment of our children with the correct understanding of our holy faith
  6. The well being of the NOORANI Family;
  7. Sunshine in our hearts and Light in our foreheads; and
  8. The inner vision of the Truth! Ameen.

Resources for Angelic Salwat
The following resources have been created for this project:

  1. The Concept of Angelic Salwat and conditions for harnessing its full potential (PDF);
     
  2. 33 salwat sound track in mp3 format recited by Noorallah Juma (voice only)
     
  3. Transliteration and Translation of Ayatul Kursi: The Most Important Ayat of the Holy Qur'an;
     
  4. A Poem on Salwat; (web page)
     
  5. A Poem on Salwat (Download PDF) and
     
  6. An Article on Salwat.
     

Global Prayer:
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazir 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, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth. Ameen.

Peace, light, barakat, taid and a 'golden noorani didar',
Noorallah Juma

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Article by Dr. Noorallah Juma
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