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"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257

 

2017-2018 — The Diamond Jubilee Years for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment
Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Posts :: Gems of Knowledge and Dhikr
(Project Duration: 30-days from May 15, 2018 to June 13, 2018)

Holy Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of Arab and Islamic calendar. Fasting is prescribed for this month according to the following verse of the Holy Qur'an:

"The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and (He desires) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful."
Picktall 2:185

Teachings of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.)
In Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about external and internal ablutions and fasts, and enlightenment:

  1. External and Internal Ablutions
  2. "The ablution of the head means to keep oneself obedient to the Imam. The ablution of the hand is swearing allegiance (bay'at dadan) to the Imam of the time. The ablution of the foot is to advance along Imam's way in obedience to him. The ablution of the heart is to keep steady in affection for the Imam. The ablution of the tongue is to keep on continually remembering (dhikr) the Imam. The ablution of the eye is to have the chance of the didar of the Imam of the time."
    (p.61)
  3. Fasting as a Lifestyle
    "The whole year you must fast, just as ordinary Muslims (zahiriyan) fast for one month. The meaning of this fast is austerity. Control yourselves, keep yourselves away from bad qualities, evil and indecent actions and devilish acts, so that the mirror of your hearts may be gradually polished.

    ...—you must be patient, persevering in austerities, and keeping your inner self fasting as long as you live."

    (pp.59-60)
  4. Fasts for Inner Self
    "Here we specify the parts of the fast of the inner self: the fast of the head means to treat one's own head with the same humility as the feet of other people, casting out from one's head the lust of superiority, greatness and pride, because greatness and superiority are only suitable to the all-great substance of the Truth (Haqq), who is eternal, the King of the Authority. The fasting of the eye means that one must keep away coveting looks from the women who are not lawful to one. The fasting of the ear means that one should abstain from listening to slander. The fasting of the tongue means that one should keep one's tongue from uttering abuse or slander. The fasting of the heart means to keep the heart free from doubt. The fasting of the foot is to hold one's foot back from a wrong step. The fasting of the hand is to keep all one's limbs away from treachery so that they may not do evil. This especially applies to one's tongue which must be kept from uttering lies. And there is no greater lie than the denial of (the existence of) the Imam, saying that he has disappeared."
    (pp.59-60)
  5. Preparing for the Eternal Life
    "Therefore, O believers, if you want to be alive in both worlds, perfect your faith, because (only) by the light of faith may you attain eternal life. And faith comes from and is perfected by the recognition and knowledge (ma'rifat wa shinakht) of the Imam of the time, and obedience and love for his followers. Therefore, follow your Imam, and be happy and united with each other amongst yourselves in order that you may be alive in both worlds, and in the hereafter you may become resurrected with the pious, with prophets and saints in the presence of the Imam, with the greatest joy at meeting each other again."
    (Pp.4-5)

Teachings of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Sultan Mahomed Shah (a.s.)
The following excerpts of two firmans of NOOR Mowlana Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) pertaining to the month of Holy Ramadan were published in a booklet titled 'Laila-Tul-Qadr' by Alwaez Abualy A. Aziz (Page 11, Read Know No. 50; Shia Imami Ismailia Association for Tanzania, Dar es Salaam):

  1. Month of Ramadan
    "Now I am going to tell you about Iba'dat (worship). Always worship God. This is the month of Ramadan. In this month do more iba'dat. Every hour, every minute remember God. Do not forget Him. If you have forgotten Him and have become lazy then take heed that I am reminding you to remember and worship Him."
    Kalame Imame Mobin Volume 1, p.23.
  2. The True Spirit of Fasting
    "The life in this world is of two days (meaning a short time). So you should think of getting purified through worship of God. A true momin does not fast only during the month of Ramadan but all 365 days of the year. He does not commit any sin during all these 365 days of the year. This is the true spirit of fasting. It is not (the spirit) of fasting not to eat anything and indulge in evil acts at the same time. It is an illusion."
    Kalame Imame Mobin Volume 1, p.168.

Ramadan Activities
The motivation for this 30-day project is to increase the intensity of prayers during the month of Ramadan. For this purpose, 30 postings for each auspicious night of Holy Ramadan have been prepared. Each post will consist of four parts:

  1. Knowledge section
  2. Ginan section;
  3. Dhikr section
  4. Angelic Salwat section

Objectives of this Project
The objectives of this 30-day project are:

  1. Learn the esoteric aspects of our faith from by studying the inner meaning of knowledge gems;
  2. Supplicate to the Lord by reciting beautiful venti ginans of Holy Pirs;
  3. Recite power prayers and practice our faith with greater intensity and conviction during this month;
  4. Practise sincere repentance and seek forgiveness for our sins; and
  5. Prepare for the bountiful Night of Power (Laitul-Qadr).

Niyat and Noble Wishes
Ya Mowla, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam:

  1. bless us with faith by sending the bounty of Ruhu'l-iman (i.e., spiritual and luminous particles of the soul of faith) into our personal worlds from your Pure Soul and Eternal Light;
  2. forgive our sins, mistakes and oversights and make us staunch, obedient (farman bardari) mu'mins;
  3. keep us on the Right Path, the path illuminated by the Light of Eternal Ali;
  4. purify our souls through the blessings derived from our additional dhikr and help us live a balanced life;
  5. make us regular in our morning and evening prayers;
  6. bless us with inspiration, strength, courage and conviction to practise luminous prayer (bandagi) at the luminous time (small watches of the night) with the luminious word (bol, ism-i azam or Ya Ali tasbi);
  7. bestow enlightenment to our souls and manifest Noor in our foreheads;
  8. usher us in the abode of peace (Dar-as-Salaam) and grant us eternal existence. Ameen.
Project Details Gratitude
Dhikr
Angelic Salwat
Project Night Day of the Week Date Link to Web Page Download (MP3) Download (MP3)
1 Tuesday May 15, 2018 First Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
2 Wednesday May 16, 2018 Second Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
3 Thursday May 17, 2018 Third Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
4 Friday May 18, 2018 Fourth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
5 Saturday May 19, 2018 Fifth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
6 Sunday May 20, 2018 Sixth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
7 Monday May 21, 2018 Seventh Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
8 Tuesday May 22, 2018 Eighth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
9 Wednesday May 23, 2018 Ninth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
10 Thursday May 24, 2018 Tenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
11 Friday May 25, 2018 Eleventh Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
12 Saturday May 26, 2018 Twelfth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
13 Sunday May 27, 2018 Thirteenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
14 Monday May 28, 2018 Fourteenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
15 Tuesday May 29, 2018 Fifteenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
16 Wednesday May 30, 2018 Sixteenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
17 Thursday May 31, 2018 Seventeenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
18 Friday June 01, 2018 Eighteenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
19 Saturday June 02, 2018 Nineteenth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
20 Sunday June 03, 2018 Twentieth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
21 Monday June 04, 2018 Twenty First Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
22 Tuesday June 05, 2018 Twenty Second Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
23 Wednesday June 06, 2018 Twenty Third Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
24 Thursday June 07, 2018 Twenty Fourth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
25 Friday June 08, 2018 Twenty Fifth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
26 Saturday June 09, 2018 Twenty Sixth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
27 Sunday June 10, 2018 Twenty Seventh Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
28 Monday June 11, 2018 Twenty Eighth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
29 Tuesday June 12, 2018 Twenty Nineth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes
30 Wednesday June 13, 2018 Thirtieth Night of Holy Ramadan Yes Yes

Ardent Prayer
May our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, through the knowledge and barakat of the Holy Qur'an, Holy Ginans, Ayatul Kursi and Angelic Salwat, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. May Mowla bestow Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and the inner vision of the Truth in our intellects. 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 (noor-allah@salmanspiritual.com)
SalmanSpiritual.com
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Posts: Index,

Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Posts

 
 

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.

Welcoming Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam to Western Canada Project
 
Moti Vênti
Moti Vênti verses, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat
(7 Days: Oct. 5-11, 2018; 22 min before first dua)
 
Anant Akhado Venti Verses
Vênti Verses from Anant Akhado, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat
(7 Days: Oct. 5-11, 2018; 10 min before first dua)
 
Ana(n)t nâ Nav Chhuga
Ana(n)t nâ Nav Chhugâ verses, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat (9 Days: Oct. 12-20, 2018; 20 min before first dua)
 
Alternate Dates

Moti Vênti
Moti Vênti verses, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat
(7 Days: Oct. 12-18, 2018; 22 min before first dua)
 
Anant Akhado Venti Verses
Vênti Verses from Anant Akhado, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat
(7 Days: Oct. 12-18, 2018; 10 min before first dua)
 
Upcoming Project in Nov. 2018
Moti Vênti — Baitul Khyal Satado
Moti Vênti verses, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat
(7 Days: Nov 2-8, 2018)
 
Other Potential Projects
Anant Akhado and Nav Chhuga Combined Project
Anant Akhado & Ana(n)t nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses, Gratitude Dhikr, dhikr of 99 Beautiful Names of Allah and Angelic Salwat (49 Days: TBA)
 
Anant Akhado
Anant Akhado Verses, Gratitude Dhikr and Angelic Salwat (40 Days: TBA)
 
Anant Akhado Dasond Verses
28 Dasond verses from Anant Akhado, Gratitude Dhikr & Angelic Salwat (9-day Project: TBA)
 
Ana(n)t nâ Nav Chhuga and Dasond verses
Recitation of Ana(n)t nâ Nav Chhugâ, 28 dasond verses, Gratitude Dhikr and Angelic Salwat (9 Days: TBA)

 

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The goal of this website is to provide resources for actualizing the Light of Imamat in one's spiritual heart, head, sense and conscience. This will enable each murid to also present spiritual and luminous nazranas as described below to Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam in the Diamond Jubilee.
 
A Spiritual Nazrana is in the form of a pure spiritual heart which is in a state of constant dhikr.
 
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NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has said:

"Remember that the descendants of the Holy Prophet (S.A.S.) are stars in the Heaven, if one sets the other will rise to illumine your path; the Merciful Lord has thus completed His Blessings amongst you."



NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam's prayer:

"And I pray that you may live in peace and with spiritual enlightenment to guide you."