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2017 — The Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment
Diamond Jubilee Spark :: Insights into the Verse of 'Tatheer' (Purification) (33:33)
Enlightenment Post No. 5 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Friday

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

Ya Ali Madad! The Diamond Jubilee of Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) is only six months away, therefore let us participate in a 7-day project to increase our knowledge and enhance our yearning through Dhikr and Angelic Salwat.

Knowledge Section:
Let us reflect on the following ayat of the Holy Qu'ran regarding 'Verse of Tatheer (purification)' (33:33):

Transliteration English Translation
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Wa qarna fii buyuutikunna wa laa tabarrajna tabarrujal-Jaahi-liyyatil-'uulaa wa 'aqim-nas-Salaata wa 'aatiinaz-Zakaata wa 'aati-nallaaha wa Rasuulah. And1857 stay ye in your abodes and display not your finery like the display of the ignorance of yore, and establish ye prayer and give away the poor-rate, and obey God and His Apostle;
'Innamaa yuriidul-laahu liyuzhiba 'ankumar-rijsa 'Ahlal-Bayti wa yutah-hirakum tathiraa. (33:33) Verily, verily God intendeth but to keep off from you (every kind of) uncleanness O' ye the People of the House, and purify you (with) a thorough purification.

Here are the footnotes (pp.1260-1263) for the above ayats from S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali's translation of the Holy Qu'ran:

Vr. 33 (1857) While the previous verse dealt with the observance of the purity and decency which muslim women in general, and the wives of the Holy Prophet in particular, had to effect in their practical life, to be guarded in their dealings with the other sex, this verse prescribes a further restriction on their remaining indoors in their houses and their strict offering of the prescribed daily prayers and giving away of the poor rate and their being subservient to God and the Holy Prophet. Every wife of the Holy Prophet strictly observed this ordinance.

The portion of this verse relating to the divinely effected purity of the Holy Ahlul Bait needs a proper explanation commenting with reference to its correct context. This portion of the verse is a separate ayat or verse by itself revealed separately on particular occasions but placed here as it deals with the wives of the Holy Prophet. The location of this verse here if studied properly makes it obvious that it has its own significant and important purpose behind it. While the address in the beginning of this verse is in the feminine gender—there is the transition here in the address from the feminine to the masculine gender. While referring to the consorts of the Holy Prophet, the pronouns also are feminine. For a mixed assembly of men and women, generally the masculine gender is used. This transition in the grammatical use of the language, makes it quite obvious that the clause is quite a different matter used for a different group other than the previous one, and has been suitably placed here to show a comparative position of Ahlul-Bait in contrast to the wives of the Holy Prophet.

Amr ibne Salma who was brought up by the Holy Prophet relates:—

When this verse was revealed the Holy Prophet was in the house of Omme-Salema. At the revelation of:—"Verily willeth God to keep away impurity from you O' the People of the House! and He purifieth you with the perfect purification," the Holy Prophet assembled his daughter Fatema, her sons Hasan and Husain and her husband his cousin Ali and covered the group including himself with his own mantle and addressing God said "O God! These constitute my progeny! Keep them away from every kind of impurity, purified with perfect purification. Omme-Salema, the righteous wife of the Holy Prophet witnessing this marvelous occasion, humbly submitted to the Holy Prophet 'O' Apostle of God! May I also join the group?" to which the Holy Prophet replied, 'No' remain thou in thine own place, thou art in goodness."

Ommul Momineen Ayesha's report on the revelation of this part of the verse, says that matter was repeatedly revealed which indicates its extra-importance to make people know it through various sources to bear witness to the fact so that none, be he a friend or even a foe, dare deny the special excellence and glory bestowed upon the holy ones and their divine unique position in view of the Lord. Ayesha's version fully concurs with that of Omme Salema:—

"One day the Holy Prophet was enwrapped in a black mantle, came to him (his grandson) Hasan and the Holy Prophet got him under the mantle. Then came Husain (the other grandson) and he was also received similarly by the Holy Prophet under the mantle, when came his daughter Fatema, the Holy Prophet took her under the mantle. In the last, came Ali. The Holy Prophet received him also under the mantle and the Holy Prophet recited the above-mentioned verse of Tatheer (i.e., purification)."

According to all the basic and the fundamental authorities like SB., SM., MIH., AD., S.Mh., MML., it has been unanimously acknowledged that the reference in the last sentence of this verse is only to the Holy Prophet, the Holy Imam Ali-ibne-Abi-Taleb, Fatema, the Lady of Light and the two sons of Lady Fatema and Ali, i.e. Hasan and Husain. It could reasonably said that the revelation of the one and same verse in the houses of two of the wives of the Holy Prophet was a divine plan to declare the exclusive position of the Ahlul-Bait, so that the two ladies may themselves vouch for their exclusion from the term Ahlul-Bait, so that any votaries on behalf of the wives of the Holy Prophets may not later attempt to includes wives in the term.

The above quoted basic Sunni authorities relate of Ayesha, Omme Salema and Abu-Sayeed Khudri that this verse was revealed referring only to the Holy Prophet, Ali, Fatema, Hasan and Husain.

"MIH in his renowned word Musnad related of 'Ata bin Riah' that Omme Salema said that once when the Holy Prophet was in her house, came Fatema with food cooked in a mud pot. The Holy Prophet desired Fatema to call Ali her husband and her two sons Hasan and Husain. When those holy ones had come, they sat together and had their meals, then the Messenger Angel Gabriel appeared with this verse. The Holy Prophet threw his mantle over these persons and said, "O' God! These are my 'Ahlul-Bait'. Keep these away from every impurity!". Then Omme Salema said: "I am also of you". The Holy Prophet said: "Thou art in goodness but not my Ahlul-Bait". And according to the report in the Name-ul-Usool which in consolidation of the traditions of all the renowned six Sunni basic authorities viz. the 'Siha-e-Sittah'—Omme Salema said that "I also caught hold of a corner of the mantle and wanted to get under it but the Holy Prophet snatched it away from me and said: "Thou are in goodness but not of the Ahlul-Bait".

The Holy Prophet has declared:

"I leave behind me amidst you Two great things, the 'Book of God' (the Holy Qur'an) and my 'Ahlul-Bait'. Should ye be attached to these Two, never, never shall ye be misled after me, for verily these Two will never, never be separated from each other, until they meet me at the Cistern of 'Kauthar'."


"The likeness of my Ahlul-Bait is that of the Arc of Noah; whosoever got into it, got saved, and whosoever turned away from it got drowned and lost."

Dhikr Section: New Luminous Dhikr Titled Noore Ali, Noore Karim

Since we are in the theme of enlightenment, a new luminous dhikr titled Noore Ali, Noore Karim has been created. The aspect of Noor (Light) makes the Ismaili Imamat unique, therefore, let us perform the luminous dhikr of Noore Ali, Noore Karim with utmost humility and tenderness of the heart (length 2 min 47 sec; 3.8 MB). Let this dhikr ring in our spiritual hearts and create an aspiration to actualize the Light of the Holy Ahlul-Bait and Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam so that our spiritual hearts get filled with this NOOR and nothing else. Ameen. The lyrics for the 40 beads are given below:

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

Noore Ali, Noore Karim
The Light of Ali is the Light of Karim Shah (through the Chain of Imamat)

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!


Noore Ali, Noore Muhammad; (12 times)
[The Light of Ali and Light of Muhammad (are one)]

Noore Ali, Noore Karim; (12 times)
[The Light of Ali is the Light of Karim Shah (through the Chain of Imamat)]

Noore Karim, Hazar Imam (12 times)
[All the above Lights are One Light which is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam]

Noore Ali, Noore Muhammad; (1 time)
[The Light of Ali and Light of Muhammad (are one)]

Noore Ali, Noore Karim; (1 time)
[The Light of Ali is the Light of Karim Shah (through the Chain of Imamat)]

Noore Karim, Hazar Imam (2 times)
[All the above Lights are One Light which is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam]

Reaffirmation of Baiyat:
Let us also reaffirm our baiyat to our Holy Imam, NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam by reciting the Shahada from the second part of our Holy Dua:

"La ilaha illallah, Muhammadur-Rasoolullah, 'Aliyyun Amirul-Mu'mineen 'Aliyullah
Mowlana Shah Karim ul Hussaini, Al-Imamul Hazarul Maujood."

"There is no deity except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, 'Ali - the master of believers - is from Allah. Our Lord Shah Karim Al-Hussaini is our present and living Imam"

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
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad:
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!

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,
Noorallah Juma
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

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