"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 :: Invoking Spiritual and Luminous Bounties from the Root Word Rabb (*R B B)
Enlightenment Post No. 15 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad and Navroz Mubarak! The Diamond Jubilee of Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) is less than four months away. To keep up with the momentum, here is another enlightenment post to increase our knowledge and enhance our yearning through Dhikr and Angelic Salwat.
Navroz is a time for rejuvenation. In the Northern hemisphere, spring activates life in nature and fills one with hope, courage and inspiration. As each one of us exists in the worlds of matter, thoughts, dreams, soul and intellect, it is necessary to assess our performance in each component of our existence.
The Idd-e-Navroz card developed by Al-Waez Rai Amiraly Amlani in 2001 is a strong reminder for the need of balance between the physical, spiritual and intellectual components of our existence. Obviously, the search for Light (Noor), the highest form of Intellect, should be our top priority. May you be blessed with success in all components of your existence. Ameen.
In this enlightenment post, I would like to present ten Qur'anic ayats of supplication from the root word Rabb (*R B B) which invoke great spiritual and luminous bounties. The purpose of presenting these ayats is to create awareness of how to set priorities and ask for the bestowal of gifts which are vital to our prosperity in this world and in the hereafter.
Allah has given clear instructions for setting our agenda for the time which is allocated to us in this world so let us really focus and reset priorities on the auspicious occasion of Idd-e-Navroz 2017 in context of the firman of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam made in Mumbai on September 27, 1973 where he said:
|"...that so long as you are alive, every day is a day that must be lived, and in that day you must fulfil your responsibilities to the best of your ability. So do not let time pass without being aware that once it has passed, it is gone for ever. This is something you should all keep in mind."|
|01||Rabba-naaa 'atmim lanaa Nuuranaa wag-fir lanaa 'innaka 'alaa kulli shay-'in Qadiir.||"Our Lord! Perfect our Light for us, and grant us forgiveness: for Thou hast power over all things." (66:8)|
|02||Rabba-naaa 'alay-ka tawakkalnaa wa 'ilay-ka 'anab-naa wa 'ilay-kal-Masiir.||"Our Lord! In Thee do we trust. And to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) final Goal." (60:4)|
|03||Rabba-naaa 'aatinaa mil-ladunka Rahmatanwwa hayyi' lanaa min 'amrinaa rashadaa.||"Our Lord! Bestow on us Mercy from Thyself. And dispose of our affair for us in the right way!" (18:10)|
|04||Rabba-naaa 'innaka ta'-lamu maa nukh-fii wa maa nu'l-in: wa maa yakhfaa 'alal-laahi min-shay-'in-fil-'arzi wa laa fis-Samaaa'.||"O our Lord! Truly Thou dost know what we conceal and what we reveal: For nothing whatever is hidden from Allah, whether on earth or in heaven." (14:38)|
|05||Rabba-naaa laa tuzig quluubanaa ba'-da 'iz hadaytanaa wahab lanaa milladunka Rahmah; 'innaka 'Antal-Wahhaab.||"Our Lord!" (they say), "Let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; For Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure." (3:8)|
|06||Rabba-naaa 'inna-naa sami'-naa Munaa-diyany-yunaadii lil-'iimaani 'an 'aaminuu bi-Rabbikum fa-'aamannaa.
Rabba-naaa fagfir lanaa zunuu-banaa wa kaffir 'annaa sayyi-'aatinaa wa ta-waffanaa ma-'al-'Abaar.
|"Our Lord! We have heard the call of one calling (us) to faith, 'Believe ye in the Lord', and we have believed. (3:193)
Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our evil deeds, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous." (3:193)
|07||Rabba-naaa laa taj-'alnaa ma-'al-qawmiz-zaaalimiin.||"Our Lord! Send us not to the company of the wrong-doers." (7:47)|
|08||Rabba-naaa 'af-rig 'alay-naa sabranw-wa ta-waffa-naa Muslimiin.||"Our Lord! Pour out on us patience and constancy, and take our souls unto Thee as Muslims (who bow to Thy will)." (7:126)|
|09||Rabba-naaa wa laa tuhammil-naa maa laa taaqata lanaa bih. Wa'-fu 'annaa wag-fir lanaa, war-ham-naa. Anta Mawlaanaa fan-surnaa 'alal-qaw-mil-Kaafi-riin.||"Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins. And grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against Faith." (2:286)|
|10||Rabba-naaa 'aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatanw-wa fil-'Aakhirati hasanatanw-wa qinaa 'azaaban-Naar.||"Our Lord! Give us good in this world, and good in the Hereafter, and defend us from the torment of the Fire!" (2:201)|
Ardent Supplications on the Occasion of Idd-e-Navroz:
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. 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.
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