Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth from darkness unto light." — Holy Qur'an 14:5


2017 — The Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment

Diamond Jubilee Spark :: Three Special Resources for Mulaqats with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam

Enlightenment Post No. 34 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement

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

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.

On October 27, 2017, the Canadian Jamat heard that our beloved Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam will graciously grant Mulaqats to Jamats in eastern Canada in November 2017 and to the Jamats in western Canada in 2018. In response to these great news, the Edmonton Jamat started the recitation of 500 verses of Anant Akhado on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 20 minutes before first Dua every day. Through these prayers, the members of Jamat are extending a warm invitation of Khudavind Noor Mowlana to come to Canada to do Jamati work. Al-hamdulillah, Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa, Canada yesterday, November 14, 2017!

On November 13, 2017, we heard that Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam will also be granting a Darbar in Northern Pakistan and Mulaqats to the Central and Southern Jamats in Pakistan. Since we are all part of the global Jamat, we pray for successful completion of the above activities in a way that would please Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam and also fully satisfy the Jamats around the world. We also pray for visits to more countries in the Diamond Jubilee year. Ameen.

In this Enlightenment Post, I have combined three resources which can be used to augment the preparation for the Mulaqats with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. The three resources are: (1) A list of esoteric prayers; (2) Noore Karim plus 27 Tasbis; and (3) Angelic salwat. I have created an audio file and PDF version of this post, so that these can be downloaded to any digital device. Generally, I carry a print version of these materials with me to the didar/darbar halls and have found them to be useful.

Download Mulaqat Resources in mp3 format (21.08 minutes; 21.33 MB). The text and lyrics are presented below.

  1. List of Esoteric Prayers
  2. Bismillahir Raheman-nir Rahim

    1. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam keep us on Right Path which has been given to us by Allah through the Holy Quran, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), the Holy Imams, the Holy Pirs, the Holy Ginans & Qasidas, and your Holy Firmans.
    2. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant the worldwide jamat the inner vision of the truth, peace, prosperity, security, unity, and love and bring us closer to one another. Grant the barakat of the Mulaqats to ourselves, our families, our jamats and the worldwide jamat.
    3. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us patience, tolerance, discipline, and strength so that we may be able to organize the Mulaqats which would make you happy and proud.
    4. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us the bounties of reason and understanding, knowledge and wisdom, discretion and guidance, and fill us with spiritual and luminous blessings and mercy.
    5. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam strengthen our faith and make us staunch farmanbardar mumins.
    6. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam forgive our sins and grant us tears of purification which we could use to present a mahemani and a nazrana to you.
    7. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us success, opportunity, tayid and resources to perform ilmi Khidmat of Ismailis, Muslims and humanity at large.
    8. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam help us practice ism azam regularly and grant us success in it. Bestow upon us the blessing of unveiling of the Light of Imamat as described by in the ginan 'Haq tu, Pak tu' composed by Pir Shams (r.a.).
    9. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us the knowledge of the science of names of Hazrat Adam (a.s.), keep us in the ark of Hazrat Nuh (a.s.), in the Garden of Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s.), in the circle of fire of Hazrat Musa (a.s.), in the spirit and love of Hazrat Isa (a.s.), and in the mercy of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) through esoteric methods.
    10. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us the knowledge of our spiritual and luminous identity in the world of particles (aalam-i-zar).
    11. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us physical, and especially spiritual and luminous closeness to you.
    12. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam teach us about performing sujdas at physical, spiritual (ruhani) and luminous (noorani) levels.
    13. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us a spiritual and a luminous baiyat with you.
    14. Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam grant us a light in our hearts, a light in our souls, a light in our ears, a light in our eyes, a light in our tongues, a light in our hair, a light in our flesh, a light in our skin, a light in our nerves, a light in our blood, a light in our bones, a light above us, a light below us, a light on our right, a light on our left, a light behind us and a light in front of us.

  3. The Combination of 'Noore Karim' with Tasbis Derived from 99 Beautiful Names of Allah and Holy Ginan Teachings

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

    Noore Karim plus 27 Tasbis
    With the wasila of Noore Karim, I am calling on Divine Names & Holy Ginan Teachings

    Recited by Noorallah Juma


    No. Tasbis Derived from the Beautiful Names of Allah Beautiful
    Name No.
    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
    The Beneficent
    06 Noore Karim, Ya Rahim
    The Merciful
    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
    The Creator
    20 Noore Karim, Ya Baari
    The Evolver
    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.)

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

    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.

  5. Angelic Salwat Nazrana:
  6. 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

    Recited by Noorallah Juma

    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
    Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

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