"And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light." — Holy Qur'an 57:19
2018 — The Second Year for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment
Diamond Jubilee Spark :: The Power, the Peace and the Everlasting Nobility of One's Own Soul
Enlightenment Post No. 38 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the New Year 2018 in the second half of the Diamond Jubilee year, may Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, spiritual & luminous tayid (help), higher spiritual enlightenment, and unity to the global Jamat. Ameen.
In preparation for the upcoming mulaqats to the Western Canadian Jamats and to Jamats of other countries, let us pray to Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam to bless all of us with drops of Light into our spiritual hearts. The spiritual heart in each person is the representative of the soul, thus these luminous drops will start to illuminate and purify the ego, the vital, the mind and the body. The precise process is to usher Light into each cell of one's body through intense dhikr. This is the proven mechanism to eliminate all types of darknesses in our own personal world. This purification process will bring greater peace, light, delight and awareness within ourselves and will increase our aspiration to reach our own spiritual and luminous potential in the field of Higher Spiritual Enlightenment. Let us start today because time is short and the mulaquats are imminent!
Enlightenment Card for 2018
In this Higher Spiritual Enlightenment post, I am first presenting two quotations of Noor Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah from the book, titled, 'Aga Khan III Selected Speeches and Writings of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah' Volume II (1928-1955), Edited by K. K. Aziz, 1997, Published by Kegan Paul International, London and New York. This is followed by the details of a double venti-project which we are executing in our Jamat Khana since Monday, January 1, 2018 and information of other ginan recitation projects which one can do in one's own time and space or in your own Jamat Khana.
I have used only portion of the excerpt of the quotation in the Enlightenment Card presented above so I am presenting the whole excerpt below:
"Anwari, Nizami, Maulana Roumi, Saadi, Qa'ani and a host of others — names that will be well known to the Oriental scholars, but which will perhaps convey little to the general public here — each in his own way gave a message to mankind. But the fundamental point of each message if carefully studied is that man's greatest of all treasures, the greatest of all his possessions, was the inherent, ineffaceable, everlasting nobility of his own soul. In it, there was for ever a spark of true divinity which could conquer all the antagonistic and debasing elements in nature. And let me once more stress that this faith in the soul of man expressed in great variety of ways — in prose and verse, in art and architecture — was not simply a religious or mystic faith but an all-embracing and immediate contact with a fact which, in every human being, is the central fact of existence.
Then came Hafiz — by far the greatest singer of the soul of man. In him we can find all the strivings, all the sorrow, all the victories and joys, all the hopes and disappointments of each and every one of us. In him we find contact, direct and immediate, with the outer universe interpreted as an infinite reality of matter, as a mirror of an eternal spirit, or indeed (as Spinoza later said) an absolute existence in which matter and spirit alike are but two infinite modes and facets. In is not for nothing that his "Divan" has become, throughout the East, the supreme fal nama (book of divination) of millions and millions far beyond the confines of Iran. " (pp.1128-9)
Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam has shown to us that the expression of the soul can be in many forms such as art which we see in many museums such as the Aga Khan Museum; in architecture of stunning buildings which he has built arounds the world; and in Islamic gardens around the world. These are expressions of the soul in the exoteric dimension.
In the esoteric dimension, he made the search for higher spiritual enlightenment a major theme for the global Jamat. He has explained to us many times the importance of performing dhikr at regular and irregular times, and also perform bandagi with Ism-e Azam. The esoteric practices increase the intensity of the Light (Noor) in the soul and it is this power which is needed to overcome the negative and opposing forces which are operating at the present time. Therefore, let us re-examine all the recent firmans of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.) with the wisdom of Noor Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) presented in the above excerpt.
Here is another interesting excerpt from the same book:
|"Those who accept normal responsibilities of life, with all the chances of minor annoyance and utter catastrophe, may know many small griefs and much greater sorrow — but, if they are one with God and have lived manfully, behind the mask of sorrow, bitter though it may be, their souls will be at peace." (p.868)|
Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam has emphasized that we should have a continual contact with the Noor of Imam through regular and irregular Divine Remembrance. He has prayed for peace within ourselves and for everybody else in the world. The requirement for this activity is to first make peace with God within ourselves and become one with Him. Then we can extend this everlasting peace to all fellow human beings. Again, we have to learn about the power of the soul, actualize it within ourselves and use it wisely to promote internal and external peace! If we can achieve this then our souls will always be at peace, even in times of uncertainty and turbulence.
We completed the recitation of 90 verses of venti from Pir Hasan Kabiridin's Anant Naa Nav Chhuga and 27 verses pertaining to dasond from Anant Akhado over a period of 9 days on Friday, December 22, 2017. In order to be blessed with Zaheri-Noorani and Batini-Noorani didars in the Diamond Jubilee year, we are reciting 8 verses from Pir Hasan Kabiridin's Moti Venti followed by 5 venti verses from Anant Akhado for 20 minutes before first dua in our Jamat Khana. We hope that these supplications will soften our spiritual hearts and prepare us for the upcoming mulaqats.
The resources for Moti Venti and Angelic Salwat Project for Being Blessed with Zaheri Noorani Didars in Western Canada and Other Countries, and many Batini-Noorani Didars during the Diamond Jubilee year resources are available online. Please bookmark this page if you are interested to do this project in your time and space.
The resources for selected Venti Verses from Anant Akhado and Angelic Salwat Project are also available online. Please bookmark this page if you are interested to do this project in your time and space.
I have updated the schedule pages for the following projects which you can do in your time and space or in your Jamat Khana:
In this Diamond Jubilee year, especially after the mulaqats with the Eastern Canadian Jamats and upcoming mulaqats in Western Canada and in other countries, may Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill our spiritual hearts with his NOOR and nothing else!
May we all be blessed with Zaheri-Noorani Didars and many, many Batini-Noorani Didars in our personal search for higher spiritual enlightenment through the Noor of Mowlana Hazar Imam. Ameen.
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,
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
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