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"Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would perfect His grace upon you, that ye may give thanks." — Holy Qur'an 5:6

 

Gem No. 2: Search for Enlightenment Through the Right Spiritual Contact

 

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

 

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts.

 

Part 1. Knowledge Section on Bandagi:

The practice of bandagi, a luminous prayer at a luminous time with a luminous word, is a key component of a thinking and a spiritual Islam as articulated by NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). Murids in search of enlightenment, salvation and eternal existence have always practiced bandagi (Ibadat) in the small watches of the night. This theme appears in all our literature spanning a period of 1400 years. I have would like to present two excerpts to support these fundamental concepts:

In his message to students in Bombay, NOOR Mowlana Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah Al-Husayni (a.s.) explained about the fundamental principle of our Holy faith:

"... While the material conditions of life change, the spiritual conditions which are not only limited to this life but go beyond, are based on one fundamental principle, namely search for enlightenment by the right spiritual contact with the light of your holy faith."
(Source: Precious Pearls. No. 43)

In Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about light and eternal existence:

"Whoever treats himself as something (important) in this world, being sure of his own (important) existence, will become non-existent (non-entity); will be deprived of a share of existence. Man (by himself) is neither extant nor non-existent, neither light or darkness. If the Imam, who possesses association (with God, walayat), helps him, he becomes endowed with being and light. But if he does not recognize (the Imam) from a (false) sense of security, and does not swear allegiance to the Imam of the time, he will become non-existent and dark."
(Source: Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi translated text, pp. 62-63)

Part 2. Dhikr Section:

On the occasion of the upcoming Diamond Jubilee, let us listen to the dhikr track which invokes the power, grace, and help from the Light of Eternal Ali which is present in our present and living Imam, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.)

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

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali;
O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam

Recited by Noorallah Juma

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

 

Part 3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 1, verses 6 to 10):

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Āshāji nav chhugāni pāgaj vani
tē kidhi gharni nārji
havē paghadi bā(n)dho e var rājā
jē lāvi tamāri nār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
6
Oh Lord A turban of nine tassels only has been folded
and it has been done by the (devoted) housewife
Now put on the turban, Oh the Protector King
the one that has been brought by your wife
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Āshāji kā(n)tatā kā(n)tatā narjinē jānyā
e bāl ku(n)vāri tāri nāriji
tē nāri fērvi shāhā najar kidhā
didhā tē anat ugār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
7
Oh Lord By continuously spinning the cotton-like substance,
I have come to know the husband (the Lord)
I as Your young unmarried woman
The woman whom the Lord transformed through His (merciful) vision (sight)
- married spiritually
and gave eternal salvation
Hari You are eternal; ........................
7
Āshāji eto nar odhārvā vāro jāno
tamē rakhē tē thāo gēmārji
e nar bahu rupē ramataj ramyā
tēni ramatē ma bhulorē gēmār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
8
Oh Lord He is indeed the Husband who will be the Saviour
lest you become the misled ones
That Husband has played (mysteriously) in many different forms
Oh ignorant, never get confused about His essence by His plays and mysteries
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Āshāji nārie jārē e nar pāmyā
tārē kidhā tē pir avtārji
jo tamē e narnē ārādho
to utro pahēlē pār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
9
Oh Lord When the (devoted) woman got her Husband (the Lord)
she became the manifestation of the Pir (Nur-e-Nabuwwah)
If you adore that Husband
you will indeed cross over the limits of material existence
and achieve the eternal salvation
Hari You are eternal; ........................
9
Āshāji Pir Hasan Kabirdin ginānaj bolyā
tēnu(n) nav chhugānu(n) vistārji
ginān vichāri virā tamē chāljo
to pāmo vaiku(n)th thām

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari anatē(n)jo sāmi shāh
anantē(n)jo a(n)t tu(n)hē jānējē
Hari ana(n)t ...................................

10
Oh Lord Pir Hasan Kabirdin has spoken only
about the Divine knowledge and wisdom (and nothing else)
It is a composition of nine tassels
Conduct yourselves by reflecting upon the ginaans
then you will achieve the abode of paradise
Hari You are eternal; ........................
10

 

Part 4. Angelic Salwat
Let us recite angelic salwats to invoke Divine grace and mercy.

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

33 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

or

101 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

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

 

Part 5. Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations
Through the barakat of spiritual knowledge, tasbis and angelic salwat by many individuals of the global Jamat, O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, bless the global Jamat with:

  1. Spiritual and luminous tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually;
  2. Sunshine in our spiritual hearts and actualization of the inner vision of the Truth;
  3. Empowerment to present a Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  4. Empowerment to present a Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  5. Empowerment to present a Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.

 

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

 

Bandagi Gems: