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"Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their faith." — Holy Qur'an 10:9

 

Timeless Batini-Noorani Bandagi Gems for the Global Jamat

Gem No. 3: How is Light created within the personal world?

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

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts:

1. A knowledge section on bandagi;
2. A dhikr section to activate the soul;
3. 5-verses of Giryah-u zâri from Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ presented sequentially;
4. A prayer card for the well being and health our most beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam and his family, the upliftment the global Jamat, global Muslim community, and humanity at large, and the salvation of all departed souls; and
5. A prayer for the global Jamat.

1. Knowledge Section on Bandagi:

Let us begin by reflection upon how the light (sunshine) is created within the personal world (heart) through Ism-i Azam (Supreme Divine Names). The Holy Quran teaches that the sequence in acquiring complete knowledge starts from the outer world and extends into the inner world of human beings:

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:

"We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves (in their souls) until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over all things?"
(Holy Qur'an 41:53)

The highest form of knowledge is given in the form of Light (NOOR). Our Holy Prophet used to supplicate for Light as follows:

"O Allah, place light in my heart, light in my sight, light in my hearing, light on my right hand, light on my left hand, light above me, light below me, light in front of me, light behind me, and enhance light for me."
(Sahih Muslim Vol. I, p. 368)

The Light is only given to staunch, purified and faithful believers (mumins). The mechanism of enlightenment is through the recitation and meditation on the Supreme Names of God (Ism-i Azam). In the Ismaili Tariqah, the present and living Imam (NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam) plays a central role in illuminating the path of the believers.

2. Dhikr Section:

Let us listen to the Ya Ali Ya Karim Special Dhikr track to invoke the different attributes of the Light of Eternal Ali which is manifest 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, Ya Karim
All Lights are One Light which is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam

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

Lyrics

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

Ya Ali, Ya Rahim
O the Most High, O the Merciful

Ya Ali, Ya Halim
O the Most High, O the Clement One

Ya Ali, Ya Mumin
O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One


 

Ya Ali, Ya Mujib
O the Most High, O the Responding One

Ya Ali, Ya Hakim
O the Most High, O the Discreet One

Ya Ali, Ya Alim
O the Most High, O the All-Knowing One

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate


 

Ya Ali, Ya Wahhaab
O the Most High, O the Supreme Bestower

Ya Ali, Ya Quddus
O the Most High, O the Most Sacred One

Ya Ali, Ya Salaam
O the Most High, O the Embodiment of Peace

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver


 

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High


 

Ya Ali, Ya Rahim
O the Most High, O the Merciful

Ya Ali, Ya Halim
O the Most High, O the Clement One

Ya Ali, Ya Mumin
O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

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

 

3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 2, verses 1 to 5):

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Āshāji anat tāryānu(n) vichāraj kartā(n)
tē kētāk jugaj jānoji
amārē māthē tamē mahēraj āno
sāmi nav chhugāni chhu(n) nāri

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 ...................................

1
Oh Lord You were thinking only about saving the countless (souls)
and it was in the first era
Maintain only Your mercy upon us
Oh Lord I am the wife of the nine tassels
Hari You are eternal; ........................
1
Āshāji amārā nāth tamēaj chho
tē tamē chatur sujānji
tam tani amē nāri thai rahyā
sāmi tamē chho nar avtār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
2
Oh Lord You are the only one who is our Lord
and You are the all-Intelligent Judge
We (I) have remained your (devoted) wife
Oh Lord you are indeed the Manifestation of the Husband
Hari You are eternal; ........................
2
Āshāji kol kari amēj āviyā
sāmi karu(n) tāmāri sēvāji
amē jogi bhavo bhav tanā
sāmi amnē chhē tamāri āshā
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
3
Oh Lord It is indeed we who have come having given a promise
and Oh Lord we are performing your service (worshipping You)
We (I) have been (a) devoted sage(s) for ages
Oh Lord we(I) have complete reliance on You
Hari You are eternal; ........................
3
Āshāji junā jogi bhavobhav tanā
tamē kā(n)i na lyo amāri sāraji
hu(n) nav chhugāni pāghdi lāvi
tē lāvi tamāri nār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
4
Oh Lord I am an ancient sage for all eras
then why don't You accept my deeds
I have brought You a turban with nine tassels
and have brought it as Your (devoted) wife
Hari You are eternal; ........................
4
Āshāji mustak hamāro nicho ghano
upadē tē nahi lagārji
rvē hārdagalā bharu(n)
prēm karu(n) apār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
5
Oh Lord Our head(s) are (is) very low (in humility)
and they (it) will never be raised
I endeavour to make gradual strides (towards You)
and express endless love (for You)
Hari You are eternal; ........................
5

 

4. Prayer Card

Niyat and Wish List:
Let us first declare our noble intentions and then invoke the angelic salwat for exoteric and esoteric purposes. Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, we pray for:

  1. The well being and health of the whole NOORANI family;
  2. Protection from the elements of dross and darkness;
  3. Sunshine in hearts, Light in our foreheads and the blessing of the inner vision of the Truth;
  4. Mushkil Aasan and material, spiritual & intellectual upliftment of the global Jamat, the global Muslim community and humanity at large;
  5. Salvation of all departed souls;
  6. Empowerment of our children with the correct understanding of our holy faith; and
  7. External and internal peace for the whole humanity.
"It is mentioned in verse (33:33): "O you the people of the house (of the Prophet)! Verily Allah intends but to keep off from you (every kind of) uncleanness and purify you with a thorough purification." By the people of the house or ahl-i bayt are meant the holy Prophet himself, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Fatimah, Hazrat Hasan and Hazrat Husayn."
[Source: Muslim, IV, 1883; Tirmidhi, V, 663)

Now 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!

5. Global Prayer:

May our beloved Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) bless you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat with peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and inner vision of the Truth. Ameen.

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

Peace, light, barakat, tayid, Zaheri-Noorani & Batini-Noorani didar,
Noorallah Juma

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