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"Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth, and hath appointed darkness and light." — Holy Qur'an 6:1

 

Gem No. 9: What are the principles of awakening the inner eye?

 

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:

Let us reflect on some advices on awakening the inner eye and recognizing of the self [Source: Coolness of the Eye, Pages 123-131):

  1. The first and foremost requirement for spiritual progress is ethic, then belief, bandagi and the knowledge of certainty.
     
  2. The virtue of taqwa (piety, righteousness) is the essence of the results and fruits of ethic, bandagi and the knowledge of certainty. Therefore, taqwa grants a sublime place to a mu'min.
     
  3. The best place for ibadat is Jamat Khana, because as the Qur'an says it is the place of reward and peace ("Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer)." Holy Qur'an 2:125)
     
  4. A mu'min should cultivate the habit of raising hands in His presence and invoking blessings so that the state of his heart may always remain in need (of His mercy) in God's presence, and His mercy may embrace him.
     
  5. Ibadat is the name of the slavery of God, the most High. And slavery demands all kind of services for the master. And the supreme service is that which is according to His will and required most by Him.
     
  6. A true mu'min should struggle to do good every day, spend time in good deeds. Daily, he should acquire some knowledge; he should continue his study of religious books, he should meet good people and obtain happiness from ibadat.
     
  7. These are signs of the beginning of spiritual progress: creation of ardent love for dhikr-u ibadat, to get up for bandagi on time, or in fact before time, softness of heart and readiness for giryah-u zari, continuation of dhikr and creation of seriousness and internal peace.

Part 2. Dhikr Section:

On the occasion of the upcoming Darbars in the USA, here is a dhikr track to invoke two additiuonal 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.):

Let us reflect on the 55th and 42nd beautiful name of Allah:

055 Al-Wali The Protecting Associate He who is the Friend of His righteous devotees Yaa-Wali
042 Al-Karim The Bountiful One He who is Generous and Munificent Yaa-Karim

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Ya Wali, Ya Karim tasbi to appreciate the Lord's protection and generosity upon us.

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

Ya Wali, Ya Karim
O Mowla! You are our Protecting Associate
and You are the Bountiful One

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 5, verses 1 to 5):

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Āshāji nar nārinē parani lāvyā
tē ja(m)pua dip mi(n)jārji
utam nāri tē narnē lāvyā
tē karvā rikhisarni sa(m)bhār

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari ana(n)tējo svāmi shāh
ana(n)tējo a(n)t tu(n)hē jānējē
Hari ana(n)t ...................................

1
Oh Lord The Husband has brought the bride after having married her
and He has brought her in the Indian Sub-continent
The best wife has called the Husband
so that He can look after the devotees
Hari You are eternal; ........................
1
Āshāji nārini sār tamē narjie kidhi
vachanē āvyā ghar mi(n)jārji
vachanē boliyā tamē nāth chho
utam nārini kidhi sa(m)bhār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
2
Oh Lord It is only You the Husband who has perfected the wife
and You have come in (our) home according to the promise
According to the promise you are the Master
and You have taken full care of the best wife
Hari You are eternal; ........................
2
Āshāji kaljugmā(n)hē hu(n) tamnē dhu(n)dhti
firti dēsh vidēshji
pāki nāri jē koi silsu(n)
jē narku(n) lāvē potānē sāth
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
3
Oh Lord I have been seeking You in the present age
and have been wandering from country to country
The ripened (matured) wife is the one who maintains purity
and who brings her Husband with her (after seeking Him)
Hari You are eternal; ........................
3
Āshāji pāki nāri to narnē lāvyā
rikhisar kāren kāmaji
nichu(n) nami nami nāri vinvē
sāmi āpē diyo didār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
4
Oh Lord The ripened (matured) wife has brought the Husband
for the sake of the work of the devotees
Bowing into a low position, the wife pleads continuosly
Oh Lord grant us Your spiritual vision
Hari You are eternal; ........................
4
Āshāji nar nāri doe akthā bēsasē
tārē karshē tē jivu(n)nā kāmji
sohāgan nāri tēnē kahie
jēni nar karē sa(m)bhār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
5
Oh Lord The Husband and the wife will both be seated together
at that time they will work for the souls
The married woman is the one
who is well looked after by her Husband
Hari You are eternal; ........................
5

 

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)

 

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